Search results

14389 items
  1. Convocatoria CLACSO-TNI

    Concurso de propuestas - Programa de apoyo a la investigación comprometida: Las disputas por lo público en América Latina y el Caribe

    26 May 2016
    Article

    El Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO) y el Transnational Institute (TNI), con el apoyo del Instituto de Estudios de América Latina y el Caribe (IEALC), convocan a presentar propuestas de investigación comprometida dirigidas a sistematizar el trabajo de movimientos populares en torno a las disputas por lo público en la región.

  2. La política local entra en la contienda global

    Sol Trumbo Vila
    20 May 2016
    Article

    Los municipios europeos se suman a la batalla contra el TTIP para proteger la soberanía y los servicios públicos, demostrando cómo tomar la iniciativa política y construir una economía alternativa.

  3. Local politics enters the global contest

    Sol Trumbo Vila
    19 May 2016
    Article

    European municipalities join the battle against TTIP to protect sovereignty and public services, demonstrating how to take political initiative and build an alternative economy

  4. Chronicling an Electoral Insurgency: “Dutertismo” Captures the Philippines

    Walden Bello
    19 May 2016
    Article

    International reports about the recent election in the Philippines invariably refer to its result as a “political earthquake.”

    The metaphor is accurate.

  5. Leaked documents show five EU Member States attempting to institutionalise ISDS throughout Europe

    Niels Jongerius
    19 May 2016
    Press release

    In an astonishing move which ignores the opinion of millions of citizens who oppose ISDS, the governments of Austria, France, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands (AFFGN) have made a sly attempt to institutionalise ISDS throughout the European Union. According to a leaked non-paper, on the 7th April representatives of these five nations made a proposal to the EU Council’s Trade Policy Committee which would in effect create a plurilateral treaty based on foreign investment protection within the EU. A move which was suspiciously followed by publication of a similar proposal on Business Europe’s website in what appears to have been a coordinated action.

  6. Corporations and the Military Prepare for Climate Change, But Who's Left Out?

    Nick Buxton
    17 May 2016
    Multi-media

    Annie Esposito of Alliance for Democracy and KZYX&Z-FM radio interviews Nick Buxton of TNI, co-editor of The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Seeking to Reshape a Climate-Changed World. Adaptation to the climate crisis is desperately needed, but are the powerful opting for militarized responses that provide security for the few, instead of protecting the rights of the many?

  7. Europese Commissie wil handelsverdrag Canada al in werking laten treden voordat Tweede Kamer erover besluit

    13 May 2016
    Press release

    Eurocommissaris Cecilia Malmström van Handel wil het vrijhandelsverdrag tussen de EU en Canada al in werking laten treden voordat de Tweede Kamer er over besluit, dat heeft zij vrijdag gezegd tijdens een persconferentie in Straatsburg. Greenpeace, Milieudefensie, foodwatch en TNI (Transnational Institute) roepen minister Lilianne Ploumen voor Buitenlandse Handel op daar niet mee akkoord te gaan en in juni geen handtekening te zetten onder het verdrag. 

     

  8. ttip_referendum

    Na Oekraïne is nu referendum over handelsverdrag TTIP in de maak

    13 May 2016
    In the media

    de Volksrant -  Over het handelsverdrag met Oekraïne is nog maar net gestemd of er lijkt een nieuw referendum in de maak. Tegenstanders van het Amerikaans-Europese handelsverdrag TTIP (en van CETA, de Canadese evenknie), zeggen bezig te zijn met de voorbereidingen voor een raadgevend referendum.

  9. Securing whose future? Militarism in an age of climate crisis

    Nick Buxton
    11 May 2016
    Article

    How is the US military seeking to address climate change and what are its implications for environmental and social justice?

  10. Abdullah X

    Going global: the UK government’s ‘CVE’ agenda, counter-radicalisation and covert propaganda

    Ben Hayes, Asim Qureshi
    10 May 2016
    Article

    Revelations of UK covert propaganda operation to counter extremism reveals dangers of secretive state-sponsored 'civil society' initiatives. A healthy democracy depends on civil society groups staying independent of government and corporations, or otherwise open about their relationship.

  11. La Iniciativa Ciudadana de Ley General de Aguas

    Coordinadora Nacional Agua para Tod@s
    09 May 2016
    Opinion

    En México, la reforma constitucional que reconoció el derecho humano al agua, aprobada en 2012, ha exigido la elaboración de una nueva Ley General de Aguas. La Coordinadora Nacional Agua para Tod@s Agua para la Vida ha presentado una propuesta de ley que ha surgido de una iniciativa ciudadana desarrollada a través de un proceso nacional participativo. Ese proceso conecta las luchas locales de base contra la privatización, la contaminación de los recursos hídricos, los pueblos indígenas y los movimientos populares urbanos a favor del acceso a los recursos de agua y el control local de estos. El contexto de esta movilización nacional se encuentra en importantes luchas locales en Puebla, Guadalajara, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Ramos Arizpe, Saltillo y Ciudad de México. La propuesta de ley aborda de forma integrada programas sostenibles para la gestión de las cuencas y la prestación democrática de los servicios de agua.

  12. The Citizen’s Proposed National Water Law

    Coordinadora Nacional Agua para Tod@s
    09 May 2016
    Opinion

    In Mexico, a 2012 constitutional amendment recognised the human right to water, requiring a new national water law. Coordinadora Nacional Agua para Tod@s Agua para la Vida has proposed the citizens' bill, which has been developed through a nation-wide bottom up process. It connects local grassroots struggles against privatisation, water resource contamination, indigenous peoples, and urban popular movements for access to, and local control over, water resources. Important local water struggles in Puebla, Guadalajara, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Ramos Arizpe, Saltillo and Mexico City are the background of this national mobilisation. The citizens' bill ambitiously addresses sustainable water basin plans and democratic water service provision in an integrated way.

  13. Call for papers: Agro-extractivism inside and outside BRICS

    06 May 2016
    Article

    The BRICS Initiative (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) for Critical Agrarian Studies (BICAS) is collaborating with several initiatives and institutions to hold an international conference with emphasis on agrarian change inside and outside BRICS countries in the context of global flows of capital, labor and agro-commodities from October 24-26 at China Agricultural University, Beijing. The deadline for abstracts is June 15, 2016

  14. The Pentagon shouldn’t get to absolve itself for bombing a hospital

    Phyllis Bennis
    06 May 2016
    Article

    We need an independent investigation of the brutal U.S. attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, which killed 42 people.

  15. Region's harsh drug policy slammed by experts

    05 May 2016
    In the media

    The Globe - Southeast Asia - Following a UN conference on drugs last month, countries in the region are being accused of sticking with ineffective and harmful anti-drug policies

  16. A small protest sign saying 'small is beautiful, TTIP is not'

    TTIP leaks confirm civil society concerns

    02 May 2016
    Article

    248 pages of leaked documents confirm concerns: In a misguided effort to conclude one of the most ambitious trade deals ever, negotiators are arguing away hard-won health, workplace, food, farming and environmental safeguards, while pushing power further from electorates, citizens and regulators, and deeper into the hands of businesses, corporations and interest groups.  

  17. New agreement brings no end to war on drugs in ASEAN

    26 April 2016
    In the media

    Myanmar Times - A global meeting on drugs failed to deliver a highly anticipated shift from a punitive approach to narcotics, disappointing Myanmar advocacy groups.

  18. 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?

  19. 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.

Pages