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  1. Asia Europe People's Forum 2010

    28 September 2010
    Article

    The AEPF this year in Brussels brought together citizens for dialogue, solidarity and action, as a platform from which to oppose corporate-dominated, undemocratic and neoliberal responses to ongoing crises.

  2. The Tragedy of The Private, The Potential of The Public

    • Hilary Wainwright
    24 March 2014
    Report

    From South Africa to Brazil, from Italy to the US, in Uruguay, Greece, Norway, the UK and in many other countries, municipal councils are taking services back under public control. Public Service workers and their fellow community members are not only defending public services but are also struggling to make them democratic and responsive to the people's needs and desires.

  3. Land Conflicts in Argentina

    • Zoe Brent
    16 December 2013
    Policy briefing

    In Argentina, the accumulation of new lands for expanding mining and large-scale agribusiness requires displacement of current occupants. However, peasant resistance is shaping to achieve far-reaching structural change.

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    Ethnic Peace and Political Participation

    23 August 2012
    Report

    Ceasefires have been agreed; the NLD has elected representatives in the national legislatures; Western sanctions are being lifted; and the World Bank and other international agencies are returning to set up office in the country. Such developments are likely to have a defining impact on ethnic politics, which remains one of the central challenges facing the country today.

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    A Landmark Victory for Justice: Biowatch’s Battle with the South African State and Monsanto

    • David Fig, Rachel Wynberg
    07 May 2013
    Book

    Published by  Biowatch South Africa, this is a book about access to information, the right to know, and action in the public’s interest – a must-read for anyone campaigning for environmental or social justice.

  6. Privatising Europe

    • Joseph Zacune
    13 March 2013
    Paper

    This working paper and infographic provide an overview of  a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.

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    Public service reform - But not as we know it! (Picnic Publishing, 2009)

    • Hilary Wainwright, Matthew Little
    17 March 2009
    Book

    "A fascinating and lively account of how it is by strengthening democracy, involving workers and citizens we can transform our public services. It truly kicks privatisation into touch!" (Baroness Helena Kennedy)

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    Civic Driven Change - A concise guide to the basics

    • Kees Biekart, Alan Fowler
    26 April 2009
    Book
    This short booklet introduces new ideas about how civil society is taking charge in guiding development by taking key roles in society to respond to the most pressing issues the world faces such as poverty, injustice, conflict and environmental degradation.
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    Civic Driven Change

    • Kees Biekart, Alan Fowler
    03 October 2008
    Book
    The Civic Driven change Initiative is a recent thinking and debating process to explore and communicate a perspective of change in societies that stems from citizens rather than states or markets. The initiative is meant to kick-start a public debate about and beyond aided-development.
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    The Democratisation of Disempowerment

    • Jochen Hippler
    01 October 1995
    Book
    The market-oriented democratisation of the Third World has been developed by Western powers as a policy that fuses both democratic rhetoric and support for more pluralist policies in the Third World, with the pursuit of Western interests.
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    The New Latin American Left

    • Patrick Barrett, Daniel Chavez, César Rodríguez-Garavito (Editors)
    09 October 2008
    Book

    A comprehensive study of the wide variety of leftist governments, parties and movements in the region, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela

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    Civil Society in European-Chinese Relations

    21 January 2010
    Book

    In the context of the current state of European-Chinese relations and the limited influence of European NGOs on EU policies, this book discusses the challenges and dilemmas of co-operation between European and Chinese civil society organisations.

  13. We the Peoples of Europe

    • Susan George
    11 April 2008
    Book

    A more neo-liberal, anti-democratic document than the EU Constitution, rejected by the French and the Dutch may be hard to imagine, but the new reform treaty tries hard. Susan George explains what is at stake for all peoples of Europe, what must we reject and how will such a document affect our lives?

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    Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy (Seagull, 2009)

    • Hilary Wainwright
    27 October 2009
    Book

    Reclaim the State sets out on a journey from Brazil to Britain to discover how people are creating new, stronger forms of democracy. The book shows that the foundations for new political directions for deepening democracy already exist, and provides imaginative and practical tools for building on them.

  15. Changing the flow

    31 March 2009
    Report

    Twelve brief interviews with water activists from Latin America as well as declarations from a historic gathering in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in August, 2008

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    Foreign Military Bases and the Global Campaign to close them

    • Wilbert van der Zeijden
    21 July 2009
    Primer
    There are more than a thousand foreign military bases worldwide which have become the infrastructure for imperial wars and have severe social and environmental impacts locally that have prompted growing resistance.
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    Crisis and alternatives

    • Achin Vanaik
    02 August 2012
    Paper

    In the long term we have to transcend capitalism as it cannot ensure a decent livelihood for all nor is it compatible with preserving necessary ecological balances. In the short-term we must start out with basic social democratic demands.

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    Converging Crises: Reality, Fear and Hope

    • Susan George
    10 May 2010
    Paper

    The term crisis implies a short lived period of uncertainty - suggesting there is something temporary or anomalous about the current state of the global economy. On the contrary, our global economy, from the financial clouds (or bubbles) to the real roots - where men and women work, live and survive - is suffering from systemic flaws based on an ever expanding void between rich and poor.


     

  19. Putting Water Back into Public Hands

    06 March 2013
    Multi-media

    An inspiring video animation about how cities are reversing water privatisation to regain public control.

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    Video: Through the Empty Tap - Water Privatisation in Jakarta

    21 March 2011
    Multi-media

    The experience of water privatisation in Jakarta (Indonesia) shows that private investments are not the answer to fulfill the human right to water.

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