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  1. Reflections on the Cochabamba climate summit

    Edgardo Lander
    29 April 2010
    Article

    After last week’s climate summit in Bolivia, it is now possible for the governments to express the agenda of the social movements and the world’s most threatened peoples within the next official climate conference in Mexico.

  2. Latin America–Europe relations: Time for a new era

    Brid Brennan
    29 April 2010
    Article

    In response to the aggressive corporate-led trade agenda of the EU, social movements from Latin America and Europe are mounting an Alternative Peoples’ Summit, the Enlazando Alternativas 4, which takes place from May 14-17 in Madrid.

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    In memoriam: Fred Halliday

    29 April 2010
    Article

    Fred Halliday, one of the most prominent experts on the Middle East and its place in international politics, has died. TNI fellows and staff pay personal tribute to a great scholar and a friend.

  4. Former TNI fellow Fred Halliday dies at the age of 64

    29 April 2010
    Article

    The fellows and the staff of the Transnational Institute are saddened to hear that Fred Halliday has died. He was one of the most prominent experts on the Middle East and its place in international politics.

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    Force won’t end Naxal problem

    Praful Bidwai
    29 April 2010
    Article

    The only sensible approach is to treat violent acts by the Naxalites as crimes, bring them to book through legal processes, and to launch a huge development programme, based on improved governance, which creates rights to food, water, work, healthcare and education.

  6. The Issue of Nuclear Terrorism

    Achin Vanaik
    29 April 2010
    Article

    The hyped up discourse at this month's nuclear summit centred on preventing the transfer of nuclear weapons to non-state actors or “irresponsible” state actors, thus skirting away from the primary problem – that of state terrorism in both its nuclear and non-nuclear forms.

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    Is Congress worth running for?

    Walden Bello
    29 April 2010
    Article

    For the most part, conservative interests still rule the Philippines' Congress, but it is not at all hopeless as a platform for change.

  8. Lenin’s Loss Is Stalin’s Gain

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    29 April 2010
    Article

    The dumbing-down of the masses is the primary achievement of the last two decades of so-called "reform” in Russia. Society has changed radically, and the mechanism by which cultural identity is formed has been seriously undermined, if not completely destroyed.

  9. War Crimes Then and Now

    Phyllis Bennis
    28 April 2010
    Article

    The US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq do not improve the lives of the people living there and the cost is devastating the US economy. The sooner we acknowledge that, the sooner we can begin to make good on our real debt -humanitarian, not military- to the peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan.

  10. Peoples Agreement

    28 April 2010
    Declaration

    Final declaration of the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (Cochabamba, 19-22 April 2010).

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    Real war games

    Saul Landau
    27 April 2010
    Article

    The U.S. government invades other countries, kills lots of its people, destroys its land, property and integrity and calls it defense of freedom and spread of democracy. But who invited us?

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    EU countries trading in tools of torture

    Statewatch
    23 April 2010
    Article

    European companies are participating in the global trade in types of equipment widely used in torture or other ill-treatment.

  13. Climate debt: a subversive political strategy

    Nicola Bullard
    21 April 2010
    Article

    There might not be a definitive definition of climate debt but, as social justice movements, it is useful to have a common vision of what we mean.

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    Fighting one's own people

    Praful Bidwai
    20 April 2010
    Article

    India is using the Maoist 'threat' as a cover to justify its larger neoliberal agenda.

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    A perfect social storm

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    20 April 2010
    Article

    The world is changing before our eyes, but the underlying causes are poorly understood. The sudden recent collapse of the political regime in Kyrgyzstan is a case in point.

  16. Budgetary benefits of cannabis regulation

    Tom Blickman
    20 April 2010
    Article

    In the United States the discussion on the pros and cons of regulating cannabis is well advanced. The national television news programme CNBC has dedicated a website, Marijuana & Money, to the issue. “Many Americans support legalization and many states already permit medical use,” the site says. “An end to prohibition would generate billions in tax revenue and relieve the criminal justice system. But is it the right thing to do?”

  17. People’s climate conference comes to the world

    19 April 2010
    Article

    An historic peoples’ conference on climate change opens in Bolivia with an expected attendance of thousands of people from more than 120 countries. Many more people are expected to participate via the Internet http://envivo.cmpcc.org.bo.

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    This is managed democracy

    aleksej
    17 April 2010
    Article

    Given the actual consensus among the party leaders of the three main political parties in Britain, it was amazing to see how many differences they managed to manufacture during last week's televised debate.

  19. Big Brother is watching you!

    Praful Bidwai
    15 April 2010
    Article

    India’s government has rushed to approve the Unique Identity Project without any discussion of the risks to citizens’ privacy and its possible misuse by the State.

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    Receding Right

    Praful Bidwai
    15 April 2010
    Article

    India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is in decline, its ideology is in retreat and it is unable to enthuse the Hindu middle class. Now is the time to reassert secularism.

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