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  1. 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. 

  2. Barcelona reorganises public services in the people's interest

    David Hall
    14 February 2017
    Article

    By David Hall, visiting professor at PSIRU University of Greenwich

    On 1st December Barcelona City Council organised a remarkable conference on remunicipalisation. Even before it started, it made an impact. The organisers had feared that the title of ‘Remunicipalització’ would be too technical to attract many people, but over 400 people signed up for the conference, far more than expected.  There is intense interest in remunicipalisation throughout Spain.

  3. Carta de preocupación sobre el proyecto para ‘modernizar’ el TLC entre la UE y México

    Transnational Institute (TNI), Institute for Policy Studies
    10 February 2017
    Declaration

    El Institute for Policy Studies y el Transnational Institute celebran que la ministra de Comercio holandesa haya solicitado que se repiensen la agenda de negociaciones comerciales de la Unión Europea a fin de que se establezca un mejor vínculo entre la agenda de comercio e inversión y los objetivos de desarrollo equitativo y sostenible. En este contexto, instan a todas las partes implicadas en las negociaciones del TLC entre la UE y México a sustituir la actual agenda de liberalización y desregulación por un acuerdo que regule la inversión de acuerdo con los derechos humanos, las normas sociales, la protección del medio ambiente, la conservación del clima y otros objetivos de desarrollo sostenible como principios primordiales.

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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.

  5. Drugs and bullets in Myanmar

    08 February 2017
    In the media

    As more people in Kachin fall victim to drug abuse, Christian group Pat Jasan is taking matters into its own hands.

  6. Los Estados Unidos deben anteponer la diplomacia a la guerra

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 February 2017
    Article

    Estas serían las líneas de una política exterior no imperialista y verdaderamente internacionalista.

  7. 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.

  8. The art of resistance

    Devra Wiseman
    27 January 2017
    Article
  9. Culture of the Commons

    Mayo Fuster Morell
    27 January 2017
    Article

    Mayo Fuster Morell, responsible for BarCola, a group working on collaborative economy policies in Barcelona, shares her thoughts and experiences on how commons-based forms of collaboration can build a more just society.

  10. A call for a moratorium on the Indonesia-EU CEPA negotiations

    26 January 2017
    Declaration

    Civil society letter of concern on the occasion of the 2nd round of negotiations for an EU-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

  11. Letter of concern on the proposed ‘modernisation’ of the EU-Mexico FTA

    Transnational Institute (TNI), Institute for Policy Studies
    25 January 2017
    Declaration

    The Institute for Policy Studies and Transnational Institute welcome the Dutch trade minister’s call for a reset of trade negotiations to better link the trade and investment agenda to equitable and sustainable development objectives. At the same time, we urge all stakeholders involved in the EU-Mexico FTA negotiations to replace the current far-reaching liberalisation and deregulation agenda with an agreement that regulates investment in accordance with human rights, social standards, environmental protection, climate conservation and other sustainable development objectives as overriding principles. Read the letter, which includes our concerns and recommendations, below:

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    On culture and power

    Ahdaf Soueif
    24 January 2017
    Article

    In an inspiring and thought-provoking exclusive interview with TNI, Egyptian award-winning novelist shares her thoughts on culture, power, authoritarianism, the Tahrir revolution, and the capacity of social movements to transform our world.

  13. The deadly consequences of Europe’s border militarization

    23 January 2017
    Article

    While border militarisation has been disastrous for refugees, it also has its winners. Most notably, it has provided a booming business for the defense, security and IT industries in a market that is growing at roughly 8% a year.

  14. America Must Choose Diplomacy Over War

    Phyllis Bennis
    19 January 2017
    Article

     This is what a non-imperial, truly internationalist foreign policy would look like.

  15. Rodrigo Duterte: A Fascist Original

    Walden Bello
    19 January 2017
    Article

    Despite his bloody reign, Duterte remains popular, with the latest domestic poll giving him a trust rating of “excellent.” What makes Duterte tick? What drives many of his admirers to exclaim that they’re ready to die for him?

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. John Berger dies aged 90

    03 January 2017
    Article

    Artist and author John Berger died on January 2, 2017 at his home in Paris. John was one of TNI's first fellows. We remember him fondly as a kind man with a singular perspective on the world and the presence of a natural performer.

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    Media Reviews 2016

    01 January 2017
    In the media
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    12 social movement struggles that inspired us in 2016

    28 December 2016
    Article

    There is no escaping it. 2016 was a terrible year for anyone concerned with social and environmental justice. Even so, amidst the gloom, there were important struggles and victories by social movements. Here are 12 stories that inspire us to act as we move into 2017.

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