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  1. Pandemic profiteers

    Cecilia Olivet, Lucía Bárcena, Bettina Müller, Luciana Ghiotto, Sara Murawski
    20 April 2020
    Article

    The fact that we are marking the 1000th ISDS claim in the middle of a profound social and economic crisis should be a wake-up call. Just as the pandemic is revealing profound health inequities and the dangers of agroindustrial food systems, it is also showing the dangers of trade and investment systems that put corporate profits above health and life.

  2. The Coming Global Recession: Building an Internationalist Response

    08 April 2020

    TNI is inviting you to this free webinar on Wednesday, 8 April at 4pm (CET) with Professor Jayati Ghosh, Quinn Slobodian, Walden Bello and Lebohang Pheko on the likely global impacts of the economic fallout from the Coronavirus and how we might be better prepared than the 2008 economic crisis to put forward progressive solutions.

  3. Public is Back - Proposals for a democratic just economy, 4pm CET 20 May

    Public is Back: Proposals for a democratic just economy

    20 May 2020

    Support for public services and limits on private profit is at an all-time high in the wake of the pandemic. How do we ensure this prioritisation of public needs and goods becomes permanent? What are the best models of democratic and participatory public services? Join a webinar with trade unionists and activists in Italy, Nigeria and India advancing bold new visions for a public future. 

  4. States of Control – the dark side of pandemic politics

    29 April 2020

    Join our fifth COVID-19 webinar, which will examine authoritarian and repressive state responses to the Coronavirus pandemic, featuring a UN Special Rapporteur on Protecting Human Rights and other global experts and activists.

  5. Financing the future we want – from a green recovery to a just transition

    07 October 2020

    Join our new monthly webinar series: Ideas into movement.

  6. Taking Health back from Corporations: pandemics, big pharma and privatized health

    22 April 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the perils of governments handing over our right to health and life to corporations. The privatization of our health has made millions of people vulnerable to infectious diseases and destroyed the integrated public systems needed to coordinate an effective response.

  7. A Global Green New Deal - Weds 13 May 4pm CET

    A Global Green New Deal

    13 May 2020

    Join our sixth webinar in our series focused this week on a Global Green New Deal featuring Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD), and leading activists from across the globe leading the struggle for a just transition in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. (Live interpretation into French and Spanish available)

  8. Recipe for Disaster: Globalised food systems, structural inequality and COVID-19

    15 April 2020

    TNI's next webinar will feature a dialogue between Rob Wallace, author of Big Farms Make Big Flu and agrarian justice activists from Myanmar, Palestine, Indonesia and Europe. Join us on Wednesday April 15 at 4pm CET.

  9. First Arabic-language webinar: The Corona pandemic and the necessity of the struggle for food sovereignty

    21 April 2020

    The Coronavirus pandemic is threatening to truly become a humanitarian disaster at a global scale and will have grave and disproportionate impacts on the vulnerable and marginalized groups, especially societies in countries of the Global South, including North Africa. Join us on Tuesday, April 21 17:00 Tunis time (18:00 CET).

     
  10. Webinar: Building an internationalist response to Coronavirus

    01 April 2020

    TNI is glad to invite you to this free webinar on Wednesday, 1 April at 4pm (CET) with Sonia Shah, author of Pandemic: Tracking contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (2017) as well as experts on public health systems and activists on the frontlines responding to the crisis in the Global South.
    Update: The recording of the webinar is now available here: https://www.tni.org/en/article/video-recording-webinar-on-building-an-internationalist-response-to-covid-19.

  11. From Fanon to ventilators

    Arun Kundnani
    07 May 2020
    Article

    To neoliberal states, the pandemic is a racialized security threat and a market opportunity. Our fight is for the right to breathe — in every sense.

  12. The impact of COVID-19 is all down to inequality

    Mariano Aguirre
    10 April 2020
    Article

    Coronavirus must change the neoliberal rationale, and rescue the social contract between the welfare state and the market economy that can plan to prevent the crises to come.

  13. Covid Capitalism Series

    01 October 2020
    Multi-media

    Since 1 April, TNI with allies has brought together experts and activists weekly to discuss how this pandemic health crisis exposes the injustices of the global economic order and how it must be a turning point towards creating the systems, structures and policies that can always protect those who are marginalised and allow everyone to live with dignity.

  14. Webinars

    08 April 2020
    Article

    These webinars bring together thinkers and activists to analyse critical global issues and put forward transformative alternatives and solutions. Our focus is transnational, highlighting the global context and dimensions of different crises, as well as profiling the social movements, especially those in the Global South, that are leading struggles for justice.

  15. Feminist realities -Transforming Democracy in Times of Crisis. 4pm CET, 27 May

    Feminist Realities: Transforming Democracy in Times of Crisis

    27 May 2020

    Join a conversation with an inspiring global panel of feminist thinkers and activists to reflect and discuss how we can collectively reorganise, shift power and pivot towards building transformative feminist realities that can get us out of the worsening health, climate and capitalist crises.

  16. Webinar: COVID19 and small fisher-folk of North Africa and Palestine

    30 May 2020

    The North African Food Sovereignty Network (NAFSN) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) will organize a webinar on Saturday 30 May 2020 at 14:00 Tunis time (15:00 Amsterdam time and 16:00 Palestine time) to put a spot light on the situation of fishers in Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and Palestine. This webinar will be in Arabic with live interpretation into English, French and Spanish available.

  17. Municipalist cities are key players in the corona crisis and the European Green Deal

    Satoko Kishimoto, Nada Baraka
    23 November 2020
    Article

    The second ‘Municipalize Europe’ conference was held on 5 November online, while two years ago we organised the first edition in the European parliament. In that interval, municipalism, a new political movement, has been growing in Europe and beyond. It is a new way of doing local politics putting social rights and citizen engagements at the center. Municipalize Europe is an attempt to look at European politics through a municipalist lens and to build pressure for change of the top-down European politics.

  18. Fieldfarming in Amarapura

    Hitting where it hurts: Impacts of COVID-19 measures on Myanmar poor

    Nwet Kay Khine
    06 July 2020
    Article

    In a country that was ruled by dictatorship for several decades, the local administration units are also no stranger to emergency-like authoritarian measures. Many thought there is no option but detention to deal with the situation. It is easier for the authorities even at the village and ward levels to ensure authoritarian submission if the country is in panic.

  19. Time to resolve debt issues in the Global South

    Sara Murawski
    17 April 2020
    Article

    The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the global economy is unprecedented. Whereas much of the attention is currently focused on the US, Europe and China, there are increasingly serious worries about the consequences for Latin America and Africa. The poor and vulnerable, mainly concentrated in the Global South1 and dependent on the huge informal sector, suffer the worst from crises. The Corona-crisis will not be an exception; unless swift, coordinated and unorthodox measures are taken.

  20. People Power & the Pandemic


    01 July 2020

    Join the final webinar in the COVID Capitalism series looking at how peoples’ movements can organise in the wake of COVID-19.

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