TNI has continued to work with social movements, policy makers and practioners, advocating a response to the growing combined economic, environmental and social crises by focusing on exploring and practicing alternatives.
The economic, social and environmental crises have exposed the current dominant economic model as unsustainable. Now is the time to be proposing alternatives and demonstrating in practice how they could work.
Breakthroughs on the public policy front were a major highlight of 2006 for TNI. At the hugely successful Enlazando Alternativas in Vienna, attended by over 1,500 delegates from Europe and Latin America, we had the presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia and the vice-president of Cuba join us for the final session, with follow up invitations from these and other Latin American governments to further dialogue.
2011 was marked by a sense of crisis, but also resistance to the measures being taken. Popular movements surged to the forefront worldwide, protesting the hollowing out of democracy that is a legacy of decades of neoliberal economic policy. TNI drew on its strong relationships within transnational networks to help push a countervailing power from below that might help shape a better world for us all.
The theme for TNI's 2012 annual report was 'Ideas in Movement'. This reflects TNI's unique capacity to develop critical analysis that supports and is embedded in the struggles of movements for social and environmental justice.
Every day TNI staff are communicating with allies around the world, providing the information, analysis, network connections and international policy access that social movements need to challenge entrenched power and effect meaningful alternatives. 2013 saw some remarkable breakthroughs. Each one of these breakthroughs was many years in the making. These are Ideas with Impact.
Reponsibility to Protect - a responsibility of all States to protect their own populations, but ultimately a responsibility of the whole human race, to protect our fellow human beings from extreme abuse wherever and whenever it occurs, might provide a tool – if used carefully and responsibly – that could reduce (if not eliminate) more human disasters.
When is torture ever an effective tool of government? Despite Obama promises to end torture (and close Guantanamo), this ineffective, inhumane and unacceptable practice still continues with complicity from the highest levels of the US government.
El nuevo libro de Susan George, Sus crisis, nuestras soluciones (Icaria, 2010), analiza el régimen de globalización neoliberal e intenta explicar que las finanzas y la economía determinan un mundo enormemente desigual y que el planeta está viéndose reducido a la categoría de cantera y vertedero.
En los últimos años está surgiendo un gran número de alianzas intergubernamentales Sur-Sur para defender sus intereses y poner en tela de juicio el sesgo del actual régimen global de comercio e inversiones
This special issue of Journal of Peasant Studies, edited by Jun Borras, is a collection of articles in “state of the art” format on key perspectives, frameworks and methodologies in agrarian change and peasant studies.
As 2500 of the world's elites descend on Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, TNI has produced its third "State of Power" report that through infographics and essays examines and analyses political and corporate power.
Mientras las elites de todo el mundo se reúnen en el Foro Económico Mundial de Davos, el TNI ofrece la tercera edición de su informe ‘Estado del poder’, que combina infográficos y artículos para analizar los poderes políticos y corporativos.