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  1. China EU investment thumbnail image

    Chinese investment in Europe in the Age of Brexit and Trump

    • Dorothy Grace Guerrero
    18 September 2017
    Paper

    Chinese investments in Europe have surged in recent years, totaling €35 billion in 2016. This paper examines the nature and scope of Chinese investments, how investments in Europe differ to those made in the Global South, why the Chinese state is interested in investing in the Europe and the implications for social movements committed to social justice.

  2. WOPs are solidarity-based peer support partnerships

    Open letter to UN-HABITAT

    Satoko Kishimoto
    18 September 2017
    Opinion

    Civil society organisations, trade unions, public water operators together with International Steering committee members of GWOPA jointly send the open letter  to the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT concerning the recent attempt to undermine GWOPA's core purpose, origin and history 

  3. 2016 Annual Report thumbnail image

    Annual Report 2016

    15 September 2017
    Annual report

    In 2016, we witnessed the disturbing consequences of permanent war, neoliberal policies and globalization that have unleashed forces that are shaking the status quo at its roots.  Yet while we may seem pessimists of the intellect, we make up for it with our optimism of will! We continue to draw hope from the social movements which doubled their commitment to the realization of the vision and values that TNI holds dear.

  4. Encuentro de matriz energética y bienes comunes en Argentina

    14 September 2017
    In the media

    CSA - Durante los días 4 y 5 de septiembre, se llevó a cabo en la sede de ATE Nacional, Argentina, el Encuentro de Matriz Energética y Bienes Comunes, donde se plantearon diversos paneles de distintas temáticas sobre energía y soberanía.

  5. Costa Rica’s Banco Popular

    Costa Rica’s Banco Popular shows how banks can be democratic, green – and financially sustainable

    Thomas Marois
    14 September 2017
    Article

    A decade on from the 2007-08 global financial crisis, the majority of private banks have changed very little. Most remain solely concerned with maximising their returns, while sustainable or social goals remain subservient to this. For conventional economists, anything else remains an impossible or distant dream.

  6. The EU’s Multilateral Investment Court and its alternatives

    22 September 2017 - Event

    Last year the European Commission announced plans to establish a Multilateral Investment Court (MIC) in its attempt to reform the investment  arbitration system, known as ISDS. However, the proposal has received little public scrutiny so far. Now five civil society organisations are  organising a public event with international experts to discuss the MIC and examine alternative approaches.

  7. España ya es el tercer país más demandado en tribunales como los del CETA por el recorte a las renovables

    10 September 2017
    In the media

    Noticiero Universal - Bruselas defiende a capa y espada su remodelado mecanismo arbitral para resolver disputas entre inversores y estados, pero los datos demuestran que su predecesor, con el que comparte ADN, sigue permitiendo que grandes multinacionales fuercen a los estados a gastar millones de euros de dinero público en defenderse de sus demandas ante árbitros privados, y no ante sus respectivos tribunales.

  8. Human Rights as a Key Issue in the Indonesia-EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

    • Rachmi Hertanti
    07 September 2017
    Report

    This paper explores the potential impacts of an Indonesia-EU CEPA on human rights in Indonesia and the state’s duty to protect human rights.

  9. Will Myanmar lead drug policy reform in Southeast Asia?

    Renaud Cachia
    06 September 2017
    Article

    Myanmar is better known for its serious drug problems - including large-scale illicit drugs production and trafficking and high rates of heroin use - than for implementing progressive drug policies that prioritise the health of its population. However, this could change in the near future.

  10. Guatemala Caracol Productions

    Fertile ground for the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure?

    • Zoe Brent, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Gonzalo Colque, Sérgio Sauer
    05 September 2017
    Paper

    Governments, social movements, corporations, and marginalized people around the world are increasingly involved in struggles and negotiations about the control of land and resources. Questions of who gets what land, how, how much, why and with what implications are being vigorously contested in a variety of spaces.

  11. A chance to change EU security research policy for the better

    Chris Jones
    04 September 2017
    Article

    As the EU starts to negotiate new budgets from 2020 onwards, there is an important opportunity to shape EU security policy and research so that it prioritises human rights, democracy, transparency and equality.

  12. Seminario internacional: Las disputas por lo público en América Latina y el Caribe

    06 September 2017 - Event

    El objetivo del seminario de Quito es presentar y difundir los proyectos apoyados por el programa de la convocatoria 'Las disputas por lo público en América Latina y el Caribe'.

  13. State of Power 2017 cover image

    Cultura, poder y activismo - Presentación de Estado del poder 2017

    13 September 2017 - Event

    El sexto informe anual ‘Estado del poder’ analiza los procesos culturales que utilizan las grandes empresas y las élites privilegiadas para hacer que su poder parezca ‘natural’ e ‘irreversible’. También explora cómo los movimientos sociales pueden utilizar la creatividad, el arte y las fuerzas culturales para resistir y construir una transformación social y ecológica duradera.

  14. ျမန္မာ့ေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္လုပ္ငန္းက႑ကေန ဘယ္သူေတြ အက်ိဳးအျမတ္ရေနသလဲ။

    Nang Shining
    01 September 2017
    Article

    ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံအေနျဖင့္ စိန္ေခၚမႈျပႆနာေပါင္းမ်ားစြာႏွင့္ ရင္ဆိုင္ေနရၿပီး ယင္းတို႔အထဲ၌ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္အေပၚ ျခိမ္းေျခာက္မႈ ျပႆနာသည္ လတ္တေလာ အေရးၾကီးေနသည့္ ျပႆနာတစ္ခုုျဖစ္သည္သာမက ပိုမိုုျပင္းထန္လာေသာ ျပႆနာတစ္ရပ္ျဖစ္လာသည္။ ေလ်ာ္ ကန္သင့္ျမတ္သည့္ စီမံခ်က္(သို႔မဟုတ္)လူထုႏွင့္ ညွိွႏွုိင္းတိုင္ပင္မူမရွိသည္သာမက ႏိုုင္ငံတစ္လႊားရွိ သဘာဝဝန္းက်င္ေဂဟစနစ္ႏွင့္ လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အ စည္းအား နဂိုမူလအတိုင္း ျပန္မျဖစ္ေစႏုိင္ေလာက္သည့္ အႏၲရာယ္မ်ားကို ျဖစ္ေစႏုိင္သည့္ အႀကီးစားေရကာတာၾကီးမ်ားႏွင့္ ေရအားလၽွပ္စစ္ လုပ္ငန္းစီမံကိန္းမ်ားကို တိုးျမွင့္ေဆာင္ရြက္ျခင္းသည္ အထူးတလည္ စိုုးရိမ္ဖြယ္ရာ ကိစၥရပ္ျဖစ္လာသည္။ အထက္ပါ စီမံကိန္းအမ်ားစုသည္ ပဋိပကၡျဖစ္ေနသည့္ တိုုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးစုုမ်ား၏ေနထိုင္ရာေဒသမ်ားတြင္ တည္ရွိေနသည္သာမက အဆိုုပါစီမံကိန္းမွ ထုတ္ယူမည့္ စြမ္းအင္အ ေျမာက္အမ်ားကိုလည္း အိမ္နီးခ်င္းႏုိင္ငံမ်ားသို႕တင္သြင္းေရာင္းခ်သြားမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။ ကန္႔ကြက္ဆႏၵျပမႈမ်ား တစ္ႏိုုင္ငံလံုုးပ်ံ႕ႏွံ႔ျဖစ္ ေပၚေနသည့္အေလ်ာက္ ျမန္မာႏိုုင္ငံအေနျဖင့္ ဦးတည္ရာလမ္းေၾကာင္းကို ေျပာင္းလဲရန္ အခ်ိန္မွီေသးသည္ဟုု ဆိုုႏိုုင္ပါသည္။ သင့္ေလ်ာ္ေသာ ေနရာေဒသတြင္ ေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္သည္ အေရးၾကီးသည့္ စြမ္းအင္အရင္းအျမစ္တစ္ခုုျဖစ္ႏုိင္သည္ မွန္ေသာ္လည္း ေဒသအေျခအေနႏွင့္ ေဒသခံ မ်ား၏လိုအပ္ခ်က္မ်ားႏွင့္ ကိုုက္ညီရန္ အထူးအေရးႀကီးၿပီး ဒုုကၡအသစ္ဖန္တီးမႈမ်ိဳးမျဖစ္ရန္၊ တိုုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးစုုမ်ား၏ မေက်နပ္မႈေသာကမ်ားႏွင့္ တစ္ႏိုုင္ငံလံုုးၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႀကိဳးပမ္းမႈမ်ားအတြက္ ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္ဟန္႔တားသည့္ အေျခအေနမ်ိဳးမျဖစ္ေအာင္ ဂရုစိုက္ရန္လိုအပ္သည္။ (ျမန္မာႏိုုင္ငံ၏) ႏုိင္ငံေရး၊ စီးပြားေရးႏွင့္ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ေရးရာႏွင့္သက္ဆိုင္သည့္ ဦးတည္ခ်က္မ်ားအေပၚတြင္ ေရရွည္အက်ိဳးသက္ေရာက္မူရွိႏုိင္မည့္ စီမံ ကိန္းဆိုုင္ရာ ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္မ်ားကို ပူးေပါင္းပါ၀င္မႈကို အေျခတည္၍ အားလံုးပါ၀င္သေဘာတူႏိုင္သည့္ နည္းလမ္းမ်ားကို ေဆြးေႏြးတိုုင္ပင္ေနစဥ္အ တြင္း ယာယီတားျမစ္ခ်က္မ်ား ျပဌာန္းထုုတ္ျပန္ရန္ မျဖစ္မေနလိုုအပ္ပါသည္။

  15. French border photo

    The ongoing march of the EU’s security-industrial complex

    Chris Jones
    31 August 2017
    Article

    A new report, Market Forces, tracks the last decade of EU attempts to build a homeland security economy, using advanced technology as the ‘most promising solution’ to a multitude of ‘threats’.

  16. The Transnational Institute (TNI) seeks a FINANCE CONTROLLER/MANAGER (0.8 - 1 FTE )

    31 August 2017

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) is looking for a full-time Financial Controller to join our team in Amsterdam as soon as possible. If you are bilingual, digital savvy and energetic with an idealistic bent, then this might be the job you have been looking for!

    WE OFFER

  17. Ben Hayes talks at TedX

    The War on Terrorism Financing and Its Consequences for Civil Society

    Ben Hayes
    30 August 2017
    Article

    This summer, Women Peacemakers Program staff interviewed Ben Hayes, a researcher on topics such as security policy, counterterrorism, border control and surveillance, about his current work. Ben Hayes has been one of the first to research and write extensively on how countering terrorism financing (CTF) policies have been affecting the right to freedom of association and financial access for nonprofits, and the role of intergovernmental institutions such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)[1] in these phenomena. In this interview, he talks about how this topic first came to his attention, current trends in trying to craft solutions for the obstacles faced by nonprofits, as well as his take on what it will take to move forward.

  18. Infographic: The EU's Security Industrial Complex

    30 August 2017
    Infograph

    What is behind Europe's 'Security Union'? Who is shaping EU security policy? Who is benefiting? What are the key policies and which EU institutions are involved?

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    Corporations in the driving seat and winning big from EU’s security research agenda

    25 August 2017
    Press release

    Transnational corporations are winning millions of euros of public research funds to develop ever more intrusive surveillance and snooping technologies, a new report by Statewatch and the Transnational Institute reveals today.

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