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  1. Criminalisation of environmental harm

    Katerina Gladkova
    23 April 2018
    Article

    The joint report produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and INTERPOL in 2016 paints a rather grim picture of the extent of environmental crime worldwide. It identifies it as the fourth largest criminal enterprise globally, right behind drug smuggling, counterfeiting, and human trafficking. Two questions are worth pondering here: to quote George Monbiot, how did we get into this mess and what can we do about it?

  2. The hidden Citizens' Revolution for Public Water

    Satoko Kishimoto
    16 April 2015
    Article

    Growing numbers of communities are reversing past privatizations in the public sector and delivering even better public services in the process.

  3. Ebb and Flow of Privatized Water – from Buenos Aires to Atlanta, from Mozambique to France

    Nick Buxton
    02 December 2014
    Article

    In May 2000, a Fortune Magazine piece claimed triumphantly that the “liquid everybody needs – and will need a lot more of in the future – is going private,” and as a result would benefit “multitudes of poor people.”

  4. Remunicipalisation in the water sector: an unstoppable wave

    Beatriz Martínez
    24 December 2013
    Article

    Water remunicipalisation is a growing trend across the world.

  5. Blunt speaking opens up important debate at water summit

    Satoko Kishimoto
    16 October 2013
    Article

    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.

  6. Budapest Water Summit offers mirage of water for all

    Satoko Kishimoto
    15 October 2013
    Article

    It had been billed as a summit to push for universal access to water, but attending the Budapest Water Summit held last week felt like grasping at a mirage of water in a desert. The slogans and appearance were attractive, but held no prospect of delivering the human right to water for all.

  7. One million in Europe sign for water as a public service

    14 February 2013
    Article

    ‘Water is a Human Right’ has made history as being the first European Citizen Initiative to have collected over one million signatures.

  8. EC, stop imposing privatisation of water!

    17 October 2012
    Article

    TNI and other civil society organisations, in an open letter, have denounced the European Comission's admission that it imposes water privatization conditionalities as part of its 'rescue' package to crisis countries.

  9. The Land Deal Politics Initiative

    13 October 2011
    Article

    The Land Deal Politics Initiative calls for applications to their small grant competition. Grants are available to undertake original field research, carry out follow up fieldwork on an ongoing related initiative, or write up a paper based on research. 

  10. Another missed opportunity

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Obama's trip to Latin America: about gaining economic advantages, ignoring historical and recent diplomatic interferences and strategically placed critisism.

  11. The Coming Global Food Fight

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    07 March 2011
    Article

    As anger mounts in response to rising global food prices, small-scale farms rooted in local markets are showing how to avert international disaster and lead the way to "food democracy."

  12. Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    03 February 2011
    Article

    After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?

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    Wasted, ravaged, destroyed: a plea for an end to this disastrous economic model.

    Susan George
    17 January 2011
    Article

    Capitalism is the greatest waste machine invented by mankind: the natural resources of our planet have been plundered, and the social costs are enormous. 

  14. Food shouldn't be a pokerchip

    Sarah Anderson
    15 November 2010
    Article

    Excessive speculating makes for yo-yoing corn prices, pushing millions of people into hunger, while big-time gamblers exit in a stampede as soon as the price bubble threatens to pop.

  15. Emancipatory transformation and alternative development paths within and from regions of the South

    03 November 2010
    Article

    Alternative ‘regional’ South-South alliances and strategies hold out the most promising possibilities for shifting the global balance of power and creating living non-capitalist alternatives

  16. Unfinished Business of Executive Pay Reform

    Sarah Anderson
    04 September 2010
    Article

    Excessive executive pay, as the Wall Street meltdown has demonstrated ever so vividly, endangers our public well-being as surely as any other pollutants.

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    The Lib Dems won't deliver reform - Mike Marqusee on the UK election media hype

    Mike Marqusee
    11 May 2010
    Article

    Pre-election calls for a Lib Dem vote in the UK demonstrated how effectively misled some were by the mass media inflation of the yellow prospects for reform. Fluctuating left and right according to audience, the Lib Dems will continue with neoloberal economics, the war on terror, police-power abuses and cuts to public services.

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    Osborne's airbrushed co-op policy

    Hilary Wainwright
    17 February 2010
    Article

    For all the Tories' fine talk of empowered workers, their plans would only undermine the public sector's democratic rebirth.

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    Ecuador's neo-liberal model

    Roger Burbach
    01 February 2010
    Article

    Beginning his fourth year as president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa confronts a major challenge from some of the very social actors that propelled him into office, primarily over the control of the country's extractive resources.

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    Literary Fascism

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    22 September 2009
    Article

    While browsing through a major Moscow bookstore recently, I happened to notice one bookshelf with a tersely written label that read, simply, “Jews.” It contained a randomly arranged collection of books on the ancient history of Palestine, tracts on Judeo-Masonic conspiracy theories, memoirs of escaped Holocaust victims, pamphlets written by “revisionist historians” arguing that the Holocaust never happened, Russian-language publications from Israel, and a large number of books that I would classify as practical guides for organizing a pogrom. In

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