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  1. La izquierda uruguaya en la encrucijada

    Daniel Chavez
    14 November 2019
    Article

    El gobierno del Frente Amplio de Uruguay, una de las experiencias más estables, prolíficas y admiradas de la “nueva izquierda latinoamericana” atraviesa un proceso electoral muy dramático y con posibles impactos profundos en el país y en la región en su conjunto. Daniel Chavez ofrece un balance de los resultados positivos y negativos de la experiencia uruguaya y sugiere elementos de análisis relevantes para otros procesos contrahegemónicos en América Latina y el mundo.

  2. The Uruguayan Left at the Crossroads

    Daniel Chavez
    14 November 2019
    Article

    The Frente Amplio (Broad Front) government of Uruguay, one of the most stable, fruitful and serene experiences of the “new Latin American left”, is going through a very dramatic electoral process with likely profound impacts in the country and in the region. Daniel Chavez appraises the results of the Uruguayan experience and suggests what might be relevant for other counter-hegemonic processes in the region and the world.

  3. Corporate Power: A David and Goliath struggle for the 21st century

    Brid Brennan, Gonzalo Berrón
    09 October 2019
    Article

    This article focusses on TNCs as global actors, the structures and mechanisms that grant them impunity for wrong doing, and the deepening and widespread popular resistance to TNC extractivism and destruction of the planet.

  4. The Amazon and the hell of power

    Francesco Martone
    03 October 2019
    Article

    Power inferno”, this is the title Jean Baudrillard gave to one of his essays in the aftermath of the attack on the Twin Towers, paraphrasing the title of a catastrophic film that hit the billboards years earlier: A “Tower Inferno”. A hell of power. This we might say today, as in past occasions, of the Amazon, an image of fire, destruction and resistance, that has been cyclically appearing and reappearing in the media, and that periodically unleashes indignation and helplessness, as if the Amazon were some sort of symbol of past and future apocalypse.

  5. ¡Salvad las colinas Sperrin! El agua vale más que el oro

    Niamh Ni Bhriain
    25 September 2019
    Article

    Las colinas Sperrin, en el condado de Tyrone, en Irlanda, están surcadas por manantiales que fluyen por las vertientes occidentales hacia el río Foyle, mientras que en la parte oriental serpentean hacia el lago Neagh. Este fluir interminable de agua evoca el orden natural: el agua pertenece a este lugar. Pero la población local lucha por protegerlo de una fiebre del oro inminente y devastadora.

  6. Pon fin al acuerdo de asociación estratégica entre las Naciones Unidas (ONU) y el Foro Económico Mundial (FEM)

    25 September 2019
    Article

    La Secretaria General de la ONU y el Foro Económico Mundial firmaron el pasado 13 de junio un Acuerdo de Asociación Estratégica para la implementación de la agenda 2030 (ODS). Este acuerdo significa una formalización de la captura corporativa de la ONU y un camino hacia una gobernanza global cada vez más privatizada y menos democrática.

  7. End the United Nations/World Economic Forum Partnership Agreement.

    25 September 2019
    Article

    The UN Secretary General and the World Economic Forum signed on June 13 a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the implementation of the 2030 agenda (SDG). More than 240 organisations signed the following letter demanding the end of the agreement and denouncing it for formalising the corporate capture of the UN and moving towards an increasingly privatized and less democratic global governance.

  8. “ပထမေတာ့ ေသနတ္နဲ႔ က်ေနာ္တို႔ရဲ႕ ေျမေတြကို လုယူသြားခဲ့ၾကတယ္။ အခုက်ေတာ့ ေျမလုဖို႔ ဥပေဒကို အသံုးခ်လာျပန္ၿပီ။"

    03 September 2019
    Article

    ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံထဲက ေနရပ္စြန္႔ခြာ စစ္ေဘးတိမ္းေရွာင္ခဲ့ရသူေတြဟာ ဆယ္စုႏွစ္ေပါင္းမ်ားစြာ တရား မွ်တမႈမရွိတဲ့ဒဏ္ကို တစ္ရစ္ၿပီးတစ္ရစ္ ခါးစည္းခံခဲ့ၾကရတယ္။ ဒီေန႔ဒီအခ်ိန္မွာလည္း သန္းေခါင္ ထက္ညနက္တဲ့ အေျခအေနမ်ိဳး ႀကံဳေတြ႔ေနၾကရတုန္းပါပဲ။

  9. They Call It Multistakeholderism. Where Does That Leave the UN?

    Harris Gleckman
    03 September 2019
    Article

    Global governance is slipping away from the United Nations.

  10. အက်ပ္အတည္းဆုိက္ေနေသာ ႏိုင္ငံေရးစနစ္တစ္ရပ္ကုိ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲျခင္း - ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံအတြင္း႐ွိ ႏုိင္ငံတကာအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ား တာဝန္ယူမႈ႐ွိရန္ လုိအပ္ေနျခင္း

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    27 August 2019
    Article

    ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ပ္အတည္းမွာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံတြင္ဆက္လ်က္ျဖစ္ေပၚလ်က္ရွိသည္။ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေဆြးေႏြးပြဲမ်ားႏွင့္ အေထြေထြေရြးေကာက္ပြဲမ်ားသည္လည္း ႏိုင္ငံတစ္၀ွမ္းအေရးနိမ့္လ်က္ရွိသည္။

    ႏိုင္ငံေရးပါတီမ်ားအားလံုး-ျပည္တြင္း၊ ျပည္ပႏွစ္ရပ္စလံုး- အေနျဖင့္ ယခုကဲ့သို့ မေအာင္ျမင္ခဲ့ရသည့္ အေၾကာင္းရင္းမ်ားကို ျပန္လည္သံုးသပ္ရန္လိုအပ္လွသည္။

    ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ ဒီမုိကေရစီကုိတည္ေဆာက္လိုလွ်င္ အရပ္ဖက္အဖြဲ႔အစည္းကြန္ရက္မ်ားႏွင့္ ျပည္သူ့ကိုယ္စားျပဳအုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးစနစ္သည္ ျပည္သူမ်ားအၾကားအားေကာင္းရေပမည္။

  11. Save Our Sperrins: Water, more precious than gold

    Niamh Ni Bhriain
    27 August 2019
    Article

    The hills of the Sperrins in County Tyrone are criss-crossed with natural springs that flow off the western slopes towards the River Foyle, while to the east they meander down to Lough Neagh. This endless trickle of water recalls the natural order – water belongs here. But the people of this remote area are struggling to protect it from an impending and devastating gold rush.

  12. “First they grabbed our land with guns; now they are using the law"

    26 August 2019
    Article

    Displaced people in Myanmar have been suffering layer upon layer of injustice over the past decades. Today the situation is as bad as ever.

  13. Transformation of an Entrenched Political System: The Need for International Responsibility in Myanmar

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    12 August 2019
    Article

    Political impasse continues in Myanmar. Peace talks and general elections have failed to achieve national breakthroughs. All parties — both domestic and international — need to reflect on this failure. Civil society networks and representative governance must be strengthened at the community level if peace and democracy are to be built.

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    Call for essays: Technology, power and emancipation

    10 August 2019
    Article

    How do we recover the emancipatory potential of technological change and bring it back under popular democratic control? TNI is issuing a call for contributions for our Future Lab essay series.

  15. Ciudades Transformadoras presenta la segunda edición del Atlas de utopías

    23 July 2019
    Article

    Este mes se ha presentado la edición del Atlas de utopías correspondiente a 2019. Fruto de la labor de la iniciativa Ciudades Transformadoras, el Atlas ofrece una recopilación singular de experiencias transformadoras dirigidas por las comunidades en los ámbitos del agua, la energía, la alimentación y la vivienda. Este año, se presentan 33 historias de 24 países.

  16. Transformative Cities presents the 2nd edition of the Atlas of Utopias

    23 July 2019
    Article

    This month the 2019 edition of the Atlas of Utopias has been launched. An initiative by Transformative Cities, the atlas is a unique collection of community-led transformations of water, energy, food and housing systems, featuring 33 stories from 24 countries.

  17. What kind of security policy better serves democracy?

    Ben Hayes, Cori Crider, Narzanin Massoumi, Daniel Holder
    15 July 2019
    Article

    What type of security policy at home and abroad do we need to make our democracies fit for purpose? A key panel discussion for our times.

  18. If War Breaks Out with Iran, It Won’t Be an Accident

    Phyllis Bennis
    03 July 2019
    Article

    A range of U.S. policies have been deliberately designed to provoke an Iranian response.

  19. Chronology on the Statue Case in Loikaw, Kayah State

    28 June 2019
    Article

    In this commentary, the Union of Karenni State Youth and LAIN Technical Support Group provide a chronology of events, outlining how arrests and the government’s handling of events have compounded rather than resolved political frustrations and inter-community understandings.

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