In a country that was ruled by dictatorship for several decades, the local administration units are also no stranger to emergency-like authoritarian measures. Many thought there is no option but detention to deal with the situation. It is easier for the authorities even at the village and ward levels to ensure authoritarian submission if the country is in panic.
Comment comprendre les réalités diverses qui se trouvent à l’intersection entre pêche et immigration en Europe ? Cette première tentative entend chercher à comprendre les différentes interactions entre les personnes exilées et le secteur de la pêche, afin de contextualiser ces questions en fournissant un rapide état des lieu des changements structurels du secteur de la pêche en Europe, qui auraient un impact sur les questions suivantes : qui migre, qui pêche et dans quelles conditions ?
How do we make sense of the diverse realities that exist at the intersection of migration and fisheries in Europe? This brief article is an initial attempt to understand the different ways that people who migrate interact with the European fisheries sector, and to contextualise this question by providing some background about the structural changes in the European fisheries sector which may shape who migrates, who fishes and under what conditions?
A great global panel of activists, social movement leaders and thinkers discuss how to make this pandemic a turning point towards system change that we need not just to deliver social justice but increasingly to defend our very survival. The very insightful conversation examined what can we learn from previous major global mobilisations, how can we build cross-sectoral and intersectional movements and what strategies and tactics we need to confront entrenched corporate power and authoritarian governments?
The current economic crisis is merely triggered by covid-19, argues Jan Douwe van der Ploeg. The real causes reside in the specificity of today’s global economic structure and especially in three key features that lie at its core. In this policy brief he discusses these key features with reference to farming and food and presents building blocks for the construction of resilient alternatives to the current crisis.
El Tratado sobre la Carta de la Energía (TCE) otorga amplios derechos a los inversores extranjeros en el sector de la energía. El TCE puede ser usado para impedir una transición energética e blindar las privatizaciones fallidas en el sector de la energía, entre otros. A pesar de la creciente controversia que envuelve a este tratado, muchos países de África, Asia y América Latina están en el proceso de unirse al TCE. Este informe revela los riesgos para los países del Sur Global y las promesas vacías de quienes presionan para que se sumen nuevos países.
COVID-19 ha puesto al descubierto muchos de los problemas del sistema alimentario mundial. Ya en ‘tiempos normales’, les trabajadorxs agrícolas migrantes viven y trabajan en condiciones de hacinamiento y peligro. COVID-19 ha devastado muchas comunidades de trabajadorxs agrícolas y especialmente de migrantes. Incluso cuando los estados cerraron sus fronteras para detener la propagación del virus, encontraron formas de permitir que les trabajadorxs agrícolas pudieran llegar al lugar de trabajo para no parar la cosecha. En circunstancias en las que se prometió la regularización de los trabajadores indocumentados, las medidas introducidas han sido inadecuadas.
COVID-19 has laid bare many of the problems with the global food system. Even in ordinary times, migrant farmworkers live and work in overcrowded and dangerous conditions. COVID-19 has ravaged many farmworker communities. Even as states closed their borders to halt the spread of the virus, they found ways to allow farmworkers to migrate. In circumstances where undocumented workers were promised regularization, the measures introduced have been inadequate.
The database Public Futures is an open place for creating and exchanging knowledge about de-privatisation of basic services and infrastructure at the municipal, regional, and national levels. Relevant organisations, public authorities, academics, and interested individuals are invited to access and amplify the dataset. The database offers a user-specific visualisation of the data through a global mapping tool, as well as through graphs and diagrams. The dataset can be downloaded to be used for further educational, academic or professional purposes. If you are able to provide additional information on specific cases, or if you can contribute new cases, we would welcome you to submit new data to be reviewed and added to the dataset by our researchers.
The 29th of June marks the 25th anniversary of the ceasefire by the New Mon State Party with the then military government of the State Law and Order Restoration Council. Twenty-fire years later, the NMSP is still in ceasefire with the government of the National League for Democracy today, but the peace process in the country has begun to stall badly.
Today marks the Silver Jubilee of the ceasefire agreement between the New Mon State Party (NMSP) and the military (Tatmadaw) government of the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) on 29 June 1995. This peace agreement came after 40 years of armed struggle for political and ethnic rights by the Mon people against successive central governments in the country. Founded in 1958, the NMSP is an ethnic nationality-based armed organization that is active in southern regions of the Union of Myanmar.
Max Carbonell Ballestero, Déborah Berlioz, Igor Lasić, Kenneth Haar, Yago Álvarez Balba, Maria Maggiore, Benoît Collet, Olivier Petitjean, Rachel Knaebel, Hazel Sheffield, Maxime Combes, Barnabé Binctin, Guernica Facundo Vericat, Radek Vrábel, Olivier Hoedeman, Lina María González Correa, Mónica Vargas, Eleonora de Majo, Blanca Bayas Fernández, Alfons Pérez , Laia Forné, Nuria Alabao, Sol Trumbo Vila, Emma Avilés
25 June 2020
This publication is a first attempt to take a comprehensive look at the confrontation between cities and multinationals’ power, which is played out in many different sectors, and in different ways. It includes articles written by activists, journalists, officials and academics from different European countries.
In January 2019 the World Health Organization issued a collection of formal recommendations to reschedule cannabis and cannabis-related substances, these present an opportunity for African governments and civil society to further decolonise drug control approaches on the continent, as well as to strengthen the international legal basis for emerging medicinal cannabis programmes in several African countries.
Este taller, organizado por la Red de la Soberanía de los Pueblos, tiene por objeto compartir las experiencias de activistas de movimientos sociales y de la sociedad civil de diferentes regiones del mundo que luchan por defender sus derechos y la soberanía sobre sus territorios y vidas.
This workshop, organized by the People´s Sovereignty network, aims at sharing the experiences of social movement and civil society activists from different regions of the world who are struggling to defend their rights and sovereignty over their territories and lives.