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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
Reuters Africa

Soaring water bills, a lack of transparency and under investment have persuaded governments worldwide to give back control of privatised water services to the public sector, according to a report released on Thursday.

November 2014
Aljazeera America

Almost 200 farmers from five villages have been arrested since 2012 for protests over land confiscated by the military.

November 2014
The Guardian

German municipality to buy back utility grids after referendum vote to end private ownership of gas and electricity networks

November 2014
The Irrawaddy

Some 70 representatives of farmers’ organizations and civil society organizations from different parts of Burma gathered during a three-day meeting in Rangoon this week to hold the first of a number of discussions on the government’s new draft national land use policy.

November 2014
New Statesman

Over $100bn a year is spent worldwide fighting the war on drugs. For what end?

October 2014
Reuters - Africa

Millions of small-scale farmers in Myanmar risk losing land under proposals to regulate land use which focus too much on investment and not enough on people's livelihoods, a Netherlands-based non-profit think tank warned on Thursday.

October 2014
Karen News

While the government insists it wants to end its conflicts with ethnic groups, locals in Karen State say they are still bearing the brunt of the brutal divide and conquer tactics.

October 2014
The Washington Post

It's time to explore a multilateral reworking of the drug control treaties to better reflect current realities.

October 2014
Bastamag

Les terres agricoles ne sont pas les seules cibles de puissants intérêts privés, de grandes entreprises ou de gros investisseurs. Littoraux, mangroves ou récifs coralliens sont aussi convoités. Un nouveau rapport lève le voile sur cet accaparement des mers.

September 2014
De Wereld Morgen

De Europese Commissie heeft op 12 september 2014 een Europees Burgerinitiatief voor inspraak in de onderhandelingen over het TTIP-vrijhandelsakkoord tussen de EU en de VS verworpen. Volgens Europarlementslid Bart Staes (Groen) is dit 'een politiek gemotiveerde beslissing', die ingaat tegen de beloftes van nieuw commissievoorzitter Juncker.

September 2014
IRIN

Already widely reduced to statelessness and in many cases forced into camps for displaced people, an 800,000-strong population of Muslims in western Myanmar now faces increasing efforts to eradicate the very word they use to identify themselves as a group.

September 2014
Middle East Online

President Obama should have spent his fifteen minutes of prime time Wednesday night talking about diplomacy. Instead of a four-part mostly military plan, he should have outlined four key diplomatic moves, suggests Phyllis Bennis.

September 2014
Middle East Online

President Obama should have spent his fifteen minutes of prime time Wednesday night talking about diplomacy. Instead of a four-part mostly military plan, he should have outlined four key diplomatic moves, suggests Phyllis Bennis.

September 2014
Myanmar Times

The head of the United Nations’ technical advisory board for Myanmar’s census has dismissed criticisms of the process and blamed civil society and human rights groups for having “inflamed” tensions surrounding the count.

September 2014