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  1. Human right to water and development cooperation

    Satoko Kishimoto
    31 January 2016
    Article

    UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation is preparing a report on development cooperation and the human rights to water and sanitation. The focus of the report will be on the human rights obligations of bilateral and multilateral donors in extending grants and loans, providing technical and programming support and policy advice to developing countries. The report will examine existing policies and their guidance on human rights to explore to what extent existing policies and approaches reflect human rights and how these are implemented in practice. The Special Rapporteur, Leo Heller encouraged civil society organisations to answer the guided questions. The undersigned water justice organisations submitted the following contribution to the Special Rapporteur.

  2. The Meaning of Land in Myanmar

    • Jennifer Franco, Hannah Twomey, Khu Khu Ju, Pietje Vervest, Tom Kramer
    28 January 2016
    Primer

    “Land is like our vein; it is vital for our living. After our land was confiscated, we don’t know what to do for our livelihood,” says a farmer from Kachin State in Myanmar. Today many inhabitants of rural communities in Myanmar live under threat of losing their lands in a battle for resources spurred by ethnic conflict, exploitative land laws, and powerful economic actors. The existence of a legal right to the land does not translate into that right being respected in practice, and people across the country are now working to protect their right to the land.

  3. Khu Khu Ju

    Profile
    Myanmar team
  4. The Need for Peace and Inclusion

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    27 January 2016
    Article

    The peoples of Myanmar have long desired a platform for inclusive peace and dialogue where the vital issues of politics, economics, welfare and human rights for all can be discussed together, fully and in a spirit of national reconcilitation and cooperation. Thus any initiative towards peace and dialogue is always welcome.

  5. Lahpai Seng Raw

    Profile

    Lahpai Seng Raw is a 2013 Ramon Magsaysay Award winner and co-founder of the Metta Development Foundation and Airavati. She was also a delegate at the 21st Century Panglong Conferences in 2016 and 2017.

  6. The Secure and Dispossessed: security for whom?

    27 January 2016
    Article

    Open Democracy interviewed Ben Hayes and Nick Buxton, who argue that the climate change agendas of governments and corporations have securitised and militarised environmental policies to the world's detriment.

  7. ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ အားလုံးပါဝင္ေရးအတြက္ လိုအပ္ခ်က္

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    27 January 2016
    Article

    ျမန္မာျပည္သူ/ျပည္သားမ်ားအေနျဖင့္ ႏုိင္ငံေရး၊ စီးပြားေရး၊ သာယာဝေျပာေရးႏွင့္ လူအခြင့္အေရးမ်ားဆုိင္ရာ အေရးႀကီးသည့္ကိစၥရပ္မ်ားကုိ အမ်ဳိးသားရင္ၾကားေစ့ေရးႏွင့္ ပူးေပါင္းလုပ္ေဆာင္လုိသည့္ စိတ္ဓါတ္ျဖင့္ အျပည့္အဝေဆြးေႏြးႏုိင္ေသာ အတူတကြ ေတြ႔ဆုံေဆြးေႏြးမႈႏွင့္ အားလုံးပါဝင္သည့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးအတြက္ အခြင့္အလမ္းတစ္ခုကုိ ေတာင့္တေမွ်ာ္လင့္ေနခဲ့ၾကသည္မွာ ကာလၾကာျမင့္လွၿပီျဖစ္သည္။ ထုိ႔ေၾကာင့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ ေတြ႔ဆုံေဆြးေႏြးပြဲဆီသုိ႔ ဦးတည္သည့္ မည္သည့္လုပ္ေဆာင္ခ်က္ကုိမဆုိ အၿမဲႀကိဳဆုိလွ်က္ရွိသည္။

     

  8. Cannabis medicinal a la colombiana

    Pedro Arenas
    26 January 2016
    Article

    El Decreto que autoriza el cultivo de esta planta para producir fármacos dista mucho de representar una reforma significativa en políticas de drogas.

  9. Declaración de Heemskerk

    25 January 2016
    Declaration

    Agricultores de pequeña escala de cannabis, coca y opio de 14 países discutieron en un encuentro internacional sus aportaciones a la Sesión Especial de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas (UNGASS). En la UNGASS se debatirán todos los aspectos de las políticas globales de control de drogas, como la prohibición que pesa sobre el cultivo de coca, adormidera y cannabis en todo el mundo, una cuestión sobre la que desea hacerse oír el Foro Mundial de Agricultores.

  10. The Heemskerk Declaration

    25 January 2016
    Declaration

    In a global meeting small scale farmers of cannabis, coca and opium from 14 countries discussed their contribution to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS). The UNGASS will discuss all aspects of global drug control policies, including the worldwide ban on the cultivation of coca, poppy and cannabis, an issue the Global Farmers Forum demands that their voices be heard and taken into account.

  11. Opium poppy farmers reject crop ban, war on drugs

    25 January 2016
    In the media

    Myanmar Times - Opium poppy farmers from Myanmar attending an international conference on “prohibited plants” have rejected a ban on growing their crops and urged an end to forced eradication.

  12. La ciudad de código abierto como horizonte de la democracia radical transnacional

    • Bernardo Gutiérrez
    23 January 2016
    Report

    Las experiencias y experimentos realizados en España, Brasil, Estambul y otras ciudades apuntan a que un municipalismo transnacional, basado en los conceptos de la ciudad de código abierto (herramientas digitales gratuitas y la participación ciudadana activa) pueden potencialmente regenerar la democracia y construir una geopolítica de los comunes contra el neoliberalismo.

  13. Cartoon by South African cartoonist captures the Davos inequality debate

    How does Davos Man plan to tackle inequality

    David Sogge, Nick Buxton
    22 January 2016
    Article

    Will it mean consigning today’s neoliberal model, that has created the transfer of wealth upwards, to history’s trash-heap? Perhaps unsurprisingly, no, not at all.

  14. Ook drugsboeren willen einde aan 'war on drugs'

    22 January 2016
    In the media

    NOS op 3 - Zestig internationale drugsboeren bij elkaar - in het Noord-Hollandse Heemskerk. Allemaal worden ze getroffen door harde maatregelen vanuit hun landelijke overheid, maatregelen uit de internationale war on drugs - ingezet vanuit de VS. 

  15. Drugsboeren willen eind aan ‘war on drugs’

    22 January 2016
    Multi-media

    NPO Radio 1 - Ze verbouwen cannabis, coca of opium. Hun vaders deden dat al, hun opa’s en zelf willen ze dat het liefst ook hun hele leven doen, de drugsboeren.. De afgelopen twee dagen zijn zo’n zestig drugsboeren uit Zuid- en Midden-Amerika, Afrika en Azië in Heemskerk bijeen voor een congres. Vandaag komen ze met de slotconclusie, want ze willen een einde aan de ‘war on drugs’. Pien Metaal, organisator van het congres, over de 'War on drugs'.

  16. Drugsboeren komen samen in Heemskerks Kasteel Assumburg

    22 January 2016
    In the media

    RTV NH -  Zo'n veertig drugsboeren uit vijftien landen, goed voor honderden hectares marihuanaplanten, cocaplanten en papaverplanten, zijn vandaag en morgen bij elkaar in het Heemskerkse kasteel Assumburg.

  17. What is global governance? An interview with Raj Patel

    22 January 2016
    Multi-media

    From policing to intellectual copyright, Raj Patel talks global governance at the Colloquium on Global Governance, Climate Justice & Agrarian Justice in The Hague. Raj Patel provides insights on the beneficiaries of current structures of global governance and the next steps for social movements.

  18. Flower seed

    Occupy.com

    Profile
  19. Meet the 'Emerging Market' Superstars of Global Economic Governance

    Andrew Marshall
    21 January 2016
    Article

    The rise of Raghuram Rajan and Agustin Carstens to top positions in powerful financial institutions reflects how the "Davos class" is incorporating people from every corner of earth into its neoliberal project.

  20. 'De vijanden van de democratie zijn de economisch machtigen'

    • Nick Buxton, Yanis Varoufakis
    21 January 2016
    Report

    Hij beheerste vorige zomer alle krantenpagina's: Yanis Varoufakis, toen nog de Griekse minister van Financiën. Nu wil hij het bestuur van Europa hervormen. Nick Buxton, van het Transnational Institute, kreeg hem te spreken. Wij besloten het interview te vertalen. Want wat staat Varoufakis precies voor ogen?

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