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  1. Examining Barcelona en Comu's attempt to be a movement-party

    06 March 2018
    Paper

    The radical citizens' movement and party, Barcelona en Comú, has a goal of democratizing the relationship between civil society and city institutions by transforming the traditional structures of political parties and creating new formsof democratic political participation. Through the study of one of the city's many neighbourhood assemblies, Zelinka examines whether it is possible for a political organization to be movement and institution at the same time and what kind of challenges, conflicts and opportunities emerge through this undertaking.

  2. Spanish municipal elections

    Sol Trumbo Vila
    05 June 2019
    Article

    With the results still playing out, the survival of parties like Barcelona en Comú will depend on their ability to bring together the ‘three souls’ of the movement.

  3. Controlling People Through Language

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    16 September 2010
    Article

    Market reforms have given rise to new revisions of the language, and all personal activities are now expressed in terms of buying and selling.

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    The Kenya case and media bias

    Antony Otieno Ong’ayo
    08 February 2008
    Article
  5. The growing crisis of credibility of the Indian media

    Praful Bidwai
    28 April 2011
    Article

    Despite massive growth in the Indian media industry, the lack of quality and diversity shows an increasing disconnect with the real lives of people in the country and the most important issues they face.

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    En el ojo del huracán

    26 January 2006
    Article
  7. Energy Democracy: How can we regain control over our energy system? A question of ownership

    09 December 2015

    We often use the term "Commons" to explain, that we aim at transforming our societal organization. But which realistic concepts do we have at hand to regain the control over our energy system? We need to ask the question of ownership: Shall the energy system pass into public ownership? Shall we fight for it on all levels, at the municipal, regional and national level?

  8. Putting Water Back into Public Hands

    06 March 2013
    Multi-media

    An inspiring video animation about how cities are reversing water privatisation to regain public control.

  9. Memories of the Sandinista Revolution, Nicaragua

    26 November 2017

    This Sunday--in cooperation with Filmhuis Cavia--the Transnational Institute hosts the documentary “Heiress of the wind” .

  10. US alternative solidarity economy

    30 September 2015
    Multi-media

    The US economy is known for its powerful banks and transnational corporations, but behind the scenes an alternative economy based on cooperatives, worker ownership and solidarity is thriving.

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    Techno-politics?

    25 June 2007
    Article
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    Why is public banking important for social change?

    30 September 2015
    Multi-media

    Thomas Marois, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies argues that until people regain control of money and credit, we will not be able to stop economic and ecological crises. Most people don't know that fortunately there is untapped potential in public banks, that make up a quarter of all banks worldwide. Drawing on his research on public banks in Turkey, Costa Rica and elsewhere, Marois points to the potential and problems of public banks and how we might harness them to deliver social and environmental justice.

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    Left Forum 2010: Hilary Wainwright

    Hilary Wainwright
    15 April 2010
    Multi-media

    Is it possible to democratise the capitalist state? Interview with Hilary Wainwright at the Left Forum in New York.

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

    A Global Green New Deal - Webinar recording

    13 May 2020
    Multi-media

    Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD) and leading activists from across the globe share their perspectives on how we can build climate justice in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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    The relationship between Latin American and European social movements

    30 January 2013
    Multi-media

    The challenge of social movements to continue working in an articulated way are two of the main issues addressed in this interview with Lucia Ortiz

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    Podemos and the new political practices

    07 October 2014
    Multi-media

    What are the reasons for the success of Podemos, its implications for Spanish and European politics and is it possible to imagine a similar development in the Netherlands?

  17. The Future Is Public: Special Report from Amsterdam

    Laura Flanders
    13 February 2020
    Multi-media

    From Austria to Chile, Lagos to London, people are demanding policies that democratize economies and keep public resources in public hands. In just the last decade, more than 2,400 cities in 58 countries have brought privatized resources back under public control. Laura Flanders reports from Amsterdam at The Future is Public, a conference co-hosted by TNI that brings together hundreds of organizers, scholars, and government officials who are working to democratize their municipal and national economies.

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    The question of faith

    Praful Bidwai
    27 September 2007
    Article
  19. Transformative Cities: Crisis and Opportunity

    Laura Flanders
    29 November 2018
    Multi-media

    Cities accumulate capital, people, aspirations, and power. But, whose power? Whose aspirations? How can we find in the city a place of possibility? Laura Flanders introduces TNI's Transformative Cities programme in Amsterdam during June 2018.

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