Publications

A breakthrough in the making?

Briefing
July 2012

There is an undeniable regional trend of moving away from the ‘war on drugs’ in Latin America. This briefing ex­plains the background, summa­rises the state of on­going drug law reforms, and makes recommendations to move the debate forward.

Fracking and the Democratic Deficit in South Africa

Paper
July 2012

When citizens are left out of debates confined to government and the business community, the only means of influencing policy is to petition, protest, or litigate, usually after the horse has bolted. Will fracking be the latest technology introduced without any public debate?

A ‘Land Sovereignty’ Alternative?

Paper
July 2012

Land sovereignty is the right of working peoples to have effective access to, use of, and control over land and the benefits of its use and occupation, where land is understood as resource, territory, and landscape.

Borderline

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Mathias Vermeulen
July 2012

The EU’s new 'smart borders' regime infringes fundamental rights, undermines privacy while creating profits for Europe’s defence contractors.

Dangerous Weapons

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Report
June 2012

Across the world, citizens and social movements are mounting strong and effective campaigns to fight the environmental and social abuses of transnational corporations.

The European Union and the Global Land Grab

Paper
June 2012

This fact sheet highlights the involvement of the EU in the global land grab, both directly through the involvement of European capital and corporations in the acquisition of land and indirectly through EU policies that commodify land.

Bio-Economies

Ronnie Hall and Joseph Zacune
June 2012

The European Commission's promotion of 'bioeconomies' as a central focus at Rio+20 is more about protecting banking, biotech, manufacturing, agribusiness and energy sectors then defending vulnerable communities and the environment. 

Transnational Capital vs People's Resistance

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June 2012

How does transnational capital function? Where does it operate? What globalised logic does it follow? What is the magnitude of its abuses and its social, economic and environmental irresponsibility? And what challenge do we see emerge for us, the people?

 

Burma at the Crossroads

Briefing
June 2012

The people of Burma are at a critical juncture in their struggle for democracy and ethnic reform. Decisions taken by leading parties and protagonists in the months ahead could well define the direction of national politics for many years to come.

Occupy the left or ignore it?

Paper
Christophe Aguiton and Nicolas Haeringer
May 2012

Why the traditional Left needs to understand, be willing to be challenged, and fully embrace the Occupy and Indignado movements.

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