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  1. Nice: building a public water company after 150 years of private management

    Olivier Petitjean
    19 August 2015
    Article

    This article was written for Eau publique, eau d´avenir, published June 2015(French edition of Our Public Water Future: The Global experience with remunicipalisation) and translated into English.

    In March 2013, the councillors of Nice, the fifth largest city in France, and of the surrounding communes announced that the city’s water services would gradually shift towards public management.

  2. #OccupyUNSquare Social Movements at the United Nations Human Rights Council defend a Binding Treaty for Transnational Corporations

    20 July 2015
    Article

    Social Movements from all over the world came to Geneva (6-10 July) to support a binding treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises to respect Human Rights discussed for the 1st time in the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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    Summary of Drugs & Democracy Activities, April - June 2015

    15 July 2015
    Article

    Drug law reform continues developing in the right direction in several Latin American and Caribbean countries. In Jamaica, for example, a law legalizing the cultivation and consumption of ganja for medicinal, religious and research purposes came into force, as well as the decriminalisation of possession for personal use.  Jamaica also spoke out at the UN Thematic Debate in New York. On May 7th, the minister addressed the UN High Level Thematic Debate on international drug policy, highlighting Jamaica’s perspectives on drug control policies and participating in a debate that encourages open and inclusive discussions. Amongst the outcomes Jamaica would like to see from UNGASS is “the establishment of an Expert Advisory Group to review the UN drug policy control architecture, its system-wide coherence, its treaty inconsistencies and its legal tension with cannabis regulations.”

  4. Learning from the past: Public finance and democratic control are key to achieving the SDGs

    Satoko Kishimoto, David Boys
    15 July 2015
    Article

    The question of how to finance water and sanitation is crucial. Leading international institutions emphasise the role of private finance despite major concerns. The idea that private finance can bring the needed investment is remarkably persistent in global policy circles and leads to a dangerous lack of attention to the far more realistic option of mobilising public finance for infrastructure to provide essential services for all.

  5. Remembering Praful - booklet

    13 July 2015
    Article

    On the occassion of the memorial service held in honor of Praful Bidwai on 8 July 2015 a booklet was printed with memories and tributes to Praful Bidwai
     

  6. Praful Bidwai at booklaunch in Durban 2011

    Organic intellectual

    N. D. Jayaprakash
    10 July 2015
    Article

    Activist, humanist, pacifist, journalist, columnist, uncompromising secularist, Praful Bidwai (1949-2015) was passionate about his quest for justice and equality.

  7. Remembering Praful 8 July, Delhi

    'Remembering Praful' will go on...

    Srija Naskar
    10 July 2015
    Article

    In more of a tete-a-tete over pink gin at the Press Club (Praful Bidwai's oft weekend indulgence in Delhi) kind of an atmosphere, Ritu Menon, Pamela Philipose, Harsh Kapoor, Anil Chaudhary and other friends of veteran activist-journalist Praful Bidwai gathered here at the India International Centre yesterday to conduct a memorial meeting 'Remembering Praful'.

  8. TTIP debat: Is TTIP gezond?

    Herman de Jonge
    08 July 2015
    Article

    A debate on TTIP on Thursday June 25 clearly shows is that it still is a contested issue. While its supporters mainly focus on the benefits for companies that want easy market-access for their products, the opponents fear that TTIP will be a danger to democracy and put pressure on public health standards.

  9. New website and new house style

    Tessa Kersten
    05 July 2015
    Article

    The Transnational Institute has a new website. On top of that we also introduce a new design and house style!

  10. Good and Strong

    05 July 2015
    Article

    To think, articulate, convince, argue and write about topics as wide and relevant as Secularism, Climate Change, Nuclear Disarmament, National Politics, Ecological Justice and People’s Movements is not an easy task for a single human mind.

  11. A Farewell for Praful

    Pamela Philipose
    29 June 2015
    Article

    An account of the funeral ceremony held on 27 June in Dehli for Praful Bidwai

  12. Remembering Praful

    Phyllis Bennis
    25 June 2015
    Article

    It would not have surprised anyone who knew Praful Bidwai, that the night he died he was surrounded by friends who with him represented five continents, north and south.

  13. Praful Bidwai has passed away

    24 June 2015
    Article

    The brilliant, courageous and accomplished Indian journalist, scholar and activist Praful Bidwai died unexpectedly in Amsterdam on June 23rd – a tragic loss for all those he inspired and informed.

  14. Tribute to Praful Bidwai (1949 - 2015)

    24 June 2015
    Article

    Tributes to the late Praful Bidwai from scholars, activists and friends from around the world. Please send your own tribute to prafultribute@tni.org

  15. Survey: What type of land policy should EU development cooperation support?

    23 June 2015
    Article

    While all agree that land policy is a key for fighting hunger, the crucial and controversial question is: Who and what should be supported and funded? 
    We, a European Alliance of Farmers organisations and NGOs, would like to know your opinion on this specific but important issue. Please take 5 minutes for the following 5 questions. We will inform you on the result after the expiry of the poll (approx. 3 to 5 month).

  16. Drug Law reform in Central America

    19 June 2015
    Article

    The Central American region connecting North and South America has traditionally been an area with intensive trafficking routes, of drugs, weapons and people.  Drugs trafficking routes over land and sea have existed for decades, transporting mainly cocaine from the Andean region to the United States and Mexico.  

  17. Open Letter to the Governments of EU-CELAC

    11 June 2015
    Article

    Declaration of representatives of social organizations from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean presented to the EU-CELAC summit leaders that met in Brussels on 10 and 11 June 2015.

  18. In the Final Hour, a Plea for Economic Sanity and Humanity

    11 June 2015
    Article

    A letter in solidairity with Greece

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