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  1. Syria crisis demands tough diplomacy

    Phyllis Bennis, David Wildman
    27 August 2013
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    The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever. However any attack will not protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.

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    Activities 2012 Agrarian Justice

    31 August 2013
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    Activities 2012 Corporate Power

    31 August 2013
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    TNI seeks to expose  corporate abuses, while pointing out the structural reasons why they remain able to operate with impunity.

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    Activities 2012 Trade & Investment

    31 August 2013
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    For years TNI has focused on ‘investment protection’ regimes that give corporations the right to sue states for actions that hit their profits, even where the measures are taken to defend public interests in poor countries

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    Activities 2012 Public Services & Democracy

    31 August 2013
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    Public Services and Democracy in 2012

     
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    Activities 2012 Water Justice

    31 August 2013
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    TNI plays an important role in supporting coalitions resisting water privatisation across the globe.

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    Summary of Drugs & Democracy activities, 2012

    31 August 2013
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    TNI’s Drugs and Democracy programme has been working since 1995 to push for evidence-based reform of drug policy. working simultaneously at national levels and in relation to the global legal framework, TNI starts by looking at the human rights of all actors in the illegal drugs market, and advocates an approach based on harm reduction.

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    Activities 2012 Democratising Europe

    03 September 2013
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    Activities in 2012

     
  9. Challenging corporate power

    Brid Brennan
    05 September 2013
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    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. 

  10. Democracy in danger: the rise of illegitimate authority

    Susan George
    30 August 2013
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    Transnational corporations have an unbalanced influence on global and domestic politics, and are dangerous to democracy. Ignore them at your own peril.

  11. Challenging Corporate Power in Brussels

    18 September 2013
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    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.

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

    Brid Brennan
    18 September 2013
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    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.

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

    Myriam vander Stichele
    27 September 2013
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    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?

  14. Bern the first Blue Community in Europe

    23 September 2013
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    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.  

  15. 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.

  16. Cashing in on catastrophe: how to stop the climate crisis profiteers

    Nick Buxton
    15 October 2013
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    Could it be that rather than burying their heads in the sands, some of our leaders are maintaining the pretence to tackle climate change while actually focused instead on how to manage its impact in their own interests?

  17. Blunt speaking opens up important debate at water summit

    Satoko Kishimoto
    16 October 2013
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    Instead of an ideological obsession with illusory private sector ‘solutions’, the international community would do better to support socially ambitious public operators working together in partnership with other public utilities.

  18. Spotlighting Food Sovereignty

    25 October 2013
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    On October 16th La Via Campesina celebrated the world food sovereignty day. The international peasant movement reasserted its call for a “people’s food system” with “real solutions to end hunger.”

  19. US drones strategy

    29 October 2013
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    US policymakers don’t even claim that all the targets of their drone strikes are posing a threat to the US, Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, told RT.

  20. Yolanda: the Messenger

    Walden Bello
    11 November 2013
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    It seems these days that whenever Mother Nature wants to send an urgent message to humankind, it sends it via the Philippines. This year the messenger was Yolanda, a.k.a. Haiyan.

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