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  1. A response to Professor John Ruggie's 'Comments on the “Zero Draft” Treaty on Business & Human Rights'

    Harris Gleckman
    11 Octubre 2018
    Article

    Prof John Ruggie has shared his comments on the Zero Draft treaty on TNCs and human rights on this blog earlier this month. His core concerns are that the zero draft has not adequately deal with ‘scale’ and ‘liability’. This response argues that Ruggie’s arguments in opposition to the binding treaty are misdirected and they fail to recognise the historic opportunity offered by the Human Right Council to create a human rights remedy system for corporate abuse across national boundaries.

  2. Sieg Heil Deja Vu? Understanding the Global Rise of the Extreme Right

    Walden Bello
    04 Octubre 2018
    Article

    The far right is on the rise from North America to Europe to Asia. Each case is different, but they share key similarities — and require similar responses.

  3. A beginner’s guide to the core of UK Labour party politics today

    Satoko Kishimoto
    03 Octubre 2018
    Article

    The UK's labour party is inspiring grassroots and workers mobilisation and showing increasingly credible leadership. Its recent annual conference and the concurrently run World Transformed Festival give hope.

  4. The Rise of Border Imperialism

    Nick Buxton, Mark Akkerman
    01 Octubre 2018
    Article

    Over a century after the original Scramble for Africa, European leaders are today imposing new forms of colonialism on the continent in the shape of militarized border controls.

  5. Donald Trump

    Trump to Host UN Meeting on Drug Policy: Veneer of Consensus Masks Deep Disagreement on Global Drug Policy

    John Walsh, Ann Fordham, Martin Jelsma, Hannah Hetzer
    22 Septiembre 2018
    Article

    The "Global Call to Action" document that the U.S. government is circulating—and heavily pressuring reluctant countries to sign—is explicitly “not open for negotiation.” Far from an effort at achieving mutual understanding and genuine consensus, it is an instance of heavy-handed U.S. “with us or against us” diplomacy.

  6. Crisis after Crisis

    Walden Bello
    13 Septiembre 2018
    Article

    The turbulence that hit global stock markets last February, causing much fright and a paper loss of 4 trillion dollars, is a reminder that the next big implosion may be just around the corner.

  7. International Women's Day 2017 march in Mardrid

    Ecofeminism: fueling the journey to energy democracy

    Lavinia Steinfort
    12 Septiembre 2018
    Article

    The growing call for the feminisation of politics – and energy politics for that matter – is about much more than merely increasing the representation of women in decision-making positions. We need to question the ways energy politics are shaped. We need to ask, energy for whom and energy for what?

  8. The Praful Bidwai Memorial Award 2018

    28 Agosto 2018
    Article

    The Praful Bidwai Memorial Award is intended to honour and highlight courageous and independent voices in journalism. The 2018 Award was conferred on Ulka Mahajan, one of the three founders of Sarvahara Jan Andolan. Praful Bidwai, regarded by many as one of the best investigative journalists South Asia has produced, died tragically in Amsterdam on 23 June 2015. His friends created this award to honour his legacy. Praful was a TNI Fellow and a regular visitor to the institute for 25 years. Read the statement from the Praful Bidwai Memorial Committee on this year's award below.

  9. New President, the extreme right and popular resistance in Colombia

    Danilo Urrea, Lyda Fernanda Forero
    20 Agosto 2018
    Article

    The outcome of the Colombian presidential elections will have dire political consequences, visible even before the new president took office last August 7.

  10. A bold foreign policy platform for the new wave of left lawmakers

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 Agosto 2018
    Article

    Socialists and other progressives are running for U.S. office on strong domestic programs. Here’s how their foreign policy platform can be just as strong.

  11. The commons, the state and the public: A Latin American perspective

    Daniel Chavez
    01 Agosto 2018
    Article

    What are the commons and what is their political, social and economic relevance?

  12. Call for essays on finance and power for State of Power 2019

    23 Julio 2018
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays, short papers, infographics and artistic collaborations for its forthcoming State of Power report launched in late January 2019 to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2019, we are particularly looking for accessible, engaging essays and artistic explorations that explore the issue of finance and power.

  13. Online course “Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health”

    10 Julio 2018
    Article

    What are drugs and why are they controlled? What are the benefits and harms of taking drugs? How public health policies can address drug use? Learn the answers to these questions and more in the free online course 'Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health'.

  14. Colombia: elections, war and peace

    Danilo Urrea, Lyda Fernanda Forero
    16 Junio 2018
    Article

    On 17 June, the second round of presidential elections for the 2018-2022 period will be held in Colombia. After the first round, the candidates still in the race are Gustavo Petro, representing Colombia Humana, a coalition of democratic and progressive forces, and Iván Duque for the Centro Democrático, an extreme right-wing party led by former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez.

  15. INCB hearing on the use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes

    David Bewley-Taylor
    14 Mayo 2018
    Article

    TNI's Prof. Dave Bewley-Taylor recently delivered a statement on how states can reconcile treaty obligations with democratically mandated policy shifts at the national level to a legally regulated cannabis market, with due regard for international law, and what role the International Narcotics Control Board can play in this process.

  16. Vote for 2018 Transformative Cities Peoples´ Choice Award

    09 Mayo 2018
    Article

    Around the world people are developing radical local solutions to global problems. In 2017, TNI launched the Transformative Cities Initiative to find examples of effective people-led initiatives on water, energy and housing. We now want you to tell us which one inspires you to act.

  17. In bid to intimidate Canada on cannabis regulation, INCB is reckless and wrong

    John Walsh, Martin Jelsma
    07 Mayo 2018
    Article

    How constructive is the UN drug treaty monitoring body's response to Canada's proposed new cannabis law legislation?

  18. Canada moves closer to regulating cannabis for non-medical purposes

    Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
    03 Mayo 2018
    Article

    Canada is on track to become the second country and the first G7 member to legalize and regulate cannabis for non-medical purposes (Uruguay enacted cannabis regulation in 2013).

  19. The Third Great Depression and rise of the far-right

    Burak Gürel
    01 Mayo 2018
    Article

    In Turkey the Islamist right garners support in rural areas by promoting social welfare and subsidy programmes. The left needs to put farmers and workers at the centre of class-based struggle.

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