Articles

The Canada-EU Trade Deal Could Unleash a Corporate Litigation Boom

November 2014

A new Canada-EU trade deal, called the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), could expose Canada and Europe to a wave of corporate lawsuits that would restrict governments’ power to regulate in the public interest—including in confronting climate change.

Reclaiming People’s Sovereignty in an era of Corporate Power

November 2014

Despite the track record of systemic and systematic violations of the range of human rights, the efforts to establish legally binding obligations and an instrument of enforcement within the UN system have been defeated by determined corporate opposition. The current Guiding Principles developed by the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, John Ruggie, do not create "any new international legal obligations" and are therefore non-binding.

15 Minutes for: Climate Justice | with Lyda F. Forero

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November 2014

The man-made climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. How can climate change on a global scale be fair and just? What ideas and concepts are there for the people in the South to live a good life without imitating the consumption and production patterns of the North? And what is the role in this process of political and civil society?

Marine Protected Areas in South Africa - ocean grabbing by another name

November 2014
Mads Barbesgaard, Carsten Pedersen

On World Fisheries Day, fisher peoples and their allies are taking to the streets and beaches to fight against ocean grabbing in all its forms - including Marine Protected Areas imposed without consultation that rob and criminalise local communities and benefit only privileged outsiders.

Fatal Attraction: Brownfield's Flexibility Doctrine and Global Drug Policy Reform

November 2014
Damon Barrett

State-level cannabis reforms have exposed the inability of the United States to abide by the terms of the legal bedrock of the global drug control system. It is calls for a conversation the US federal government wishes to avoid. The result is a new official position on the UN drugs treaties that, despite its seductively progressive tone, serves only to sustain the status quo and may cause damage beyond drug policy.

Debat over of Amsterdamse drugsgebruikers medeverantwoordelijk zijn voor het bloedvergieten in Mexico.

November 2014

Debat over of Amsterdamse drugsgebruikers medeverantwoordelijk zijn voor het bloedvergieten in Mexico. Presentator Nadia Moussaid besprak het met Wil Pansters - Hoogleraar Latijns Amerika, Pien Metaal - onderzoeker van TNI (Transnational Institute) gespecialiseerd in drugsbeleid in Latijns-Amerika en Pablo Gámez - journalist bij RNW (voormalige Wereldomroep) Latijns-Amerika.

US-India “deal” undermines food security and is victory for TNCs

November 2014

Netherlands/Jakarta, 14 November 2014 - The announcement on November 13th of a US-India agreement on trade facilitation and India’s food security programme was denounced today by Transnational Institute and Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI), the Indonesian Peasant Union Federation as a “victory for transnational corporations at the expense of peasant farmers.”

180 cities take back public control of water showing remunicipalisation is here to stay

November 2014

More than 180 cities and communities in 35 countries have taken back control of their water services in the last 15 years, a new report released today by the Transnational Institute (TNI), Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) and the Multinational Observatory reveals.

Phyllis Bennis, Hafed Al-Ghwell, Richard Bailey discuss deteriorating security in Libya

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November 2014

The United Nations says the next few months will be critical for Libya’s future. Five Western Nations have condemned the violence in Libya but can diplomacy alone work? The Heat speaks to a panel of experts to find out.

Phyllis Bennis, Hafed Al-Ghwell, Richard Bailey debate situation in Libya

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November 2014

The United Nations says the next few months will be critical for Libya’s future. Five Western Nations have condemned the violence in Libya but can diplomacy alone work? The Heat speaks to a panel of experts to find out.