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  1. Food production for profit illustration

    Når magt vokser som ukrudt: Virksomhedsfusioner og kampen for vores madsystem

    • Katie Sandwell
    17 May 2019

    Gigantvirksomheder har taget kontrollen over vores mad. I løbet af de sidste to år har disse virksomheder arbejdet på at fusionere, så de bliver til blot fire enorme virksomheder. Jo større disse virksomheder bliver, desto sværere er de at kontrollere, og jo mindre kontrol vi har over dem, desto sværere er det at opbygge et alternativt madsystem; et madsystem, som flere og flere efterspørger. Nemlig et madsystem, der anerkender menneskers værdi, har respekt for planeten og leverer og sikrer anstændigt og værdigt arbejde. Hvordan skete det, og hvad kan vi gøre ved det?

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    Se hele litteraturlisten (på engelsk)her.

  2. Ahead of European elections, eminent jurists call on policy makers to strengthen social rights

    16 May 2019

    With EU elections taking place across the continent from May 23-26, eminent jurists are calling on policy makers to urgently commit to strengthening social rights in the economic governance of the European Union.

  3. El primer examen crítico del cannabis por parte de la OMS

    • John Walsh, Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman, David Bewley-Taylor
    14 May 2019
    Policy briefing

    El Comité de Expertos en Farmacodependencia (ECDD por sus siglas en inglés, o Comité de Expertos) de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) publicó en enero de 2019 los resultados del primer examen crítico del cannabis, en los que recomienda que se introduzcan algunos cambios en la clasificación actual de las sustancias relacionadas con el cannabis en virtud de los tratados de fiscalización de drogas de las Naciones Unidas.

  4. Towards a comprehensive analysis of South Africa’s electricity sector, the necessary energy transition, and the role of a radically reformed public utility

    14 May 2019
    Other news

    TNI is working with the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC), Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED), and South Africa's National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) and National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in developing a road map to establish a new public electricity system based on a progressive restructuring of Eskom, the country’s state-owned power company. To this end, a Reference Group has been set up with researchers from these organisations.

  5. (၇)ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ ဘိန္းစိုက္ေတာင္သူမ်ားညီလာခံ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္ ဖယ္ခံုၿမိဳ႕၊ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေတာင္ပိုင္း

    Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum (MOFF)
    13 May 2019

    ကၽြႏ္ုပ္တို႔ ကရင္၊ ကယား၊ ပအို၀္း၊ ရွမ္း၊ လားဟူႏွင့္ ကခ်င္ ဘိန္းစိုက္ေတာင္သူ ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားသည္ ကၽြႏ္ုပ္တို႔ ရင္ဆိုင္ႀကံဳေတြ႔ေနရသည့္ စိန္ေခၚမႈအခက္အခဲမ်ားကို ႏွီးေႏွာတိုင္ပင္၍ ေဆြးေႏြးအေျဖရွာႏိုင္ ေစရန္ ၂၀၁၉ ခုႏွစ္ ေမလ ၈-၁၀ ရက္ေန႔အတြင္း ေတြ႔ဆံုစည္းေ၀းခဲ့ၾကပါသည္။ ဘိန္းစိုက္ေတာင္သူမ်ား၏ ဘ၀မ်ားအေပၚ ရိုက္ခတ္လ်က္ရွိသည့္ ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္ခ်မွတ္မႈ လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္မ်ားအားလံုး၌ ဘိန္းစိုက္ေတာင္သူ မ်ား၏ သေဘာထားမ်ားကို ထည့္သြင္းစဥ္းစားေပးရန္ အလြန္အေရးႀကီးသည္ဟု ကၽြႏ္ုပ္တို႔ယူဆပါသည္။ ထို႔ေၾကာင့္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဘိန္းစိုက္ေတာင္သူမ်ားညီလာခံ(MOFF)ကို ၂၀၁၃ ခုႏွစ္မွစ၍ စီစဥ္က်င္းပလာခဲ့ သည္မွာ ယခု(၇)ႀကိမ္တိုင္ခဲ့ၿပီျဖစ္ပါသည္။

  6. Statement from the 7th Myanmar Opium Farmers' Forum

    Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum (MOFF)
    10 May 2019

    During 8-10 May 2019, representatives from Kayan, Kayah, Pa-O, Shan, Lahu and Kachin opium farming communities came together to discuss their challenges in life and find ways to solve their problems.

  7. In and against the European Union?

    Hilary Wainwright
    09 May 2019

    The government of the Portuguese Socialist Party supported and pressured by an alliance with the Communist Party and the Left Bloc have shown that it is possible to implement an effective anti-austerity programme as a member of the EU.

  8. Save the Irrawaddy by Offering Compensation

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    09 May 2019

    Controversy continues over a suspended mega-dam project, backed by China, on the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State. The social and environmental consequences of the proposed project cast a shadow not only over the local Kachin population but over all the nationalities of Myanmar. Public awareness is growing why protecting the Irrawaddy is of national importance.

  9. Left behind by Northern Ireland’s neoliberal peace

    Niamh Ni Bhriain
    06 May 2019

    Recent events have exposed how Northern Ireland hasn’t experienced peace as much as a cold war. The structural violence, legacy of conflict and democratic deficit can’t be left to dangerously smoulder any longer.

  10. La fórmula azul

    • Zoe Brent, Mads Barbesgaard, Carsten Pedersen
    02 May 2019
    Policy issue

    En este informe, analizaremos la política que está impulsando la promesa del ‘crecimiento azul’. Hemos descubierto que el discurso en torno al crecimiento azul, la economía azul, la revolución azul y términos afines representa un cóctel muy potente y mezclado con una gran maestría. Los ingredientes que componen esta fórmula constituyen el objeto de este informe y, para ello, repasaremos aquí la función que desempeña cada uno de ellos.

  11. The 10th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue

    02 May 2019

    From 15 to 18 November 2018, the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) jointly organised the 10th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue (IDPD). It was organised in collaboration with the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) of Myanmar and held at Inle Lake, Southern Shan State, Myanmar.

  12. Hojas de coca

    Migrants and Traditional Use

    Pien Metaal, Constanza Sánchez, Natalia Rebollo
    25 April 2019

    How to reconcile migrant communities’ right to the enjoyment of cultural life (including the use of traditional plants) with international drug control obligations.

  13. Venezuela: democratic solutions to the crisis

    06 June 2019 - Event

    Venezuela is passing through a period of acute political, economic and social chaos. Once one of the driving powers behind the new Latin American left, the economy has collapsed and there is a shortage of food and medicine.

    What structural or historical factors have caused the current situation? Is there a peaceful and democratic way out of the crisis?

  14. A living countryside

    Jeannette Oppedijk van Veen, Leonardo van den Berg, Sijtse Jan Roeters, Jolke de Moel, Hanny van Geel
    17 April 2019

    Against the backdrop of an agrarian landscape that has become more homogenous, sterile and empty over the past 50 years, a new movement of Dutch farmers and citizens is emerging. They want to support a type of agriculture that does not damage the environment, enriches the life of farmers and citizens, and produces healthy food. This desire is expressed through a vast array of initiatives. It includes growers who allow citizens to undertake their harvesting, dairy farmers who plant trees and herbs in the field, cereal farmers who sell directly to local bakers, farms in which citizens become shareholders, and many more.

  15. Grond van Bestaan

    • Jeannette Oppedijk van Veen, Leonardo van den Berg, Sijtse Jan Roeters, Jolke de Moel, Hanny van Geel
    16 April 2019

    In een agrarisch landschap dat in de afgelopen 50 jaar homogener, sterieler en leger is geworden, ontpoppen zich steeds meer initiatieven van boeren en burgers. Ze willen meer dan wordt aangedragen door overheden. Ze willen een landbouw die minder schadelijk is voor het milieu en die gezonder voedsel voortbrengt. Een landbouw die de natuur en het leven van boeren en burgers kan verrijken. Deze initiatieven zijn divers. Het zijn tuinders die burgers zelf laten oogsten, melk- veehouders die bomen en kruiden in de wei planten, akkerbouwers die direct aan lokale bakkers leveren, boerderijen waarin burgers aandeelhouders worden en meer.

  16. Un Tratado para gobernarlos a todos

    • Pia Eberhardt, Cecilia Olivet, Lavinia Steinfort
    16 April 2019

    Sabemos lo que tenemos que hacer para resolver la crisis climática: mantener el carbón, el petróleo y el gas bajo tierra. Pero la industria de los fósiles tiene un arma secreta para seguir cocinando el planeta: el Tratado sobre la Carta de la Energía (TCE). El Tratado está a punto de experimentar una enorme expansión geográfica, en África, Asia y América Latina, lo cual amenaza con obligar a más países a perpetuar unas políticas energéticas favorables a las grandes empresas.

  17. Hojas de coca

    Usos tradicionales y personas migrantes

    Pien Metaal, Constanza Sánchez, Natalia Rebollo
    15 April 2019

    Es necesario conjugar el derecho al disfrute de la vida cultural de las comunidades migrantes y el derecho a utilizar sus plantas tradicionales con las obligaciones derivadas del control de drogas.

  18. ISDS en números

    • Cecilia Olivet, Bettina Müller, Luciana Ghiotto
    13 April 2019

    Los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) se encuentran entre los más afectados por el sistema de arbitraje de inversiones, al ser blanco del 28% de todas las controversias inversor-Estado conocidas a escala global. La Argentina, Venezuela, México, el Ecuador, Bolivia y el Perú, en concreto, representan el 74% del total de demandas presentadas contra países de ALC. Los inversores han ganado en el 70% de los casos presentados contra países de ALC. Como consecuencia, los países de ALC ya han sido condenados a pagar a compañías extranjeras 21.807 millones de dólares estadounidenses, una suma que podría cubrir el presupuesto de salud y educación de Bolivia durante cuatro años completos.

  19. Soulardarity's Utility Justice Action Team

    Organising for energy democracy in the face of austerity

    Jackson Koeppel
    12 April 2019

    In 2012, citizens from Highland Park, Michigan came together to form Soulardarity in response to the repossession of over 1,000 streetlights from their city. Their goal is to organise for community-owned solar street lights, energy production and equitable development. Since its formation, Soulardarity has installed seven solar streetlights and deployed over US$ 30,000 worth of solar technology in Highland Park and the surrounding communities through the PowerUP bulk purchasing programme. The group has also organised advocacy at the city and state levels for regulation, policy and local political leadership to support community ownership, transparency and environmental responsibility.

    Soulardarity also advocates for a Community Ownership Power Administration (COPA) as part of the growing call in the United States for a Green New Deal to tackle climate change, economic inequality and racial injustice.