TNI is glad to invite you to this free webinar on Wednesday, 8 April at 4pm (CET) with Professor Jayati Ghosh and a number of other panellists (to be confirmed) on what are the likely global impacts of the economic fallout from the Coronavirus, what a peoples' agenda would look like and how we might be better prepared than the 2008 economic crisis to put forward progressive solutions that address the immediate crisis as well as existing crises of poverty, inequality and environmental destruction.
This pandemic health crisis impacts a world already in crisis. It will have a disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable in our society and particularly in the Global South unless we mobilise and demand a just response to the pandemic. It is a wake-up call that the current capitalist economic system is not fit to protect the health of us as individuals or as societies. We must learn the lessons to defeat COVID-19, address the multiple crises we face―from accelerating inequality to the climate crisis―and build the just sustainable society we all desire.
La cobertura mediática internacional y la mayoría de los análisis académicos se han centrado hasta ahora en la magnitud de la pandemia del virus COVID-19 en las sociedades ricas del norte, en particular en los países europeos. Las referencias a la realidad europea, sin embargo, ocultan profundas diferencias en cómo la crisis está afectando a diversos países y sectores sociales. Este artículo analiza las respuestas del sector público en el contexto europeo (con énfasis en la dimensión socio-económica) y sugiere algunas “lecciones” que podrían ser relevantes o de utilidad para América Latina y otras regiones del mundo.
Concerns are deepening in the Kachin and Shan States as the government seeks to close internal displacement camps while conflict continues and the coronavirus is still spreading. War-shattered communities face a highly uncertain future. This commentary reports on a new initiative by civil society organisations to ensure that the human rights and security of IDPs are protected. But without peace and political reform, there are many worries that the crisis will only continue.
La pandemia ha puesto de relieve las injusticias del sistema económico mundial y debería servir como punto de inflexión para crear sistemas, estructuras y políticas que protejan a los excluidos y permitan que todos vivamos con dignidad.
The international media coverage and academic analyses have mainly focused on the magnitude of the COVID-19 crisis in the affluent societies of the North, in particular the European countries. The rather biased references to Europe, however, hide profound differences in the ways the crisis is affecting diverse countries and social sectors. This article examines the responses of the public sector to the pandemic in the European context and then suggests possible “lessons” for Latin America and other regions of the world.
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.
There is no shortage of information on the Coronavirus but not many pieces in the media dig deep into the causes, context and faultlines exposed by COVID-19. These are some of the pieces that TNI staff have found most helpful in understanding this unprecedented moment, and the ways we might respond as movements and actors committed to social and environmental justice.
This pandemic health crisis exposes the injustices of the global economic order. 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.
The Coronavirus pandemic is the second major crisis of globalization in a decade. We did not learn our lessons from the financial crisis and this is perhaps why the impact of COVID-19 has been even more massive.
El evento tuvo como objetivo problematizar el concepto y rol de la inversión extranjera (IED) en la región y entender como la inversión china se posiciona en relación al resto de la IED en América Latina.
Right-wing populists have been gaining support throughout Europe. Their nationalist and xenophobic outlook that seeks to reassert national glories has found a great support among rural communities in many countries. Although, right-wing populism is not an exclusively rural phenomenon, its popularity among European countrymen is alarming.
Smokable cocaines are commonly referred to as “the most harmful drug”, and considered not just a threat to public health, but also to public security in the urban centres of many large cities. As a result, its users are frequently subject to hostility and stigmatization.