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  1. Brazil: Right Wing Government Undermining Constitution

    Benny Kuruvilla
    17 February 2017
    Multi-media

    Marco Aurelio, prominent leader of the MST (Brazilian Landless Workers Movement), speaks with Benny Kuruvilla on current developments in Brazil. Rightwing politicians have been busy cutting allocations in social sectors, revising labour laws and undermining the progressive Constitution. Social movements such as MST have been in the forefront in creating broad based progressive platforms to oppose the Temer Government. 

  2. Barcelona reorganises public services in the people's interest

    David Hall
    14 February 2017
    Article

    By David Hall, visiting professor at PSIRU University of Greenwich

    On 1st December Barcelona City Council organised a remarkable conference on remunicipalisation. Even before it started, it made an impact. The organisers had feared that the title of ‘Remunicipalització’ would be too technical to attract many people, but over 400 people signed up for the conference, far more than expected.  There is intense interest in remunicipalisation throughout Spain.

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    David Hall

    Profile
    Former director at PSIRU
  4. Carta de preocupación sobre el proyecto para ‘modernizar’ el TLC entre la UE y México

    Transnational Institute (TNI), Institute for Policy Studies
    10 February 2017
    Declaration

    El Institute for Policy Studies y el Transnational Institute celebran que la ministra de Comercio holandesa haya solicitado que se repiensen la agenda de negociaciones comerciales de la Unión Europea a fin de que se establezca un mejor vínculo entre la agenda de comercio e inversión y los objetivos de desarrollo equitativo y sostenible. En este contexto, instan a todas las partes implicadas en las negociaciones del TLC entre la UE y México a sustituir la actual agenda de liberalización y desregulación por un acuerdo que regule la inversión de acuerdo con los derechos humanos, las normas sociales, la protección del medio ambiente, la conservación del clima y otros objetivos de desarrollo sostenible como principios primordiales.

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    Coumba Toure

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    Née et élevée entre le Mali et le Sénégal Coumba Toure est écrivain, conteuse, artiste éducatrice populaire engagée depuis plus de vingt dans différent mouvements pour le changement social pour la justice économique, pour la défense des droits des femmes, pour une identité positive africaine et pour une éducation.

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    Pouvoir et culture

    Coumba Toure
    09 February 2017
    Article

    Nous avons la possibilité de créer de nouvelles identité de nouvelles tribus, créer de nouvelle façon de communiquer communication non violente alors depuis toujours les groupes tentent de poser de nouvelle cultures et cela se passe dans les expressions culturelles qui au début sont marginales mais finissent par être normalisées.

  7. Drugs and bullets in Myanmar

    08 February 2017
    In the media

    As more people in Kachin fall victim to drug abuse, Christian group Pat Jasan is taking matters into its own hands.

  8. Resistance in Honduras

    03 February 2017 - Event

    Join us to hear Tomas Gomez Membreno, the current coordinator of the Honduran organisation COPINH, share the story of his community's struggle.

  9. The Immunity of Austerity

    • Luke Shuttleworth
    02 February 2017
    Paper

    The durability of austerity policies in the European Union is due in part to the way neoliberal values such as competition and individual responsibility are perpetuated in popular media. How can movements break this monopoly on information to articulate different values and help mobilise citizens against austerity.

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    Luke Shuttleworth

    Profile

    Luke Shuttleworth holds a degree in International Development Studies (M.Sc.) from the University of Amsterdam. His main research interest revolves around the effects of austerity measures during the Eurozone Crisis and gender inequality in developing countries. As part of his master’s research, he spent three months in rural Western Kenya researching the effect of informal savings groups on...

  11. Los Estados Unidos deben anteponer la diplomacia a la guerra

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 February 2017
    Article

    Estas serían las líneas de una política exterior no imperialista y verdaderamente internacionalista.

  12. Aperçu de la concentration foncière en Europe

    • Timothé Feodoroff, Sylvia Kay
    30 January 2017
    Infograph

    Une série d’infographies qui exposent la massive concentration foncière en Europe. Pendant la dernière décennie, l’Europe a perdu un tiers de ses petites exploitations; 3% des exploitations contrôlent 52% des surfaces agricoles; la terre est encore plus inéquitablement répartie que la richesse.

  13. How to Move Beyond Gas and Towards a Just Energy Transition

    30 January 2017
    Multi-media

    Residents of the Dutch city of Groningen, where gas is being extracted by the Dutch Petroleum Company (NAM), have lost confidence in the company, and in the regulations intended to protect them. Social movements, civil society organisations and local political parties gathered and discussed the dismantling of the NAM and the need to democratise the energy sector.

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    Devra Wiseman

    Profile

    Devra Weisman is an artist and curates a blog called 'The Art of Resistance'

  15. The art of resistance

    Devra Wiseman
    27 January 2017
    Article
  16. Culture of the Commons

    Mayo Fuster Morell
    27 January 2017
    Article

    Mayo Fuster Morell, responsible for BarCola, a group working on collaborative economy policies in Barcelona, shares her thoughts and experiences on how commons-based forms of collaboration can build a more just society.

  17. A call for a moratorium on the Indonesia-EU CEPA negotiations

    26 January 2017
    Declaration

    Civil society letter of concern on the occasion of the 2nd round of negotiations for an EU-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

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    Manufactured Consent

    25 January 2017
    Infograph

    Corporations don't just shape our politics or economics, they also seek to change public opinion to serve their interests. Which corporations play the biggest role in shaping knowledge and news? What do they fund? Who do they represent? What role have they played in the rise of authoritarian populists? This infographic for State of Power 2017 exposes those 'manufacturing consent'.

  19. Letter of concern on the proposed ‘modernisation’ of the EU-Mexico FTA

    Transnational Institute (TNI), Institute for Policy Studies
    25 January 2017
    Declaration

    The Institute for Policy Studies and Transnational Institute welcome the Dutch trade minister’s call for a reset of trade negotiations to better link the trade and investment agenda to equitable and sustainable development objectives. At the same time, we urge all stakeholders involved in the EU-Mexico FTA negotiations to replace the current far-reaching liberalisation and deregulation agenda with an agreement that regulates investment in accordance with human rights, social standards, environmental protection, climate conservation and other sustainable development objectives as overriding principles. Read the letter, which includes our concerns and recommendations, below:

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