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  1. Troubled Waters

    • Carsten Pedersen
    19 November 2021
    Report

    This report examines the history and trajectory of the concept of the blue economy and MSP. To gain a more detailed understanding of the characteristics of the blue economy at the country level, the report focusses on the ocean economy of Mauritius.

  2. Who feels secure? Racial capitalism and global security

    Arun Kundnani
    17 November 2021
    Multi-media

    Who gets to feel secure? In this thought-provoking new video, Arun Kundnani interviews Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò about the destructive intersection of racial capitalism and global security.

  3. An unjust transition

    Joanna Allan, Hamza Lakhal, Mahmoud Lemaadel
    10 November 2021
    Article

    Extractivism, just like colonialism, comes in many different shapes and sizes. In the case of Western Sahara, it takes form in not only phosphate extraction, fishing, and sand and agricultural industries. Today, extractivism in Western Sahara is also sustained through renewable energy projects, partly used to ‘greenwash’ Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara.

  4. The New Constitution in Chile - the rights of care workers, the right to be cared for, toward a feminist national care system

    16 December 2021

    The demands for the rights of caretakers and the right to be taken care of cannot be looked at outside of the feminist agenda. The seminar will address the feminization of caretaking from a feminist and economic point of view, emphasizing the door that the Chilean constitutional process is opening.

  5. ‘Caring Communities for Radical Change’

    Daniel Boston
    05 November 2021
    Article

    A growing number of activists, academics, and others across the world are questioning orthodox models of development and their underlying premise of perpetual growth as a necessity for a thriving society. They provide a wide variety of conceptual alternatives to development and progress and different visions of what is needed to address the environmental, social, and economic crises.

  6. Indonesia’s digital economy commitments in EU and RCEP trade agreements

    • Sofia Scasserra
    04 November 2021

    In recent years, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have started to include rules for the digital economy as a result of pressure from Big Tech. These trade measures are potentially damaging to a country’s possibilities of digital industrialisation, permanently locking in advantages for the richest nations. This summary analyses the most important points being negotiated by Indonesia with the European Union and RCEP.

  7. Gathering for MUP 2020 election campaign in Ye township

    The Need to Review Mon Politics: An Eight-Month Journey under Dictatorship

    Kun Wood
    02 November 2021
    Article

    In the 2020 general election, the Mon Unity Party made a strong showing, encouraging hopes of a political breakthrough. These were abruptly ended by the February coup of the State Administration Council. Since this time, Mon politics have become divided. Amidst countrywide breakdown, some leaders have accepted cooperation with the SAC, others declare support for the opposition National Unity Government, while others urge caution for the Mon people. Kun Wood analyses the dilemmas facing the Mon movement, explaining why lessons from history need to be learned.

  8. Youth from Mon, Karen, and Pa-O communities joined with approximately 1,000 local people under a banner saying "Revolt any kinds of dictatorship", Date February 11, 2021, Place: Mawlamyine City, Mon State

    The Current Crisis in Myanmar: The Different Political Position of the Mon People

    Min Naing Soon
    02 November 2021
    Article

    In the 2020 general election, the Mon Unity Party made a strong showing, encouraging hopes of a political breakthrough. These were abruptly ended by the February coup of the State Administration Council. Since this time, Mon politics have become divided. Amidst countrywide breakdown, some leaders have accepted cooperation with the SAC, others declare support for the opposition National Unity Government, while others urge caution for the Mon people. Min Naing Soon analyses the dilemmas facing the Mon movement, explaining why lessons from history need to be learned.

  9. COP26: Financiers of polluters in charge

    • Kenneth Haar, Brid Brennan
    02 November 2021
    Report

    This report unpacks the spin of Net.Zero and explains how big corporations have hijacked the decision-making table at global government level.

  10. China and the world webinar series

    10 November 2021

    China’s rise in the last three decades has reshaped the global economy and politics. For activists and movements committed to social and environment justice, what are the implications for our struggles for systemic change? Join a unique six week free introductory webinar series to deepen your learning and inform your activism.

  11. Energy Transition

    01 November 2021
    Article
  12. Defund the Global Climate Wall

    Todd Miller
    29 October 2021
    Article

    To create a safer, more sustainable world, the United States needs to divert border money toward climate action.

  13. Our climate reading list

    28 October 2021
    Article

    All eyes will be on the climate talks in Glasgow as COP 26 unfolds. Here at the Transnational Institute we work closely with partners and allies to develop and share analysis and solutions relevant to many facets of the climate crisis. Here, in one quick article, you'll find key readings, podcasts and other resources on a wide range of climate-related issues.

  14. The Arab uprisings

    28 October 2021
    Report

    Exactly 10 years on, how should we understand the root causes of the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa?

  15. Global Climate Wall

    • Todd Miller, Nick Buxton, Mark Akkerman
    25 October 2021
    Report

    This report finds that the world’s biggest emitters of green house gases are spending, on average, 2.3 times as much on arming their borders as they are on climate finance. This figure is as high as 15 times as much for the worst offenders. This “Global Climate Wall” aims to seal off powerful countries from migrants, rather than addressing the causes of displacement.

  16. The Future Is Public

    25 October 2021
    Declaration

    Civil society unites worldwide to call for a renewed approach to public services to address global crises

     

  17. Energy transition or energy expansion?

    • Sean Sweeney, John Treat, Daniel Chavez
    22 October 2021
    Report

    This report shows that neoliberal climate and energy policy has failed. It argues that the pursuit of endless growth and capitalist accumulation has resulted in an energy expansion, rather than an energy transition.

  18. Dangerously Efficient Industrial Fishing

    • Jelto Makris, Zoe Brent, Thibault Josse
    22 October 2021
    Policy issue

    Within the European fishing fleet new generations of technologically advanced, hyper efficient industrial vessels, have gotten too good at fishing. This limited number of vessels has a massive impact on the ocean. Fish stocks have largely declined since the 1980s, but not all fishers contribute to the problem to the same extent, nor are all fishing livelihoods impacted to the same degree. The crisis of overfishing, fuelled in large part by a small number of vessels, is threatening the livelihoods of coastal communities and small-scale fisheries around the world who depend on the ocean as a source of food and income.

  19. Susan George 1982

    Susan George and contemporary anticapitalist struggles within and against the global food system

    Jun Borras
    15 October 2021
    Article

    This year, 2021, the global community of food sovereignty activists is celebrating what is deemed as the 25th year anniversary of food sovereignty – as it protests against a corporate-captured UN Food System Summit (UNFSS) this September 2021. The global food system remains front and center in international political debates, as working people struggle to survive during this ongoing pandemic while a few corporate food giants continue to make huge profits. The struggle to dismantle the unjust, unsustainable industrial food system while constructing alternatives around food sovereignty is at the core of contemporary anti-capitalist struggles.

  20. Kratom plant grown in a fishing community in Mon State

    Kratom in Myanmar and southeast Asia: time for legal regulation?

    14 October 2021
    Article

    Commonly found in Southeast Asia including in Myanmar, leaves from the kratom tree have long been used as a traditional medicine to treat various health conditions, including diabetes, diarrhoea, fever and pain. Kratom is currently banned in Myanmar, and the WHO's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) is discussing this week whether it should be placed under international drug control. Instead of criminalisation, however, this commentary argues that legal regulation of kratom could contribute to building safer communities, promoting development and supporting peace efforts in Myanmar and beyond. 

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