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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
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    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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    Maryam Rahmanian: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Maryam Rahmanian discusses the significance and the challenges of international alliance-building, presenting examples from the work of the International Planning Committee on Food Security. She asks, what does it mean to build alliances well, and how can we do it?

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    Mark Bomford: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Mark Bomford attempts to build bridges, connecting the dialogue from the conference to communities of practice, and addressing the opportunity that institutions like Yale provide for the Food Sovereignty movement to engage with global elites.

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    Marc Edelman: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Marc Edelman offers some provocations, interrogating the origin stories of the term “Food Sovereignty,” questioning the orthodox reading of the relationship between Food Sovereignty and Food Security, and raising concrete questions about what a food sovereign society would look like.

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    Kathy Ozer: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Kathy Ozer, of the National Family Farm Coalition, highlights key initiatives from the Coalition and other groups, and the interaction between national, local, and global movements for Food Sovereignty.

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    Jennifer Clapp: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Jennifer Clapp, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability at Waterloo, discusses the financialization of food, arguing that financialization has undergone a critical increase in complexity and scale in the last two decades, which has major implications for the Food Sovereignty movement.

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    Eric Holt Gimenez: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Eric Holtz-Gimenez, Director of Food First, the Institute for Development of Food Policy, elaborates the presence of multiple actors in the movement to transform the food system and asks what the future is for academics in the food sovereignty movement.

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    Bob St Peter: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Bob St Peter, farmer and seasonal farm worker from Maine, and founding member of Food For Maine, discusses the historical inequalities between the country and the city and the role that the Food Sovereignty movement can play in creating a more equitable future.

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    Henry Bernstein: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Henry Bernstein critiques the Food Sovereignty literature’s reliance on “emblematic instances,” interrogating the extent to which these instances actually represent a fundamentally different type of production than entrepreneurial capitalist agriculture.

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    Raj Patel: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Academic, author and activist Raj Patel talks about Food Sovereignty as “a signifier on the move” - a concept being continually, dialectically, reinvented.

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