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  1. 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.

  2. Rethinking shrinking space

    09 December 2016
    Multi-media

    Concern that civil society's space for action is shrinking has caused widespread concern, but whose space is really shrinking and what do we do about it? TNI hosted a workshop in Berlin in October 2016 with a variety of critical voices from academia, social movements, community-based groups and activists to hear their perspectives.

  3. The Jim Crow Holy Land

    Phyllis Bennis
    25 March 2015
    Article

    Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile, and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.

  4. Building peace in permanent war

    Construyendo la paz en la guerra permanente

    • Ben Hayes, Gavin Sullivan, Louise Boon-Kuo, Vicki Sentas
    16 March 2015
    Report

    Para las personas interesadas en la paz y la resolución no violenta de conflictos, el pronóstico no es bueno. No solo porque la guerra contra el terror sigue generando enemigos con los que —se afirma— no se negocia, sino porque el marco jurídico y político resultante ha transformado la manera de entender y gestionar la violencia política y el conflicto armado.

  5. Building peace in permanent war

    Building Peace in Permanent War

    • Ben Hayes, Gavin Sullivan, Louise Boon-Kuo, Vicki Sentas
    16 February 2015
    Report

    For those interested in peace and the non-violent resolution of conflict the prognosis is not good. Not just because the war on terror keeps producing enemies with whom, it is said, there is no negotiating, but because the legal and political framework it has engendered has transformed the way in which political violence and armed conflict is understood and managed.

  6. El estado vigilante

    • Ben Hayes
    20 January 2015
    Policy briefing

    Si alguien nos ha dicho algo relevante sobre el poder del Estado en 2013 fue Edward Snowden, que reveló la enorme capacidad de vigilancia de algunos gobiernos occidentales.

  7. Ben Hayes talks at TedX

    ‘Counterterrorism’ used to crackdown on civil society

    Ben Hayes
    27 August 2014
    Multi-media

    International counterterrorism guidelines are being used - and encouraging - authoritarian regimes to repress civil society worldwide. Countries with severe restrictions like Saudi Arabia receive stellar ratings under these guidelines, while much freer countries like Norway are considered non-compliant.

  8. Eurodrones, Inc.

    • Ben Hayes, Chris Jones, Eric Toepfer
    28 February 2014
    Report

    ¿En qué medida está financiando y fomentando la UE la incipiente industria de los drones? ¿Con qué fines? ¿Y con qué consecuencias para la ciudadanía europea?

     
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    EU spending over $400m on secret drone project – Civil rights group

    12 February 2014
    In the media

    The EU is investing hundreds of millions of taxpayer euros in the development of surveillance drones without political oversight, a report claims. The authors of the document warn the EU is secretly encouraging “the further militarization” of the region.

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    Una ONG critica la falta de transparencia en el uso civil de los ‘drones’

    12 February 2014
    In the media

    Un informe de Statewatch muestra su preocupación por la "militarización de la Unión Europea" y la tendencia hacia "la automatización en la guerra"

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    'Miljoenen euro's EU naar drone-industrie'

    12 February 2014
    In the media

    Bedrijven die zich bezighouden met de ontwikkeling en productie van drones hebben ruime politieke en financiële steun gekregen van de Europese Unie.

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    EU gibt mindestens 315 Millionen Euro für Drohnenforschung aus

    Matthias Monroy
    12 February 2014
    In the media

    Bis 2028 sollen Drohnen vollumfänglich in die zivile Luftfahrt integriert werden. Das Parlament wird nicht gefragt

  13. Eurodrones, Inc.

    • Ben Hayes, Chris Jones, Eric Toepfer
    05 February 2014
    Report

    How far reaching is the EU's financing and support for the emerging drone industry? With what intended purpose? And what will be the consequences for European citizens?

  14. Sharon is dead, but Sharonism lives on

    Phyllis Bennis
    13 January 2014
    Article

    The Butcher of Beirut, as he was long known, is no more. After eight years in a coma, during which the militaristic hard-right leader was re-branded a peacenik, Israeli General Ariel Sharon was finally pronounced dead.

  15. US drones strategy

    29 October 2013
    Article

    US policymakers don’t even claim that all the targets of their drone strikes are posing a threat to the US, Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, told RT.

  16. Egyptian revolution turns sour

    Phyllis Bennis
    16 August 2013
    Article

    "Egypt today remains horrifically divided, with today's bloodbath certain to make things worse"

  17. Race, space and punishment in urban sociology

    • Tom Reifer
    29 July 2013
    Paper

    Structural circumstances of deprivation and criminalization facing African-Americans and the racialized perceptions of criminality appear to be some of the salient features that recently led to a young black teenager being killed by neighborhood watch patrolman George Zimmerman.

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    Grounding of Bolivian presidential jet shames EU

    10 July 2013
    In the media

    The grounding of a Bolivian presidential jet in an attempt to 'render' whistleblower Edward Snowden has shamed the European Union, say three European organisations.

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