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  1. Tipping Points

    20 August 2016 - Event

    With the topic ”Tipping points” , the 5th edition of the Green Academy 2020 will continue with modulary work in three thematic blocks (commons/degrowth/climate justice) but large parts of the program will be also focused on issues like suspension of democracy, strengthening of social movements,  development of new economic alternatives, all aimed to identify terrain, topics and strategies for systemic change and bold political action.

  2. Nick Dearden | The Big #TTIPALARM Festival

    22 August 2016
    Multi-media

    Nick Dearden on why we have to fight against TTIP and CETA, and why he believes we are on the winning side. Listen to the closing speech of the Big #TTIPalarm Festival held in Amsterdam, 29 May 2016.

  3. Derechos humanos y empresas transnacionales

    Gonzalo Berrón
    22 August 2016
    Article

    Existen fuertes asimetrías de poder entre las empresas y las poblaciones, e incluso entre las empresas y varios Estados, que generan situaciones de abusos y violaciones de los derechos humanos, además de bloquear el acceso a la justicia de las poblaciones afectadas.

  4. To the World Social Forum and beyond

    Mónica Vargas, Lavinia Steinfort
    19 August 2016
    Article

    The absence of over 70 percent of international delegates, denied temporary visa by the Canadian government, overshadowed the World Social Forum. Despite this saddening fact TNI's team managed to host and participate in a broad and diverse range of discussions, workshops and activities, for instance in the convergence  space of  “People and Planet before Profit. Moving away from Free Trade and Extractivism to Dismantle Corporate Power”. 

  5. Wessen Zukunft ist sicher? Militarisierung im Zeitalter der Klimakrise

    Nick Buxton
    19 August 2016
    Article

    Deshalb ist die Interpretation des Klimawandels in ein Sicherheitsproblem so irritierend. Sie schafft eine doppelt Ungerechtigkeit. Nicht nur leiden diejenigen, die am wenigsten mit der Verursachung des Klimawandels zu tun haben, am meisten von den Folgen des Klimawandels, sondern sie werden nun auch noch angesichts dieser klimatischen Auswirkungen mit Sicherheitreaktionen konfrontiert.

  6. ¿Asegurando el futuro de quién? El militarismo en una época de crisis climática

    Nick Buxton
    19 August 2016
    Article

    Convertir el cambio climático en un problema de seguridad se crea una doble injusticia. No sólo los que menos culpa tienen del cambio climático son los que más sufren sus consecuencias, sino que además están siendo puestos en el punto de mira con las respuestas de seguridad a los impactos climáticos mismos.

  7. Public ownership in the 21st century

    Hilary Wainwright
    18 August 2016
    Multi-media

    Hilary Wainwright's opening plenary speech at Own the Future: Public ownership in the 21st century on Saturday 7th May 2016.

  8. Team Refugee and the Normalization of Mass Displacement

    Phyllis Bennis, Kareem Faraj
    18 August 2016
    Article

    As refugees take the Olympic stage, the wars that sent them running for their lives continue apace.

  9. Flower seed

    Kareem Faraj

    Profile
  10. 昂山素季北京之行:缅甸调整对华政策

    Yun Sun
    18 August 2016
    Article

    昂山素季和她的民盟政府在三月上台之际面临着对华关系的困难处境。但是,她本周访华,燃起了中国关于缅甸外交政策转向和改善对华关系的希望。未来挑战重重,包括密松项目的僵持局面、双边政治关系的调整以及缅北民地武的和平进程。这些问题意义重大,昂山访华有可能定义未来很多年的中缅关系。

  11. Southern Africa Permanent Peoples Tribunal on transnational corporations

    16 August 2016 - Event

    The Southern Africa Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power is holding its first session of the Permanent Peoples Tribunal on Transnational Corporations. 10 communities from Southern Africa will present their cases – the suffering they have endured at the hands of Transnational Corporations protected by the current structure of free trade agreements.

  12. UNGASS 2016: ¿Un consenso roto o a-m-p-l-i-o?

    • David Bewley-Taylor, Martin Jelsma
    16 August 2016
    Policy briefing

    El proceso de la UNGASS 2016 en su conjunto ha ayudado a generar las condiciones necesarias para que se produzcan cambios más sustanciales en el futuro, con miras al próximo examen de alto nivel en 2019.

  13. Message from the Presidency to the Opening Session on on the Role of Transnational Corporations in Southern Africa

    Helen Jarvis
    16 August 2016
    Article

    The opening message from the presidency of The Southern Africa Permanent Peoples Tribunal (PPT) focused on The Role of Transnational Corporations in Southern Africa. The PPT on Transnational Corporations takes place in Manzini, Swaziland on 16th and 17th August 2016. During the two-day session, 10 communities from Southern Africa will present their cases to a plenary of respected jurors.

  14. Flower seed

    Helen Jarvis

    Profile
  15. Aung San Suu Kyi’s Visit to Beijing: Recalibrating Myanmar’s China Policy

    Yun Sun
    16 August 2016
    Article

    Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD government faced a tough situation with China at the time of their inauguration in March. But, as she visits Beijing this week, hopes are high again in China that a redirection of Myanmar's foreign policy could be underway and the pendulum of Myanmar's balancing diplomacy is swinging back to the east. But many challenges lie ahead. These include resolution of the Myitsone dam impasse, repositioning political relations between the two countries, and peaceful settlement of ethnic conflicts in the Myanmar borderlands. The stakes are very high. The outcome of Aung San Suu Kyi's meetings could well come to define Myanmar-China relations for many years to come.

  16. Storify: TNI at #WSF2016

    15 August 2016
    Infograph

    TNI and the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity were present at the World Social Forum to meet with partners and allies and develop analyses and strategies of mobilisation on Corporate Impunity, Public Alternatives, and Free Trade and Investment Agreements.

  17. Transnational Institute at the World Social Forum XV, Montreal

    09 August 2016 - Event

    The Transnational Institute will take part in the World Social Forum in Montreal, Canada, from 9 to 14 August 2016. Staff from TNI will be active in the space “People and the Planet Before Profit: Moving away from Free Trade and Extractivism to Dismantle Corporate Power”. Hundreds of organisations and movements will meet to discuss resistance, establish strategies to expand the many progressive alternatives activists build in their daily lives, and take action together to change the prevailing neoliberal capitalist system, which creates inequality and exclusion and destroys our environment.

     

  18. Civil society groups say No to investors suing States in RCEP

    12 August 2016
    Declaration

    Civil society organisations strongly urge countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to reject the investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause in the agreement.

  19. How the Dutch could derail CETA

    Niels Jongerius
    11 August 2016
    Opinion

    As thousands discuss free trade at the World Social Forum in Montreal, Canada’s experience with NAFTA may offer lessons for the Netherlands.

  20. A failing drug war triggers new approach in Thailand and Myanmar

    06 August 2016
    In the media

    The Straits Times

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