• Agro-ecology: A Solution to the Food Crisis

    Small-scale farmers and fishers provide food for a large part of the world’s population in ways that sustain rural livelihoods, cultures and ecologies. Yet they are rarely consulted about the solutions needed to address hunger.
  • Shifting Power Reader

    The economic rise of China, India, Brazil and others has prompted plenty of speculation about its implications for US power and global governance. But what does the rise of these nations mean for social movements committed to economic, social and environmental justice? This Reader pulls together a series of working papers.
  • The Global Ocean Grab: A Primer

    In this primer the most important questions regarding the effects and mechanisms of ocean grabbing are answered. It contains all you need to know to get a good grasp of important processes and dynamics surrounding ocean grabbing.
  • Crisis in Gaza: A Discussion on the Context and History

    With speakers: Richard Falk (ex United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories), Phyllis Bennis (TNI fellow & specialist on US foreign policy in the Middle East) and Ben Hayes (TNI fellow & expert on EU foreign policy and anti-terrorist legislation).
  • Annual report 2013

    Exposing secretive investment courts. Supporting a historic step on cannabis regulation. Working alongside communities in the South as they seek to regain control of their land. Battling to stop corporate impunity, and to keep water in public hands. These were the highlights of TNI’s 2013 – and yet they only scratch the surface of what we do.

Articles

Prospects of Quito's Public Water and Sanitation Company's Compliance with the Human Right to Water

Juan Carlos Romero
The 2008 Constitution of Ecuador enshrines the rights of nature and the human right to water. Juan Carlos Romero, former official at the water public utility EPMAPS, argues that guaranteeing the human right to water is not only about providing a service, but also requires mainstreaming environmental, social, financial and political sustainability into the company's activities.

Land Grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia

A call for papers that offer rigorous and innovative analysis to continue deepening and broadening our understanding of global land deals – in specific regional context, with special attention to climate change and the role of China and other middle income countries within the region.
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‘Counterterrorism’ used to crackdown on civil society

Counterterrorism and international security expert Ben Hayes shows overwhelming evidence that oppressive regimes around the world are abusing international counterterrorism guidelines to repress civil society action, and are being encouraged to do so. Countries with severe restrictions on civil society like Saudi Arabia receive stellar ratings under these guidelines, while much freer countries like Norway are considered non-compliant.

Drugs and violence in the Northern Triangle

Liza ten Velde
The upsurge in violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle is often named in one breath with the drugs market. While violence clearly thrives from an illegal trade met with exclusively repressive state responses, assumptions on cause and effect are frequently flawed or blurred.

Movements against Spanish state debt

Since the awakening of the squares in 2011 the political atmosphere in the Spanish state has changed dramatically. “Frustration, despair and fear, instead of being channelled towards the far right, have gone towards the creation of opportunities to meet other people facing similar situations, support each other and resist.”

Publications

The Global Water Grab: A Primer

Gloria Pracucci
Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors take control of valuable water resources  for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems.

Drugs, armed conflict and peace

This policy briefing analyses the results of the partial agreement on drugs reached at the talks being held in Havana between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, and the Colombian government.

Unpacking Competitiveness

ATTAC, Andy Storey, Alexandra Strickner, Steffen Stierle
The Competitiveness Pact is the final stage of the new EU economic governance architecture. In this primer, we expose the myths and reality surrounding competitiveness – and what it really means for the lives of Europeans.

The Politics of Flex crops and Commodities

Ryan Isakson, Les Levidow
Flex crops are crops that can be used for food, feed, fuel or industrial material. Their emergence as critical global commodities is integral to understanding today's agroindustrial economy. 

Scheduling in the international drug control system

Christopher Hallam, Dave Bewley-Taylor
Scheduling is mostly priotised in it's repressive pole, though present debates are increasingly highlighting the need to modify the balance of the system in order to affirm the importance of the principle of health.

Videos

  • Mads Barbesgaars, chairperson of Afrika Kontakt, gives a report on Ocean Grabbing and it's context within neo-liberalisim and growing inequality, to the delegates of the 6th WFFP General Assembly.
  • Counterterrorism and international security expert Ben Hayes shows overwhelming evidence that oppressive regimes around the world are abusing international counterterrorism guidelines to repress civil society action, and are being encouraged to do so....
  • 2nd European Harm Reduction Conference 2014 in Basel; "Cannabis regulation and UN treaty reform", speech by Martin Jelsma, Transnational Institute, Amsterdam