TNI in the news

TNI fellows, staff and consultants who are quoted, interviewed, featured or published in other media outlets. Please note that as many of our network also work for other organisations, we do not assume to take credit for all of these media "hits."

InSight Crime

A recent analysis on the relationship between local drug markets and violence and crime in Colombia illustrates the dynamics driving the domestic drug trade, and provides recommendations for comprehensive government interventions designed to result in long-lasting security improvements.

February 2015
The Tico Times

When you hear the phrase “cannabis advocate,” you might picture someone with wild hair and a Bob Marley T-shirt. But Gerald Murray is nothing like that. At a news conference on Tuesday morning, he was smartly groomed and wore a blazer.

February 2015
Modkraft

I hele verden har vi de senere år set en ærgerlig tendens til, at multinationale selskaber får større magt over lovgivningen globalt og lokalt. Det er et problem, når store selskaber, som drives af økonomiske interesser, bliver mere magtfulde end vores demokratisk valgte politikere.

February 2015
The Premium Times

The announcement sent a collective sigh of relief to the water corporation staff and civil society activists. After months of negotiation on how to privatize the water supply in Lagos, between the World Bank and the Lagos Water Corporation, the bank has called off the talks.

February 2015
Mizzima
The Washington DC-based [sic] Transnational Institute has welcomed the Myanmar government’s recent decision to review their largely outdated drugs and related laws, according to a press release announcing the publication of a new report on February 16.
February 2015
Huntington News

On Feb. 5, New Jersey became the latest state to subvert democracy by authorizing the fast-track sale or lease of water utilities without public notice, comment, or approval. The controversial decision highlights the intensifying struggle over who owns, controls, and profits from the most precious - and threatened - resource on Earth.

February 2015
Politics

Is Europe being left behind? Sometimes it feels that way. In the US, Colorado and Washington have regulated recreational cannabis use, with Oregon and Alaska following suit. Uruguay is doing the same. Latin America leaders across the continent are turning against the war on drugs.

February 2015
Follow the Money

De voedingsindustrie levert veruit de meeste lobbyisten voor TTIP, het aankomende handelsverdrag tussen Europa en de Verenigde staten. FTM ging naar Brussel om te praten met critici van TTIP en om te onderzoeken welke invloed dit verdrag gaat hebben op de machtige agrifoodsector.

February 2015
The Guardian

Lagos is among the many cities in the global south where investment in water supplies is desperately needed, yet there is no consensus on whether the answer lies with private management, the public sector, or a combination of both.

February 2015
De Correspondent

In de weken na de terroristische aanslagen in Parijs willen Europese regeringsleiders méér informatie verzamelen en méér databases optuigen. Want: alleen zo zou een volgende aanslag te voorkomen zijn. Maar er bestaan geen overtuigende bewijzen voor de effectiviteit van dergelijke maatregelen. Integendeel: ze maken de bestrijding van terrorisme moeilijker.

February 2015
Mondiaal Nieuws

Nederlandse bilaterale verdragen spelen een sleutelrol in de zaken die multinationals aanspannen tegen ontwikkelingslanden, wanneer ze menen last te hebben van nieuwe regelgeving. Meer dan 10 procent van alle bekende claims zijn gebaseerd op een Nederlands verdrag, en daarvan is driekwart ingediend door firma's die alleen met hun brievenbus in Nederland gevestigd zijn.

January 2015
The Guardian

In a world of global trade, the only effective way to tackle the corporate abuse of human rights is a binding international law

January 2015
New York Times

A decade ago, Myanmar seemed on course to wipe out the opium fields and heroin jungle labs along its eastern border, the notorious Golden Triangle. Today, valley after valley in these mist-shrouded mountains is covered with resplendent opium poppies, tended by farmers who perch on steep hillsides to harvest the plant’s sticky, intoxicating sap.

January 2015
The Irrawaddy

Opium cultivation in Burma stabilized in 2014 and the area under poppy remained roughly the same as last year, marking the first time since 2006 that cultivation did not expand, a report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Monday.

December 2014
Les Echos
La remunicipalisation de l’eau est un phénomène global et en plein essor. Plus de 180 villes et collectivités de 35 pays ont repris au privé le contrôle de leurs services d'eau, relève un rapport publié jeudi.

November 2014
Observatoire des Multinationales

Au moins 180 villes de 35 pays ont choisi ces dernières années de reprendre le contrôle de leur eau et de mettre fin aux contrats qui les liaient à des entreprises comme Suez et Veolia.

November 2014
Techdirt

As we've noted before, corporate sovereignty -- known more formally as investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) -- has emerged as the most contentious element of the transatlantic trade deal TAFTA/TTIP, currently being negotiated.

November 2014
Politics

These are crucial days for TTIP. The US-EU trade deal, which would legally enforce the privatisation of the NHS, is facing extraordinary levels of public protest on both sides of the Atlantic. But while opponents focus on the battle at hand, a separate Canadian trade deal could allow TTIP's worst abuses by the backdoor.

 

November 2014
Common Dreams

A fact sheet from the U.S. Trade Representative explains that there are two parts to the deal that broke what had been an impasse over agreements from Ministerial meeting last year in Bali.

November 2014