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  1. A Peoples' vision for a just and inclusive Asia and Europe

    16 Octubre 2014
    Article

    One week before the official Asia-Europe government meeting (ASEM) gathers in Milan, over 400 people from 42 countries in Europe and Asia gathered at the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples forum (AEPF) to present their demands and recommendations.

  2. Web-based course on Alternatives to Privatisation

    08 Agosto 2012
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI), in cooperation with the Municipal Services Project (MSP) and the Latin American Programme for Distance Education in Social Sciences (PLED) is offering a free web-based course on Alternatives to Privatisation: Non-Commercial Public Services Options in the Global South. The course will begin on 8 October 2012 and will comprise a series of eight weekly sessions.

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    Crisis and alternatives

    • Achin Vanaik
    02 Agosto 2012
    Paper

    In the long term we have to transcend capitalism as it cannot ensure a decent livelihood for all nor is it compatible with preserving necessary ecological balances. In the short-term we must start out with basic social democratic demands.

  4. The Davos Class

    Susan George
    24 Enero 2012
    Article

    The Davos class run our major institutions, know exactly what they want, and are well organized, but they have weaknesses too. For they are wedded to an ideology that isn't working and they have virtually no ideas nor imagination to resolve this.

  5. Indignados movement takes root in Barcelona

    Hilary Wainwright
    18 Octubre 2011
    Article

    Five months since the launch of the indignados movement, Spain is witnessing the emergence of an experimental movement committed to profound democratisation where leadership is shared and learnt.

  6. Time to be honest

    Tim DeChristopher
    02 Junio 2011

    A US activist caused consternation among oil executives when he wrecked an auction of oil and gas leases in Utah in November 2008. Now he is causing an even bigger stir in the environmental movement.

  7. Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible?

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    14 Abril 2011
    Article

    With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?

  8. Public Community Partnerships in Peru and Uruguay

    aleksej
    21 Marzo 2011
    Article

    Citizen struggles for public water in Peru and Uruguay share many similarities and a common vision, with "public-community partnerships" bringing trade unions and water utility managers together on a shared platform.

  9. Voices from the World Social Forum

    Susan George
    08 Febrero 2011
    Article

    Although initiated as a counter-forum to Davos, the World Social Forum has evolved beyond it now, focusing on the root causes of problems facing humanity and developing real alternatives as solutions.

  10. Philippines: Food for a Rooted Future

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    20 Enero 2011
    Article

    The successful initiatives of farmers to take back control of their lives and gain food security are empowering communities in the Philippines and around the world.

  11. The Kashmir Interlocutors’ Panel

    Praful Bidwai
    28 Octubre 2010
    Article

    There's widespread disappointment over India's choice of negotiators for the recent dialogue over Kashmir, which looks more like an effort to pretend - in advance of Obama's visit to the country - that the government is "doing something" about the situation.

  12. Pachakuti: Indigenous perspectives, degrowth and ecosocialism

    Bob Thomson
    22 Octubre 2010
    Article

    We have to talk to, learn from and support the indigenous movements which have inserted ecosocialist and degrowth like concepts into the formal constitutions, as in the states of Bolivia and Ecuadorian.

  13. Ed Miliband needs trade unions

    Hilary Wainwright
    20 Octubre 2010
    Article

    To create real political change, the new Labour leader must look beyond his party to the unions that helped him win power.

  14. The resistible rise of corporate power

    Hilary Wainwright
    20 Octubre 2010
    Article

    The massive concentration and growth of corporate power poses a major threat to what remains of public services, highlighting the ever-deepening crisis of democracy, and the urgent need for people to reclaim the state.

  15. When world recession knocks at the door it's time to change

    Marcos Arruda
    13 Octubre 2010
    Article

    Since economic growth dependent on fossil fuels cannot persist, we must challenge the financial market ideology which continues to take precedence over human well being and the evironment.

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    Putting profit before society

    Praful Bidwai
    03 Octubre 2010
    Article

    Mining in India has been significant in contributing to the 45 million people displaced thanks to "development" projects, yet the industry is still not being made to compensate communities for the loss of livelihoods, homes and environmental health.

  17. Key issues on the table at the 8th Asia Europe People's Forum

    Ben Hayes, Praful Bidwai, Susan George, Walden Bello
    29 Septiembre 2010
    Article

    Ahead of the Asia Europe People's Forum (AEPF) which coincides with the official ASEM8 summit this year in Brussels, four TNI scholar-activists - Susan George, Praful Bidwai, Ben Hayes and Walden Bello - discuss some of the key struggles facing citizens from both regions.

  18. Asia Europe People's Forum 2010

    28 Septiembre 2010
    Article

    The AEPF this year in Brussels brought together citizens for dialogue, solidarity and action, as a platform from which to oppose corporate-dominated, undemocratic and neoliberal responses to ongoing crises.

  19. Floods for Pakistan; Floods of Money For its Leader

    Tariq Ali
    02 Septiembre 2010
    Article

    As images of Pakistan coping with the crisis and of its destitute people were being shown on European television, a French air force helicopter was transporting the richest man in Pakistan to his most extravagant European property, a 16th century chateau.

  20. Insisting on an alternative: meeting the challenge of the cuts

    aleksej
    06 Agosto 2010
    Article

    The logic of "the market" masks a modern form of despotism where the self-interests of financial elites are dressed up as the "public good."

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