To inspire us for action in 2016, TNI picked 12 significant victories of social movements in 2015 that show that, despite the immense challenges we face in a world of unprecedented concentration of corporate, financial and military power, people power works.
Durante décadas, Colombia ha estado fumigando con productos químicos para luchar contra los cultivos ilícitos, en especial los de coca. Estos programas de fumigaciones masivas han sido tremendamente polémicos por sus impactos sobre comunidades y el ambiente. Esta cronología visual repasa esta historia desde sus orígenes hasta las actuales negociaciones de paz.
Many arms companies use the Netherlands for tax evasion constructions, writes Stop Wapenhandel in a research report published today. Seven out of the ten biggest global arms companies have tax constructions in the Netherlands.
Amongst the big companies using the Dutch evasion routes are a large number of arms manufacturers and major international defence companies. Their almost empty offices or even only mailboxes in the Netherlands gives them the legal possibility pay as little tax as possible with all available legal tricks.
In a recent Public Forum held in Amsterdam, representatives of the Union of People Affected by Texaco (UDAPT) from Ecuador began their Europe speaking tour with a call for a “Global Minga” to support a treaty that will sanction transnational corporations for their crimes and ensure access to justice for affected communities.
Although the elections were peaceful, significant conflict continued in parts of the Shan and Kachin states. The expectations on the new government are extraordinarily high and all of the challenges facing the country remain as difficult to address as ever.
Dopo tre decenni di risultati catastrofici, molte città, regioni e Paesi stanno chiudendo il capitolo delle privatizzazioni. Una silenziosa rivoluzione civile si sta dispiegando con le comunità nel mondo intero che rivendicano il controllo dei loro servizi dell’acqua per gestire questa risorsa cruciale in modo democratico, equo ed ecologico.
L'Hebdo - La culture du pavot, utilisé pour produire de l’héroïne, a explosé en Birmanie ces dernières années. L’argent issu de la drogue a servi à alimenter le boom immobilier qui secoue notamment la capitale du pays, depuis son ouverture par le régime militaire en 2011.
Andrew Gavin Marshall is a freelance researcher and writer based in Montreal, Canada. He has written for a number of publications, including AlterNet, TruthOut, CounterPunch, Roarmag, and Occupy, among others, and has done a number of radio and television interviews, including with Russia Today, APTN and CBC Radio.
International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service
The International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS) is a philanthropic, non-profit organization dedicated to the integration of ayahuasca, iboga and other traditional plants as therapeutic tools in modern society, and to the preservation of the indigenous cultures that have been using these plant species since antiquity on their habitat and botanical resources...
La globalización ha facilitado el intercambio cultural entre las tradiciones indígenas y las prácticas occidentales, lo que ha llevado a un creciente interés en el uso ritual, religioso y terapéutico de la ayahuasca.
Constanza Sánchez is a political scientist and holds a PhD in International Relations and International Law. She is a researcher at the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS).
The Fix - The most recent figures, released in 2014 by UNODC, show that poppy cultivation has more than doubled since 2006. A report by the Transnational Institute (TNI) sheds light on the reasons behind this increase.