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  1. Urgent Need For Legally Binding Obligations On Transnational Corporations

    06 January 2017

    On 26 june 2014 the UN Human Rights Council adopted resolution 26-9 giving an intergovernmental working group a mandate to elaborate and an international legally binding framework of human rights law with respect to the activities of Transnational Corporations.  Here's a clip of the second session of the working group as Susan George is given the floor.

  2. Demonetisation: A Body Blow to the Indian Economy and People

    Benny Kuruvilla
    19 January 2017

    Two months ago, the Government of India announced a massive demonetisation exercise that effectively nullified 86% of the currency in circulation. Economist and Former Member of the Planning Commission of India, Professor Abhijit Sen speaks to Benny Kuruvilla of TNI about its failed attempt at curtailing black money. Sen further elaborates on its body blow to Indian agriculture and employment- both in the informal and formal sectors. With challenges looming on the domestic and international economic front, 2017 does indeed look bleak for the Modi Government.

  3. State of Power 2017

    21 January 2017

    This sixth annual State of Power report examines the cultural processes that are used by corporations, military and privileged elites to make their power seem 'natural' and 'irreversible'. It also explores how social movements can harness creativity, art and cultural forces to resist and to build lasting social and ecological transformation.

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    Manufactured Consent

    25 January 2017

    Corporations don't just shape our politics or economics, they also seek to change public opinion to serve their interests. Which corporations play the biggest role in shaping knowledge and news? What do they fund? Who do they represent? What role have they played in the rise of authoritarian populists? This infographic for State of Power 2017 exposes those 'manufacturing consent'.

  5. How to Move Beyond Gas and Towards a Just Energy Transition

    30 January 2017

    Residents of the Dutch city of Groningen, where gas is being extracted by the Dutch Petroleum Company (NAM), have lost confidence in the company, and in the regulations intended to protect them. Social movements, civil society organisations and local political parties gathered and discussed the dismantling of the NAM and the need to democratise the energy sector.

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    Pouvoir et culture

    Coumba Toure
    09 February 2017

    Nous avons la possibilité de créer de nouvelles identité de nouvelles tribus, créer de nouvelle façon de communiquer communication non violente alors depuis toujours les groupes tentent de poser de nouvelle cultures et cela se passe dans les expressions culturelles qui au début sont marginales mais finissent par être normalisées.

  7. Fatal blows to corporate power

    Gonzalo Berrón, Brid Brennan
    17 February 2017

    The fallout from the current phase of capitalism has become more manifest globally in 2016, provoking unexpected political responses. However, the people most severely impacted by the current economic crisis have largely chosen to support political figures and positions[i] contrary to those that have been elaborated for years by the alter-globalisation left, also known as the global justice movement.

  8. The Bail Out Business

    • Sol Trumbo Vila, Matthijs Peters
    22 February 2017

    The Bail Out Business is the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of the response to the 2008 financial crisis to understand who benefits from rescue packages in the EU. How effective were the bail out measures? What were the hidden costs to the taxpayer? and what was the role of the Big Four (audit firms) and financial consultancy firms in the business of designing and implementing bail out programs in EU Member States?

  9. Interview: Keynesianism and the great recession

    Walden Bello
    02 March 2017

    Keynesianism offered important tools for overcoming the economic crisis, but its application by Obama's government was too half-hearted and misdirected (going to banks rather than households) to effectively reduce the recession. Clinton paid the price.

  10. Open letter to the European Commission on agri-business mergers

    24 March 2017
  11. TiSA and state-owned enterprises

    • Viviana Barreto, Daniel Chavez
    18 April 2017
    Policy briefing
  12. Europe: social democracy’s Faustian pact with global finance unravels

    • Walden Bello
    18 May 2017

    This paper focuses on how the global economic crisis unfolded in Europe, where a toxic mix of financial liberalization, highly-leverage banks, a poorly-planned euro and Germany’s years of structural adjustment created a deeply unbalanced and highly indebted European economy, that was brought into sharp focus as Wall Street banks collapsed. The result was the reversal of Europe's economic integration and a state of permanent crisis that continues to this day.

  13. Standing Rock Water Protectors Dutch tour

    28 May 2017 - Event

    Across the Standing Rock Reserve, the heartland of the original American Sioux tribe, an oil pipeline is being constructed, threatening access to clean water for many. There is a strong opposition among the residents. In the Netherlands there are also fights against fossil fuel energy, damage to buildings through gas extraction and nuclear power plants. Connect with activists from Standing Rock during a tour across the Netherlands.

  14. Europe's Faustian Bargain with Big Finance

    Walden Bello
    24 May 2017

    Europe's social democrats played a central role in unleashing the financial sector that created the European economic crisis that continues to today.

  15. Water Protectors urge Dutch activists to join global struggle against Fossil companies: ‘Strong hearts to the front’

    12 June 2017

    Four Water Protectors who were active in the NoDaPL Standing Rock protests visited the Netherlands as part of a European tour from May 28th to June 2nd. Rachel Heaton, Nataanii Means, Wašté Win Young, and Rafael Gonzales aka Tufawon travelled to all corners of the Netherlands in just under a week.

  16. Keep your coins, I want change (Grafitti by Banksy)

    Call for Papers: State of Power 2018

    19 June 2017

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays/short papers and artistic collaborations for its forthcoming report on the issue of counter-power. Abstract deadline extension: 17 September

  17. Session on the violations with impunity of the human rights of migrant and refugee peoples

    08 July 2017 - Event

    The Permanent Peoples Tribunal (PPT) holds a special session to address Europe's policies on migrants and refugees. Fortress Europe has led to many disappeared persons and the death of thousands during their journey to reach the borders of southern and eastern Europe.

  18. It is both necessary and possible to develop an alternative to globalisation

    Walden Bello
    25 July 2017

    The Left spent its energies diagnosing the ills of globalisation. Then why does a regressive Right get to reap the benefits of its waning popularity?

  19. ျမန္မာ့ေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္လုပ္ငန္းက႑ကေန ဘယ္သူေတြ အက်ိဳးအျမတ္ရေနသလဲ။

    Nang Shining
    01 September 2017

    ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံအေနျဖင့္ စိန္ေခၚမႈျပႆနာေပါင္းမ်ားစြာႏွင့္ ရင္ဆိုင္ေနရၿပီး ယင္းတို႔အထဲ၌ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္အေပၚ ျခိမ္းေျခာက္မႈ ျပႆနာသည္ လတ္တေလာ အေရးၾကီးေနသည့္ ျပႆနာတစ္ခုုျဖစ္သည္သာမက ပိုမိုုျပင္းထန္လာေသာ ျပႆနာတစ္ရပ္ျဖစ္လာသည္။ ေလ်ာ္ ကန္သင့္ျမတ္သည့္ စီမံခ်က္(သို႔မဟုတ္)လူထုႏွင့္ ညွိွႏွုိင္းတိုင္ပင္မူမရွိသည္သာမက ႏိုုင္ငံတစ္လႊားရွိ သဘာဝဝန္းက်င္ေဂဟစနစ္ႏွင့္ လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အ စည္းအား နဂိုမူလအတိုင္း ျပန္မျဖစ္ေစႏုိင္ေလာက္သည့္ အႏၲရာယ္မ်ားကို ျဖစ္ေစႏုိင္သည့္ အႀကီးစားေရကာတာၾကီးမ်ားႏွင့္ ေရအားလၽွပ္စစ္ လုပ္ငန္းစီမံကိန္းမ်ားကို တိုးျမွင့္ေဆာင္ရြက္ျခင္းသည္ အထူးတလည္ စိုုးရိမ္ဖြယ္ရာ ကိစၥရပ္ျဖစ္လာသည္။ အထက္ပါ စီမံကိန္းအမ်ားစုသည္ ပဋိပကၡျဖစ္ေနသည့္ တိုုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးစုုမ်ား၏ေနထိုင္ရာေဒသမ်ားတြင္ တည္ရွိေနသည္သာမက အဆိုုပါစီမံကိန္းမွ ထုတ္ယူမည့္ စြမ္းအင္အ ေျမာက္အမ်ားကိုလည္း အိမ္နီးခ်င္းႏုိင္ငံမ်ားသို႕တင္သြင္းေရာင္းခ်သြားမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။ ကန္႔ကြက္ဆႏၵျပမႈမ်ား တစ္ႏိုုင္ငံလံုုးပ်ံ႕ႏွံ႔ျဖစ္ ေပၚေနသည့္အေလ်ာက္ ျမန္မာႏိုုင္ငံအေနျဖင့္ ဦးတည္ရာလမ္းေၾကာင္းကို ေျပာင္းလဲရန္ အခ်ိန္မွီေသးသည္ဟုု ဆိုုႏိုုင္ပါသည္။ သင့္ေလ်ာ္ေသာ ေနရာေဒသတြင္ ေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္သည္ အေရးၾကီးသည့္ စြမ္းအင္အရင္းအျမစ္တစ္ခုုျဖစ္ႏုိင္သည္ မွန္ေသာ္လည္း ေဒသအေျခအေနႏွင့္ ေဒသခံ မ်ား၏လိုအပ္ခ်က္မ်ားႏွင့္ ကိုုက္ညီရန္ အထူးအေရးႀကီးၿပီး ဒုုကၡအသစ္ဖန္တီးမႈမ်ိဳးမျဖစ္ရန္၊ တိုုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးစုုမ်ား၏ မေက်နပ္မႈေသာကမ်ားႏွင့္ တစ္ႏိုုင္ငံလံုုးၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႀကိဳးပမ္းမႈမ်ားအတြက္ ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္ဟန္႔တားသည့္ အေျခအေနမ်ိဳးမျဖစ္ေအာင္ ဂရုစိုက္ရန္လိုအပ္သည္။ (ျမန္မာႏိုုင္ငံ၏) ႏုိင္ငံေရး၊ စီးပြားေရးႏွင့္ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ေရးရာႏွင့္သက္ဆိုင္သည့္ ဦးတည္ခ်က္မ်ားအေပၚတြင္ ေရရွည္အက်ိဳးသက္ေရာက္မူရွိႏုိင္မည့္ စီမံ ကိန္းဆိုုင္ရာ ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္မ်ားကို ပူးေပါင္းပါ၀င္မႈကို အေျခတည္၍ အားလံုးပါ၀င္သေဘာတူႏိုင္သည့္ နည္းလမ္းမ်ားကို ေဆြးေႏြးတိုုင္ပင္ေနစဥ္အ တြင္း ယာယီတားျမစ္ခ်က္မ်ား ျပဌာန္းထုုတ္ျပန္ရန္ မျဖစ္မေနလိုုအပ္ပါသည္။

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    Chinese investment in Europe in the Age of Brexit and Trump

    • Dorothy Grace Guerrero
    18 September 2017

    Chinese investments in Europe have surged in recent years, totaling €35 billion in 2016. This paper examines the nature and scope of Chinese investments, how investments in Europe differ to those made in the Global South, why the Chinese state is interested in investing in the Europe and the implications for social movements committed to social justice.