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  1. Towards a Just Recovery from the Covid-19 Crisis

    • Ali Amouzai, Sylvia Kay
    22 September 2021
    Report

    This report examines the intersections between Covid-19 and food systems across the North African region. It looks at how the dominant ‘food security’ paradigm increased vulnerability to the economic dislocation wrought by the pandemic. It examines the impacts of Covid-19, particularly on (rural) working people and small-scale food producers and how governments across the region responded to these challenges. Finally, it offers a pathway out of this moment of crisis rooted in models of food sovereignty and economic justice.

  2. Decolonization and Eastern Europe

    04 November 2021

    This webinar will explore the dynamics and the strategies that have emerged on the left to address decolonization in the region.

  3. Producing knowledge from the left in Eastern Europe

    21 October 2021

    Understanding Eastern Europe's postsocialist situation from a left perspective has been a major challenge for left politics in the region in recent decades. This webinar will bring together speakers from organizations who produce knowledge from the left in Eastern Europe, to discuss how they address this challenge: what organizational models they use to resist academic, political and market pressures, and how they combine the task of analysis with that of organizing and building social power.

  4. Beyond the ‘China threat’: Chinese investments in Eastern Europe and the reorganisation of global capitalism

    14 October 2021

    Join our second webinar of a four part series called 30 years into the ‘transition’: East European New Left Perspectives. This second webinar will address Eastern Europe's entanglement into Chinese capital.

  5. Class, geopolitics and "civil society" in post-Soviet political protests

    23 September 2021

    Organized around a new collection of analyses by a new generation of left thinkers in the region, this webinar is the first in a series of four that will bring to the limelight East European left perspectives.

  6. How to stop the displacement of millions caused by European arms exports

    28 September 2021

    Our groundbreaking report ‘Smoking Guns’ found that European arms exports have contributed to the displacement of at least 1.1 million people. Our research joined the dots between Europe’s arms exports, forced displacement and migration.

  7. Empire, Islamophobia and the War on Terror

    Arun Kundnani
    07 September 2021
    Multi-media
    In this fascinating conversation, Arun Kundnani interviews Deepa Kumar who traces the longer historical and racist roots of the War on Terror that in the last 20 years has killed at least one million people.
  8. An ignoble end to counter-terrorism

    30 August 2021
    Article

    Global politics have been reshaped since the Global War on Terror was declared in September 2001. As this permanent state of war concludes its twentieth year, we look back on some of the commentaries and critiques penned by TNI's staff, Fellows and Associates on the war and its consequences, many of which proved to be tragically prescient, if not prophetic.  

  9. Democratic and collective ownership of public goods and services

    • Luca Hopman, Satoko Kishimoto, Bertie Russell, Louisa Valentin
    20 August 2021
    Report

    Many cities and citizens have devised new ways to manage essentials. Public-community collaborations can unlock local knowledge and empower citizens by combining the city’s administrative and political power with the potential of its citizens.

  10. View over Loikaw, capital of Karenni (Kayah) State

    Earning Credentials: A Karenni perspective on the future of Burma/Myanmar

    17 August 2021
    Article

    Since the February coup by the State Administration Council, conflict has spread in many parts of the country. In this commentary Khun Bedu explains why Karenni (Kayah) State is a critical example of political developments underway. Popular resistance is continuing. And, with the UN General Assembly soon to meet, a key moment is approaching to decide which is the legitimate government that represents the people.

  11. Grappling with growth

    Daniel Boston
    17 August 2021
    Article

    Degrowth argues that environmental sustainability and social justice necessitate transitioning beyond growth-reliance. In order to address social and environmental issues, we have to transition towards societies that are not just smaller in size but also operate according to a different logic - a logic that is not determined by the market sphere.

  12. In search of Real Utopias

    16 August 2021
    Article

    The Transformative Cities People’s Choice Award is unlike any other award, as it is a tool for discovering Real Utopias from which to draw lessons.

  13. Risks for Mexico in the Renegotiation of its FTA with the European Union

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    10 August 2021
    Article

    To end neoliberalism and defend energy resources, the present government of Andres Manuel López Obrador must step up and avoid at all costs the inclusion of supranational arbitration mechanisms in a renegotiated FTA with the European Union (EU-Mexico FTA), and ensure that European transnational corporations are made accountable for human rights violations in Mexico.

  14. The War on Drugs and the denial of indigenous rights

    09 August 2021

    As a colonial construct, the global drug control regime has undermined the rights of indigenous peoples (including the right to self determination, and to practice and revitalize their cultural traditions and customs), obliging all states to abolish traditional uses of coca, cannabis and opium by means of crop eradication and drug law enforcement.

  15. Smoking guns

    • Apostolis Fotiadis, Niamh Ni Bhriain
    28 July 2021
    Policy briefing

    The nexus between the arms trade and forced displacement is rarely explored and the role of European arms trade policies that facilitate gross human rights violations in third countries is often absent from displacement and migration studies. This report joins the dots between Europe’s arms trade and forced displacement and migration.

  16. Argelia será independiente y los generales terminarán en la basura

    Hamza Hamouchene
    13 July 2021
    Article

    Durante las revueltas populares en el norte de África y en el oeste de Asia de hace una década (2010-2011), en el marco de la llamada “primavera árabe”, el pensamiento y la praxis de Frantz Fanon demostraron ser más relevantes que nunca. No sólo relevantes, sino perspicaces, ya que nos permiten entender mejor la violencia en el mundo maniqueo en el que vivimos y la racionalidad de la resistencia popular.

  17. The 5Rs in Myanmar

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    02 July 2021
    Primer

    This primer is about ‘the 5Rs’ and land and natural resource politics. The 5Rs is a set of five principles: Recognition, Restitution, Redistribution, Regeneration, and Representation/Resistance. The primer briefly explores the idea of a working people’s program on land and natural resources in Myanmar based on these five principles in the context of a future federal democratic system.

  18. Another step toward opaque undemocratic trade

    01 July 2021
    Declaration

    Information on an EU Commission proposal that has been leaked to the signing organisations shows once again how undemocratic EU trade policy can be. Indeed, the EC is proposing to split the EU-Mexico Global Agreement in three parts: Political and Cooperation; Investment agreement; and Trade Agreement. Splitting the agreement will allow for faster ratification by greater democratic deficit: the parliaments of the member states will not be asked for approval of the trade part of the agreement anymore.

  19. Fearless and Transformative Cities: Housing Stories from the Ground

    08 July 2021

    Join our thought-provoking discussion on July 8 with four finalists and winners of the Transformative Cities People‘s Choice Award from bottom-up initiatives that fight for the right  to housing!

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