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  1. The treaty on transnational corporations and human rights enters “negotiation mode”

    08 November 2017
    Article

    A treaty on transnational corporations (TNCs) and human rights moved a step closer during the latest meeting of the UN working group on human rights and transnational corporations, despite challenges from the EU and the US.

  2. Young feminists: the future belongs to us, not transnational corporations

    Felogene Anumo
    31 October 2017
    Article

    This week in Geneva, members of a United Nations intergovernmental working group are discussing a long-awaited, legally binding treaty to regulate the human rights impacts of transnational corporations.

  3. Towards a treaty on transnational corporations and human rights

    23 October 2017
    Article

    Social organisations and movements, communities affected by the operations of transnational corporations, and others fighting for social and environmental justice around the world, will be in Geneva from October 23-26. This will be the third time the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity mobilises for the establishment of a United Nations (UN) treaty to impose on states and corporations international obligations to guarantee access to justice for affected communities, groups and individuals whose human rights have been violated by transnational corporations.

  4. ျမန္မာ့ေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္လုပ္ငန္းက႑ကေန ဘယ္သူေတြ အက်ိဳးအျမတ္ရေနသလဲ။

    Nang Shining
    01 September 2017
    Article

    ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံအေနျဖင့္ စိန္ေခၚမႈျပႆနာေပါင္းမ်ားစြာႏွင့္ ရင္ဆိုင္ေနရၿပီး ယင္းတို႔အထဲ၌ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္အေပၚ ျခိမ္းေျခာက္မႈ ျပႆနာသည္ လတ္တေလာ အေရးၾကီးေနသည့္ ျပႆနာတစ္ခုုျဖစ္သည္သာမက ပိုမိုုျပင္းထန္လာေသာ ျပႆနာတစ္ရပ္ျဖစ္လာသည္။ ေလ်ာ္ ကန္သင့္ျမတ္သည့္ စီမံခ်က္(သို႔မဟုတ္)လူထုႏွင့္ ညွိွႏွုိင္းတိုင္ပင္မူမရွိသည္သာမက ႏိုုင္ငံတစ္လႊားရွိ သဘာဝဝန္းက်င္ေဂဟစနစ္ႏွင့္ လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အ စည္းအား နဂိုမူလအတိုင္း ျပန္မျဖစ္ေစႏုိင္ေလာက္သည့္ အႏၲရာယ္မ်ားကို ျဖစ္ေစႏုိင္သည့္ အႀကီးစားေရကာတာၾကီးမ်ားႏွင့္ ေရအားလၽွပ္စစ္ လုပ္ငန္းစီမံကိန္းမ်ားကို တိုးျမွင့္ေဆာင္ရြက္ျခင္းသည္ အထူးတလည္ စိုုးရိမ္ဖြယ္ရာ ကိစၥရပ္ျဖစ္လာသည္။ အထက္ပါ စီမံကိန္းအမ်ားစုသည္ ပဋိပကၡျဖစ္ေနသည့္ တိုုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးစုုမ်ား၏ေနထိုင္ရာေဒသမ်ားတြင္ တည္ရွိေနသည္သာမက အဆိုုပါစီမံကိန္းမွ ထုတ္ယူမည့္ စြမ္းအင္အ ေျမာက္အမ်ားကိုလည္း အိမ္နီးခ်င္းႏုိင္ငံမ်ားသို႕တင္သြင္းေရာင္းခ်သြားမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။ ကန္႔ကြက္ဆႏၵျပမႈမ်ား တစ္ႏိုုင္ငံလံုုးပ်ံ႕ႏွံ႔ျဖစ္ ေပၚေနသည့္အေလ်ာက္ ျမန္မာႏိုုင္ငံအေနျဖင့္ ဦးတည္ရာလမ္းေၾကာင္းကို ေျပာင္းလဲရန္ အခ်ိန္မွီေသးသည္ဟုု ဆိုုႏိုုင္ပါသည္။ သင့္ေလ်ာ္ေသာ ေနရာေဒသတြင္ ေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္သည္ အေရးၾကီးသည့္ စြမ္းအင္အရင္းအျမစ္တစ္ခုုျဖစ္ႏုိင္သည္ မွန္ေသာ္လည္း ေဒသအေျခအေနႏွင့္ ေဒသခံ မ်ား၏လိုအပ္ခ်က္မ်ားႏွင့္ ကိုုက္ညီရန္ အထူးအေရးႀကီးၿပီး ဒုုကၡအသစ္ဖန္တီးမႈမ်ိဳးမျဖစ္ရန္၊ တိုုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးစုုမ်ား၏ မေက်နပ္မႈေသာကမ်ားႏွင့္ တစ္ႏိုုင္ငံလံုုးၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႀကိဳးပမ္းမႈမ်ားအတြက္ ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္ဟန္႔တားသည့္ အေျခအေနမ်ိဳးမျဖစ္ေအာင္ ဂရုစိုက္ရန္လိုအပ္သည္။ (ျမန္မာႏိုုင္ငံ၏) ႏုိင္ငံေရး၊ စီးပြားေရးႏွင့္ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ေရးရာႏွင့္သက္ဆိုင္သည့္ ဦးတည္ခ်က္မ်ားအေပၚတြင္ ေရရွည္အက်ိဳးသက္ေရာက္မူရွိႏုိင္မည့္ စီမံ ကိန္းဆိုုင္ရာ ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္မ်ားကို ပူးေပါင္းပါ၀င္မႈကို အေျခတည္၍ အားလံုးပါ၀င္သေဘာတူႏိုင္သည့္ နည္းလမ္းမ်ားကို ေဆြးေႏြးတိုုင္ပင္ေနစဥ္အ တြင္း ယာယီတားျမစ္ခ်က္မ်ား ျပဌာန္းထုုတ္ျပန္ရန္ မျဖစ္မေနလိုုအပ္ပါသည္။

  5. It is both necessary and possible to develop an alternative to globalisation

    Walden Bello
    25 July 2017
    Article

    The Left spent its energies diagnosing the ills of globalisation. Then why does a regressive Right get to reap the benefits of its waning popularity?

  6. 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. Abstract deadline extension: 17 September

  7. Water Protectors urge Dutch activists to join global struggle against Fossil companies: ‘Strong hearts to the front’

    12 June 2017
    Article

    Four Water Protectors who were active in the NoDaPL Standing Rock protests visited the Netherlands as part of a European tour from May 28th to June 2nd. Rachel Heaton, Nataanii Means, Wašté Win Young, and Rafael Gonzales aka Tufawon travelled to all corners of the Netherlands in just under a week.

  8. Europe's Faustian Bargain with Big Finance

    Walden Bello
    24 May 2017
    Article

    Europe's social democrats played a central role in unleashing the financial sector that created the European economic crisis that continues to today.

  9. Open letter to the European Commission on agri-business mergers

    24 March 2017
    Article
  10. Interview: Keynesianism and the great recession

    Walden Bello
    02 March 2017
    Article

    Keynesianism offered important tools for overcoming the economic crisis, but its application by Obama's government was too half-hearted and misdirected (going to banks rather than households) to effectively reduce the recession. Clinton paid the price.

  11. Fatal blows to corporate power

    Gonzalo Berrón, Brid Brennan
    17 February 2017
    Article

    The fallout from the current phase of capitalism has become more manifest globally in 2016, provoking unexpected political responses. However, the people most severely impacted by the current economic crisis have largely chosen to support political figures and positions[i] contrary to those that have been elaborated for years by the alter-globalisation left, also known as the global justice movement.

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    Pouvoir et culture

    Coumba Toure
    09 February 2017
    Article

    Nous avons la possibilité de créer de nouvelles identité de nouvelles tribus, créer de nouvelle façon de communiquer communication non violente alors depuis toujours les groupes tentent de poser de nouvelle cultures et cela se passe dans les expressions culturelles qui au début sont marginales mais finissent par être normalisées.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Urgent Need For Legally Binding Obligations On Transnational Corporations

    06 January 2017
    Multi-media

    On 26 june 2014 the UN Human Rights Council adopted resolution 26-9 giving an intergovernmental working group a mandate to elaborate and an international legally binding framework of human rights law with respect to the activities of Transnational Corporations.  Here's a clip of the second session of the working group as Susan George is given the floor.

  16. 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.

  17. On financialisation, exit options for capital and sites of resistance

    Daniel Chavez, Ewald Engelen
    09 December 2016
    Article
  18. Over Financialisering, exitopties voor kapitaal en mogelijkheden tot verzet

    Daniel Chavez, Ewald Engelen
    09 December 2016
    Article
  19. The corporate wax nose

    David Sogge
    17 November 2016
    Article
  20. How Obama’s legacy lost the elections for Hillary

    Walden Bello
    17 November 2016
    Article

    Instead of jobs and relief, the Obama administration offered only half-measures to struggling people in the Rust Belt and beyond.

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