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    How we made the news in 2020

    22 December 2020
    Article

    TNI’s work is in the news almost every working day of the year. Together with our partners, we enjoy wide coverage in national and international news outlets from around the world. Here are some of the highlights from 2020 of which we are particularly proud.

  2. EU-Mexico Agreement: Reflections on the impacts of European investments and free trade

    EU-Mexico Agreement: Reflections on the impacts of European investments and free trade

    02 October 2020

    Join a Virtual Public Conference about the new trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mexico.

  3. Pandemic profiteers

    Cecilia Olivet, Lucía Bárcena, Bettina Müller, Luciana Ghiotto, Sara Murawski
    20 April 2020
    Article

    The fact that we are marking the 1000th ISDS claim in the middle of a profound social and economic crisis should be a wake-up call. Just as the pandemic is revealing profound health inequities and the dangers of agroindustrial food systems, it is also showing the dangers of trade and investment systems that put corporate profits above health and life.

  4. Deep and comprehensive dependency

    • Layla Riahi, Hamza Hamouchene
    08 December 2020

    Tunisia has undergone radical changes in the past decade, and faces more in the years to come, if the EU has its way. As the first country to topple its dictator in early 2011, it set off a chain of revolutions across North Africa and West Asia that led to a political reconfiguration, the impacts of which are still playing out. While Tunisia is often seen as the ‘success’ story of the ‘Arab Spring’, the transition has actually been a lot more complex than that.

  5. TNI in the news in 2019

    08 January 2020
    Article

    Our research and experts were cited regularly by news outlets across the world in 2019. 

  6. UN green lights medicinal cannabis but fails to challenge colonial legacy of its prohibition

    02 December 2020
    Press release

    Vienna, 2 December 2020

    • In a historic vote, the United Nations (UN) has finally recognised the medicinal value of cannabis.
    • A group of prominent drug policy organisations has welcomed the move, but also expressed disappointment that this reform does not go far enough, as cannabis remains categorised internationally alongside drugs like heroin and cocaine.
    • The review was revisiting cannabis scheduling decisions made in the 1950s, which were driven by prevailing racist and colonial attitudes, and not based on scientific evaluations. This has remained unchallenged.
  7. Rural support for authoritarian populism is strong – but another way is possible

    Ian Scoones
    15 January 2020
    Article

    The rise of authoritarian populism continues. Now the UK has a fully signed-up version in its new right-wing government, with allies in Trump, Modi, Bolsarano, Orban and others. It is a dangerous, but perhaps inevitable, trend.

  8. The Coming Global Recession: Building an Internationalist Response

    08 April 2020

    TNI is inviting you to this free webinar on Wednesday, 8 April at 4pm (CET) with Professor Jayati Ghosh, Quinn Slobodian, Walden Bello and Lebohang Pheko on the likely global impacts of the economic fallout from the Coronavirus and how we might be better prepared than the 2008 economic crisis to put forward progressive solutions.

  9. How to move towards an antiracist horizon, Weds 9 December, 4pm CET

    Webinar: How to move towards an anti-racist horizon

    09 December 2020

    2020 will be remembered not just for the pandemic, but also as a year of radical anti-racist uprisings, under the banner of Black Lives Matter (BLM), in the US and beyond. A unique panel of leading anti-racist scholars and activists from Brazil, the US, the UK and Morocco will share from their own experiences of struggle and discuss how we can build long-lasting transformative racial justice movements.

  10. Public is Back - Proposals for a democratic just economy, 4pm CET 20 May

    Public is Back: Proposals for a democratic just economy

    20 May 2020

    Support for public services and limits on private profit is at an all-time high in the wake of the pandemic. How do we ensure this prioritisation of public needs and goods becomes permanent? What are the best models of democratic and participatory public services? Join a webinar with trade unionists and activists in Italy, Nigeria and India advancing bold new visions for a public future. 

  11. States of Control – the dark side of pandemic politics

    29 April 2020

    Join our fifth COVID-19 webinar, which will examine authoritarian and repressive state responses to the Coronavirus pandemic, featuring a UN Special Rapporteur on Protecting Human Rights and other global experts and activists.

  12. Financing the future we want – from a green recovery to a just transition

    07 October 2020

    Join our new monthly webinar series: Ideas into movement.

  13. Taking Health back from Corporations: pandemics, big pharma and privatized health

    22 April 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the perils of governments handing over our right to health and life to corporations. The privatization of our health has made millions of people vulnerable to infectious diseases and destroyed the integrated public systems needed to coordinate an effective response.

  14. A Global Green New Deal - Weds 13 May 4pm CET

    A Global Green New Deal

    13 May 2020

    Join our sixth webinar in our series focused this week on a Global Green New Deal featuring Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD), and leading activists from across the globe leading the struggle for a just transition in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. (Live interpretation into French and Spanish available)

  15. Recipe for Disaster: Globalised food systems, structural inequality and COVID-19

    15 April 2020

    TNI's next webinar will feature a dialogue between Rob Wallace, author of Big Farms Make Big Flu and agrarian justice activists from Myanmar, Palestine, Indonesia and Europe. Join us on Wednesday April 15 at 4pm CET.

  16. First Arabic-language webinar: The Corona pandemic and the necessity of the struggle for food sovereignty

    21 April 2020

    The Coronavirus pandemic is threatening to truly become a humanitarian disaster at a global scale and will have grave and disproportionate impacts on the vulnerable and marginalized groups, especially societies in countries of the Global South, including North Africa. Join us on Tuesday, April 21 17:00 Tunis time (18:00 CET).

     
  17. Webinar: Building an internationalist response to Coronavirus

    01 April 2020

    TNI is glad to invite you to this free webinar on Wednesday, 1 April at 4pm (CET) with Sonia Shah, author of Pandemic: Tracking contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (2017) as well as experts on public health systems and activists on the frontlines responding to the crisis in the Global South.
    Update: The recording of the webinar is now available here: https://www.tni.org/en/article/video-recording-webinar-on-building-an-internationalist-response-to-covid-19.

  18. Future Beyond Shell Presents: Future Beyond Crises

    16 May 2020

    TNI is happy to invite you to the live broadcast Future Beyond Shell Presents: Future Beyond Crises on Saturday, May 16 19:30 CET. This online event is organised in cooperation with Climate Liberation Bloc (CLuB), Code Rood, Gastivists, and Shell Must Fall.

  19. From Fanon to ventilators

    Arun Kundnani
    07 May 2020
    Article

    To neoliberal states, the pandemic is a racialized security threat and a market opportunity. Our fight is for the right to breathe — in every sense.

  20. The impact of COVID-19 is all down to inequality

    Mariano Aguirre
    10 April 2020
    Article

    Coronavirus must change the neoliberal rationale, and rescue the social contract between the welfare state and the market economy that can plan to prevent the crises to come.

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