Articles

Untangling the trade talks

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April 2014

A debate about the impacts of the Investor to States Disputes Settlement on the environment, between representatives from the European Commission and Civil Society Organizations from Europe, US and Canada was held in Brussels during the last negotiations round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

The State of Land in Europe

April 2014

While the overall amount of agricultural land in Europe is shrinking, it is also becoming increasingly concentrated in a few large landholdings and in the hands of relatively few big private business entities.

From Exile to Radicalization in Venezuela

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April 2014

Edgardo Lander tells Paul Jay that in '98, when he saw the whole of the establishment getting together to defeat Chávez, he voted for him even though he had a lot of reasons not to like him.

Troubled waters of ocean governance under scrutiny

April 2014

TNI's Agrarian Justice team reiterates the hazardous consequences of current ocean governance and policy frameworks, which have been repeatedly raised by social movements representing fisher people at the Global Oceans Action Summit.

Exorcising the Curse of Voodoo Economics

April 2014

Reclaiming Development, a closely-argued critique of neoliberal economic policy, is debunking development orthodoxies at its best. Republished now, ten years after its first appearance, the book has lost none of its relevance for students and those trying to re-direct economic policies away from their financialized doom-loops.

Monitoring and evaluation of the new regulatory law on cannabis in Uruguay

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April 2014

Martin Jelsma joined a side event of the 57th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. He tells how cannabis came to be included in the schedules of the CND. (2:45 into the video)

Why is TTIP more than a trade agreement?

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April 2014

EU and US are currently negotiating a trade and investment agreement. How will this deal affect people from both regions and around the world? See reflections from EU and US activists who gathered to discuss about the impacts and possible solutions.

MEPs called on to support trade and investment rules that work for people and the planet

April 2014

The Alternative Trade Mandate pledge campaign was launched on 2 April in Brussels, calling on European Parliament election candidates to make EU trade and investment policy serve people and the planet, not just the profit of a few large corporations.

Forced Privatizations in Greece

April 2014
Olivier Petitjean

The Greek government and its creditors seem bent on imposing policy whose economic merits and democratic legitimacy seem rather dubious. A French company is especially active among the candidates for privatizing water in Athens and Thessaloniki: Suez Environnement.

Susan George: Kako zmagati v razredni vojni (priročnik za kapitaliste)

April 2014
Boris Vasev

Da je ves svet v permanentni razredni vojni, ni dvoma. Vprašanje je, kako v njej prevladati. Susan George ponuja odgovor. In to kot nasvet tistim, ki so za vojno odgovorni: superbogatim.