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  1. Timothé Feodoroff

    Profile
    Freelancer

    Timothé Feodoroff is a political scientist and activist who brought his enthusiasm to TNI shortly after graduating from an MA in Agricultural and Rural Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies (The Hague) in 2012. His work focuses on land, water and fisheries issues, and other related issues such as the bioeconomy....

  2. Developing Disparity

    • Kevin Woods, Tom Kramer, Jennifer Franco, Joseph Purugganan
    19 February 2013
    Report

    Unless foreign direct investment in Burma's war-torn borderlands is refocused towards people-centered development, it is likely to deepen disparity between the region’s most neglected peoples and Burma's new military, business and political elite and exacerbate a decades-long civil war. 

  3. Beginners Guide to Trade

    • Cecilia Olivet, Pietje Vervest, Giorgina Garibotto et al.
    01 February 2013
    Report

    This beginners' guide provides a critical perspective on EU’s trade and investment policies and the business interests they serve. TNI worked on the guide with a Europe-wide network of trade activists, belonging to the Seattle to Brussels network.

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    The illicit drugs market in the Colombian agrarian context

    07 February 2013
    Policy briefing

    The distribution of land and its unjust use are the major causes of violence in Colombia. For this reason land issues are the starting point of current peace talks between the Santos government and the FARC guerrillas

  5. Intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties

    • Cecilia Olivet
    01 February 2013
    Policy briefing

    Corporations in Western Europe are suing Central and Eastern European countries at international arbitration tribunals through a vast web of intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). Yet while the European Commission has questioned the validity of these BITs, Netherlands, Germany, and the UK, oppose their termination.

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    Justice Matters - Jenny Franco

    14 February 2013
    Multi-media

    Jenny Franco of our Agrarian Justice team talks about the injustices her team tries to overcome through rigorous analyses and presenting alternatives.

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    "The Big Blackout: Debunking the Myths of Power Privatisation

    Satya Sivaraman
    21 February 2013
    Multi-media

    A video documentary on the impacts of neo-libaral power reforms worldwide and the search for democratic and sustainable energy policies. TNI/Living Films, December 2003

  8. For A European Spring

    14 February 2013
    Declaration

    TNI is joining hundreds of organisations to call for a 'European Spring' against austerity and anti-democratic EU policies. The call for action seeks to put pressure on the EU Council Spring summit that meets in Brussels on 14-15 March 2013.

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    De gevaren van extreme rijkdom

    Thea Mathues
    11 February 2013
    In the media

    Wie heerst er over de planeet in tijden van economische en ecologische crisis? Het Transnational Institute (TNI), een wereldwijde coalitie van wetenschapsactivisten, maakt jaarlijks een stand van zaken op.

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    Corporations, investors 'grabbing' land and water overseas

    12 February 2013
    In the media

    There is little international policing of land deals resulting in local farmers being forced off lands and deeper into poverty.

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    Investment in Burma must benefit locals

    22 February 2013
    In the media

    A report released by the Dutch think-tank, the Transnational Institute, expressed concern at the prospect of massive development projects in conflict-ridden parts of Burma.

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    Foreign investment a double-edged sword

    24 February 2013
    In the media

    The finding of a report released on Thursday that the rise in foreign investment in Myanmar's ethnic regions risks exacerbating conflicts and environmental destruction should come as a surprise to no one.

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    New TNI-BCN Burma report on Regional Investment

    21 February 2013
    In the media

    Burma has entered a pivotal stage in its political and economic development. The advent of a new quasi-civilian government has raised the prospect of fundamental reforms.

  14. Pathway to Progress in Israel

    12 February 2013
    Article

    While Israel moved away from the far right in last month’s elections, the new coalition is unlikely to alter the occupation. Change may come from divestment campaigns, the new UN recognition of Palestinian statehood, and in the Israeli and Palestinian campaigns of nonviolent resistance.

  15. The Day the World Said No to War

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 February 2013
    Article

    Our movement changed history. While we did not prevent the Iraq war, the protests proved its clear illegality, demonstrated the isolation of the Bush administration policies, helped prevent war in Iran, and inspired a generation of activists.

  16. Open letter to Martin Schulz on Colombian human rights abuses

    22 February 2013
    Article

    By ratifying the Free Trade Agreement with Colombia, the European Parliament committed itself to give a special follow-up to the “respect of human rights and the environment” by implementing the “road map” agreed upon for these issues. 

  17. Newsletter 14 February 2013

    14 February 2013
    Other news

    The newsletter for 14 February 2013

               
  18. Challenging the investment arbitration industry

    Cecilia Olivet, Pia Eberhardt
    12 February 2013
    Article

    During the CELAC-EU President Summit in Chile, some Latin American governments rejected the inclusion in the final declaration of the proposed EU wording in support of providing foreign investors legal certainty. To understand why, we need to look at the industry behind investment arbitration.

     
  19. One million in Europe sign for water as a public service

    14 February 2013
    Article

    ‘Water is a Human Right’ has made history as being the first European Citizen Initiative to have collected over one million signatures.

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    Mexico's disappeared

    19 February 2013

    This 176-page report documents nearly 250 “disappearances” during the administration of former President Felipe Calderón, from December 2006 to December 2012. In 149 of those cases, Human Rights Watch found compelling evidence of enforced disappearances, involving the participation of state agents.

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