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  1. 12 struggles of resistance and hope in 2017

    14 December 2017
    Article

    The bad news streaming through our media in 2017 has been relentless. Behind the headlines, though, social movements are on the rise and scoring impressive victories. Here are 12 struggles that inspire us to act in 2018.

  2. Por qué deberíamos celebrar que no se incluyeron temas de inversión en la OMC

    13 December 2017
    Press release

    Ha fracasado el intento de 39 miembros de la OMC, incluidos China, Rusia, la Unión Europea, Argentina, Brasil y México, de reintroducir discusiones formales sobre facilitación de inversiones en la XI Conferencia Ministerial de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC).

  3. Why failing to include investment issues at WTO should be celebrated

    13 December 2017
    Press release

    A push by 39 WTO members, including China, Russia, the EU, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico to reintroduce formal discussions on investment facilitation at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial conference has failed.

  4. Ben Hayes

    Ben Hayes: "El silencio de la izquierda sobre los refugiados es vergonzoso"

    13 December 2017
    Article

    Entrevista a Ben Hayes, investigador del Transnational Institute especializado en políticas de seguridad, antiterrorismo y control de fronteras.

  5. La extrema derecha en Polonia: así es el neoliberalismo

    Ewa Jasiewicz
    13 December 2017
    Article

    El espectáculo de 60.000 nacionalistas y neonazis marchando por el centro de Varsovia a principios de noviembre de 2017 generó titulares en todo el mundo. ¿Ha ido demasiado lejos la tolerancia y la solidaridad silenciosa del partido gobernante con la extrema derecha?

  6. La OMC promueve los mismos derechos para los inversores que han costado a los países de América Latina y el Caribe 20.600 millones de dólares

    12 December 2017
    Press release

    Coincidiendo con la XI Conferencia Ministerial de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC) en Buenos Aires, en la que se dan cita los ministros de Comercio de 164 países, el Transnational Institute ha publicado un informe que analiza las 234 demandas de arbitraje de inversiones conocidas contra países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC).

  7. WTO promotes same investors rights that have cost Latin American and Caribbean states 20.6 billion USD so far

    12 December 2017
    Press release

    As Trade Ministers from 164 countries meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina this week for the 11 World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial conference,
    the Transnational Institute has published a new report that analyses the 234 known investment arbitration lawsuits against Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) states.

  8. ISDS in numbers

    • Cecilia Olivet, Bettina Müller, Luciana Ghiotto
    11 December 2017
    Report

    Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries are among the most affected by the investment arbitration system worldwide, representing 28.6% of all known investor-state disputes around the world. In particular, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru accounts for 77.3% of the total number of claims against LAC countries. Investors have won in 70% of the cases brought against LAC countries. As a result, LAC States have already had to pay foreign companies 20.6 billion USD, which could cover Bolivia’s budget for health and education for four whole years.

  9. ISDS en números

    • Cecilia Olivet, Bettina Müller, Luciana Ghiotto
    11 December 2017
    Report

    Los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) se encuentran entre los más afectados por el sistema de arbitraje de inversiones, al ser blanco del 28,6% de todas las controversias inversor-Estado conocidas a escala global. La Argentina, Venezuela, México, el Ecuador, Bolivia y el Perú, en concreto, representan el 77,3% del total de demandas presentadas contra países de ALC. Los inversores han ganado en el 70% de los casos presentados contra países de ALC. Como consecuencia, los países de ALC ya han sido condenados a pagar a compañías extranjeras 20.600 millones de dólares estadounidenses, una suma que podría cubrir el presupuesto de salud y educación de Bolivia durante cuatro años completos.

  10. Revolutionary government: Show of force…or sign of weakness?

    Walden Bello
    05 December 2017
    Article

    Manila, Philippines - A Revolutionary Government would most likely lead not to authoritarian stability but to a succession of destabilizing military coups. This scenario, more than anything else, is what prevents the President from giving the green light to the RevGov faction.

  11. A World Court for Corporations

    • CIEL, Seattles to Brussels Network
    05 December 2017
    Report

    The European Commission proposal for a global investor court for investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) – known as the Multilateral Investment Court – threatens to enshrine, expand, and entrench the current system of corporate privilege in future trade deals. A world court for corporations would be the capstone in the architecture of corporate impunity, undermining democratic institutions and lawmaking, and worsening the power imbalance that grants rights, protections, and compensation to corporations at the expense of the public interest.

  12. Anti-austerity protest

    El nuevo activismo modelo en el Reino Unido: llevar al Partido Laborista al Gobierno y dar el poder al pueblo

    Hilary Wainwright
    04 December 2017
    Article

    La ‘nueva política’ se refiere tanto al poder electoral como a la construcción de un poder transformador.

  13. Anti-austerity protest

    New model activism: Putting Labour in office and the people in power

    Hilary Wainwright
    04 December 2017
    Article

    The ‘new politics’ needs to be about both winning electoral power and building transformative power.

  14. Banned from the WTO

    NGOs blocked at last minute from WTO summit in Argentina

    30 November 2017
    Press release

    The Transnational Institute condemns the last minute decision to block dozens of civil society experts and campaigners from next week's World Trade Organisation summit in Argentina. The decision, apparently made by the Argentinian Government for undisclosed reasons, is unprecedented in recent WTO history.

  15. Guiding Drug Law Reform in Myanmar

    • Drug Policy Advocacy Group
    29 November 2017
    Report

    A draft bill amending Myanmar 1993 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law was published in newspapers in March 2017 for public consultation. It was subsequently discussed in the upper house of Parliament (Amyothar Hluttaw) on 16 August 2017.

  16. A democratic alternative to the Spanish energy oligopoly

    Susanne Hirschmann
    28 November 2017
    Article
  17. Il ritorno alla gestione pubblica dei servizi di base

    • Satoko Kishimoto, Olivier Petitjean, Lavinia Steinfort
    28 November 2017
    Book

    Da Nuova Dehli a Barcellona, dall’Argentina alla Germania, migliaia di politici, dirigenti pubblici, lavoratori, sindacati e movimenti sociali rivendicano o creano servizi pubblici per soddisfare i bisogni primari della gente e rispondere alle sfide ambientali.

  18. De Fair Green and Global Alliantie (FGG) zoekt z.s.m. een Coördinator Coalitie Eerlijke en Duurzame Handel

    24 November 2017

    28 – 36 uur per week
    voor de periode van 1 jaar met mogelijke verlenging,
    o.a. afhankelijk van financiering.

    Milieudefensie, Transnational Institute (TNI) en SOMO, verenigd in de FGG Alliantie, zoeken op korte termijn een coördinator Coalitie Eerlijke en Duurzame Handel.

  19. Media Review 2017

    22 November 2017
    In the media

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