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  1. New President, the extreme right and popular resistance in Colombia

    Danilo Urrea, Lyda Fernanda Forero
    20 August 2018
    Article

    The outcome of the Colombian presidential elections will have dire political consequences, visible even before the new president took office last August 7.

  2. A bold foreign policy platform for the new wave of left lawmakers

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 August 2018
    Article

    Socialists and other progressives are running for U.S. office on strong domestic programs. Here’s how their foreign policy platform can be just as strong.

  3. Duque presidente, ultra derecha y resistencia popular

    Danilo Urrea, Lyda Fernanda Forero
    08 August 2018
    Article

    El resultado de las elecciones en Colombia tiene consecuencias, en muchos casos preocupantes, que comienzan a hacerse visibles incluso antes de la posesión del nuevo presidente este 7 de agosto.

  4. The commons, the state and the public: A Latin American Perspective

    Daniel Chavez
    01 August 2018
    Article

    What are the commons and what is their political, social and economic relevance?

  5. Estado del poder 2018

    31 July 2018
    Report

    Los movimientos populares prosperan en todo el mundo, mientras nos enfrentamos a una impunidad cada vez mayor por parte de las grandes empresas y una creciente violencia estatal. En la séptima edición de 'Estado del poder', publicada en español por el Transnational Institute y Fuhem Ecosocial, examinamos los movimientos sociales de hoy, su potencial para generar contrapoderes y cómo podemos organizarnos para luchar contra la injusticia y, a la vez, sentar las bases para una transformación a largo plazo.

  6. Convocatoria de propuestas para ‘Estado del poder 2019’: finanzas y poder

    30 July 2018
    Article

    El Transnational Institute (TNI), desde su sede en los Países Bajos, lanza una nueva convocatoria abierta de propuestas (ensayos, artículos, infografías y proyectos artísticos) con el fin de elaborar su próxima edición del informe ‘Estado del poder’, que se publicará a fines de enero de 2019, coincidiendo con el Foro Económico Mundial en Davos. Para la edición de 2019, buscamos ensayos y colaboraciones artísticas accesibles que aborden la cuestión de las finanzas y el poder.

  7. It takes a hurricane... Puerto Rico’s yearning for energy democracy

    • Antonio Carmona Báez
    30 July 2018
    Paper

    On the evening of 22 January 2018, the Governor of Puerto Rico announced the complete privatisation of the island’s power utility. The public statement came four months after hurricanes Irma and Maria, which devastated the archipelago leaving thousands of people homeless or dead and over 40 percent of the population without access to electricity and running water. Puerto Rico’s energy system was crumbling long before the tropical weather systems of September 2017 hit the archipelago. The hurricanes only laid bare the unsustainable conditions of the extremely expensive and fossil fuel-generated electrical power regime.

  8. Kantoorruimte in Amsterdam te huur (58m2)

    30 July 2018

    Te huur vanaf 1 september: Lichte kantoorruimte (58m2) in een sfeervol voormalig schoolgebouw vlakbij het Westerpark voor 900 euro per maand (exclusief servicekosten).

  9. El autoritarismo europeo en jaque

    • Nikolai Huke, David Bailey, Mònica Clua-Losada, Julia Lux, Olatz Ribera Almandoz
    27 July 2018
    Paper

    Las instituciones y los Gobiernos de la UE respondieron a la crisis de la eurozona con una mezcla de austeridad y autoritarismo que exacerbó la precariedad y menoscabó la democracia liberal. Sin embargo, un estudio de los movimientos sociales pone de manifiesto que esta despolitización tecnocrática solo triunfó en parte, ya que la exclusión creciente de las personas de los espacios de toma democrática de decisiones también generó nuevas formas de organización que han abierto posibles vías para un cambio social radical.

  10. Office for rent (58m2)

    23 July 2018

    We have an office to rent out from 1 September 2018 in our beautiful 19th century former school building at De Wittenstraat 25, 1052AK in Amsterdam. The rent is 900 euro per month, (excl. an estimated 200 euro service costs per month).

  11. Call for essays on finance and power for State of Power 2019

    23 July 2018
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays, short papers, infographics and artistic collaborations for its forthcoming State of Power report launched in late January 2019 to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2019, we are particularly looking for accessible, engaging essays and artistic explorations that explore the issue of finance and power.

  12. RCEP: A secret deal

    • Rachel Tansey, Sam Cossar-Gilbert
    20 July 2018
    Report

    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a mega regional trade deal involving sixteen nations from Asia-Pacific. RCEP will impact the lives of billions of people, from the quality of the food they eat to the energy they consume and the affordability of life-saving medicines. Yet, RCEP negotiations are being conducted almost completely in secret, with limited to no meaningful public participation. Most elected officials have, at best, limited access to the negotiating texts, which remain out of reach for civil society.

  13. Video: Another Europe

    Susan George
    17 July 2018
    Multi-media

    How another Europe can be built, "although this is not a recipe, because that is impossible."

  14. Online course “Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health”

    10 July 2018
    Article

    What are drugs and why are they controlled? What are the benefits and harms of taking drugs? How public health policies can address drug use? Learn the answers to these questions and more in the free online course 'Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health'.

  15. Forward Motion against the Headwinds?

    David Sogge
    04 July 2018
    Opinion

    How do academics and researchers size up global goals to boost wellbeing worldwide?

  16. From War to Peace in Kayah (Karenni) State

    • Tom Kramer, Oliver Russell, Martin Smith
    29 June 2018
    Report
    Kayah State, historically known as “Karenni State”, is an example of the reform dilemmas that the ethnic nationality peoples in Myanmar face today. Although the country’s smallest state, it reflects many of the challenges in peace-building and socio-political transition that need resolution in Myanmar at large: political impasse, a multiplicity of conflict actors, contested natural resources, land grabbing, humanitarian suffering, and divided communities seeking to rebuild after more than six decades of civil war.
     
  17. El intento por parte de Barcelona en Comú de ser un partido-movimiento

    29 June 2018
    Paper

    El objetivo de Barcelona en Comú es democratizar la relación entre la sociedad civil y las instituciones de la ciudad mediante la transformación de las estructuras tradicionales de los partidos políticos y la creación de nuevas formas de participación política democrática. Pero ¿es posible que una organización política sea movimiento e institución al mismo tiempo? ¿Qué tipo de desafíos, conflictos y oportunidades surgen con ocasión de esta iniciativa?

  18. Transnational Institute’s Drugs & Democracy Programme Team

    World Drug Day 2018

    26 June 2018
    Declaration

    Today, on the United Nations’ International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (26th June), governments around the world are commemorating their decades-long support of the global war on drugs. 

  19. Transnational Institute’s Drugs & Democracy Programme Team

    Día Internacional de Lucha contra el Uso Indebido y el Tráfico Ilícito de Drogas 2018

    25 June 2018
    Declaration

    Hoy, Día Internacional de la Lucha contra el Uso Indebido y el Tráfico Ilícito de Drogas de las Naciones Unidas (26 de junio), los Gobiernos de todo el mundo conmemoran décadas de apoyo a la guerra mundial contra las drogas. 

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