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  1. Public policies for food sovereignty

    • Sylvia Kay, Emily Mattheisen, Nora McKeon, Paola De Meo, Ana Moragues Faus
    21 March 2018

    What is the political significance of leveraging public policies in support of food sovereignty?

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    Atlas of Utopias

    • Transnational Institute (TNI)
    21 March 2018

    The Atlas of Utopias is a global gallery of inspiring community-led transformation in water, energy and housing. It features 32 communities from 19 countries working on bold solutions to our world’s systemic economic, social and ecological crises.

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    SINTRAEMCALI 1996-2017: Resistencia a la privatización y alternativas de gestión pública para las Empresas Municipales de Cali (EMCALI)

    • Jhoni Alexander Trejos Arroyave, Sergio Mauricio Zamora Betancur, Jhon Edier Jaramillo Ferro, Valentina Bradbury Jaramillo
    20 March 2018

    El Sindicato de Trabajadores de las Empresas Municipales de Cali, Colombia (SINTRAEMCALI) ha enfrentado durante años la política de mercantilización de los servicios públicos y privatización de las empresas estatales en Colombia.

  4. Balancing Treaty Stability and Change

    • Martin Jelsma, Neil Boister, David Bewley-Taylor, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, John Walsh
    15 March 2018
    Policy briefing

    Legal tensions are growing within the international drug control regime as increasing numbers of member states move towards or seriously consider legal regulation of the cannabis market for non-medical purposes. Amongst reform options not requiring consensus, inter se modification appears to be the most ‘elegant’ approach and one that provides a useful safety valve for collective action to adjust a treaty regime arguably frozen in time.

  5. Examining Barcelona en Comu's attempt to be a movement-party

    06 March 2018

    The radical citizens' movement and party, Barcelona en Comú, has a goal of democratizing the relationship between civil society and city institutions by transforming the traditional structures of political parties and creating new formsof democratic political participation. Through the study of one of the city's many neighbourhood assemblies, Zelinka examines whether it is possible for a political organization to be movement and institution at the same time and what kind of challenges, conflicts and opportunities emerge through this undertaking.

  6. Countering Violent Extremism

    The Globalisation of Countering Violent Extremism Policies

    • Arun Kundnani, Ben Hayes
    06 March 2018

    The globalisation of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) policies is the most significant development in counterterrorism policy in the last decade. What began as a rhetorical commitment from a handful of agencies has developed into a plethora of policies, deployed from Finland to the Philippines. This report includes a foreword by UN Special Rapporteur Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin.

  7. Resistencia comunitaria al proyecto de Agua Zarca

    Extractivismo y resistencia comunitaria en Honduras

    • Susy Núñez, Fabricio Herrera, Martha Flores
    06 March 2018

    Cuando se cumplen dos años del asesinato de Berta Cáceres, las comunidades hondureñas siguen sufriendo los impactos del extractivismo depredador y luchando por defender los bienes comunes. Hablan las voces desde el terreno.

  8. The twin challenge of agrarian and climate justice

    • Jun Borras, Jennifer Franco, Clara Mi Young Park, Mads Christian Barbesgaard, Yukari Sekine, Ye Lin Myint, Thant Zin
    02 March 2018

    Dominant approaches to climate change mitigation are putting new pressures on small farmers and village dwellers, justifying dispossession by powerful actors who cast villagers' traditional ways of life as ecologically destructive or economically inefficient. In order to address the twin challenges of agrarian justice and climate justice, it is critical to understand the way new conflicts and initiatives intersect with old conflicts and the way they are compounded by undemocratic settings, and inequality and division along fault-lines of gender, ethnicity, class, and generation.

  9. Legitimising an unsustainable approach to trade

    • Ciaran Cross
    01 March 2018

    The incorporation of labour, environmental and sustainable development provisions in the EU’s free trade agreements (FTA) has been much debated. But are the overall objectives of these FTAs truly compatible with a meaningful approach to labour rights, environmental protection and sustainable development? If not, what are these provisions actually doing?

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    Amapola, opio y heroína: La producción de Colombia y México

    • Jorge Hernández Tinajero, Guillermo Andrés Ospina, Martin Jelsma
    22 February 2018

    El cultivo de la flor de amapola en México y Colombia forma parte de una economía local destinada de forma casi exclusiva al mercado ilegal en el exterior: la demanda de heroína, principalmente en los Estados Unidos.

  11. Tribute to Tessa Kersten-Zenger (1975 - 2018)

    • Fiona Dove
    22 February 2018

    TNI is mourning the terrible news that our beautiful, bubbly, funny, quirky, creative, smart and perceptive 'web gardener' Tessa Kersten-Zenger passed away on Saturday, February 17. She had turned just 43 years old the week before and was celebrating with a family weekend away when she died suddenly following an accident.

  12. Panglong monument with Shwedagon replica in background

    ပင္လံုအလြန္ -
ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ ျပည္တြင္းၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရး အက်ပ္အတည္း

    22 February 2018
    Policy briefing

    တိုင္းရင္းသားပဋိပကၡေရးရာႏွင္ ဒုကၡသည္ေရႊ ့ေျပာင္းမႈမ်ားသည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဧ။္နယ္စပ္ေဒသတစ္လႊားတြင္ ေနရာယူဆဲျဖစ္ေသာေၾကာင့္ လက္ရွိအေနအထားတြင္ တိုင္းျပည္သည္ လမ္းဆတံု ြင္တည္ရွိေနသည္။ ဆယ္စုႏွစ္ေပါင္းမ်ားစြာ ၾကာျမင့္သည့္

    စစ္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးကာလေနာက္ပိုင္း ၂၁ ရာစုပင္လံုညီလာခံကုိ ၁၉၄၇ ခုႏွစ္ ေႏွာင္းပိုင္း

    ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၌ တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလံုးအတိုင္းအတာၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ ႏိုင္ငံေရးျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရး လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားေဖာ္ေဆာင္ႏိုင္ ေစရန္ႀကိဳးပမ္းသည့္ စိတ္အားတက္ၾကြဖြယ္ရာအေကာင္းဆံုး တာထြက္ေျခလွမ္းတစ္ရပ္အေနျဖင့္ ႀကိဳဆိုဂုဏ္ျပဳ ခဲ့ၾကသည္။

    သို႔ေသာ္လည္း က်ဆံုးသြားမည္ကို စိုးရိမ္မကင္းျဖစ္သည့္ အေငြ႕အသက္မ်ားက ႏိုင္ငံ၏ အတိတ္ ကာလျဖစ္ရပ္ ဆိုးမ်ားကို ျပန္ေျပာင္းအမွတ္ရေစလ်က္ရွိသည္။

  13. Agrarian climate justice: Imperative and opportunity

    • Jun Borras, Jennifer Franco
    21 February 2018

    Global pressure on land and natural resources is mounting, with mainstream narratives about climate change often intensifying pressure to replace so-called "inefficient" users of land, including small farmers and pastoralists with market-based dynamics and actors. This dynamic makes the pursuit of socially just land policy ever more important and urgent, while at the same time creating new challenges. The fundamental connections and tensions between agrarian and climate justice must be reckoned with, and movements on both sides must deepen their understanding.

  14. The EU - Indonesia CEPA negotiations

    • Roeline Knottnerus
    15 February 2018

    What drives the negotiations for an Indonesia-Europe Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in relation to investment? What would be the merits of the alternative investment protection frameworks as proposed by Indonesia? Will it be more effective in promoting a more equitable and sustainable development? 

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    Las fuerzas del mercado: El auge del complejo industrial de la seguridad de la UE

    • Chris Jones
    13 February 2018

    A pesar de la crisis económica, los fondos de la UE para nuevas herramientas y tecnologías de seguridad se duplicará en el período 2014-2020 en comparación con los seis años anteriores. La principal beneficiaria es la industria de la 'seguridad interior', cuya influencia en la política europea no deja de aumentar, promoviendo una Europa cada vez más militarizada.

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    Tourism and Land Grabbing in Bali

    • Ruben Rosenberg Colorni
    09 February 2018

    The island of Bali is home to a rich and unique system of agriculture, based around traditional water management systems developed over the last 1200 years. However, growing pressure from the expansion of the tourist trade as well as the effects of climate change are putting these systems at risk. Farmers are fighting to preserve their livelihoods and maintain a base for local food sovereignty in Bali, but significant changes to policy and practice are needed to protect their rights to land, water, and seed.

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    50 years of counter-power: 1968-2018

    01 February 2018

    Special TNI website that features 50 powerful stories of people-led resistance and transformation since 1968 that have shaped our world.

  18. Fighting for public health

    • Desirée Enlund
    19 January 2018

    The rural communities in the Västernorrland county of Northern Sweden are not used to being in the national spotlight, but in 2017 their struggle to stop cutbacks in maternity and emergency care made national news. What are the lessons for all those involved in building counter-power in rural areas of the Global North?

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    State of Power 2018

    17 January 2018

    Popular movements everywhere are on the rise at the same time as we face ever-greater corporate impunity and increasing state violence. In TNI's seventh flagship State of Power report, we examine today's social movements, their potential to build counter-power, and how we can best resist injustice as well as lay grounds for long-term transformation.