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  1. Our Oceans need a different approach

    Zoe Brent, Mads Barbesgaard, Carsten Pedersen
    24 Octubre 2019
    Opinion

    Delegates to the Our Oceans conference are gathering to discuss ocean sustainability, but there’s a big problem: their proposals will only sanitize continued resource extraction and environmental and ecological degradation.

  2. UN and WEF Sign MOU on Strategic Partnership Framework

    Las Naciones Unidas firman un acuerdo con el Foro Económico Mundial que amenaza los principios democráticos

    Harris Gleckman
    30 Septiembre 2019
    Opinion

    La última semana de junio de 2019 se celebró un enlace global entre Gobiernos y corporaciones al que ni siquiera se invitó a los propios Gobiernos y a la ciudadanía

  3. A new ‘war on drugs’ is short sighted and naive

    Tom Blickman
    18 Septiembre 2019
    Opinion

    When the Dutch government liberalised cannabis policy in 1976, they understood that the legalisation and regulation of cannabis was actually the best solution, or at least the least bad one.

  4. This ban is a modern-day witch hunt

    Berna Toprak , Nawal Mustafa
    13 Agosto 2019
    Opinion

    By banning the burka, the Dutch state is imposing its own view of what is right for Muslim women, write Berna Toprak and Nawal Mustafa on behalf of S.P.E.A.K. The feminist principle of women’s autonomy over their own bodies is now at risk.

  5. Dit verbod is een moderne heksenjacht

    Berna Toprak , Nawal Mustafa
    02 Agosto 2019
    Opinion

    Met het boerkaverbod gaat de staat vrouwen voorschrijven wat goed voor hen is, schrijven Berna Toprak en Nawal Mustafa namens S.P.E.A.K., het feministische ‘baas over eigen lijf’ komt onder druk te staan.

  6. UN and WEF Sign MOU on Strategic Partnership Framework

    UN signs deal with Davos that threatens democratic principles

    Harris Gleckman
    03 Julio 2019
    Opinion

    A global corporate and government marriage took place last week – and governments and citizens were not even invited as guests.

  7. We from the police advise: more money and powers for the police

    Tom Blickman
    08 Septiembre 2018
    Opinion

    The recent report ‘The Netherlands and Synthetic Drugs: An Inconvenient Truth’ argues for increasing resources to expand anti-drug efforts in the Netherlands. In a topical opinion piece, Tom Blickman addresses the crucial issues at hand.

  8. Forward Motion against the Headwinds?

    David Sogge
    04 Julio 2018
    Opinion

    How do academics and researchers size up global goals to boost wellbeing worldwide?

  9. How the security industry reaps the rewards of E.U. migration control

    Mark Akkerman
    05 Junio 2018
    Opinion

    In austerity-stricken Europe, increasing funds are flowing to arms and security firms positioning themselves as experts on border control. Researcher Mark Akkerman documents the companies profiting from E.U. border externalization and the industry’s lobbying power.

  10. Canada’s next steps on cannabis and the UN Drug Treaties

    David Bewley-Taylor, Tom Blickman, Martin Jelsma, John Walsh
    03 Abril 2018
    Opinion

    Ever since the introduction of Bill C-45, questions have been swirling concerning Canada’s position relative to the UN drug control conventions: conventions to which Canada is a party and that, crucially, prohibit the creation of regulated markets for the recreational use of cannabis.

  11. Sí, la legalización del cannabis rompe los tratados. Podemos lidiar con eso.

    John Walsh, Tom Blickman, Martin Jelsma, David Bewley-Taylor
    11 Enero 2018
    Opinion
  12. Yes, legalizing marijuana breaks treaties. We can deal with that.

    John Walsh, Tom Blickman, Martin Jelsma, David Bewley-Taylor
    10 Enero 2018
    Opinion

    Buzzing in the background of Canada’s debate on cannabis legalization is the issue of the three UN drug control treaties, and what to do with them.

  13. Indonesian Supreme Court Terminates Water Privatization

    Satoko Kishimoto
    17 Octubre 2017
    Opinion

    The Indonesian Supreme Court ordered termination of water privatization  and restoration of public management to ensure human right to water. We stay vigilant for transparent and accountable transition.

  14. Open letter to UN-HABITAT

    Satoko Kishimoto
    18 Septiembre 2017
    Opinion

    Civil society organisations, trade unions, public water operators together with International Steering committee members of GWOPA jointly send the open letter  to the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT concerning the recent attempt to undermine GWOPA's core purpose, origin and history 

  15. Opinion: PPPs lead to dangerous debts for developing countries

    María José Romero, Mathieu Vervynckt
    01 Marzo 2017
    Opinion

    For many years, public-private partnerships have been promoted by governments and financial institutions as a way to pay for development projects such as roads, schools and hospitals.

  16. National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) project in Jakarta Bay

    07 Diciembre 2016
    Opinion

    A Dutch economic trade mission visited Indonesia from the 21st to the 24th of November.  Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who heads the mission, is accompanied by Minister Ploumen (Foreign Trade and Development), Minister Schultz van Haegen and State Secretary Dijksma (Infrastructure and Environment).

  17. How the Dutch could derail CETA

    Niels Jongerius
    11 Agosto 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.

  18. Who really won the legal battle between Philip Morris and Uruguay?

    Cecilia Olivet, Alberto Villarreal
    28 Julio 2016
    Opinion

    The tobacco giant has to pay $7m to the small South American nation in a dispute over cigarette adverts. But the case could still set a worrying precedent

  19. La Iniciativa Ciudadana de Ley General de Aguas

    Coordinadora Nacional Agua para Tod@s
    09 Mayo 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.

  20. The Citizen’s Proposed National Water Law

    Coordinadora Nacional Agua para Tod@s
    09 Mayo 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.

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