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  1. MOntage of media on Davos

    Davos Alternative Reading List

    20 Enero 2020
    Article

    This corporate schmooze-fest takes place every year, making grand pronouncements on the state of the world and treated with reverence by political elites and disdain by most progressive movements. But is it more than an elite talking shop? This reading list explores some of the agendas and ethos underlying the World Economic Forum.

  2. Has the era of the ethical corporation arrived?

    Nick Buxton
    18 Enero 2020
    Article

    The corporate world’s embrace of 'purpose' may seem commendable. But without any enforcement mechanisms, the profit-motive will always win out.

     

  3. Rural support for authoritarian populism is strong – but another way is possible

    Ian Scoones
    15 Enero 2020
    Article

    The rise of authoritarian populism continues. Now the UK has a fully signed-up version in its new right-wing government, with allies in Trump, Modi, Bolsarano, Orban and others. It is a dangerous, but perhaps inevitable, trend.

  4. India, Secularism and Citizenship

    Achin Vanaik
    09 Enero 2020
    Article

    The ostensible cause and common focus of the remarkable popular upsurge throughout India---the biggest and most sustained mass agitations since Modi was elected in 2014 (and re-elected in 2019)---is the opposition to the Citizen’s Amendment Act (CAA) and its associated National Citizens Register (NRC) that is to follow in due course.

  5. TNI in the news in 2019

    08 Enero 2020
    Article

    Our research and experts were cited regularly by news outlets across the world in 2019. 

  6. 12 victories of social movements in 2019

    19 Diciembre 2019
    Article

    In 2019 we saw some of the largest marches ever organised, the demise of decades old dictatorships, global inequality under the spotlight like never before, and a growing demand for fundamental systemic change. Here are twelve movements that inspired us in 2019. 

  7. “Not About Us Without Us”: Legitimate national land law making by design

    Transnational Institute (TNI)
    17 Diciembre 2019
    Article

    As the government meets to design a “roadmap” for developing the new national land law, TNI looks at how the situation has changed since the development of the National Land Use policy a few years ago and reflects on the issues at stake for millions of people across the country with rights to land in the current context. 

  8. India’s Supreme Court Ruling Is Another Victory for Hindu Nationalism

    Achin Vanaik
    11 Diciembre 2019
    Article
    The latest decision from the Supreme Court in India has legitimized the destruction of the Babri Mosque. Meanwhile, mainstream parties and commentators refuse to call it what it is: the latest stage in an accelerating process of Hindu ethno-nationalism.
  9. The Uruguayan Left at the Crossroads

    Daniel Chavez
    14 Noviembre 2019
    Article

    The Frente Amplio (Broad Front) government of Uruguay, one of the most stable, fruitful and serene experiences of the “new Latin American left”, is going through a very dramatic electoral process with likely profound impacts in the country and in the region. Daniel Chavez appraises the results of the Uruguayan experience and suggests what might be relevant for other counter-hegemonic processes in the region and the world.

  10. Corporate Power: A David and Goliath struggle for the 21st century

    Brid Brennan, Gonzalo Berrón
    09 Octubre 2019
    Article

    This article focusses on TNCs as global actors, the structures and mechanisms that grant them impunity for wrong doing, and the deepening and widespread popular resistance to TNC extractivism and destruction of the planet.

  11. The Amazon and the hell of power

    Francesco Martone
    03 Octubre 2019
    Article

    Power inferno”, this is the title Jean Baudrillard gave to one of his essays in the aftermath of the attack on the Twin Towers, paraphrasing the title of a catastrophic film that hit the billboards years earlier: A “Tower Inferno”. A hell of power. This we might say today, as in past occasions, of the Amazon, an image of fire, destruction and resistance, that has been cyclically appearing and reappearing in the media, and that periodically unleashes indignation and helplessness, as if the Amazon were some sort of symbol of past and future apocalypse.

  12. End the United Nations/World Economic Forum Partnership Agreement.

    25 Septiembre 2019
    Article

    The UN Secretary General and the World Economic Forum signed on June 13 a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the implementation of the 2030 agenda (SDG). More than 400 organisations signed the following letter demanding the end of the agreement and denouncing it for formalising the corporate capture of the UN and moving towards an increasingly privatized and less democratic global governance.

  13. They Call It Multistakeholderism. Where Does That Leave the UN?

    Harris Gleckman
    03 Septiembre 2019
    Article

    Global governance is slipping away from the United Nations.

  14. Save Our Sperrins: Water, more precious than gold

    Niamh Ni Bhriain
    27 Agosto 2019
    Article

    The hills of the Sperrins in County Tyrone are criss-crossed with natural springs that flow off the western slopes towards the River Foyle, while to the east they meander down to Lough Neagh. This endless trickle of water recalls the natural order – water belongs here. But the people of this remote area are struggling to protect it from an impending and devastating gold rush.

  15. “First they grabbed our land with guns; now they are using the law"

    26 Agosto 2019
    Article

    Displaced people in Myanmar have been suffering layer upon layer of injustice over the past decades. Today the situation is as bad as ever.

  16. Transformation of an Entrenched Political System: The Need for International Responsibility in Myanmar

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    12 Agosto 2019
    Article

    Political impasse continues in Myanmar. Peace talks and general elections have failed to achieve national breakthroughs. All parties — both domestic and international — need to reflect on this failure. Civil society networks and representative governance must be strengthened at the community level if peace and democracy are to be built.

  17. Circuit board [Pixabay CC image]

    Call for essays: Technology, power and emancipation

    10 Agosto 2019
    Article

    How do we recover the emancipatory potential of technological change and bring it back under popular democratic control? TNI is issuing a call for contributions for our Future Lab essay series (Deadline 28 February 2020)

  18. Transformative Cities presents the 2nd edition of the Atlas of Utopias

    23 Julio 2019
    Article

    This month the 2019 edition of the Atlas of Utopias has been launched. An initiative by Transformative Cities, the atlas is a unique collection of community-led transformations of water, energy, food and housing systems, featuring 33 stories from 24 countries.

  19. What kind of security policy better serves democracy?

    Ben Hayes, Cori Crider, Narzanin Massoumi, Daniel Holder
    15 Julio 2019
    Article

    What type of security policy at home and abroad do we need to make our democracies fit for purpose? A key panel discussion for our times.

  20. If War Breaks Out with Iran, It Won’t Be an Accident

    Phyllis Bennis
    03 Julio 2019
    Article

    A range of U.S. policies have been deliberately designed to provoke an Iranian response.

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