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MEPs must protect public from EU-US trade deal threat

March 2015

As the European Parliament drafts its opinion on the controversial TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) talks, 375 civil society organisations from across Europe have called on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers, and the environment from the threats it poses.

Interview with Pablo Echenique (MEP, Podemos)

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February 2015

Pablo Echenique is a vivid example of a normal citizen that through Podemos found a way to be a political actor in Spain and Europe. Hillary Wainwright interviews him to help us to understand what the Podemos phenomenon is about.

Customary Land tenure and rotation fallow Farming System must be Recognized and Protected Legally

February 2015

Land is a critical issue for Myanmar. Existing land laws are widely recognized as being inadequate to protect security of tenure for farmers, especially those using customary land tenure systems not currently recognized by the law.

Water and Power: Are public services still public?

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February 2015

Public water and electricity are back in vogue. Yet many state-owned utilities are now undergoing €œcorporatisation€: they have legal autonomy and manage their own finances. Is this a positive development in the struggle for equitable public services? Or a slippery slope toward privatization?

The Marshall Islands Versus the World’s Nuclear Weapons States

February 2015
Peter Weiss

One effect of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) initiative is to throw a spotlight on the policies of the nuclear weapons states, which claim to be committed to a nuclear weapons free world while showing not the slightest willingness to reach that goal.

Public and Community Partnership in the Americas

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January 2015

A Uruguayan public utility and union has joined up community-based water managers in Bolivia and Colombia in order to strengthen public and communitarian management of water and stop privatisation.

Davos: where journalism is PR and change is consumer choice

January 2015
Markus Giesler

Markus Giesler reports on the media reception to his eight year ethnographic and institutional study on the World Economic Forum that provides empirical evidence that Davos is not "improving the state of the world."

World Economic Forum: a history and analysis

January 2015
Andrew Gavin Marshall

The annual gathering in Davos has certainly cemented the power of a tiny global elite, but its real power has been as a spawning ground for neoliberalism's major advances - the rise of the financial sector, the spread of corporate trade agreements and the integration of emerging economic powers into the global economy.

Mike Marqusee: a creative, brilliant analyst, activist and friend

January 2015

We deeply mourn the loss of Mike Marqusee, a contributor and ally to the Transnational Institute. Mike died on 13 January 2015 from multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer.

No we are not all Charlie Hebdo and nor should we be

January 2015

I respect your right to show solidarity with the victims of this horrible crime by reposting those drawings, but only if you respect my right not to do so because I happen to find them bigoted and incendiary.

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