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  1. Keep your coins, I want change (Grafitti by Banksy)

    Call for Papers: State of Power 2018

    19 June 2017
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays/short papers and artistic collaborations for its forthcoming report on the issue of counter-power.

  2. Call for proposals on insights in authoritarian populism and the rural world

    16 May 2017
    Article

    ERPI is starting a Working Paper series, supported by a limited number of small grants, to allow for the writing up of original research. In parallel they are inviting short contributions in a variety of media that help to map out responses and alternatives. The Initiative will hold a major international conference, bringing this work together, with the aim of thinking together about new directions, both for academic research and practical action.

  3. The Dutch delegation at the Nyéléni Europe Forum 2016 in Romania

    10 May 2017
    Multi-media

    Impression of the Dutch delegation at the Nyéléni Europe Forum 2016 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Over 500 people from all over Europe gathered there at the end of October for five days to lay the groundwork to take back, relocalise our food systems and multiply food sovereignty platforms across the continent.

  4. Court ruling on Zuma's nuclear deal is a marker of South Africa's political health

    David Fig
    02 May 2017
    Article

    The South African government’s plan to bulldoze through a nuclear energy deal has been dealt what might be a fatal blow by the Cape Town High court which has declared the plan invalid. It found that the government had not followed due process in making the decision to pursue a nuclear power option, as well as in other critical areas.

  5. Last line of defense: Are the US military the best hope for defending climate action under Trump

    Nick Buxton
    11 April 2017
    Article

    The US military may be the last defender of climate science within the Trump administration, but don't expect the Pentagon to fight for climate justice. Preparing for climate crises is a funding boon for the military, which exists to uphold a fossil fuel-hungry empire that is driving climate disruption in the first place.

  6. ေျမယာသည္ တိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ားအတြက္ အသက္ေသြးေၾကာျဖစ္သျဖင့္ မိမိတို႔၏ ဓေလ့ထံုးတမ္းလာ ေျမယာ မ်ားကို မိမိတို႔ကိုယ္တိုင္ စီမံပိုင္ခြင့္ရွိရမည္။

    Khun Oo, Khun Kaung
    06 April 2017
    Article

    ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအစိုးရ၏ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရး စတင္ခဲ့သည့္ ၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္မွစ၍ ေျမသိမ္းယာသိမ္းျဖစ္ရပ္မ်ား မႀကံဳစ ဖူး ျမင့္တက္လာခဲ့သည္။ ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား၌ အထူးသျဖင့္ ကုန္းျမင့္ ေတာင္တန္းေဒသမ်ားရွိ ေျမအသံုးျပဳခြင့္ အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္သည့္ ဥပေဒအခင္းအက်င္းကို ေျပာင္းလဲသြားေစသည့္ ေျမယာႏွင့္ ရင္းႏွီးျမွဳပ္ႏွံမႈဆိုင္ရာ ဥပေဒသစ္မ်ားစြာ ပါ၀င္လ်က္ရွိၿပီး ေျမယာက႑၌ ျပည္တြင္းျပည္ပရင္းႏွီးျမွဳပ္ႏွံမႈကို အား ေပးအားေျမွာက္ျပဳရန္အတြက္ တရား၀င္ေျမယာေစ်းကြက္မ်ားကိုပါ ဖန္တီးခဲ့ၾကသည္။ ဤအေျပာင္းအလဲမ်ား သည္ စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေျမမ်ားအေပၚ မွီခိုအားထား၍ အသက္ေမြး၀မ္းေက်ာင္းလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားအတြက္ သစ္ေတာမ်ားကို အမွီသဟဲျပဳေနၾကသည့္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ လူထုလူတန္းစားအမ်ားစု၏ စားနပ္ရိကၡာႏွင့္ ေျမယာလုပ္ပိုင္ခြင့္ကို အာမ ခံခ်က္ ကင္းမဲ့သြားေစသျဖင့္ စိုးရိမ္ပူပန္မႈမ်ား အထူးတလည္ျမင့္တက္လာေစသည္။

  7. Opposition rises to planned agriculture mega-mergers

    27 March 2017
    Press release

    Farmer, farmworker, beekeeper, religious, international development, and environmental groups claim that the three resulting companies will concentrate market power and "exacerbate the problems caused by industrial farming – with negative consequences for the public, farmers and farm workers, consumers, the environment, and food security" in an open letter to the European Commission and Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

  8. Colombian landscape

    Human nature as victim in Colombia

    Lyda Fernanda Forero
    17 March 2017
    Article

    "We are part of nature – human and non-human. The relationship between both and in permanent interaction creates ‘the territory’."

  9. Brazil: Right Wing Government Undermining Constitution

    Benny Kuruvilla
    17 February 2017
    Multi-media

    Marco Aurelio, prominent leader of the MST (Brazilian Landless Workers Movement), speaks with Benny Kuruvilla on current developments in Brazil. Rightwing politicians have been busy cutting allocations in social sectors, revising labour laws and undermining the progressive Constitution. Social movements such as MST have been in the forefront in creating broad based progressive platforms to oppose the Temer Government. 

  10. How to Move Beyond Gas and Towards a Just Energy Transition

    30 January 2017
    Multi-media

    Residents of the Dutch city of Groningen, where gas is being extracted by the Dutch Petroleum Company (NAM), have lost confidence in the company, and in the regulations intended to protect them. Social movements, civil society organisations and local political parties gathered and discussed the dismantling of the NAM and the need to democratise the energy sector.

  11. Demonetisation: A Body Blow to the Indian Economy and People

    Benny Kuruvilla
    19 January 2017
    Multi-media

    Two months ago, the Government of India announced a massive demonetisation exercise that effectively nullified 86% of the currency in circulation. Economist and Former Member of the Planning Commission of India, Professor Abhijit Sen speaks to Benny Kuruvilla of TNI about its failed attempt at curtailing black money. Sen further elaborates on its body blow to Indian agriculture and employment- both in the informal and formal sectors. With challenges looming on the domestic and international economic front, 2017 does indeed look bleak for the Modi Government.

  12. Hydropower in Myanmar: For Whose Benefit?

    Nang Shining
    16 December 2016
    Article

    Amidst the many challenges Myanmar now faces, the threats to the environment are urgent – and they are growing more extreme. The situation is especially serious in the case of mega dams and hydropower where a host of projects are being promoted, without appropriate planning or public consultation, that are likely to cause irreversible harm to communities and natural ecosystems around the country. Not only are many of the projects located in nationality areas that are conflict zones, but the bulk of the energy produced will also be exported to neighbouring countries.

  13. 4th anniversary “Where is Sombath Somphone?”

    15 December 2016
    Declaration

    Laos: On fourth anniversary of enforced disappearance, civil society demands to know: “Where is Sombath Somphone?”

  14. Call for papers: The future of food and challenges for agriculture in the 21st century

    13 December 2016
    Article

    A call for papers and proposals for workshops as part of the annual colloquium on food and agriculture to be held in 2017 April 24th / 26th in Basque Country. 

  15. Visit to Brazilian bio-ethanol plant

    EU bioenergy use: the invisible social and environmental harms

    Katie Sandwell, Lyda Fernanda Forero
    08 December 2016
    Article

    The EU's reputation for clean and sustainable energy conceals a dirtier reality, particularly where renewable energy policies and development are driven by corporate interests. Today, nearly two thirds of all “renewable” energy in the EU comes from bio-energy. Although bio-energy appears to provide a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, there are serious questions about its actual emissions profile, and about environmental and social conflicts which are created or exacerbated by the industrial-scale production of biomass to meet European energy needs.

  16. Donald Trump

    Breaking with Fear

    Nick Buxton
    01 December 2016
    Article

    Trump's obsession with security is not an anomaly, but a reflection of a growing tide of fear-based politics that has also shaped the climate change debate. In an interview about TNI's book, The Secure and the Dispossessed, Nick Buxton reflects on the 'securitisation' of climate change and the need to advocate a just transition.

  17. Nos terres valent plus que du carbone

    17 November 2016
    Article

    L'Accord de Paris donne pour consigne aux 196 Etats Parties à la Convention Climat des Nations Unies de contenir l'élévation des températures en-dessous de 2° voire 1.5°C par rapport aux niveaux pré-industriels. Si la COP 21 a été l'objet d'une grande mobilisation liée à l’adoption d’un accord international, la COP 22 fait, en revanche, l'objet d'une moindre attention. Pourtant, les enjeux restent prégnants. La COP 22, surnommée « COP de l'action » ou « COP de l'agriculture », risque bien de lancer dans la précipitation nombre de fausses solutions pour l'agriculture. 

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