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.
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.
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.
Public water and electricity are back in vogue. Yet many state-owned utilities are now undergoing corporatisation: 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?
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.