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  1. Sentinels of Privilege and the Ressentiment of the Powerful

    • Kurt Shaw, Rita de Cácia Oenning da Silva
    27 April 2018
    Paper

    Through the experience of working with kids from Brazil’s favelas (shanty-towns) telling their stories, two film-makers explore how the rise of the authoritarian right in Brazil is based on a deep fear by elites of social mobility and a desire to preserve their traditional privileges through both physical as well as political walls.

  2. Unmasking Authoritarianism

    26 April 2018


    With the likes of Putin, Trump, Xi Jinping and Modi controlling some of the world’s most powerful nations, authoritarianism is fast being normalised. The rise of these figures has been paralleled by a disturbing growth in nationalist, racist and xenophobic forces, disaffection towards traditional democratic institutions and a steady increase in repression of social movements and civil society.  The promises of Fukuyama, Friedman and others that capitalism and liberal, open societies were inextricably bound together lie today in tatters.

  3. Hearing on Bill C-45 as it relates to Canada’s international obligations

    Martin Jelsma, John Walsh
    25 April 2018
    Declaration

    The international dimensions of Bill C-45 are of utmost importance not only for Canada itself but for many countries around the world that are moving in the direction of legally regulating the cannabis market

  4. Alianza contra la Pobreza Energética, Catalunya, Estado español

    Monica Guiteras
    25 April 2018
    Article

    En el Estado español, la pobreza energética es un fenómeno muy real y punitivo, que afecta aproximadamente a 5,1 millones de personas, el 11 % de la población.

  5. El impulso municipalista a una transición energética justa y participativa en Cádiz

    Alba del Campo
    25 April 2018
    Article

    En mayo de 2015, Por Cádiz Sí Se Puede (la versión local de Podemos) se hizo con el gobierno municipal y se encontró con un Ayuntamiento terriblemente endeudado, una cultura del derroche energético generalizada, una situación grave de desempleo y pobreza energética, además de muy poco conocimiento sobre las cuestiones básicas relacionadas con la energía.

  6. Alliance against Energy Poverty, Cataluña

    Monica Guiteras
    25 April 2018
    Article

    In Spain, energy poverty is a very real and punitive phenomenon, affecting around 5.1 million people or some 11% of the total population. 

  7. The municipalist drive for a fair and participatory energy transition

    Alba del Campo
    25 April 2018
    Article

    In May 2015, the party Por Cádiz Sí Se Puede (the local version of Podemos) took over the government of Cádiz, inheriting a situation of massive debt, widespread energy waste, severe unemployment, energy poverty, and a lack of public awareness around energy issues. In just a few years, however, Cádiz has celebrated a number of concrete results.

  8. Sebastián Torres

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    Sebastián is a Uruguayan political economist with over 15 years of experience in public policy, agro-industrial development strategies and prospective studies....

  9. EU’s new trade deal with Mexico promotes CETA-style investors’ rights while ignoring human rights violations by multinationals

    Cecilia Olivet
    24 April 2018
    Article

    This weekend, the European Commission announced that the negotiations with Mexico to "modernise" their Free Trade Agreement have been concluded. A key feature of the “modernisation” process is the inclusion of a controversial investment protection chapter with the same characteristics as the one recently included in the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA).

  10. The unstoppable rise of remunicipalisation

    Satoko Kishimoto
    23 April 2018
    Article

    The debate on alternatives to privatised ownership models for public services is back on the academic and political agenda. What's driving remuncipalisation and why is it a better alternative than private provision?

  11. Hungary’s regime is proof that capitalism can be deeply authoritarian

    Gábor Scheiring
    23 April 2018
    Article

    Blaming citizens for their alleged populist or anti-democratic turn is misleading. Without the active involvement of the economic elite, both foreign and domestic, authoritarian capitalism could not have emerged in Hungary.

  12. 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?

  13. Countering Violent Extremism

    La globalización de las políticas de lucha contra el extremismo violento

    • Arun Kundnani, Ben Hayes
    19 April 2018
    Report

    La globalización de las políticas de lucha contra el extremismo violento representan la novedad más significativa de la política antiterrorista de la última década. Lo que empezó como un mero compromiso retórico de algunos organismos se ha convertido en un sinnúmero de normativas que se aplican en todo el mundo. Este informe incluye un prólogo de Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, relatora especial de la ONU.

  14. Acciones para el cambio hacia una política de drogas más efectiva

    18 April 2018
    Declaration

    Aprovechando la coyuntura electoral, Dejusticia, Fescol, TNI, Elementa, ATS, OCDDI, Corporación Humanas, Gpaz/Sisma Mujer, Temblores Ong y CPAT1 nos hemos reunido con el propósito de plantear algunas recomendaciones en materia de política de drogas, dirigidas al nuevo gobierno, al nuevo Congreso y a la sociedad civil interesada.

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    Authoritarianism

    17 April 2018
    Topic

    The rise in authoritarianism is often credited to the successful machinations of charismatic, skillful charlatans, ignoring the longer historical trends towards authoritarianism which has become deeply embedded in contemporary politics, economics and society. TNI has brought together researchers and activists worldwide to examine the underlying causes of today's authoritarian wave with a view to examining how progressive forces' resistance can better challenge and articulate emancipatory alternatives.

  16. Video: Fishing for food sovereignty

    16 April 2018
    Multi-media

    Industrial fishing, from deep sea trawling to coastal fish farms, is damaging the environment and emptying our oceans. But there is an alternative. Small-scale fishers around the world rely on traditional methods and practices, working in harmony with the environment to feed themselves and their communities. Around the world they are rallying around the idea of food sovereignty and the vision of a global food system with with food producers and human rights at its center.

  17. Acaparamiento y concentración de tierras en Europa

    • Sylvia Kay
    16 April 2018
    Policy briefing

    Los agricultores jóvenes y en ciernes de Europa enfrentarán crecientes barreras, ya que la tierra se está concentrando rápidamente en cada vez menos fincas grandes. La tierra está distribuida de manera aún más desigual que la riqueza. El número de pequeñas fincas está sufriendo una caída vertiginosa, con consecuencias devastadoras para la seguridad alimentaria, el empleo y el desarrollo.

  18. Accaparement des terres et concentration des terres en Europe

    • Sylvia Kay
    16 April 2018
    Policy briefing

    Les jeunes agriculteurs européens devront faire face à davantage d'obstacles pour rentrer dans l'agriculture, car la terre est consolidée rapidement dans relativement peu de grandes exploitations. La terre est encore plus inégalement répartie que la richesse. Une forte baisse des petites fermes européennes est en cours avec des conséquences néfastes pour la sécurité alimentaire, l’emploi et le développement.

  19. Thumbnail Amapola, opio y heroína

    Poppies, opium, and heroin: Production in Colombia and Mexico

    • Guillermo Andrés Ospina, Jorge Hernández Tinajero, Martin Jelsma
    16 April 2018
    Report

    Poppy cultivation in Mexico and Colombia is part of a local economy geared almost exclusively toward the illegal market abroad: it is driven by demand for heroin, primarily in the United States.

  20. ¿Es el 8 de marzo especial?

    Susan George
    12 April 2018
    Article

    Estoy deseando que llegue el día en el que la fecha del 8 de marzo solo evoque recuerdos entre las personas mayores. ¡Espero que esta afirmación te asombre!

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