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  1. ‘Counterterrorism’ used to crackdown on civil society

    Ben Hayes
    27 August 2014
    Multi-media

    International counterterrorism guidelines are being used - and encouraging - authoritarian regimes to repress civil society worldwide. Countries with severe restrictions like Saudi Arabia receive stellar ratings under these guidelines, while much freer countries like Norway are considered non-compliant.

  2. Cannabis regulation and UN treaty reform

    Martin Jelsma
    04 July 2014
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    2nd European Harm Reduction Conference 2014 in Basel; "Cannabis regulation and UN treaty reform", speech by Martin Jelsma, Transnational Institute, Amsterdam

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    Assessing the UN Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance

    Satoko Kishimoto
    20 June 2014
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    Satoko Kishimoto at the Municipal Services Project Conference in April 2014 in Cape Town.

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    Latin America's social experiments in public electricity

    20 June 2014
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    Daniel Chavez at the Municipal Services Project Conference in April 2014 in Cape Town.

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    Booklaunch: Reorienting Development

    20 June 2014
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    State ownership and management as a development strategy in Latin America are resurging following the failure of privatisation in service delivery.

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    Video: Peoples Tribunal Hearing

    23 May 2014
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    Hear accounts of witnesses from countries in Southern, Eastern and Western Europe, at a People's Tribunal in Brussels, about increased inequality, unemployment, homelessness, impoverishment and violations of human rights that have resulted from EU and Troika policies.

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    Untangling the trade talks

    17 April 2014
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    A debate about the impacts of the Investor to States Disputes Settlement on the environment, between representatives from the European Commission and Civil Society Organizations from Europe, US and Canada was held in Brussels during the last negotiations round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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    From Exile to Radicalization in Venezuela

    15 April 2014
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    Edgardo Lander tells Paul Jay that in '98, when he saw the whole of the establishment getting together to defeat Chávez, he voted for him even though he had a lot of reasons not to like him.

  9. Monitoring and evaluation of the new regulatory law on cannabis in Uruguay

    07 April 2014
    Multi-media

    Martin Jelsma joined a side event of the 57th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. He tells how cannabis came to be included in the schedules of the CND. (2:45 into the video)

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    Why is TTIP more than a trade agreement?

    02 April 2014
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    EU and US are currently negotiating a trade and investment agreement. How will this deal affect people from both regions and around the world? See reflections from EU and US activists who gathered to discuss about the impacts and possible solutions.

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    Isabel Letelier about the Transnational Institute

    24 March 2014
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    Isabel Letelier remembers how it was for her when the Transnational Institute, with her husband Orlando Letlier as the director, just started in 1974.

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    Ska Keller about the Alternative Trade Mandate

    11 March 2014
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    Ska Keller : “Now we’re actually having an alternative, and this is extremely useful that i will daily use at my work in the Trade Committee”.

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    Paul Murphy about the Alternative Trade Mandate

    11 March 2014
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    Paul Murphy : “If we educate ourselves, if we educate others, then we can have a lot of power.”

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    Bruno Ciccaglione about the Alternative Trade Mandate

    11 March 2014
    Multi-media

    As former coordinator of the Seattle to Brussels Network, Bruno was involved in the ATM process from its very beginning. He highlights the key aspects of the alternatives promoted by the ATM Alliance, and emphazises the democratic control as a central issue of our campaign.

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    Charles Santiago about the Alternative Trade Mandate

    11 March 2014
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    As member of the Malaysian Parliament, Charles Santiago has been actively engaged in the struggles against the EU-ASEAN free trade agreement, arguing that it undermines people and government’s rights and sovereignty. Today, he explains us why the candidates to the European Parliament have the responsability to take a position.

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    Joao Camargo about the Alternative Trade Mandate

    11 March 2014
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    Joao Camargo attended the launch event of the Alternative Trade Mandate in November 2013. He shared his experience based on the struggles against austerity policies in Portugal.

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    James C Scott: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology at Yale University opens the Yale conference with a skeptical critique of the concept of "food sovereignty," posing challenging questions about nation states, population growth, and dietary habits.

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    Todd Holmes: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Todd Holmes asks how to go forward from here, how to balance “the politics of the possible” with “the politics of the practical,” and how to historicize our understanding of the global food system and its alternatives.

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    Phil McMichael: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Phil McMichael, Professor of Development Sociology at Cornell, discusses the attitude towards nature, people, and production that animates many different strains of the food sovereignty movement, in opposition to the current dominant food regime.

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    Peter Rosset: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Peter Rosset introduces the internal processes within Via Campesina, addressing how it holds together and moves forward as a movement, given the huge diversity of its membership, and emphasizing the significance of dialogue between different kinds of knowledge.

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