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    12 social movement struggles that inspired us in 2016

    28 December 2016
    Article

    There is no escaping it. 2016 was a terrible year for anyone concerned with social and environmental justice. Even so, amidst the gloom, there were important struggles and victories by social movements. Here are 12 stories that inspire us to act as we move into 2017.

  2. Urgent Appeal by Civil Society and Faith Organisations Kachin and Shan States, 20 December 2016

    21 December 2016
    Article

    Civil Society and Faith Organisations have issued an urgent appeal about worsening crisis in Myanmar. It is time for government and international community to stop responding to ethnic repression as exceptions but examples of deep challenges in the country.

  3. Hydropower in Myanmar: For Whose Benefit?

    Nang Shining
    16 December 2016
    Article

    Amidst the many challenges Myanmar now faces, the threats to the environment are urgent – and they are growing more extreme. The situation is especially serious in the case of mega dams and hydropower where a host of projects are being promoted, without appropriate planning or public consultation, that are likely to cause irreversible harm to communities and natural ecosystems around the country. Not only are many of the projects located in nationality areas that are conflict zones, but the bulk of the energy produced will also be exported to neighbouring countries.

  4. Miembros del comité Combine de Lucas Aerospace en la escalinata de Wortley Hall en 1977

    ¿Y si los trabajadores estuvieran al mando?

    Hilary Wainwright
    15 December 2016
    Article

    En la década de 1970, a los trabajadores de la fábrica británica de armas Lucas Aerospace se les ocurrió un plan innovador para mantener sus puestos de trabajo mediante la aplicación alternativa y socialmente útil de la tecnología de la compañía y sus propias habilidades.

  5. Nueva Política

    Brenda Bogliaccini, Daniel Chavez
    13 December 2016
    Article

    Primera parte de una extensa entrevista que realizó la revista Compañero con Daniel Chávez (en el próximo número se publicará la segunda parte donde aborda otros temas). Chávez es uruguayo, licenciado en Ciencias Antropológicas por la Facultad de Hu- manidades y Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de la República. Magíster y Doctor en Políticas de Desarrollo por el Instituto de Estudios Sociales (ISS) de la Universidad de Erasmus-Rotterdam. Coordinador del Proyecto ‘Nueva Política’ del Transnational Institute de Ámsterdam, Países Bajos

  6. Call for papers: The future of food and challenges for agriculture in the 21st century

    13 December 2016
    Article

    A call for papers and proposals for workshops as part of the annual colloquium on food and agriculture to be held in 2017 April 24th / 26th in Basque Country. 

  7. Exposed: Europe's Landed 1%

    09 December 2016
    Article

    Newsletter December 2016

  8. On financialisation, exit options for capital and sites of resistance

    Daniel Chavez, Ewald Engelen
    09 December 2016
    Article
  9. Over Financialisering, exitopties voor kapitaal en mogelijkheden tot verzet

    Daniel Chavez, Ewald Engelen
    09 December 2016
    Article
  10. Visit to Brazilian bio-ethanol plant

    EU bioenergy use: the invisible social and environmental harms

    Katie Sandwell, Lyda Fernanda Forero
    08 December 2016
    Article

    The EU's reputation for clean and sustainable energy conceals a dirtier reality, particularly where renewable energy policies and development are driven by corporate interests. Today, nearly two thirds of all “renewable” energy in the EU comes from bio-energy. Although bio-energy appears to provide a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, there are serious questions about its actual emissions profile, and about environmental and social conflicts which are created or exacerbated by the industrial-scale production of biomass to meet European energy needs.

  11. Consolidación del movimiento por el agua pública en España

    Red Agua Pública/Public Water network
    05 December 2016
    Article

    Los días 3 y 4 de noviembre de 2016 se celebró en Madrid el primer ‘Encuentro de ciudades por el agua pública’, convocado por la Red Agua Pública en colaboración con el Ayuntamiento de Madrid. El encuentro puede considerarse un hito en el movimiento por el agua pública, ya que ha reforzado la alianza de los distintos actores implicados en la defensa de la gestión pública del agua, desde una perspectiva de bien común y derecho humano, y va a permitir en el futuro una colaboración más estrecha con los ayuntamientos y otras instituciones públicas (como universidades, colegios profesionales y entidades culturales).

  12. Consolidation of the public water movement in Spain

    Red Agua Pública/Public Water network
    05 December 2016
    Article

    The first CITIES FOR PUBLIC WATER MEETING took place on 3rd and 4th November, 2016 in Madrid, convened by La Red Agua Pública/the Public Water network in collaboration with the Municipal Council of Madrid. The event can be considered a milestone in the public water movement as it has strengthened the alliance of different actors involved in the defence of the public management of water, from a perspective of common good and human rights and will permit a closer collaboration with municipal councils and other public institutions (universities, professional colleges, cultural entities, etc.) in the future.

  13. Donald Trump

    Breaking with Fear

    Nick Buxton
    01 December 2016
    Article

    Trump's obsession with security is not an anomaly, but a reflection of a growing tide of fear-based politics that has also shaped the climate change debate. In an interview about TNI's book, The Secure and the Dispossessed, Nick Buxton reflects on the 'securitisation' of climate change and the need to advocate a just transition.

  14. European and Canadian civil society groups call for rejection of CETA

    29 November 2016
    Article

    Joint Statement : 455 European and Canadian civil society groups call for rejection of CETA

  15. The corporate wax nose

    David Sogge
    17 November 2016
    Article
  16. How Obama’s legacy lost the elections for Hillary

    Walden Bello
    17 November 2016
    Article

    Instead of jobs and relief, the Obama administration offered only half-measures to struggling people in the Rust Belt and beyond.

  17. Nos terres valent plus que du carbone

    17 November 2016
    Article

    L'Accord de Paris donne pour consigne aux 196 Etats Parties à la Convention Climat des Nations Unies de contenir l'élévation des températures en-dessous de 2° voire 1.5°C par rapport aux niveaux pré-industriels. Si la COP 21 a été l'objet d'une grande mobilisation liée à l’adoption d’un accord international, la COP 22 fait, en revanche, l'objet d'une moindre attention. Pourtant, les enjeux restent prégnants. La COP 22, surnommée « COP de l'action » ou « COP de l'agriculture », risque bien de lancer dans la précipitation nombre de fausses solutions pour l'agriculture. 

  18. Nuestras tierras valen más que el carbono

    17 November 2016
    Article
    Un grupo de 60 organizaciones, entre las cuales el TNI, expresa su preocupación por que la forma de tratar los suelos en las negociaciones sobre el clima, como sumideros de carbono, podría facilitar el acaparamiento de tierras y la expansión de un modelo agrícola industrial que impulsa la crisis climática.
  19. La nostra terra vale piu del carbonio

    17 November 2016
    Article

    L'accordo di Parigi ha richiesto alle 196 Parti della Convenzione sul Clima dell'ONU di limitare l'aumento della temperatura a +2° o +1,5° C al di sotto dei livelli preindustriali. Mentre la COP21 aveva visto un alto livello di mobilitazione legato all'adozione di un accordo internazionale, la COP 22 ha invece decisamente ricevuto meno attenzione. Tuttavia le poste in gioco restano significative. Nella fretta, la COP 22, definita "COP dell'azione" o "COP dell'agricoltura", rischia di adottare numerose soluzioni errate nel campo dell'agricoltura.

  20. Our land is worth more than carbon

    17 November 2016
    Article

    The Paris Agreement required the 196 Parties to the UN Climate Convention to limit temperature increases to 2° or 1.5°C below preindustrial levels. While COP21 benefited from a high degree of mobilization linked to the adoption of an international agreement, COP 22 on the other hand has received rather less attention. Yet the stakes remain significant. In its haste, COP 22, being called the “action COP” or the “agriculture COP”, is in danger of adopting various misguided solutions for agriculture.

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