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  1. Five years of crisis: little learning, continuing risks

    Myriam vander Stichele
    27 September 2013
    Article

    Why has there been so little progress or learning from the world's biggest financial crisis? What solutions could really put people back in charge of finance?

  2. Bern the first Blue Community in Europe

    23 September 2013
    Article

    Social justice, environmental, and labour organizations in Europe are applauding the city of Bern for taking a bold new step to protect water as a commons.  

  3. Challenging Corporate Power in Brussels

    18 September 2013
    Article

    From September 5th to 8th, several activities were held in Brussels to discuss an international call for a People’s Treaty and the establishment of a new regulatory regime to put an end to the impunity of transnational corporations.

  4. States make historic call for UN to implement binding regulations on Transnational Corporations

    Brid Brennan
    18 September 2013
    Article

    Over 100 social movement and civil society organisations representing hundreds of thousands of workers, peasants, community groups and indigenous peoples have welcomed the historic call for binding obligations on Transnational corporations made by nine countries together with the African and Arab Groups of States.

  5. A Peoples Treaty proposal for Binding Obligations on TNCs highlighted in series of events

    Brid Brennan
    18 September 2013
    Article

    The call for a Peoples Treaty on Binding Obligations on Transnational Corporations has been highlighted internationally in a series of activities during the past weeks.

  6. TNI mourns loss of filmmaker activist Saul Landau

    11 September 2013
    Article

    TNI and Institute for Policy Studies staff and friends are mourning the loss of Saul Landau, an award-winning filmmaker, author, poet, and fearless human rights activist. Saul was an IPS Fellow and TNI Senior Fellow for many years.

  7. Cashing in on Catastrophe book meets fundraising goal

    10 September 2013
    Article

    Thanks to your support, we met our target and raised 10,000 euros for this crucial book that tells the hidden story of the corporations and military seeking to cash in on climate chaos, and puts forward peoples' alternatives for a liveable future.

  8. Optimism and Fear

    Phyllis Bennis
    06 September 2013
    Article

    If I was really optimistic, I’d say that President Obama is hoping that Congress will follow the example of the British parliament – and vote against his proposed military strike on Syria.

  9. The Checkered History of Humanitarian Intervention

    Walden Bello
    06 September 2013
    Article

    The impending US strike on Syria is justified as necessary to punish the Assad regime for using chemical weapons on its citizens and prevent it from further employing them. The situation, says Washington, calls for “humanitarian intervention.”

  10. Challenging corporate power

    Brid Brennan
    05 September 2013
    Article

    The International Call is out for a new regulatory regime that will end the impunity of Transnational Corporations (TNCs). This includes the demand for a World Court that will judge and sanction economic, political and ecological corporate crimes and ensure justice for affected communities and sectors. 

  11. Struggle for water is struggle for democracy

    Satoko Kishimoto
    03 September 2013
    Article

    As thousands of water specialists gather in Stockholm for World Water Week, there will be a lot of discussions around technical and efficient delivery of water but too few conversations on the nature of water as a public and democratic good.

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    Activities 2012 Democratising Europe

    03 September 2013
    Article

    Activities in 2012