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  1. Investment arbitrators' inner circle

    29 November 2012
    Article

    Interactive web showing the number of times the elite 15 arbitrators have sat side by side in investment arbitration panels.

     
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    Overcoming the challenge to the right to water in Asia

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South
    28 March 2012

    Speech delivered during the implementation of the right to water and sanitation transversal session of the Alternative World Water Forum/Forum Alternatif Mondial d’Eau. The session was moderated by Sylvie Paquerot, University of Ottawa and the panelists include Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians; Arthur Manuel, Defenders of the Land; Pedro Arrojo, Water for New Culture/University of Zaragosa; and Alexandros Kastrinakis, Initiative 136 in Greece. 

  3. “The Japanese population won’t accept it any longer”

    Satoko Kishimoto
    05 March 2012

    On March 11, it’s exactly one year ago that North-Eastern Japan was hit by a major earthquake and a tsunami with giant 15 meter waves. One of the devastating consequences was a meltdown in the Fukushima nuclear power plant – the biggest nuclear disaster in 25 years. How is the situation today?

  4. Breaking the logjam in climate negotiations

    Praful Bidwai
    29 November 2012

    Praful Bidwai in an interview explains the main issues at play in current UN climate negotiations, the role of emerging economies, and suggests ideas on how to create political will for effective action in North and South.

  5. Seeking a democratic solution to the EU crisis

    Julie de Los Reyes
    23 August 2012

    Syriza party and movement activist outlines the leading Greek opposition party's strategy post-elections and his belief in an alternative vision for European integration rooted in democracy.

  6. The Davos Class

    Susan George
    24 January 2012
    Article

    The Davos class run our major institutions, know exactly what they want, and are well organized, but they have weaknesses too. For they are wedded to an ideology that isn't working and they have virtually no ideas nor imagination to resolve this.

  7. Citizens’ participation is key for water efficiency

    Satoko Kishimoto
    14 February 2012
    Article

    Active citizens’ participation in water and sanitation initiatives is crucial to ensure sustainable improvements in water services for the poorest. Experiences from Tanzania, Spain, India and Uruguay show how citizen and labour participation can transform public services.

  8. the Alternative World Water Forum (FAME)

    16 February 2012
    Article

    United under the slogan 'Water is life, Not for Profit' 2000 people ended The Alternative World Water Forum (FAME) in Marseilles on 17th March with a protest march. TNI together with Reclaiming Public Water Network partners actively engaged in FAME and contributed to the collective achievement.

  9. Springs of Hope: Defending, Reclaiming and Redefining Public Water

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South
    01 March 2012
    Article

    For the last decade, the water justice movements from around the world have been struggling against the privatization and commercialization of water. But the big challenge for the movements is always to be one step ahead of the privateers. 

  10. Future of Water Movement Session: A Summary

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South; Gabriella Zanzanaini, FoodFirst Information and Action Network, Water Watch; Claudia Campero, Water Watch/RED VIDA
    28 March 2012
    Article

    The international water movement has been working for several years with important success in bringing solidarity to local struggles and impacting international policy. Broad consensus in significant issues has allowed good communication, support and collaborative efforts around the globe. However, the changing and challenging context compels us to go further in our coordination efforts and collaboration work.

  11. Angola's Ten Years of Peace: Some Perspectives

    David Sogge
    25 April 2012
    Article

    A presentation with a general overview of social and political transformation in Angola

  12. Good Food, Good Farming - Let’s march to Brussels!

    01 June 2012
    Article

    It’s time for fair prices for farmers and shoppers
    It’s time to take our environment seriously
    It’s time for food sovereignty
    It’s time to deliver good food and good farming everywhere

  13. A different kind of Europe

    Trevor Evans
    15 February 2012
    Article

    What would a progressive pan-European response to the Euro crisis look like? Professor Trevor Evans calls for a radical downsizing of the financial sector, debt audits, democratisation of the Commission and a full employment policy.

  14. Drugs on Latin America summit's agenda

    Martin Jelsma
    11 April 2012
    Article

    A critical rethink of the war on drugs features prominently on the agenda of the Cartagena summit. This provides opportunities to move forward but also faces several risks that could suffocate the remarkable yet incipient political opening of the drugs debate in Latin America.

  15. For its own sake, Greece needs to declare default

    Costas Lapavitsas
    14 February 2012
    Article

    The ruthless austerity programmes imposed on Greece and the endless cycle of debt renegotiations will only come to a close when Athens takes charge of its predicament and announces a democratic and sovereign cessation of payments.

  16. Celebration and Relief in Egypt

    Phyllis Bennis
    05 July 2012
    Article

    Many of the secular activists and organizations who had played such a central role in the Arab Spring uprising came together with the Muslim Brotherhood in a unified front to challenge the military's continuing seizure of power.

  17. Discover the dark side of Investment

    27 June 2012
    Article

    Introduction to the international investment regime, including key facts, links to useful resources and ideas for action.

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    Bookreview: The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis: Mortgaging Our Future

    Mayanglambam Ojit Kumar Singh
    06 March 2012
    Article

    Praful Bidwai's book The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis: Mortgaging Our Future presents an insightful and stern view on climate change and a corresponding advocacy to prevent this change.

  19. Tackle Burma's Drugs Problem

    Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer
    05 April 2012
    Article

    Policy priorities should focus on how best to manage and reduce the many health and social harms associated with the reality of a persistent and ever changing drugs market. 

  20. Water Commons, Water Citizenship and Water Security

    Buenaventura Dargantes, Mary Ann B. Manahan, Daniel Moss, V. Suresh
    17 July 2012
    Article

    This project was undertaken with support from the Visayas State University, Focus on the Global South, Our Water Commons, the Centre for Law and Democracy, France Liberte, and Reclaiming Public Water Network.

    The motivation behind this collection of case studies is to examine successful and/or illuminating cases of water commons governance and management, culling out insights that may be useful in communities around the world.

    downloaded at: http://www.ourwatercommons.org/water-commons-citizenship-security.

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