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    Who are the Davos class?

    15 January 2016
    Infograph
    This infographic illustrates some dimensions about why we believe the World Economic Forum is fundamentally about increasing corporate profits and rewarding political elites rather than “improving the state of the world.” It is an undemocratic, unaccountable and illegitimate institution that, far from improving the world, has over decades reinforced the global crisis of inequality, poverty, and environmental destruction.
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    World Economic Forum: a history and analysis

    Andrew Marshall
    20 January 2015
    Article
    The annual gathering in Davos has certainly cemented the power of a tiny global elite, but its real power has been as a spawning ground for neoliberalism's major advances - the rise of the financial sector, the spread of corporate trade agreements and the integration of emerging economic powers into the global economy.
  3. John Cavanagh

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    John Cavanagh has been Director of IPS since 1998 and a founding fellow of TNI.  He worked as an international economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (1978-1981) and the World Health Organization (1981-1982). ...

  4. David Fig

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    Fellow

    David Fig is a South African environmental sociologist, political economist, and activist. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and specializes in questions of energy, the extractive industries, and corporate accountability. He chairs the board of Biowatch South Africa, which is concerned with food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture, and works closely with various...

  5. Diana Aguiar

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    Researcher

    Diana Aguiar was a researcher in the Corporate Power Project of TNI’s Economic Justice Program, working on the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity from 2012 -2015. Diana is Brazilian, based in Rio de Janeiro. She has a MA in International Relations at PUC-Rio and is currently a PhD candidate at IPPUR/UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), researching the...

  6. Dismantle Corporate Power

    01 January 2015
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    The initiative to build a global campaign to dismantle corporate power and end TNCs’ impunity came from the network of organizations, movements, campaigns and affected communities that built the campaign process on European TNCs in Latin America together with the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) and the Bi-regional Europe-Latin America and the Caribbean Enlazando Alternativas Network. Since late 2011, organisations from the network together with campaign organisations from different global regions have been promoting the campaign-building process. As of June 2012, over 100 organisations and movements from around the world have signed on to the campaign. For more information go to the website of Dismantle Corporate Power

  7. Binding Treaty TNCs

    01 January 2015
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    This alliance for a binding treaty on Transnational Corporation (TNC's) gathers global networks and alliances including Dismantle Corporate Power Campaign, FIAN, Friends of the Earth International and Transnational Institute, among others, which collectively represent more than 500 groups world-wide who are determined to stop corporate human rights violations.

  8. Sulphur Mining at Kawah Ijen

    Corporate Impunity

    01 January 2015
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  9. Fundación Solón

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    The Solon Foundation is a space that aims to question the economic and political system from different perspectives and fronts: art, video, research, promotion of human rights, the rights of women, the struggle against injustice. For just over a decade, the work of the Foundation has focused on amplifying the voices of discriminated and marginalised groups who question huge social inequality...

  10. Alternative Information Development Centre

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    AIDC was formed in 1996 in response to the democratic transition in South Africa and the new opportunities and challenges it brought those seeking greater social justice within the democracy. 

  11. War on Want

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    War on Want fights poverty in developing countries in partnership with people affected by globalisation. We campaign for human rights and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice.

  12. Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas (CAOI)

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    The Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations (IOTC) is a coordination of Andean indigenous organizations of Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia.  It was established on July 17, 2006 in its founding congress held in Cusco, Peru.  Its main objective is the full exercise of the rights of indigenous peoples, particularly self-determination, land, consultation and free, prior and...

  13. Flower seed

    Post Globalization Initiative

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    Post-globalization initiative was first discussed at meetings between experts and activists at World Social Forum in Tunis in March 2013. Preparation for G-20 Counter-Summit in St. Petersburg scheduled for September same year became an opportunity to form a coalition of movements, non-governmental organizations, labour unions and individuals which are brought together not only by the common...

  14. Focus on the Global South

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    Focus on the Global South combines policy research, advocacy, activism, and grassroots capacity-building in order to generate critical analysis and encourage debates on national and international policies related to corporate-led globalisation, neo-liberalism and militarisation.

  15. Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)

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    CEO is a research and campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups. Vistit: http://www.corporateeurope.org/

  16. Flower seed

    Fair, Green and Global

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    The Fair Green and Global (FGG) alliance is an alliance of six civil society organisations. Both ENDS is the lead agency, and other member organisations are: ActionAid, Clean Clothes Campaign, Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands), SOMO and Transnational Institute.

  17. Enlazando Alternativas

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    The bi-regional network Enlazando Alternativas intends to provide a space for articulation by social organisations and movements from both regions with the purpose of constructing alternative proposals of social and economic organisation from the bottom up, as well as to coordinate political and social dialogue between peoples.

  18. Ecologistas en Acción

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    Ecologists in Action is a federation of over 300 environmental groups distributed by towns and cities. Forms part of a social ecology, which means that environmental problems are rooted in a model of production and consumption increasingly globalized, which also derive from other social problems, and to be transformed if we want to avoid the ecological crisis....

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    Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL)

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    The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) is a “national labor center”. Consistent with its belief in social movement unionism, APL has built itself as a “multi-form center”, drawing into its fold various forms of labor organizations and not just trade unions. In the future, APL sees itself as a singular union structure consolidated along industry and geographical lines.  

  20. ETO Consortium

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    The ETO Consortium is a network of some 80 human rights related CSOs and academics. ETOs is short for extraterritorial obligations, the human rights obligations of states towards persons outside their territories. These obligations have so far been underused, even though they are crucial for addressing the challenges of globalization. 

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