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.

The Global Ocean Grab: A Primer

In this primer the most important questions regarding the effects and mechanisms of ocean grabbing are answered. It contains all you need to know to get a good grasp of important processes and dynamics surrounding ocean grabbing.

‘Counterterrorism’ used to crackdown on civil society

Subtitle: 
TEDxLiberdade
TNI participant(s): 
Ben Hayes
Multimedia
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Counterterrorism and international security expert Ben Hayes shows overwhelming evidence that oppressive regimes around the world are abusing international counterterrorism guidelines to repress civil society action, and are being encouraged to do so. Countries with severe restrictions on civil society like Saudi Arabia receive stellar ratings under these guidelines, while much freer countries like Norway are considered non-compliant.

The Global Water Grab: A Primer

Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors take control of valuable water resources  for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems.

Crisis in Gaza: A Discussion on the Context and History

Location

Podium Mozaiek
Bos en Lommerweg 191
Amsterdam
Netherlands
52° 22' 43.0068" N, 4° 50' 57.4224" E
18 September 2014

With speakers: Richard Falk (ex United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories), Phyllis Bennis (TNI fellow & specialist on US foreign policy in the Middle East) and Ben Hayes (TNI fellow & expert on EU foreign policy and anti-terrorist legislation).

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

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