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  1. The economic dimension of the pandemic

    Daniel Díaz-Fuentes
    27 May 2020
    Article

    Although no crisis can be reduced exclusively to an economic or financial dimension or causation, this particular one derives from the pandemic spread of virus with devastating human and social effects. If we want to learn something from this world crisis, we need to try to understand it taking into consideration various simultaneous perspectives (health, social, humanitarian and environmental, among others), with a long-term historical outlook (to better help us to find a way out and avoid its recurrence) and a global viewpoint.

  2. The race to replace a dying neoliberalism

    Walden Bello
    20 May 2020
    Article

    The world’s prevailing socio-political models aren’t going to survive this pandemic. What’s going to replace them?

  3. The Corona pandemic and the Struggle for our Peoples’ Resources and Food Sovereignty

    Omar Aziki
    20 May 2020
    Article

    This is a transcript Omar Aziki's presentation of the North African Network for Food Sovereignty and was a part of our first webinar in Arabic.

  4. The Corona pandemic and the need to fight for resources and food sovereignty


    Layla Riahi
    20 May 2020
    Article

    This is a transcript of the presentation by Layla Riahi, of the Working Group for Food Sovereignty - Tunisia, which was part of our first webinar in Arabic.

  5. Cashing in on the pandemic

    Pia Eberhardt
    19 May 2020
    Article

    As governments take action to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent economic collapse, big law firms are watching the virus too. Yet their concern is not to save lives or the economy. Instead the lawyers urge big business to challenge emergency measures in order to defend their profits. In a parallel corporate justice system called ISDS, states could face multi-million dollar lawsuits.

  6. From Fanon to ventilators

    Arun Kundnani
    07 May 2020
    Article

    To neoliberal states, the pandemic is a racialized security threat and a market opportunity. Our fight is for the right to breathe — in every sense.

  7. The Three Ways of Looking at the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

    Quinn Slobodian
    22 April 2020
    Article

    There are three ways of looking at COVID-19 and three time frames for responding to the crisis it has created, argues Quinn Slobodian in a think-piece generated after one of TNI's webinars.

  8. Pandemic profiteers

    Cecilia Olivet, Lucía Bárcena, Bettina Müller, Luciana Ghiotto, Sara Murawski
    20 April 2020
    Article

    The fact that we are marking the 1000th ISDS claim in the middle of a profound social and economic crisis should be a wake-up call. Just as the pandemic is revealing profound health inequities and the dangers of agroindustrial food systems, it is also showing the dangers of trade and investment systems that put corporate profits above health and life.

  9. 4 common myths about the smokable cocaine market

    17 April 2020
    Article

    From 2014 to 2018, our research partners in Latin American and Caribbean cities gathered information from people who use or sell smokable cocaine, in order to identify key patterns in the regional markets of smokable cocaine. The information and testimonials we gathered reveal a lack of policy responses beyond punitive measures. Meanwhile, myths and misunderstandings about smokable cocaine and its users prevail. Read on below as we attempt to debunk the four most common myths.

  10. Time to resolve debt issues in the Global South

    Sara Murawski
    17 April 2020
    Article

    The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the global economy is unprecedented. Whereas much of the attention is currently focused on the US, Europe and China, there are increasingly serious worries about the consequences for Latin America and Africa. The poor and vulnerable, mainly concentrated in the Global South1 and dependent on the huge informal sector, suffer the worst from crises. The Corona-crisis will not be an exception; unless swift, coordinated and unorthodox measures are taken.

  11. Summary: The coming global recession webinar

    Kirstie Crail
    15 April 2020
    Article

    The second webinar in our weekly series on COVID-19 focused on the unprecedented economic impacts of the pandemic, particularly on the Global South. A number of questions were addressed, including: How can we advance a progressive and transformative economic response that learns from our failures during the 2008 economic crisis? How can we deal with this pandemic as it unfolds both as a health issue and in terms of the underlying structures of injustice that have exacerbated the problem? How can we mobilize to influence financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF)? How can citizens be active and instrumental in their own emancipation considering the existing power structures and increasing authoritarianism?

  12. Italy, democracy and COVID-19

    Francesco Martone
    14 April 2020
    Article

    The crisis triggered by COVID-19 is challenging the very meaning of coexistence and cohabitation and redesigning the boundaries of public space in an absolutely unprecedented way, with unpredictable results.

  13. The impact of COVID-19 is all down to inequality

    Mariano Aguirre
    10 April 2020
    Article

    Coronavirus must change the neoliberal rationale, and rescue the social contract between the welfare state and the market economy that can plan to prevent the crises to come.

  14. Webinars

    08 April 2020
    Article

    Since 1 April, TNI with allies has brought together experts and activists weekly to discuss how this pandemic health crisis exposes the injustices of the global economic order and how it must be a turning point towards creating the systems, structures and policies that can always protect those who are marginalised and allow everyone to live with dignity. Every Wednesday at 4pm CET.

  15. “The cycles of conflict and displacement must be brought to an end”: The IDP crisis in northeast Myanmar

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    30 March 2020
    Article

    Concerns are deepening in the Kachin and Shan States as the government seeks to close internal displacement camps while conflict continues and the coronavirus is still spreading. War-shattered communities face a highly uncertain future. This commentary reports on a new initiative by civil society organisations to ensure that the human rights and security of IDPs are protected. But without peace and political reform, there are many worries that the crisis will only continue.

  16. The State, Public Responses, and the Day After the Pandemic

    Daniel Chavez
    27 March 2020
    Article

    The international media coverage and academic analyses have mainly focused on the magnitude of the COVID-19 crisis in the affluent societies of the North, in particular the European countries. The rather biased references to Europe, however, hide profound differences in the ways the crisis is affecting diverse countries and social sectors. This article examines the responses of the public sector to the pandemic in the European context and then suggests possible “lessons” for Latin America and other regions of the world.

  17. Solidarity is the cure, Justice the vaccine

    Fiona Dove
    27 March 2020
    Article
  18. TNI Reading List on Coronavirus

    26 March 2020
    Article

    There is no shortage of information on the Coronavirus but not many pieces in the media dig deep into the causes, context and faultlines exposed by COVID-19. These are some of the pieces that TNI staff have found most helpful in understanding this unprecedented moment, and the ways we might respond as movements and actors committed to social and environmental justice.

  19. Coronavirus: the need for a progressive internationalist response

    26 March 2020
    Article

    This pandemic health crisis exposes the injustices of the global economic order. It must be a turning point towards creating the systems, structures and policies that can always protect those who are marginalised and allow everyone to live with dignity.

  20. Map of scheduled airline traffic around the world, circa June 2009

    Coronavirus and the Death of ‘Connectivity’

    Walden Bello
    23 March 2020
    Article

    The Coronavirus pandemic is the second major crisis of globalization in a decade. We did not learn our lessons from the financial crisis and this is perhaps why the impact of COVID-19 has been even more massive.

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