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  1. Fieldfarming in Amarapura

    Hitting where it hurts: Impacts of Covid-19 Measures on Myanmar poor

    06 July 2020
    Article

    In a country that was ruled by dictatorship for several decades, the local administration units are also no stranger to emergency-like authoritarian measures. Many thought there is no option but detention to deal with the situation. It is easier for the authorities even at the village and ward levels to ensure authoritarian submission if the country is in panic.

  2. Growing back stronger

    • Jan Douwe van der Ploeg
    02 July 2020
    Policy briefing

    The current economic crisis is merely triggered by covid-19, argues Jan Douwe van der Ploeg. The real causes reside in the specificity of today’s global economic structure and especially in three key features that lie at its core. In this policy brief he discusses these key features with reference to farming and food and presents building blocks for the construction of resilient alternatives to the current crisis.

  3. Migrant Farmworkers: Organising and Resisting Before, During and After COVID-19

    03 July 2020 - Event

    COVID-19 has laid bare many of the problems with the global food system. Even in ordinary times, migrant farmworkers live and work in overcrowded and dangerous conditions. COVID-19 has ravaged many farmworker communities. Even as states closed their borders to halt the spread of the virus, they found ways to allow farmworkers to migrate. In circumstances where undocumented workers were promised regularization, the measures introduced have been inadequate.

  4. Public Futures: Global database

    30 June 2020
    Multi-media

    The database Public Futures is an open place for creating and exchanging knowledge about de-privatisation of basic services and infrastructure at the municipal, regional, and national levels. Relevant organisations, public authorities, academics, and interested individuals are invited to access and amplify the dataset. The database offers a user-specific visualisation of the data through a global mapping tool, as well as through graphs and diagrams. The dataset can be downloaded to be used for further educational, academic or professional purposes. If you are able to provide additional information on specific cases, or if you can contribute new cases, we would welcome you to submit new data to be reviewed and added to the dataset by our researchers.

  5. Lost in the Light: 25 Years of Ceasefire by the New Mon State Party

    Mi Kamoon
    29 June 2020
    Article

    The 29th of June marks the 25th anniversary of the ceasefire by the New Mon State Party with the then military government of the State Law and Order Restoration Council. Twenty-fire years later, the NMSP is still in ceasefire with the government of the National League for Democracy today, but the peace process in the country has begun to stall badly.

  6. A Silver Jubilee Commemoration: The New Mon State Party’s 1995 Ceasefire

    Sawor Mon
    29 June 2020
    Article

    Today marks the Silver Jubilee of the ceasefire agreement between the New Mon State Party (NMSP) and the military (Tatmadaw) government of the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) on 29 June 1995. This peace agreement came after 40 years of armed struggle for political and ethnic rights by the Mon people against successive central governments in the country. Founded in 1958, the NMSP is an ethnic nationality-based armed organization that is active in southern regions of the Union of Myanmar.

  7. Cities versus Multinationals

    • Max Carbonell Ballestero, Déborah Berlioz, Igor Lasić, Kenneth Haar, Yago Álvarez Balba, Maria Maggiore, Benoît Collet, Olivier Petitjean, Rachel Knaebel, Hazel Sheffield, Maxime Combes, Barnabé Binctin, Guernica Facundo Vericat, Radek Vrábel, Olivier Hoedeman, Lina María González Correa, Mónica Vargas, Eleonora de Majo, Blanca Bayas Fernández, Alfons Pérez , Laia Forné, Nuria Alabao, Sol Trumbo Vila, Emma Avilés
    25 June 2020

    This publication is a first attempt to take a comprehensive look at the confrontation between cities and multinationals’ power, which is played out in many different sectors, and in different ways. It includes articles written by activists, journalists, officials and academics from different European countries.

  8. Cannabis rescheduling

    • Dania Putri
    25 June 2020
    Policy briefing

    In January 2019 the World Health Organization issued a collection of formal recommendations to reschedule cannabis and cannabis-related substances, these present an opportunity for African governments and civil society to further decolonise drug control approaches on the continent, as well as to strengthen the international legal basis for emerging medicinal cannabis programmes in several African countries.

  9. Resisting and reclaiming land, territories and peoples sovereignty

    30 June 2020 - Event

    This workshop, organized by the People´s Sovereignty network, aims at sharing the experiences of social movement and civil society activists from different regions of the world who are struggling to defend their rights and sovereignty over their territories and lives.

  10. Agroecology and food sovereignty

    Irmak Ertör
    24 June 2020
    Article

    How Turkish fishers came to play a central role in giving agroecology and food sovereignty meaning in the context of fisheries.

  11. From The Authoritative Land Management System To The Federal Land Governance System

    Si Thu
    22 June 2020
    Article

    Like different land management systems across the world, land management systems varied in different territories. 

  12. A tale of two Brazils: Solidarity shines through Bolsonaro's Covid disaster

    Renata Boulos, Patricia Laczynski
    22 June 2020
    Article

    Brazil's staggering inequality makes it especially vulnerable to the Covid-19 crisis. Social movements and communities have stepped in to fill the void left by a government guided by greed and ineptitude.

  13. Looking in the Mexican mirror

    Mónica Vargas
    10 June 2020
    Article

    From 2 to 11 December 2019, a caravan of international observers (#ToxiTourMexico) travelled from West to East along the neovolcanic belt in Mexico, crossing dense industrial corridors that have attracted capital from the US, Europe and other countries along the way. Members of the Caravan witnessed the alarming environmental and health emergency situations that the affected communities are experiencing and their impressive organising and mobilising capacity and dignity.

  14. How to Improve Myanmar’s Covid-19 Emergency Relief Program

    Walden Bello, Doi Ra Lahkyen, Jennifer Franco, Pietje Vervest, Tom Kramer
    09 June 2020
    Article

    The Covid-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) that the government rolled out in the last week of April is a welcome initiative for a country that is suffering from both the assault of the novel coronavirus and the massive economic impact of the nationwide lockdown that the government has imposed to stop its spread.

  15. The “Arab Spring” Lives On: Uprisings in times of a pandemic

    12 June 2020 - Event

    This webinar will attempt to shed some light on the political and socio-economic causes that led to these uprisings and on the actors involved, as well as share some insights about future perspectives beyond the pandemic.

  16. COVID-19 and the global fight against mass incarceration

    COVID-19 and the global fight against mass incarceration - webinar recording

    04 June 2020
    Multi-media

    The pandemic has led governments to release an unprecedented number of people from prison and to curb new admissions. Activists and researchers from across the globe will discuss and share strategies by civil society on how to ensure this is a turning point to reverse the long-standing trend of mass incarceration as a response to crime.

  17. Trade unions and the Algerian uprising

    • Hamza Hamouchene, Shelagh Smith, Samir Larabi
    03 June 2020
    Report

    Samir Larabi, Shelagh Smith and Hamza Hamouchene explore how the fight to create independent trade unions, the rise of the unemployed movement and the struggle against state oppression in Kabylia (Algeria) have fed into the emergence of the Hirak and assess the movement’s prospects for the future.

  18. Your Land, My Land, Our Land

    • Nyeleni Europe and Central Asia, Transnational Institute (TNI)
    28 May 2020
    Report

    The handbook is published by the Nyéléni Europe and Central Asia platform for Food Sovereignty to help nourish the food sovereignty movement with ideas that support local struggles for land. It also tries to connect different experiences and is an invitation to build collective intra-European support mechanisms for land struggles.

  19. Feminist realities -Transforming Democracy in Times of Crisis. 4pm CET, 27 May

    Feminist Realities: Transforming democracy in times of crisis - webinar recording

    28 May 2020
    Multi-media

    An inspiring global panel of feminist thinkers and activists reflect and discuss how we can collectively reorganise, shift power and pivot towards building transformative feminist realities that can get us out of the worsening health, climate and capitalist crises.

  20. 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.

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