Orlando Letelier was TNI's second director and a former Chilean government minister under Allende. He was murdered 40 years ago on the orders of the dictator Pinochet. Susan George recalls the day she heard of his assassination and pays tribute to the man and his lasting legacy.
TNI has published over 400 books and thousands of publications since its beginnings in 1974. In honour of our 40th anniversary we have listed some of the ones that made a big impact and in many cases have stood the test of time.
TNI and Institute for Policy Studies staff and friends are mourning the loss of Saul Landau, an award-winning filmmaker, author, poet, and fearless human rights activist. Saul was an IPS Fellow and TNI Senior Fellow for many years.
In 2012, as the global economic crisis deepens and Occupy Wall Street marks one year, we remember the visionary work of Orlando Letelier in setting up a programme at TNI for a New International Economic Order.
TNI organises a major conference, 'European Parliamentary Conference on South African Destabilisation Efforts', for parliamentarians in The Hague, where government ministers from Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Angola deliver briefings on the South African government's economic and military destabilisation of their nations.
TNI's work with peasant organisations deepens, with a research project, conference and European tour of peasant leaders to share the perspectives of the agricultural sector in Central America in relation to Europe and its agricultural policies.
In the frame of TNI's Central America Project, 600 signatures of European politicians and parliamentarians are publicised, expressing a strong disagreement with the Reagan Administration's policy on Nicaragua.
Conference, organised by TNI fellow Mary Kaldor and TNI associate Dan Smith, with the Appeal for European Nuclear Disarmament (END), where researchers examine proposals for disarmament, non-alignment and new forms of defense.