Video Documentary: Global Crises, Regional Solutions

TNI participant(s): 
Cecilia Olivet

Activists from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe argue that regional integration is the only viable response to the convergence of economic, climate, food and energy crises.

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Related report(s): 
Focus on the Global South
Related report(s): 
Hemispheric Social Alliance
Director/Producer: 
Cecilia Olivet

Reclaiming Public Water book

Achievements, Struggles and Visions from Around the World

The groundbreaking book on how reformed public water services can achieve the goal of delivering water for all. Includes additional new chapters.

Drugs, armed conflict and peace

How does the agreement on drugs between the government and the FARC help to put an end to the armed conflict in Colombia?

This policy briefing analyses the results of the partial agreement on drugs reached at the talks being held in Havana between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, and the Colombian government.

Drugs and violence in the Northern Triangle

Two sides of the same coin?

The upsurge in violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle is often named in one breath with the drugs market. While violence clearly thrives from an illegal trade met with exclusively repressive state responses, assumptions on cause and effect are frequently flawed or blurred.

Movements against Spanish state debt

For a new social deal that can transform Europe

Since the awakening of the squares in 2011 the political atmosphere in the Spanish state has changed dramatically. “Frustration, despair and fear, instead of being channelled towards the far right, have gone towards the creation of opportunities to meet other people facing similar situations, support each other and resist.”

Social movements celebrate historic UN vote against impunity

Twenty country members of the United Nations Human Rights Council, representing a population of 3.8 billion people, voted today in favour of a historic resolution to build a binding treaty against TNC human rights abuses.

Notes to the editor: 

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Richard Girard: richard@polarisinstitute.org +41 (0) 779127121

Unpacking Competitiveness

A primer

The Competitiveness Pact is the final stage of the new EU economic governance architecture. In this primer, we expose the myths and reality surrounding competitiveness – and what it really means for the lives of Europeans.

How the government is smothering dissident NGOs

Muzzling NGOs is unbecoming of a democracy. Self-confident democracies encourage, indeed applaud, the involvement of citizens’ associations, including NGOs, in social and political decision-making and development planning. Instead, our paranoid government bullies and terrorises them

Blockupy and Beyond

Blockupy as an unexpected space for transnational European organising

The blockade of the European Central Bank in 2012 and 2013 started as a German initiative but has triggered an international movement responding to a Europe in crisis.

Post Privatisation Challenges of Public Water in Ghana

Despite large aid support, Ghana's privatised water utility AVRL consistently failed to meet its contractual commitments.  Water is now back in state hands,  but it will need increased investment and a vigilant civil society to deliver the services Ghanaians need.

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