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  1. Ending years of solitude?

    • Christelle Chabaud
    13 October 2017
    Paper

    The issue of land access is at the heart of the more than a half-century long conflict in Colombia. The post-conflict era and article 1 of the peace agreement dedicated to integral rural reform are nurturing hope for more democratic land distribution.

  2. Bulgarian agriculture in 21st century – the road towards a new “feudalization”

    13 October 2017
    Paper

    In the beginning of 20th century Bulgaria was among those countries in Europe that had the highest number of parceled out land with hundreds of thousands of small land owners toiling at their land at the brink of survival.

  3. Neo-Extractivism, Populism, and the Agrarian Question in Bolivia and Ecuador

    13 October 2017
    Paper

    The confluence of globalizing neoliberalism and national developmentalism, particularly in the case of China, has facilitated the appearance of monopolistic firms in the sub-imperium. These companies, usually state-owned in the case of China, are competing against the imperium for access to natural resources, land, and food supplies.

  4. Multiple Rationality:

    13 October 2017
    Paper

    This paper is focus on One Family Two Systems (OFTS) behavior of peasant households, featuring in differential production, and their rational logic behind, in the background of food system transformation.

  5. Naive monarchism and rural resistance in contemporary Russia

    • Natalia Mamonova
    13 October 2017
    Paper

    This paper analyses the relation between “naive monarchism” and rural resistance in contemporary Russia. It argues that popular resistance in the name of the president is a form of contention of powerless groups in an authoritarian state.

  6. Colombia Gold

    13 October 2017
    Multi-media

    Together with the Cannabis News Network, Martin Jelsma travelled to Colombia to report on the newly emerging medical cannabis industry in the country, specifically looking at the impacts of private investment and licensing on farmers and indigenous communities.

  7. The Changing Modalities of ‘Frontiers of Existence’ and ‘Commodity/Resource Frontiers’:

    • Markus Kröger
    13 October 2017
    Paper

    Much research has been dedicated to the study of commodity and resource frontiers. These concepts have also been heavily criticized for many reasons, and been even called obsolete academic tools; in the 1990s, some Latin Americanists argued that the commodity and resource frontier had collapsed in the Brazilian Amazon, and did not capture the local complexities.

  8. အေရွ႕ေတာင္အာရွ မူးယစ္ေဆးဝါးေရးရာမူဝါဒ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရးလုပ္ငန္းေတြမွာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံက ဦးေဆာင္ေတာ့မွာလား။

    Renaud Cachia
    12 October 2017
    Article

    ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံသည္ မူးယစ္ေဆးသုံးစြဲသူမ်ား၏ က်န္းမာေရးကုိ ဦးစားေပးသည့္ ေခတ္မီတုိးတက္ေသာ မူဝါဒမ်ားကုိ အေကာင္အထည္ေဖာ္ေနျခင္းအတြက္ထက္ တရားမဝင္မူးယစ္ေဆး အေျမာက္အမ်ား ထုတ္လုပ္ျခင္း၊ ေရာင္းဝယ္ေဖာက္ကားျခင္းႏွင့္ ဘိန္းျဖဴ (ဟီး႐ုိးအင္း) သုံးစြဲသူဦးေရ ျမင့္မားျခင္းအပါအဝင္ အလြန္ႀကီးမားလွသည့္ မူးယစ္ေဆးျပႆနာမ်ားရွိေနျခင္းအတြက္ ပုိ၍လူသိမ်ားလွပါသည္။ သုိ႔ရာတြင္ မၾကာမီအခ်ိန္အတြင္း ယင္းသုိ႔ေသာ အေျခအေနမွ အေျပာင္းအလဲမ်ားရွိလာႏုိင္ပါသည္။ 

  9. El pueblo que quiere dejar de cultivar marihuana en Paraguay

    12 October 2017
    In the media

    The New York Times - La presencia de la marihuana en Paraguay es una consecuencia de una crisis agraria profunda.

  10. Organizaciones de la sociedad civil condenan la masacre de Tumaco

    Observatorio de Cultivos y Cultivadores Declarados Illícitos
    11 October 2017
    Declaration

    Varias organizaciones y representantes de la sociedad civil emitieron una declaración en la que condenan los actos ocurridos el pasado 5 de octubre en el área rural de Tumaco, en la que varios campesinos fueron asesinados por disparos de alta velocidad que, de acuerdo a lo dicho por la Defensoría del Pueblo, podrían indicar responsabilidad estatal.

  11. Interview: South Africa’s nuclear waste governance

    David Fig
    10 October 2017
    Multi-media

    What does South Africa do with its nuclear waste? Dr. David Fig, TNI Fellow, spoke to The Science Inside about the country's policy on nuclear waste.

  12. The Transnational Institute (TNI) seeks a Treasurer for its Supervisory Board

    10 October 2017

    The Transnational Institute (TNI), based in Amsterdam in The Netherlands, is looking for a Treasurer to join its Supervisory Board. This is an unpaid position that involves 2 quarterly meetings per year, plus two annual meetings per year. TNI has a current turnover of around Euro 4 million per year, and is run on a non-profit basis.
     

  13. Stories of Resistance: Honduras - extractive economy and communities rights

    19 October 2017 - Event

    The Transnational Institute and Friends of the Earth International are happy to invite you to a much needed discussion on activism in Honduras, on Thursday, 19th of October, from 7- 9 PM in the seminar room at Transnational Institute.

  14. Peoples Mobilization in Geneva 2016

    Una oportunidad histórica para negociar un tratado vinculante sobre transnacionales y derechos humanos

    Gonzalo Berrón
    10 October 2017
    Article

    No puede ser que grandes empresas e inversionistas sigan operando sin ningún marco normativo global y que las comunidades, en cambio, carezcan de recurso a la justicia. Un año más, organizaciones de todo el mundo se movilizan para hacer realidad un tratado internacional que imponga obligaciones a las transnacionales.

  15. Water is a right protest in US

    The power of a transformative city

    Sol Trumbo Vila, Nick Buxton
    10 October 2017
    Article

    The local was where democracy was born; it is now where we will recover it

  16. Costa Rica’s Banco Popular

    El Banco Popular de Costa Rica: un ejemplo de banco democrático, verde y sostenible

    Thomas Marois
    09 October 2017
    Article

    Aunque han pasado ya diez años desde que estalló la crisis financiera mundial de 2007-2008, la mayoría de los bancos privados han cambiado muy poco y siguen centrándose, fundamentalmente, en maximizar la rentabilidad, mientras que los objetivos en materia social y de sostenibilidad son secundarios. Para los economistas convencionales, cualquier otro enfoque sigue siendo un sueño imposible o lejano.

  17. Transición hacia el procomún y P2P: guía básica

    • Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis, Stacco Troncoso, Ann Marie Utratel
    06 October 2017
    Primer

    El procomún, como idea y como práctica, ha surgido a modo de una nueva dinámica social, política y económica. Además del Mercado y del Estado, el procomún es una tercera forma de organización social. El procomún y el sistema entre pares (P2P) conforman un sistema basado en las prácticas y necesidades de la sociedad civil y del entorno donde esta habita y que evoluciona dejando a un lado los sistemas obsoletos de planificación central y los principios competitivos de las economías de mercado. Pero, ¿qué son el procomún y el P2P y cómo se relacionan entre sí? En esta breve guía básica se abordan todos estos conceptos.

  18. La criminalización de Standing Rock

    Frank Barat
    06 October 2017
    Article

    No es la primera vez que el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos ha utilizado todos los medios a su alcance para reprimir el activismo y la resistencia.

  19. Call for Participation and or Papers: The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative

    06 October 2017
    Article

    Abstract Deadline: 15 November 2017 

    We are calling for papers on three subthemes, to be presented at the conference 17-18 March 2018 'Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World' on 17-18 March 2018

  20. A Toolkit for Participatory Action Research

    • Ruth Hall, Zoe Brent, Jennifer Franco, Moenieba Isaacs, Tsegaye Shegro
    05 October 2017
    Paper

    This Guide is drawn from experience in the action research project “Bottom-up accountability initiatives and large-scale land acquisitions in Africa”. The project aimed to bring the international soft law instrument, the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of the Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests (the Tenure Guidelines or TGs), to rural communities and, together with them, to use the Guidelines to strengthen their tenure of land, fisheries and forests.

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