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  1. Growers of prohibited plants speak out, Ocean grabbing and Donald Trump

    12 February 2016
    Article

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  2. 115 organizaciones se dirigen a la consulta de la UE sobre energía renovable: Los biocombustibles destructivos y biomasa de madera deben quedar fuera de la Directiva de Energías Renovables

    10 February 2016
    Press release

    La campaña dice: las soluciones falsas al cambio climático dañan la tierra y el sustento de las comunidades en otros países, y no reducen las emisiones.

  3. Destructive biofuels and wood-based biomass out of next Renewable Energy Directive say 115 organisations to EU renewables consultation

    10 February 2016
    Press release

    Campaigners say: False solutions to climate change do not cut emissions but damage land and livelihoods in other countries

  4. Book Review: The Last Word

    Praful Bidwai
    08 February 2016
    Article

    Massive research, penetrating analysis, strong and clear arguments and a sparkling narrative had always characterised Praful Bidwai’s writings, from weekly columns to scholarly monographs. The qualities are more than evident in his last and posthumously published history of the Indian Parliamentary Left, from its inception in 1925, to the present. The first half covers colonial and immediate post-colonial times, and the second explores Kerala and West Bengal, both ruled by the Left for long stretches of time.

  5. TTIP laat zien: we zijn de regie kwijt

    03 February 2016
    In the media

    RTL Nieuws - Eurocommissaris Malmström is vandaag in Nederland om TTIP toe te lichten, het handelsverdrag tussen de Verenigde Staten en Europa. Veel mensen zijn bang dat het grote, boze Amerika door het verdrag veel voor ons gaat bepalen. Maar TTIP staat nog voor iets veel fundamentelers, schrijft verslaggever Hella Hueck: hebben wij als land zelf nog iets te zeggen over hoe wij internationaal zaken doen?

  6. TTIP-activisten verrassen eurocommissaris Malmström met protest

    03 February 2016
    In the media

    Joop - De liberale Zweedse eurocommissaris Cecilia Malmstrőm is in Amsterdam voor een debat over TTIP, het Trans-Atlantisch Vrijhandels- en Investeringsverdrag met de lokale politiek en de organisaties FNV, VNO-NCW en Milieudefensie. Bij haar aankomst in Amsterdam werd ze verrast met een protest van TTIP-activisten.

  7. TTIP waarom niet

    03 February 2016
    In the media

    BNR - Eurocommissaris Cecilia Malmström praat vandaag in Amsterdam over het omstreden Trans-Atlantisch Vrijhandels- en Investeringsverdrag, oftewel TTIP. Ze wil naar eigen zeggen misverstanden wegnemen over het vedrag tussen Europa en Amerika.

  8. TTIP protest in Amsterdam bij bezoek Malmström

    03 February 2016
    In the media

    NPO Hallo Nederland - Bezorgde Nederlandse burgers protesteren in Amsterdam tijdens een bezoek van Eurocommissaris Malmström

  9. Book review: Dispossessed in the Name of ‘Security’

    01 February 2016
    Article

    Book review by Robert J. Burrowes of The Secure and the Dispossesed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World. The book is edited by Nick Buxton and Ben Hayes, who are both associated with TNI.

  10. 2015: the Year of Ganja in Jamaica

    Vicki Hanson
    01 February 2016
    Article

    Will 2016 be the year for Ganja internationally, as we move towards the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) 2016?

  11. ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ အားလုံးပါဝင္ေရးအတြက္ လိုအပ္ခ်က္

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    01 February 2016
    Article

    ျမန္မာျပည္သူ/ျပည္သားမ်ားအေနျဖင့္ ႏုိင္ငံေရး၊ စီးပြားေရး၊ သာယာဝေျပာေရးႏွင့္ လူအခြင့္အေရးမ်ားဆုိင္ရာ အေရးႀကီးသည့္ကိစၥရပ္မ်ားကုိ အမ်ဳိးသားရင္ၾကားေစ့ေရးႏွင့္ ပူးေပါင္းလုပ္ေဆာင္လုိသည့္ စိတ္ဓါတ္ျဖင့္ အျပည့္အဝေဆြးေႏြးႏုိင္ေသာ အတူတကြ ေတြ႔ဆုံေဆြးေႏြးမႈႏွင့္ အားလုံးပါဝင္သည့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးအတြက္ အခြင့္အလမ္းတစ္ခုကုိ ေတာင့္တေမွ်ာ္လင့္ေနခဲ့ၾကသည္မွာ ကာလၾကာျမင့္လွၿပီျဖစ္သည္။ ထုိ႔ေၾကာင့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏွင့္ ေတြ႔ဆုံေဆြးေႏြးပြဲဆီသုိ႔ ဦးတည္သည့္ မည္သည့္လုပ္ေဆာင္ခ်က္ကုိမဆုိ အၿမဲႀကိဳဆုိလွ်က္ရွိသည္။

     

  12. Human right to water and development cooperation

    Satoko Kishimoto
    31 January 2016
    Article

    UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation is preparing a report on development cooperation and the human rights to water and sanitation. The focus of the report will be on the human rights obligations of bilateral and multilateral donors in extending grants and loans, providing technical and programming support and policy advice to developing countries. The report will examine existing policies and their guidance on human rights to explore to what extent existing policies and approaches reflect human rights and how these are implemented in practice. The Special Rapporteur, Leo Heller encouraged civil society organisations to answer the guided questions. The undersigned water justice organisations submitted the following contribution to the Special Rapporteur.

  13. The Need for Peace and Inclusion

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    27 January 2016
    Article

    The peoples of Myanmar have long desired a platform for inclusive peace and dialogue where the vital issues of politics, economics, welfare and human rights for all can be discussed together, fully and in a spirit of national reconcilitation and cooperation. Thus any initiative towards peace and dialogue is always welcome.

  14. The Secure and Dispossessed: security for whom?

    27 January 2016
    Article

    Open Democracy interviewed Ben Hayes and Nick Buxton, who argue that the climate change agendas of governments and corporations have securitised and militarised environmental policies to the world's detriment.

  15. Cannabis medicinal a la colombiana

    Pedro Arenas
    26 January 2016
    Article

    El Decreto que autoriza el cultivo de esta planta para producir fármacos dista mucho de representar una reforma significativa en políticas de drogas.

  16. Declaración de Heemskerk

    25 January 2016
    Declaration

    Agricultores de pequeña escala de cannabis, coca y opio de 14 países discutieron en un encuentro internacional sus aportaciones a la Sesión Especial de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas (UNGASS). En la UNGASS se debatirán todos los aspectos de las políticas globales de control de drogas, como la prohibición que pesa sobre el cultivo de coca, adormidera y cannabis en todo el mundo, una cuestión sobre la que desea hacerse oír el Foro Global de Agricultores.

  17. The Heemskerk Declaration

    25 January 2016
    Declaration

    In a global meeting small scale farmers of cannabis, coca and opium from 14 countries discussed their contribution to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS). The UNGASS will discuss all aspects of global drug control policies, including the worldwide ban on the cultivation of coca, poppy and cannabis, an issue the Global Farmers Forum demands that their voices be heard and taken into account.

  18. Opium poppy farmers reject crop ban, war on drugs

    25 January 2016
    In the media

    Myanmar Times - Opium poppy farmers from Myanmar attending an international conference on “prohibited plants” have rejected a ban on growing their crops and urged an end to forced eradication.

  19. Cartoon by South African cartoonist captures the Davos inequality debate

    How does Davos Man plan to tackle inequality

    David Sogge, Nick Buxton
    22 January 2016
    Article

    Will it mean consigning today’s neoliberal model, that has created the transfer of wealth upwards, to history’s trash-heap? Perhaps unsurprisingly, no, not at all.

  20. Ook drugsboeren willen einde aan 'war on drugs'

    22 January 2016
    In the media

    NOS op 3 - Zestig internationale drugsboeren bij elkaar - in het Noord-Hollandse Heemskerk. Allemaal worden ze getroffen door harde maatregelen vanuit hun landelijke overheid, maatregelen uit de internationale war on drugs - ingezet vanuit de VS. 

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