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  1. Outstanding Chronicle of the Left in India

    25 April 2016
    Article

    Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, will the Indian left re-emerge from the still-burning embers of its past history—of both heroic struggles and pathetic failures? Will it become a decisive force in today’s Indian politics?

  2. Cannabis and the Conventions: UNGASS and Beyond

    25 April 2016
    Multi-media

    With an increasing number of jurisdictions enacting or contemplating reforms creating legal access to cannabis for purposes other than exclusively "medical and scientific," tensions regarding the drug conventions and evolving law and practice in Member States continue to grow.

  3. What makes the reformed Committee on World Food Security potentially attractive?

    Nora McKeon
    22 April 2016
    Multi-media

    The Committee for World Food Security is a privileged observation point to reflect on how global food governance and social mobilization intersect.

  4. What is governance? The issue of land and rights

    Padraig Carmody
    22 April 2016
    Multi-media

    What is governance? There are different definitions, but it can be conceived as the way that authority is exercised. Governance is networked, globalised, territorialised and differentiated. Governance has different objectives for different actors and actor networks. While it is a contested concept, globally governance is becoming increasingly financialised, and in some cases this includes land governance.

  5. ကခ်င္ မူးယစ္ျပႆနာ ႀကီးထြား

    22 April 2016
    In the media

    Voice of America - Burmese- ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေျမာက္ပုိင္း ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္မွာ လက္နက္ကိုင္ ပဋိပကၡေၾကာင့္ ေသဆုံးရတဲ့ လူဦးေရထက္ မူးယစ္ေဆးဝါးေၾကာင့္ ေသဆုံးရသူ အေရအတြက္က ပိုမ်ားေနတယ္လို႔ အေမရိကန္ျပည္ေထာင္စု အေျခစိုက္ Transnational Institute (TNI) အဖြဲ႔က ထုတ္ျပန္တဲ့ အစီရင္ခံစာ မွာ ေဖၚျပလုိက္ပါတယ္။ ဒီျပႆနာေတြကို ေလ်ာ့က်သြားေအာင္ NLD အရပ္သား အစိုးရသစ္ လက္ထက္မွာ လုပ္ေဆာင္ဖို႔လိုေၾကာင္း TNI အဖြဲ႔က တိုက္တြန္းလိုက္ပါတယ္။ ဆက္သြယ္ေမးျမန္းထားတဲ့ ကိုဉာဏ္ဝင္းေအာင္က တင္ျပပါမယ္။

  6. Global Water Justice Movement Challenges World Bank’s attempt to promote privatization of water through UN SDG Agenda

    Meera Karunananthan
    21 April 2016
    Opinion

    A letter was sent today to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by water justice organizations from around the world expressing deep concerns about a new “high-level” panel convened by the World Bank at the United Nations focusing on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation. 

  7. Moeizame veranderingen na de War on Drugs

    20 April 2016
    In the media

    Volkskrant - De Verenigde Naties houden voor het eerst in twintig jaar een conferentie over drugs, op verzoek van drie Latijns-Amerikaanse landen die vinden dat het tijd wordt een alternatief te zoeken voor de War on Drugs.

  8. COP21 charades: Spin, lies and real hope in Paris

    Nick Buxton
    19 April 2016
    Article

    The Paris COP21 talks failed to deliver a meaningful result, judged from either a scientific or social justice point-of-view. However it did reveal the presence of an increasingly sophisticated and powerful climate justice movement that heralds the most hope for a just response to the global climate crisis.

  9. Cinco litigios en los que las empresas podrían lograr compensaciones multimillonarias con el TTIP

    18 April 2016
    In the media

    Diario Público - Bruselas sostiene que su renovado sistema de tribunales privados en el tratado comercial con EEUU garantiza el “derecho a regular” de los estados y asegura que dará menos privilegios a las empresas, pero un estudio al que ‘Público’ ha accedido en primicia desmonta esta versión y analiza casos que podrían volver a darse con este mecanismo.

  10. Grupo pedirá fim da repressão ao cultivo de plantas proibidas na ONU

    16 April 2016
    In the media

    O Globo - Atividade econômica é fundamental para sobrevivência de pequenos agricultores

  11. 'Handelsverdrag TTIP mag mens en milieu niet schaden'

    16 April 2016
    In the media

    NU.nl -  Het Amerikaans-Europese handelsverdrag TTIP mag mens en milieu niet gaan schaden. Daarom moet dat vooraf goed worden onderzocht, adviseert de Sociaal-Economische Raad (SER) vrijdag.

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    Referendum over TTIP in de maak

    16 April 2016
    In the media

    Fok! - Nu we er toch lekker inzitten, kunnen we net zo goed doodleuk doorgaan. Wellicht ten overvloede willen we er de Fok!kers op wijzen dat er is opnieuw een referendum in de maak is, deze keer over een onderwerp dat wel erg belangrijk is de nabije toekomst. Meer Democratie, foodwatch, Milieudefensie en het Transnational Institute zijn krabbels aan het verzamelen, teneinde een referendum tegen het TTIP en het CETA-verdrag te organiseren.

  13. မူးယစ္ေဆးျပႆနာ အျပစ္ေပးတာထက္ ကူညီဖို႔လိုအပ္တယ္

    15 April 2016
    Multi-media

    မူးယစ္ေဆးဝါး ဥပေဒေတြ၊ မူးယစ္ေဆးဝါးသံုးစြဲသူေတြ ျပန္လည္ထူေထာင္ေရးေတြနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္ၿပီးေဆြးေႏြးခဲ့ၾကတဲ့ “Towards Sustainable Drug Policies : Myanmar and Ungass 2016” ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲကို ဧၿပီ ၄ရက္က ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။

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    Re-visioning global governance: constraining the power of MNCs

    Harris Gleckman
    13 April 2016
    Opinion

    Multinational corporations (MNCs) have eclipsed nation-states in their power and ability to set the international agenda. Four options for controlling corporate dominance over global governance.  

  15. UNGASS 2016: ¿hito histórico u oportunidad perdida?

    Martin Jelsma
    13 April 2016
    Article

    La Comisión de Estupefacientes de la ONU culminó con un compromiso decepcionante, basado en un proceso no inclusivo y que no refleja el consenso fracturado en el ámbito de las políticas de drogas.

  16. UNGASS 2016: Watershed event or wasted opportunity?

    Martin Jelsma
    12 April 2016
    Article

    The outcome of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was a disappointing compromise, based on a non-inclusive process and one that fails to reflect the fractured global consensus on drug policy.

  17. Panama Papers demonstrate need to reopen UNGASS 2016 outcome document

    Tom Blickman
    08 April 2016
    Article

    The Panama Papers, a massive leak of confidential documents from Mossack Fonseca, a law firm in Panama that helped wealthy clients and money launderers for drug trafficking organisations set up anonymous shell companies in tax havens, should open the outcome document of the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS 2016) on the world drug problem, that will take place on April 19-21 in New York.

  18. Advocacy groups call for drug policy reset ahead of UN meeting

    07 April 2016
    In the media

    Myanmar Times - Repressive drug laws and corruption have contributed to Myanmar’s spiralling narcotics problem, according to advocacy groups, who are calling on the new government to launch a change of policy.

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