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  1. Transformative Cities: Crisis and Opportunity

    Laura Flanders
    29 Noviembre 2018
    Multi-media

    Cities accumulate capital, people, aspirations, and power. But, whose power? Whose aspirations? How can we find in the city a place of possibility? Laura Flanders introduces TNI's Transformative Cities programme in Amsterdam during June 2018.

  2. Building post-capitalist futures

    27 Noviembre 2018
    Paper

    Over several sunny days in June 2018, a diverse group of 60 activists and researchers from 30 countries convened for a multi-day meeting to discuss the collective building of post-capitalist futures. The meeting provided the opportunity for a rich exchange of perspectives and experiences, as well as deep discussion and debate. The goal of the meeting was not to achieve consensus both an impossible and unnecessary endeavour but rather to stimulate mutual learning, challenge one another and advance analyses.

  3. Bolivia: The Left in Power

    • Linda Farthing
    02 Octubre 2018
    Paper

    Social movements need to grapple with not only building successful political parties and winning power but also with using that power strategically to best implement change. This report examines the critical role played by Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) government employees and the challenges they faced in advancing a social and economic justice agenda within Bolivia. How can progressive government employees remain true to their political ideology while ensuring the execution of a professional and fair public bureaucracy?

  4. Water is a right protest in US

    The power of a transformative city

    Sol Trumbo Vila, Nick Buxton
    10 Octubre 2017
    Article

    The local was where democracy was born; it is now where we will recover it

  5. Keep your coins, I want change (Grafitti by Banksy)

    Call for Papers: State of Power 2018

    19 Junio 2017
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays/short papers and artistic collaborations for its forthcoming report on the issue of counter-power. Abstract deadline extension: 17 September

  6. Transformative cities

    02 Junio 2017
    Tema

    Transformative Cities is an opportunity for progressive local governments, municipalist coalitions, social movements and civil society organizations to popularize and share their experiences of tackling and finding solutions to our planet’s systemic economic, social, political and ecological crisis.

    The initiative draws on the emerging wave of transformative political practices taking place at municipal level worldwide, by launching a unique award process that will ensure that the lessons and inspiration of these cities becomes viral.

    Visit website: http://transformativecities.org/

  7. The new economic system of value creation

    • Elena Martinez Vicente
    16 Mayo 2017
    Infograph
  8. Infographic: What are the Commons and P2P

    • Elena Martinez Vicente
    16 Mayo 2017
    Infograph
  9. Tipping Points

    20 Agosto 2016 - Evento

    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.

  10. Public ownership in the 21st century

    Hilary Wainwright
    18 Agosto 2016
    Multi-media

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

  11. Own the Future: Public ownership in the 21st century

    20 Junio 2016
    Multi-media

    We Own It organised the conference Own the Future: Public ownership in the 21st Century on 7th May, 2016 in London. A group of innovative, inspiring individuals gathered to start imagining the public ownership of the future: A vision for 2030 and a roadmap to get there. They tackled the key issues - robots, big data, power, space - and made a conscious effort to embrace the future.
     

     

  12. Dynamo no 1

    21 Mayo 2016

    The Transnational Institute proudly presents the first issue of Dynamo, a monthly and bilingual (English and Spanish) review of current debates and new ideas on international politics and economics. Dynamo is jointly published by TNI, la diaria (a Uruguayan newspaper run by a cooperative of journalists and media workers) and a collective of Latin American scholar-activists.

  13. The New Politics Research Agenda Workshop Report

    • Daniel Chavez
    21 Mayo 2016
    Report

    Researchers and activists from fifteen countries met in Amsterdam with the aim to jointly draft the research agenda of the New Politics Project, a decentralised think tank on counter-hegemonic politics. It will aim to boost the development of desirable, viable and achievable alternatives, transcending current oppressive and exploitative structures;  acknowledge the diversity of knowledge as a source of inspiration for the co-creation of alternatives; and promote fruitful collaboration and exchanges among researchers and activists from different regions of the world.

  14. Local politics enters the global contest

    Sol Trumbo Vila
    19 Mayo 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

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    State of Power 2016

    18 Enero 2016
    Report

    TNI's fifth annual State of Power 2016 report explores the intersect of power and democracy. Featuring prominent activists and academics, its essays feature the long battle between economic power and popular democracy, expose the different powers seeking to undermine democracy today, and tell the stories of radical popular democratic alternatives emerging worldwide.

  16. The open source city as the transnational democratic future

    • Bernardo Gutiérrez
    18 Enero 2016
    Report

    Experiences and experiments in Spain, Brazil, Istanbul and other cities suggest that a transnational municipalism, based on concepts of an open source city (free online tools and active citizen participation), has the potential to regenerate democracy and build a geopolitics of the commons against neoliberalism.

  17. US alternative solidarity economy

    30 Septiembre 2015
    Multi-media

    The US economy is known for its powerful banks and transnational corporations, but behind the scenes an alternative economy based on cooperatives, worker ownership and solidarity is thriving.

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    Democratisation

    01 Enero 2015
    Tema
  19. Dilma Rousseff has a Second Chance to invigorate Brazil’s Foreign Policy

    Gonzalo Berrón, Bianca Suyama
    04 Noviembre 2014
    Article

    The South American giant needs to live up to its ideals on the global stage, and civil society activists have a role to play

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