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  1. ICAS 2017 logo

    International Colloquium: The Future of Food and Challenges for Agriculture in the 21st Century

    24 April 2017 - Event

    Debates about who, how and with what social, economic and ecological implications we will feed the world.

  2. La “solidaridad incondicional” de la izquierda latinoamericana con el chavismo

    04 April 2017
    Article
    El apoyo incondicional de las izquierdas latinoamericanas al chavismo reforzó las tendencias negativas del proceso venezolano.
  3. From Terrassa to Barcelona: cities and citizens reclaim public water and other essential services

    Lavinia Steinfort, Satoko Kishimoto
    04 April 2017
    Article

    Barcelona, March 22, World Water Day – Confronted with the failings of water privatisation, cities and citizens of Terrassa and Barcelona, in Catalonia, have moved to return water services to public and democratic control, improving their quality and accessibility.

  4. Infograph: Found in the dark

    31 March 2017
    Infograph
  5. The "unconditional solidarity" of the left with Chavismo

    Edgardo Lander
    31 March 2017
    Article

    The Latin American left’s unconditional support of Chavismo has reinforced the negative tendencies of the Venezuelan experience. Many leftists around the world have not learned from past mistakes and end up endorsing “mafia governments” such as that of Nicaragua, and that “when the Venezuelan model collapses”, the international left may simply “look elsewhere”.

  6. Southeast Asian advocacy fellowship program on drug policy reform

    28 March 2017
    Article

    We are calling for applications from those working in sectors related to drug policy in order to increase their understanding of international drug policy reform issues, to improve their advocacy skills, and to enhance their capacity in working with the media on drug policy.

  7. Opposition rises to planned agriculture mega-mergers

    27 March 2017
    Press release

    Farmer, farmworker, beekeeper, religious, international development, and environmental groups claim that the three resulting companies will concentrate market power and "exacerbate the problems caused by industrial farming – with negative consequences for the public, farmers and farm workers, consumers, the environment, and food security" in an open letter to the European Commission and Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

  8. Open letter to the European Commission on agri-business mergers

    24 March 2017
    Article
  9. Absolución en un caso judicial de hoja de coca en España

    23 March 2017
    Press release

    La victoria legal en una pequeña ciudad española supone un gran paso para la legitimidad del uso de la hoja de coca, una práctica ancestral que hoy ha sido reconocida por un tribunal español

  10. Absolution in a judicial case of coca leaf in Spain

    23 March 2017
    Press release

    The legal victory in a small Spanish city is a great step for the legitimacy of the use of coca leaf, an ancestral practice that today has been recognized by a Spanish court

  11. 10 luchas inspiradoras a favor del agua pública

    Lavinia Steinfort, Satoko Kishimoto, Denis Burke
    22 March 2017
    Article

    La privatización del agua se sigue expandiendo a gran velocidad por todo el mundo, en especial en el Sur Global. Las luchas contra la privatización también se están intensificando, ya que las tarifas no dejan de aumentar pero las mejoras prometidas no llegan a materializarse. Cada vez son más las comunidades que reivindican una gestión pública de los servicios de agua y que imponen la salida de los actores privados. Muchas de estas luchas se encuentran en pleno proceso. Con motivo del Día Mundial del Agua, nos gustaría compartir 10 historias inspiradoras de comunidades y ciudades de todo el mundo que están pugnando por recuperar el control de este recurso esencial para la vida.

  12. 10 Rousing Struggles for Public Water

    Lavinia Steinfort, Satoko Kishimoto, Denis Burke
    22 March 2017
    Article

    While water privatisation continues to be imposed throughout the world, particularly in the Global South, more and more communities are demanding public management of water and wastewater services and forcing out private actors. On World Water Day we bring you 10 inspiring stories of communities and cities working to reclaim control over this essential resource.

  13. Imagen de portada - Lazard

    Lazard: El lucro de privatizar

    • Lyda Fernanda Forero, Sol Trumbo Vila
    21 March 2017
    Policy briefing

    Algunas actuaciones de Lazard en la Unión Europea (UE) ponen en tela de juicio la conveniencia e imparcialidad de sus asesorías a una empresa pública como EMCALI.

  14. The MOSAIC Project

    20 March 2017
    Collection

    Climate change mitigation/adaptation and land grabbing are not necessarily isolated or separate phenomena. In many parts of the world such initiatives are hitting the ground in the same spaces and at the same time, often alongside environmental conservation programs as well. When they overlap and intersect, the results can be socially and politically explosive. In the transitional settings of Cambodia and Myanmar, old conflicts are being enflamed and new conflicts are being ignited, while customary ways of life and production systems are being branded as destructive or inefficient (or both) and ordinary villagers are being squeezed out.

    Using collaborative action research the MOSAIC project is working to strengthen understanding of these dynamics and build capacity for more effective state policies and grassroots action and interaction, for socially and environmentally just outcomes in the case study areas and beyond.

  15. Colombian landscape

    Human nature as victim in Colombia

    Lyda Fernanda Forero
    17 March 2017
    Article

    "We are part of nature – human and non-human. The relationship between both and in permanent interaction creates ‘the territory’."

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    Call for Papers: Understanding and challenging authoritarianism

    16 March 2017
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) is issuing an open call for essays and contributions on authoritarianism. These may be written or artistic essays. Selected authors/artists will be invited to join an ongoing scholar-activist working group on authoritarianism.

  17. သမုဒၵရာႏွင့္ ေရေအာက္သယံဇာတမ်ားကို ျခံခတ္သိမ္းဆည္းျခင္း

    16 March 2017
    Report

    အထက္ေအာက္ဆန္သည့္ထိန္းသိမ္း ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရးစီမံကိန္းမ်ား၊ သဘာ၀ခရီးသြားလုပ္ငန္း၊ အၾကီးစားေရထြက္ကုန္ေမြးျမဴေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား သည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံကို ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲလ်က္ရွိသည္။ ျမန္မာ့ကမ္းရိုးတန္းတစ္ေလွ်ာက္ႏွင့္ ကုန္းတြင္းေရေအာက္သယံဇာတမ်ားသည္ က်ယ္ျပန့္ေသာ္လည္း ယင္းအေျပာင္းအလဲျဖစ္စဥ္မ်ားႏွင့္ အရင္းအျမစ္မ်ားမွ မည္သူတို ့အက်ိဳးအျမတ္ ခံစားခြင့္ရရွိေနေၾကာင္း၊ ထိုအရင္းအျမစ္မ်ားကို မည္သူတို့လက္လွမ္းမီ အသံုးခ်လ်က္ရွိေၾကာင္း၊ မည္သူတိို့ထိန္းခ်ဳပ္စီမံလ်က္ရွိေၾကာင္း အေရးတစ္ၾကီးေမးခြန္းေမးစရာရွိလာသည္။

  18. Enclosing the oceans and our aquatic resources

    16 March 2017
    Report

    Top-down conservation projects, (Eco-)tourism, large-scale aquaculture and the expansion of industrial infrastructure are transforming Myanmar. Myanmar's coastal and inland aquatic resources are vast, but these evolving processes and dynamics raise important questions about who benefits from using these resources, who gets to access them and where control lies.

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