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  1. A caravan of various security forces cruises through the flooded streets of the 9th Ward distrtict of New Orleans, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

    Ten years on: Katrina, militarisation and climate change

    Nick Buxton, Ben Hayes
    29 August 2015
    Article

    Hurricane Katrina was a watershed moment as it exposed how democratic states are moving towards treating social and environmental crises as security issues, rather than matters of social justice. This vision of ‘Homeland Security’ is now dominating our political response to climate change impacts.

  2. This isn't democracy - Grafitti

    State of Power 2016: Call for Papers

    Nick Buxton
    26 August 2015
    Article

    The Transnational Institute  (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays/short papers for its forthcoming State of Power report launched in late January 2016 to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2016, we are particularly looking for accessible, engaging essays that interrogate how power relates to democracy.

  3. Greeks protest against privatisation of water

    Leaked EU memorandum reveals renewed attempt at imposing water privatisation on Greece

    Satoko Kishimoto, Olivier Hoedeman
    24 August 2015
    Article

    The stubborn and aggressive imposition of privatisation by Troika goes against the will of Greek citizens and represents a direct attack on democracy.

  4. Sustainable water without private finance?

    Lavinia Steinfort
    23 August 2015
    Article

    At UN meetings in Addis Ababa, private finance has been touted as key to achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals, but campaigners argue that public finance is more reliable and more likely to secure the human right to water for all.

  5. How TiSA strolls off with our services

    Lavinia Steinfort
    23 August 2015
    Article

    While TTIP is currently attracting the most attention, more trade agreements are looming. In July, world leaders holed themselves up in back rooms to discuss TiSA, an extensive service agreement intended to put (public) services, like the water supply, in the hands of the international market.

     

  6. Susan George: vivir "mejor" con menos energía es posible

    23 August 2015
    In the media

    La informacion - Se puede vivir "mucho mejor" consumiendo menos energía, asegura la ensayista y presidenta de honor de la asociación altermundialista Attac, Susan George, alarmada por los estragos del calentamiento climático.

  7. Seminario Radical community manager en Ámsterdam

    Sol Trumbo Vila
    21 August 2015
    Article

    El colectivo español Xnet que ayudó a arrestar al exdirector general del FMI estuvo en Ámsterdam compartiendo sus conocimientos, instrumentos y estrategias con movimientos sociales y organizaciones de la sociedad civil de toda Europa.

  8. Aproximación a la dinámica política de los cultivos y las materias primas flexibles

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras, Pietje Vervest, S. Ryan Isakson, Les Levidow
    21 August 2015
    Report

    Este documento de debate presenta un análisis preliminar del concepto y fenómeno de los “cultivos y las materias primas flexibles”, fundamentado en un análisis anterior e inicial y una idea resumida presentada por algunos de los autores y autoras de este trabajo.

  9. Nice: building a public water company after 150 years of private management

    Olivier Petitjean
    19 August 2015
    Article

    This article was written for Eau publique, eau d´avenir, published June 2015(French edition of Our Public Water Future: The Global experience with remunicipalisation) and translated into English.

    In March 2013, the councillors of Nice, the fifth largest city in France, and of the surrounding communes announced that the city’s water services would gradually shift towards public management.

  10. Los piratas del Estado en el TTIP

    19 August 2015
    In the media

    eldiario.es - Grandes bufetes de abogados presionan para la inclusión del ISDS en el tratado TTIP por los suculentos beneficios que reportan los pleitos arbitrados.

  11. ‘Drug Free’ ASEAN by 2015?

    08 August 2015
    In the media

    The Diplomat - There is a growing consensus within the region that the war on drugs has failed.

  12. Pueden hacer lo que se les antoje

    Susan George
    06 August 2015
    Article

    Al preguntarle a Susan George qué han aprendido los bancos del colapso financiero de 2008, su reacción es inmediata: “pueden hacer lo que se les antoje”.

  13. The Land-Drugs Nexus in Myanmar

    Tom Kramer
    06 August 2015
    Multi-media

    Farmers in Myanmar use opium as a cash crop, “because they cannot grow enough food to feed their families for the whole year”.

  14. Flower seed

    Sian Cowman

    Profile
  15. TNI: Kokang- why and how to resolve it

    05 August 2015
    In the media

    Shan Herald - The briefing paper, which is 22 pages plus 6 more pages of endnotes, released by Amsterdam-based Transnational Institute (TNI) last month, has given us a convincing explanation of how the fight in Kokang which began on 9 February and is still ongoing started.

  16. Degrowth & the Climate Crisis – from a Climate Justice Perspective

    Lyda Fernanda Forero
    05 August 2015
    Opinion

    From a climate justice perspective, which is more than a technical approach, we are facing a political and paradigm-related dilemma. From this perspective, we focus on the root causes of the climate crisis from where we propose real solutions while rejecting and demanding an end to false solutions.

  17. Primer boletín informativo Conferencia Financiarización

    05 August 2015

    Ante la crisis, el capital financiero busca mercados alternativos para su valorización y encuentra en la naturaleza una fuente de nuevas mercancías y servicios "ambientales". Organizaciones y movimientos sociales que se oponen a esta financiarización de la naturaleza, se reunirán en agosto en la amazonía brasilera.