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  1. CETA - La democracia en venta (versión 2016)

    • Pia Eberhardt, Blair Redlin, Cecilia Olivet, Lora Verheecke
    19 September 2016
    Report

    El Acuerdo Económico y Comercial Global (CETA) entre la UE y Canadá es mucho menos conocido que su homólogo entre la UE y los Estados Unidos, el TTIP, pero este informe revela que representa una seria amenaza a las medidas públicas para proteger a las personas y el ambiente.

  2. CETA - Trading away democracy (2016 version)

    • Pia Eberhardt, Blair Redlin, Cecilia Olivet, Lora Verheecke
    19 September 2016
    Report

    The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is much less known than its US-EU counterpart, TTIP,  but this report exposes how it still poses a serious threat to governments efforts to protect citizens and the environment.

  3. "Las transnacionales incurren en violaciones de los derechos humanos y causan empobrecimiento"

    19 September 2016
    In the media

    eldiario.es - Entrevista a Mónica Vargas, miembro del Transnational Institute, Entrepueblos y el grupo sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos de lafede.cat

  4. Seis claves del blindaje de las empresas en el 'TTIP canadiense'

    19 September 2016
    In the media

    Público - Un informe al que 'Público' ha tenido acceso en primicia alerta de los peligros del mecanismo de protección de inversores en el CETA, y recuerda los resultados de otros acuerdos de libre comercio anteriores, que teóricamente también iban a resultar positivos.

  5. Energy Democracy: The transformation of the energy sector in UK and Spain

    15 September 2016 - Event

    The processes involved in working towards energy democracy are not limited to the local level. Energy democracy also means to envisage the energy transition within the public administration, the energy market and to democratize energy companies. A transition towards energy democracy faces major challenges. Institutions tend to resist the process towards energy democracy, even when left governments (local, regional and national) are in place. Nevertheless, many inspiring developments towards energy democracy are taking place at the municipal level – e.g. in London, Bristol, Nottingham, Barcelona, Pamplona, and Cádiz.

  6. Enfrentando los crímenes impunes de las empresas transnacionales

    Sol Trumbo Vila
    11 September 2016
    Article

    En agosto de 2016 se celebró en Suazilandia una sesión del Tribunal Permanente de los Pueblos (TPP) sobre los crímenes cometidos impunemente por empresas transnacionales en la región sudafricana.

  7. Video: Hands on the land for Food Sovereignty and Climate Justice

    09 September 2016
    Multi-media

    Frontline communities and social movements around the world explain why we need to keep our hands on the land for food sovereignty and climate justice! This includes the false solutions they are presented with against climate change, and the real solutions and ways forward that small-scale food producers promote.

  8. Reclaim power demonstration

    Democratising energy – an online peer learning course

    02 November 2016 - Event

    TNI is hosting with Platform London a 6-week pilot online peer learning course on energy democracy. The course will include lectures by experts and practitioners along with discussion and active participation, sharing and learning by all participants. It is intended for people who have some experience in working on energy systems, who wish to take a holistic and global look at energy systems and politics, and learn from others. Deadline has passed (3 October), but feel free to register to be on waiting list or for the next course.

  9. Handelsverdrag TiSA grote bedreiging voor publieke diensten

    • Bas van Beek, Jilles Mast
    08 September 2016
    Report
    Naast TTIP, het bilaterale verdrag tussen de EU en de VS, onderhandelen de Europese Unie, de Verenigde Staten en 21 andere landen op dit moment ook over TiSA een vergaand handelsverdrag over liberalisering en deregulering van diensten. Dit relatief onbekende verdrag vormt en grote bedreiging voor publieke diensten als zorg en onderwijs. Als het verdrag wordt doorgevoerd, betekent dat meer marktwerking in verschillende dienstensectoren. 
  10. Call for Applications: Young Researchers Program ‘Linking the food sovereignty debates’

    Timothé Feodoroff
    07 September 2016
    Other news

    Applications are invited for the Young Researchers Program, a mentorship programme, offered by the Hands On the Land Alliance (HOTL) together with Transnational Institute, FIAN International and Friends of the Earth International. This programme enables young engaged scholars and activists to strengthen their capacities around understanding food sovereignty and the human right to food, including opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, benefiting from the experience of mentors, and the opportunity to attend two main events as part of the research process.

  11. La implosión de la Venezuela rentista

    • Edgardo Lander
    07 September 2016
    Paper

    La crisis que hoy sufre Venezuela tiene sus raíces en la continuidad y profundización del modelo petrolero rentista. Lejos de asumir que una alternativa al capitalismo debe necesariamente ser una alternativa al modelo depredador del desarrollo como crecimiento sin fin, los gobiernos liderados por Hugo Chávez y Nicolás Maduro han intensificado el modelo rentista a niveles históricamente desconocidos en el país.

  12. President Maduro of Venezuela

    The implosion of Venezuela's rentier state

    • Edgardo Lander
    07 September 2016
    Paper

    The current crisis of the Bolivarian project is due to its failure to question the rentier petro-state model. Far from accepting that an alternative to capitalism necessarily had to be a departure from the destructive development model of unlimited growth, the government of President Chávez intensified it to extremes unknown in the country’s previous history.

  13. Canadese onderzoekers waarschuwen Europeanen voor handelsverdrag CETA

    • The Council of Canadians
    30 August 2016
    Report
    Canadese onderzoekers waarschuwen in een vandaag uitgebracht onderzoek over de gevolgen van CETA, het voorgenomen handelsverdrag tussen de EU en Canada. Volgens de onderzoekers van de Council of Canadians zal het verdrag een negatief effect hebben op de voedselveiligheid in de EU. In Nederland zijn onderzoeksinstelling Transnational Institute (TNI) en voedselwaakhond foodwatch betrokken bij het onderzoek. Jurjen de Waal, campaigner bij foodwatch: 'In Canada gelden in veel gevallen lagere voedsel en dierenwelzijnsstandaarden. In Europa krijgen daardoor vooral kleinschaligere boeren te maken met de harde concurrentie van grote Canadese agribusinesses, terwijl consumenten slechter voedsel op hun bord krijgen.'
     
  14. Food Safety, Agriculture and Regulatory Cooperation in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

    30 August 2016
    Report

    While debate rages in Europe about CETA, the Canada-EU trade agreement, a new report warns that the deal could lower food safety standards.

  15. Historic Permanent Peoples Tribunal (PPT) Hearing on TNCs in Southern Africa

    Brid Brennan
    29 August 2016
    Article

    The historical first Permanent Peoples Tribunal Hearing in Southern Africa exposed the crimes of Transnational Corporations in the region and the growing peoples resistance.

  16. Tipping Points

    20 August 2016 - Event

    With the topic ”Tipping points” , the 5th edition of the Green Academy 2020 will continue with modulary work in three thematic blocks (commons/degrowth/climate justice) but large parts of the program will be also focused on issues like suspension of democracy, strengthening of social movements,  development of new economic alternatives, all aimed to identify terrain, topics and strategies for systemic change and bold political action.

  17. Revisiting the lessons of the Battle of Seattle and its aftermath

    Walden Bello
    25 August 2016
    Article

    Walden Bello shares some reflections on the meaning of Seattle for change in knowledge systems, discusses how despite the deep crisis of neoliberalism, finance capital has managed to retain tremendous power, and appeals for a new comprehensive vision of the desirable society.

  18. Nick Dearden | The Big #TTIPALARM Festival

    22 August 2016
    Multi-media

    Nick Dearden on why we have to fight against TTIP and CETA, and why he believes we are on the winning side. Listen to the closing speech of the Big #TTIPalarm Festival held in Amsterdam, 29 May 2016.

  19. Derechos humanos y empresas transnacionales

    Gonzalo Berrón
    22 August 2016
    Article

    Existen fuertes asimetrías de poder entre las empresas y las poblaciones, e incluso entre las empresas y varios Estados, que generan situaciones de abusos y violaciones de los derechos humanos, además de bloquear el acceso a la justicia de las poblaciones afectadas.

  20. To the World Social Forum and beyond

    Mónica Vargas, Lavinia Steinfort
    19 August 2016
    Article

    The absence of over 70 percent of international delegates, denied temporary visa by the Canadian government, overshadowed the World Social Forum. Despite this saddening fact TNI's team managed to host and participate in a broad and diverse range of discussions, workshops and activities, for instance in the convergence  space of  “People and Planet before Profit. Moving away from Free Trade and Extractivism to Dismantle Corporate Power”. 

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