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  1. La Marcha del Silencio llena la Plaza Bolívar en Bogotá, octubre de 2016

    Colombia: el NO a la refrendación de los acuerdos y los nuevos caminos de construcción de paz

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Danilo Urrea
    23 October 2016

    La victoria del ‘no’ a la refrendación de los acuerdos de paz en Colombia puede leerse desde diferentes perspectivas, pero no debe ocultar la urgencia de iniciar un camino hacia la construcción de paz que anhela la mayoría del país.

  2. People’s Forum on BRICS

    The rise of Chinese TNCs, BRICS, and current global challenges

    Dorothy Grace Guerrero
    21 October 2016

    China now hosts the second largest number of major TNCs after the US. How will they fare in a stagnant global economy?

  3. US military base

    Climate change, militarism and war

    Lyda Fernanda Forero, Nick Buxton
    20 October 2016

    How is climate change both caused by militarism and likely to fuel wars and further militarism? And who will suffer the consequences? This short video documentary, featuring interviews with prominent activists gathered at the UN Climate talks in Paris in 2015 discusses the connections.

  4. Todas Las Manos

    20 October 2016

    Todas Las Manos is a five part or "Pentaptych" installation. Each panel functions individually as well as a part of the larger composition. The panels are numbered from right to left. The mural celebrates human rights and global justice and serves in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the deaths of Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier (the artists father) and co-worker Ronni Karpen Moffitt who were killed in Washington, DC on September 21, 1976. Forty years after the car bombing that took their lives, the pursuit of justice for Orlando, Ronni and other victims of the Pinochet regimes continues.

  5. Anti-war protest by residents, Myitkyina / Photo credit Kachinland News

    Myanmar: The Dilemma of Ceasefires but No Peace

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    19 October 2016

    "Do not put your trust in man. Rather, trust the constitution that we will be drafting." These were the very words that Bogyoke Aung San used to address the deep mistrust expressed by Shan, Kachin and Chin representatives about certain ethnic Bamar leaders when he persuaded them to sign the historic Panglong Agreement in February 1947.

  6. Nota legal sobre la protección de inversiones en el TTIP y el CETA

    17 October 2016

    La protección de las inversiones y los mecanismos de solución de controversias inversor-Estado (ISDS) son quizás los aspectos más polémicos del TTIP y el CETA. Estos mecanismos otorgan a los inversores extranjeros el derecho a demandar a la UE y sus Estados miembros ante tribunales privados por posibles pérdidas de beneficios supuestamente derivadas de normas que promueven el bienestar público.

  7. Investment protection treaties endanger democratic reform and peace initiatives in Myanmar

    Pietje Vervest
    17 October 2016

    In the volatile and fragile context of Myanmar's nascent democratic reform, investment protection treaties must not be allowed to negatively affect processes that would make Myanmar more peaceful and democratic.

  8. Legal statement on investment protection in TTIP and CETA

    17 October 2016

    Investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms are perhaps the most contentious aspects of TTIP and CETA. These mechanisms provide foreign investors with the right to sue the EU or its Member States in private tribunals over potential losses in profit due to current or new public welfare regulations.

  9. Semana de movilización de los pueblos en Ginebra

    23 October 2016 - Event

    Entre el 24 y el 28 de octubre tendrá lugar la Segunda sesión del Grupo de Trabajo Intergubernamental de Composición Abierta del Consejo de Derechos Humanos (OEIGWG), cuyo mandato consiste en establecer un Tratado Vinculante sobre las empresas transnacionales y los derechos humanos.  

  10. Transnacionales y derechos humanos: la auto-regulación nunca funcionó…

    Erika Gonzalez, Mónica Vargas, Juan Hernández Zubizarreta
    14 October 2016

    La Campaña Global para Desmantelar el Poder de las Transnacionales y Poner fin a su Impunidad es una iniciativa de movimientos sociales y comunidades de todo el mundo que buscan denunciar la arquitectura de impunidad de la que gozan la grandes empresas y que está abogando por un tratado vincultante para que estas respondan por sus abusos.

  11. Business and Human Rights: The Failure of Self- Regulation

    Erika Gonzalez, Mónica Vargas, Juan Hernández Zubizarreta
    13 October 2016

    The “Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity” is an initiative of social movements and communities from all over the world affected negatively by corporations. It seeks to denounce the “architecture of impunity” that benefits corporations, and is fighting for a binding international treaty which would give human rights precedence over trade regulations. Another project is that of a “Peoples’ Centre”, which would document corporate abuse and offer alternatives.

  12. UNGASS 2016: in de Weense houdgreep

    Pien Metaal
    13 October 2016
  13. Maatschappelijke organisaties vinden dat CETA van tafel moet

    13 October 2016

    Het verdrag in de huidige vormt een ernstige bedreiging voor milieu, publieke diensten, arbeidsnormen en de veiligheid van consumenten. Laatste verklaring van minister Ploumen is slechts een verheldering van datgene dat in de verdragstekst is afgesproken, maar verandert structureel niets en komt dus niet tegemoet aan fundamentele bezwaren.

  14. Week of Peoples Mobilisation

    23 October 2016 - Event

    Violations of human rights and the rights of peoples and nature have become an all too common part of transnational corporations’ operations. There are no binding rules for corporations on Human Rights at the international level. That’s why again this year, in coordination with the Treaty Alliance, the Global Campaign is returning to Geneva to advocate directly to UN member states to engage in a process to create a treaty, and to ensure they hear the voices of communities impacted by corporate violations loud and clear. Inside and Outside the UN dozens of delegates from social movements and civil society networks worldwide will participate in the Week of Peoples Mobilisation.

  15. Peoples Sovereignty vs Corporate Impunity: Workshops at the Peoples' Assembly October 15 & 16

    15 October 2016 - Event

    The Transnational Institute, La Via Campesina, BioWatch/South Africa, FIAN, Friends of the Earth International, Global Justice Now, and Corporate Europe Observatory will be co-organizing a series of workshops at the Peoples' Assembly, linked to the Monsanto Tribunal in the Hague. These workshops will highlight peoples' struggles against corporate power and for peoples' sovereignty, peasant rights, and food sovereignty, and will provide a space to further develop strategies for the future of the movement.

  16. Stop Foute Handelsverdragen

    22 October 2016 - Event

    De Nederlandse regering staat op het punt allerlei foute handelsverdragen te tekenen. TTIP, CETA en TiSA zetten onze toekomst op het spel. Sluit je aan bij onze beweging en kies voor een duurzame economie, echte banen en veilig voedsel, boven de belangen van grote bedrijven.

    Kom op 22 oktober naar het Museumplein in Amsterdam, want NU kun jij deze foute handel nog stoppen.

  17. ‘Found in the Dark’

    • Ernestien Jensema, Nang Pann Ei Kham
    11 October 2016
    Policy briefing

    To address its serious drug use problems, Myanmar should change its drug policy towards a harm reduction approach. Instead of a repressive approach, voluntary and evidence-based treatment and public health services, including harm reduction, should be made available and become generally accepted by enforcement officials and by the community at large.