Reports & Briefings

First Southeast Asia Opium Farmers Forum Yangon 2013

December 2013
Report

In July the First Southeast Asia Opium Farmers Forum was held, bringing together some 30 representatives of local communities involved in opium cultivation and local community workers from the major opium growing regions in Southeast Asia.

Tailored for Sharks

Mary Louise Malig
December 2013
Report

How rules are tailored and public interest surrendered to suit corporate interests in the WTO, FTAs and BITs trade and investment regime 

Trade: time for a new vision

November 2013
Report

For fairer and more democratic societies, people need to claim control over the EU’s trade and investment policy processes. We need to change EU’s trade and investment policies and the way in which decisions are made.

Doing away with ‘labour’

November 2013
Paper

Conventionally, the concept of ‘labour’ is understood as referring to waged labour – the capacity to labour as exercised through a market. It was precisely this narrow understanding of labour that the discussions in this stream challenged from several angles.

COP19 Guide to Corporate Lobbying

November 2013
Report

At a time when genuine progress towards real climate action is more vital than ever, this guide exposes how the corporations most responsible for climate change have taken over this year’s UN climate talks.

Drugs as war economy and the peace process

October 2013
Briefing - Drug Policy Briefings Nr 41

Colombia's peace negotiations appear to have a rather simplistic view of drug production and trafficking that does not properly address the complex relationship between drugs and armed conflict.

The Netherlands and the Global Land and Water Grab

NL Land Water Grabbing cover
October 2013
Report

Dutch pension funds, banks and corporations - and even the government - are implicated in the new wave of land and water grabbing worldwide. This briefing exposes the key players and makes recommendations to prevent further abuses.

 

Notes for a political economy of creativity and solidarity

October 2013
Paper

How can society move towards forms of economic organisation that place human creativity, including a respectful relationship to nature, at their centre?

Burma’s Ethnic Challenge: From Aspirations to Solutions

TNI & Burma Centrum Netherlands
October 2013

“Important steps have been made in national reconciliation during the past two years. But promises and ceremonies will never be enough. The long-standing aspirations of Burma’s peoples for peace and justice must find solutions during the present time of national transition.”