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  1. CAITISA Report

    Audit Commission President praises Ecuador’s termination of treaties

    09 May 2017
    Press release

    The Ecuadorian government announced yesterday that it will complete the process to terminate its remaining 16 Bilateral Investment Treaties. This decision is based on the recommendation of the audit commission’s 668 page report (In Spanish).

  2. Commons Transition and P2P

    • Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis, Stacco Troncoso, Ann Marie Utratel
    09 May 2017
    Primer

    The Commons, as an idea and practice, has emerged as a new social, political and economic dynamic. Along with the market and the state, the Commons is a third  mode of societal organization. The Commons and Peer to Peer (P2P) together form a system based on the practices and needs of civil society and the environment it  inhabits, evolving away from obsolete, centrally planned systems or the competitive dictates of market economies. But what are the Commons and P2P, and how do they interrelate? This Primer explores these concepts.

  3. Jump-starting the stalled peace process

    Sai Wansai
    04 May 2017
    Article
  4. A Small Case in Spain Is a Big Victory for Smarter Drug Policy

    04 May 2017
    Article

    The legal approach to coca has been one of the most challenging topics in the current international drug control system, due to the plant’s connection to both commercial cocaine and ancient Andean traditions. Yet it’s rare for a case related to the coca leaf to come before a European court, in a region where those traditions are rarely discussed.

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    Comisión de Auditoría emitirá informe mientras que Ecuador da pasos para retirarse de los Tratados de inversión

    Cecilia Olivet
    04 May 2017
    Press release

    (Quito/Amsterdam, 3 de mayo de 2017) Una comisión de auditoría internacional única que examinó los beneficios y costos de los tratados de protección de inversiones de Ecuador publicará sus conclusiones el lunes 8 de mayo. El informe se publicará cinco días después de que la Asamblea Nacional de Ecuador recomendó al gobierno que pusiera fin a 12 Tratados Bilaterales de Inversión.

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    Auditing Commission to release report as Ecuador moves to terminate investment agreements

    Cecilia Olivet
    04 May 2017
    Press release

    (Quito/Amsterdam, 3 May 2017) A unique international audit commission that examined the benefits and costs of Ecuador’s investment protection treaties will publish its findings on Monday 8 May. The report is to be released 5 days after Ecuador’s National Assembly recommended the government to terminate 12 remaining Bilateral Investment Treaties.

  7. Un pequeño caso en España es una gran victoria para una política de drogas más inteligente

    04 May 2017
    Article

    El enfoque legal de la coca ha sido uno de los temas más desafiantes en el actual sistema internacional de fiscalización de drogas debido a la conexión de la planta con la cocaína comercial y las antiguas tradiciones andinas. Sin embargo, es raro que un caso relacionado con la hoja de coca se presente ante un tribunal europeo, en una región donde esas tradiciones rara vez se discuten.

  8. Court ruling on Zuma's nuclear deal is a marker of South Africa's political health

    David Fig
    02 May 2017
    Article

    The South African government’s plan to bulldoze through a nuclear energy deal has been dealt what might be a fatal blow by the Cape Town High court which has declared the plan invalid. It found that the government had not followed due process in making the decision to pursue a nuclear power option, as well as in other critical areas.

  9. The Military, Corporations & Climate Change

    Nick Buxton
    01 May 2017
    Multi-media

    With the Trump administration denying climate change and de-fanging the EPA, what is the US military thinking - and planning to do? Can their power and influence help the climate movement succeed? Who will be protected, who will be neglected, who will suffer, and who will pay, if the military get their way? What about the intelligence agencies? What are the consequences of viewing climate change through the lens of national security? Is there a better way?

  10. Afghan National Army commandos from the 3rd Commando Kandak and coalition forces board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after completing a village clearing operation in Mya Neshin district,

    There’s No Strategy Behind Trump’s Wars — Only Brute Force

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 May 2017
    Article

    Trump's wars are now all over the map. The peace movement can fight back by joining already thriving intersectional campaigns.

  11. Storify: Colloquium on the Future of Food and Agriculture in the 21st Century

    01 May 2017
    Infograph

    Academics and activists come together to discuss who, how and with what social, economic and ecological implications we will feed the world. Together we will deepen our shared analysis, feed our curiosity, and work towards a shared vision of just and sustainable food systems.

  12. Tratados de protección de inversiones en América Latina

    Video: Tratados de protección de inversiones: Corporaciones vs. América Latina

    Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)
    25 April 2017
    Multi-media

    Las demandas judiciales de los inversionistas internacionales a los Estados se han multiplicado en las últimas dos décadas, y muchas de ellas afectan a países latinoamericanos. ¿Por qué es importante denunciar el secretismo que rodea al régimen de protección de inversiones?

  13. El TiSA y la amenaza a los bancos públicos

    • Thomas Marois
    24 April 2017
    Report

    El Acuerdo sobre el Comercio de Servicios (TiSA) representa un ataque contra el carácter público de la banca pública en todo el mundo.

  14. TiSA and the Threat to Public Banks

    • Thomas Marois
    21 April 2017
    Report

    The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is an attack on the future publicness of public banking around the world. 

  15. Social justice at bay

    • Maarten Bakker, Satoko Kishimoto, Christa Nooy
    21 April 2017
    Report

    Projects protecting Jakarta against floods are likely to damage the environment and could threaten the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people. The Dutch government, supporting these projects, should question how it balances its interest in supporting Dutch companies with its stated policies of sustainable and inclusive development. 

  16. Social justice at bay

    • Maarten Bakker, Satoko Kishimoto, Christa Nooy
    21 April 2017
    Report

    En miljarden project in Jakarta, opgesteld door een consortium van Nederlandse ingenieursbedrijven en adviesbureaus ontving financiële steun van de Nederlandse overheid uit het ontwikkelingshulpbudget. De te verwachten nauwe betrokkenheid van Nederland illustreert de verschuiving in het ontwikkelingsbeleid dat hulp en handel dichter bij elkaar wil brengen. Onderzoekers betwijfelen dat de overheid de juiste afweging maakt tussen het belang van het ondersteunen van het Nederlands bedrijfsleven enerzijds en het uitvoeren van het eigen beleid van duurzame en inclusieve ontwikkeling anderzijds.

  17. El TiSA y las empresas del Estado

    • Viviana Barreto, Daniel Chavez
    18 April 2017
    Policy briefing

    En este informe se analizan los impactos que podría tener el acuerdo TiSA sobre las empresas estatales y por qué el Uruguay se retiró de las negociaciones.

  18. TiSA and state-owned enterprises

    • Viviana Barreto, Daniel Chavez
    18 April 2017
    Policy briefing
  19. Viel land für Wenige

    • Timothé Feodoroff, Sylvia Kay
    14 April 2017
    Infograph

     

     

  20. Some Arab governments are rethinking harsh cannabis laws

    12 April 2017
    In the media

    The Economist - In much of the Middle East and north Africa, where the law often lumps pot in with harder drugs, possession of a single joint can lead to jail. But some governments are acknowledging the harmful effects of their policies and thinking about reform.

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