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  1. The Apple Connection

    Walden Bello
    14 February 2012
    Article

    iPad and iPhone are engineering masterpieces, but they also epitomise the social relations of production today where capital is free and labour is repressed.

  2. 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.

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    Taking on the Technocrats

    17 February 2012 - Event
  4. World at Risk without Climate Justice

    Vandana Shiva
    14 February 2012
    In the media

    Praful Bidwai’s book The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis: Mortgaging Our Future is unique for combining rigorous details of the climate crisis and international negotiations with robust arguments for climate justice and ecological democracy.

  5. Radiation Crisis continues in Fukushima

    Praful Bidwai
    14 February 2012
    Article

    The multi-reactor meltdown accident in Japan beginning last March 2011 has not ended. Plants continue to leak radiation and shockingly no sytematic monitoring of radiation levels is taking place.


  6. 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.

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    World Water Forum attendance down as activists ramp up

    14 February 2012
    Press release

    Critics of the triennial World Water Forum are encouraged by the failure on the part of forum organizers to attract large numbers to this year's event taking place March 12-17 in Marseille.

  8. Former B.C. attorneys-general call for legalization of marijuana

    14 February 2012
    Other news

    Spurred in part by the point-blank shooting of a known gangster in an upscale Vancouver hotel, four former attorneys-general of British Columbia have added their voices to a chorus calling for the legalization of marijuana, saying current laws are resulting in a worsening spiral of violence and crime. (See also: Timely letter from ex-attorneys-general in B.C. about need to legalize marijuana)

  9. Guatemala president weighs drug legalization, blames US for not reducing consumption

    14 February 2012
    Other news

    U.S. inability to cut illegal drug consumption leaves Guatemala with no option but to consider legalizing the use and transport of drugs, President Otto Perez Molina said, a remarkable turnaround for an ex-general elected on a platform of crushing organized crime with an iron fist. Perez said he will try to win regional support for drug legalization at an upcoming summit of Central American leaders next month.

  10. Is the Green Economy a new Washington Consensus?

    Working Group on Green Economy, WSF
    15 February 2012
    Article

    The current environmental and climate crisis is not simply a market failure because nature is not simply a form of capital. Putting a price on nature under the label of the "Green Economy" is an attempt to expand the reach of finance capital and privatise our planet.

  11. 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.

  12. Another Road for Europe

    Donatella della Porta
    15 February 2012
    Article

    The Euro crisis is more than an economic crisis; it has also unveiled an insidious disregard for democracy at the heart of the European project. How can we democratise the EU "from below"?

  13. Europeanism from below

    Paolo Gerbaudo
    15 February 2012
    Article

    Paolo Gerbaudo reports on the Routes of Europe conference in Florence, arguing that the Italian left must embrace the participatory democracy of the indignados to achieve political purchase.

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    The EU's New Austerity Treaty

    29 February 2012 - Event
  15. Interview: Guatemala president says drug war can’t be fought with arms

    15 February 2012
    Other news

    Guatemala’s first president with a military background in 25 years said Tuesday the drug war can’t be won with arms alone, and pledged that his administration will focus on fighting hunger, which he called a security problem. In an interview with The Associated Press one day after he promised to propose legalizing drugs in Guatemala, President Otto Perez Molina said the Central American country isn’t following U.S. orders, despite American opposition to legalization.

  16. Breaking with fear in Greece

    Yiorgos Vassalos
    16 February 2012
    Article

    The real news in Greece is not about riots, but of a growing number of people who have broken away from fear and decided to fight back against the austerity imposed by the 'Troika' of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF.

  17. Opinion | Is it okay if we sell joints?

    Peter Thiele
    16 February 2012
    Other news

    The City Council will soon be sending a letter to the justice minister, Morten Bødskov (Socialdemokraterne). It might be formulated a little more formally than the question above, but that question is, in essence, what we will be asking. A majority on the council support a Socialistisk Folkeparti initiative to request that the justice minister do what he can to help make it legal to launch a pilot project regulating the sale of cannabis in Copenhagen.

  18. 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.

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