Statewatch has, in conjunction with the Transnational Institute, issued a report on the new arms race. The guns in this new arms race are pointing inwards at societies instead at outside at potential threats.
The NeoConOpticon report, published by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Statewatch, is probably the most significant independent assessment of Europe’s emerging “security research” sector to date.
Frank Slijper is a policy adviser with Dutch peace organisation PAX and an associate of the Transnational Institute (TNI).
Previously he worked as a senior researcher at the Dutch campaign against the arms trade (Campagne tegen Wapenhandel)
Many countries in the region – most recently Mexico – have decriminalized small amounts of drugs for personal use. The moves have followed decisions by left-leaning governments to limit cooperation with the US in recent years.
How is it possible that in the 21st century the world has the capacity to feed every single human being on the planet, yet the majority of people in Africa and the rest of the Global South go rampantly hungry?
Dr V. Suresh is an India-based human right lawyer and collaborates with the TNI Water Justice Project. (the National Secretaries of People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), the Supreme Court of India as the Adviser for Tamil Nadu state on food security, the Director of the Centre for Law, Policy and Human Rights Studies)
Brian Ashley has been an activist for many years in South Africa and is editor of Amandla magazine. He was former director of the Alternative
Information and Development Centre, a partner organisation of TNI.
William Gumede is Associate Professor & Convener, Political Economy, Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Senior Associate & Program Director, Africa Asia Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London....
Michael Klare is a professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire University, a renowned analyst on oil politics and US defence policy and was TNI's first Phd graduate when TNI used to run an academic programme through a virtual US university.
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...
Denis Halliday is part of TNI/Dag Hammarskjold's UN reform project, and a former UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq who resigned in protest at sanctions which he condemned as "genocide." He continues to be active on Middle Eastern affairs promoting peace and justice in the region.
Nick Buxton is a communications consultant, working as a publications editor and supporting online learning and support of activist scholar communities for TNI. He works actively on issues of climate change, militarism and economic justice and is co-editor of The Secure and the Dispossessed - How the military and corporations are seeking to shape a climate-changed world (Pluto Press,...
With delicate enunciation and an urgent message, Anna Pinto brought sections of a scattered crowd to its feet on the first day of the People's Summit yesterday.
The daylong gathering drew about 500 people to the 20th Century Club in Oakland, among them Ms. Pinto and an international cast of activists.