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  1. Nutrition and food – how government for and of the people became government for and by the TNCs

    Flavio Valente
    19 January 2016
    Article

    Advocating multistakeholderism in the area of food and nutrition has been one of the main strategies for advancing a pro-corporate agricultural agenda that results in dispossession of small-scale farmers.

  2. Express your Solidarity with Minga Nacional Campesina, Agraria, Étnica y Popular

    03 June 2016
    Article

    Despite the increased repression, organizations continue mobilized in different regions. In order to increase the pressure on the government, we would like to ask you to support the movement by signing the solidarity letter here

  3. Peasants mobilized in Colombia: The strike is finished, the struggle continues

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Danilo Urrea
    16 June 2016
    Article

    The current development model in place across Colombia has brought repression and harassment. The government has not fulfilled the terms of a 2013 agreement. On May 27th, the Cumbre Agraria, Campesina, Etnica y Popular1 called for a national Minga - a period of strikes and mobilizations - across Colombia to put pressure on the government.

  4. The right to land at crossroads in Myanmar

    Jennifer Franco
    05 July 2016
    Article

    What is the role of land in establishing lasting future peace in Myanmar? The country is at a crossroads, and facing rapid land polarization. However, the inauguration of a new government chosen by a landslide in historic elections offers an unprecedented opportunity to change course in a positive direction. An approach that prioritizes poor, vulnerable and marginalized groups especially ethnic nationalities, women, and youth, could lay a foundation for peace.

  5. Street Art Bogota, Colombia. Juan Cristobal Zulueta

    Territorial Peace and Land Grabbing in Colombia

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Danilo Urrea
    30 September 2016
    Article

    The end of Colombia's armed conflict will not mean real peace if the neoliberal status quo persists. The peoples of Colombia have real solutions to the country's environmental and social problems.

  6. လမ္းဆံုေရာက္ေနသည့္ ျမန္မာ့ေျမယာ အခင္းအက်င္း

    Jennifer Franco
    04 April 2016
    Article

    ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ ေရရွည္တည္တံ့ခိုင္ၿမဲသည့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးကို တည္ေဆာက္ရာ၌ ေျမ၏အခန္းက႑ မည္ မွ်အထိ အေရးပါလ်က္ရွိသနည္း။ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသည္ အခ်ိဳးအေကြ႕တစ္ခု၌ ေရာက္ရွိေနၿပီး ဆန္႔က်င္ ဘက္ အစြန္းႏွစ္ဖက္သို႔ အလ်င္အျမန္ ခ်ဥ္းကပ္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈကို ရင္ဆို္င္ႀကံဳေတြ႔ရလ်က္ရွိသည္။ သို႔ရာ တြင္ သမိုင္းတြင္သည့္ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲအတြင္း ေသာင္ၿပိဳကမ္းၿပိဳအႏိုင္ရခဲ့သည့္ အစိုးရသစ္ကို ေရြး ေကာက္တင္ေျမွာက္ႏိုင္ခဲ့ျခင္းက အျပဳသေဘာေဆာင္သည့္ ဦးတည္ခ်က္ျဖင့္ လမ္းေၾကာင္းေျပာင္း ေလွ်ာက္လမ္းႏိုင္သည့္ အခြင့္အလမ္းတစ္ရပ္ကို ေဖာ္ထုတ္ေပးအပ္ထားသည္။ ဆင္းရဲႏြမ္းပါးသူမ်ား၊ အထိခိုက္လြယ္သူမ်ားႏွင့္ အပယ္ခံလူထုလူတန္းစားမ်ား အထူးသျဖင့္ တိုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ိဳးမ်ား၊ အမ်ိဳး သမီးမ်ားႏွင့္ လူငယ္မ်ားကို ဦးစားေပးသည့္ ခ်ဥ္းကပ္လုပ္ေဆာင္မႈအားျဖင့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးအတြက္ အေျခခံအုတ္ျမစ္တစ္ခုကို ေဖာ္ထုတ္ႏိုင္ပါသည္။

  7. Building Solidarities for Social, Economic and Environmental Justice

    27 October 2016
    Article

    The economic and political rise of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) has far-reaching implications for global agrarian transformation as key sites of production, circulation and consumption of agricultural commodities.

  8. La Marcha del Silencio llena la Plaza Bolívar en Bogotá, octubre de 2016

    On the “NO” vote to endorse the agreements and new paths to build peace in Colombia

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Danilo Urrea
    01 November 2016
    Article

    The outcome of the October 2nd plebiscite in Colombia was a surprise for the international community and different democratic sectors in the country. It was an invitation to the Colombian population to endorse the Agreements reached between Juan Manuel Santos’ Government and the left wing guerrilla group, the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC). The outcome was a surprise even among the conservative sectors and those that had opposed the Agreements, who did not expect a majority of a NO vote. The Agreements aimed to end the armed conflict with the guerrilla group which has lasted for more than 50 years.

  9. Hydropower in Myanmar: For Whose Benefit?

    Nang Shining
    16 December 2016
    Article

    Amidst the many challenges Myanmar now faces, the threats to the environment are urgent – and they are growing more extreme. The situation is especially serious in the case of mega dams and hydropower where a host of projects are being promoted, without appropriate planning or public consultation, that are likely to cause irreversible harm to communities and natural ecosystems around the country. Not only are many of the projects located in nationality areas that are conflict zones, but the bulk of the energy produced will also be exported to neighbouring countries.

  10. TNI en het referendum over het associatieverdrag tussen de EU en Oekraïne

    Hilde van der Pas
    15 March 2016
    Article

    Handelsverdragen zijn niet het juiste middel om de mensenrechtensituatie in een land te verbeteren. Daarom roept het Transnational Institute op om op 6 april tegen het associatieverdrag met de EU te stemmen.

  11. Advocates for sustainable palm oil are ignoring human rights violations in Latin America

    Doug Hertzler
    20 September 2016
    Article

    A false picture of a sustainable industry was painted for investors and other participants, last month at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) , which ignores the harmful impacts of the aggressive expansion of the palm oil industry on local communities

  12. Book review: Dispossessed in the Name of ‘Security’

    01 February 2016
    Article

    Book review by Robert J. Burrowes of The Secure and the Dispossesed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World. The book is edited by Nick Buxton and Ben Hayes, who are both associated with TNI.

  13. The Secure and Dispossessed: security for whom?

    27 January 2016
    Article

    Open Democracy interviewed Ben Hayes and Nick Buxton, who argue that the climate change agendas of governments and corporations have securitised and militarised environmental policies to the world's detriment.

  14. Securing whose future? Militarism in an age of climate crisis

    Nick Buxton
    11 May 2016
    Article

    How is the US military seeking to address climate change and what are its implications for environmental and social justice?

  15. Donald Trump

    Breaking with Fear

    Nick Buxton
    01 December 2016
    Article

    Trump's obsession with security is not an anomaly, but a reflection of a growing tide of fear-based politics that has also shaped the climate change debate. In an interview about TNI's book, The Secure and the Dispossessed, Nick Buxton reflects on the 'securitisation' of climate change and the need to advocate a just transition.

  16. Wessen Zukunft ist sicher? Militarisierung im Zeitalter der Klimakrise

    Nick Buxton
    19 August 2016
    Article

    Deshalb ist die Interpretation des Klimawandels in ein Sicherheitsproblem so irritierend. Sie schafft eine doppelt Ungerechtigkeit. Nicht nur leiden diejenigen, die am wenigsten mit der Verursachung des Klimawandels zu tun haben, am meisten von den Folgen des Klimawandels, sondern sie werden nun auch noch angesichts dieser klimatischen Auswirkungen mit Sicherheitreaktionen konfrontiert.

  17. Committing geocide: climate change and corporate capture

    Susan George
    22 September 2016
    Article

    Geocide is the collective action of a single species among millions of other species which is changing planet Earth to the point that it can become unrecognisable and unfit for life. But we still have a chance;  human beings can overcome even threats as terrifying as geocide, says Susan George.

  18. US military base

    US National Security Policy for Climate Change Seeks Security for Corporate-Controlled Assets

    Nick Buxton
    06 October 2016
    Article

    Nick Buxton, co-editor of 'The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations Are Shaping a Climate Changed World,' says the military's prime concern is the continuation of its global imperial footprint

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    Voedsel Anders Conference 2016: A Personal Impression

    Katie Sandwell
    15 March 2016
    Article

    In February 2016 the second Voedsel Anders conference brought people together to build new connections and relationships within the food movement in the Netherlands, Belgium, and around the world, and to begin working towards a shared agenda and strategy for the movement. Over a thousand participants, some returning and some attending for the first time, gathered in Wageningen to discuss food system problems and solutions, plant the seeds of new ideas, build new connections, and grow the movement. 

  20. Call for papers: The future of food and challenges for agriculture in the 21st century

    13 December 2016
    Article

    A call for papers and proposals for workshops as part of the annual colloquium on food and agriculture to be held in 2017 April 24th / 26th in Basque Country. 

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