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  1. “The cycles of conflict and displacement must be brought to an end”: The IDP crisis in northeast Myanmar

    Lahpai Seng Raw
    30 Marzo 2020
    Article

    Concerns are deepening in the Kachin and Shan States as the government seeks to close internal displacement camps while conflict continues and the coronavirus is still spreading. War-shattered communities face a highly uncertain future. This commentary reports on a new initiative by civil society organisations to ensure that the human rights and security of IDPs are protected. But without peace and political reform, there are many worries that the crisis will only continue.

  2. The State, Public Responses, and the Day After the Pandemic

    Daniel Chavez
    27 Marzo 2020
    Article

    The international media coverage and academic analyses have mainly focused on the magnitude of the COVID-19 crisis in the affluent societies of the North, in particular the European countries. The rather biased references to Europe, however, hide profound differences in the ways the crisis is affecting diverse countries and social sectors. This article examines the responses of the public sector to the pandemic in the European context and then suggests possible “lessons” for Latin America and other regions of the world.

  3. Solidarity is the cure, Justice the vaccine

    Fiona Dove
    27 Marzo 2020
    Article
  4. TNI Reading List on Coronavirus

    26 Marzo 2020
    Article

    There is no shortage of information on the Coronavirus but not many pieces in the media dig deep into the causes, context and faultlines exposed by COVID-19. These are some of the pieces that TNI staff have found most helpful in understanding this unprecedented moment, and the ways we might respond as movements and actors committed to social and environmental justice.

  5. Coronavirus: the need for a progressive internationalist response

    26 Marzo 2020
    Article

    This pandemic health crisis exposes the injustices of the global economic order. It must be a turning point towards creating the systems, structures and policies that can always protect those who are marginalised and allow everyone to live with dignity.

  6. Map of scheduled airline traffic around the world, circa June 2009

    Coronavirus and the Death of ‘Connectivity’

    Walden Bello
    23 Marzo 2020
    Article

    The Coronavirus pandemic is the second major crisis of globalization in a decade. We did not learn our lessons from the financial crisis and this is perhaps why the impact of COVID-19 has been even more massive.

  7. An old house left behind by IDPs in Kachin State

    No Camp Closure Without Restitution

    11 Marzo 2020
    Article

    Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) in Myanmar today are caught in a ‘perfect storm’,  which is the combination of the 2018 VFV Land Management Law, the BRI, and the National IDP Camp Closure Strategy.

  8. Understanding, resisting and building alternatives to right-wing politics in the countryside

    Natalia Mamonova
    03 Marzo 2020
    Article
    Right-wing populists have been gaining support throughout Europe. Their nationalist and xenophobic outlook that seeks to reassert national glories has found a great support among rural communities in many countries. Although, right-wing populism is not an exclusively rural phenomenon, its popularity among European countrymen is alarming.
  9. The ‘deja vú’ of aerial crop spraying in Colombia

    Nicolás Martínez Rivera
    29 Febrero 2020
    Article

    At the end of 2019 the government of Iván Duque presented a draft decree to resume the spraying of drug crops used for illicit purposes. It argued that spraying is the only instrument to curb the increase in coca crops.

  10. Cannabis in Latin America

    13 Febrero 2020
    Press release

    This research by the Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho, CEDD) analyzes a duality facing Latin America: the prohibitionist discourse and its effects on human rights persist, alongside reforms to laws and policies related to the use of cannabis.

  11. Fault lines in the fight against racism and antisemitism

    12 Febrero 2020
    Article

    Liz Fekete of the Institute of Race Relations examines the narrowing media narrative of what constitutes racism, and the way accusations of it are kicked around by politicians and journalists.

  12. Resolving ethnic conflict - Civic nationalism: a theoretical tool for the ending of civil war?

    Sai Wansai
    11 Febrero 2020
    Article

    As the peoples of Myanmar commemorate Union Day this week, Sai Wansai argues that “civic nationalism” can help address the crisis in "ethnic nationalism" that underpins state failure and the enduring cycles of conflict in the country. Seventy-three years after the historic Panglong Agreement brought the new Union into being, Myanmar is a land that is yet to achieve ethnic peace and political inclusion.

  13. Hamba Kahle Dot Keet

    10 Febrero 2020
    Article

    TNI mourns the loss of Dorothy Keet (February 16, 1942 - February 8, 2020), who passed away in London after a period of long illness. Dot was a TNI Fellow and Planning Board member from 2001 to 2011, and Associate ever since.  She will be fondly remembered by TNI’s Associates, Fellows, staff and wider community.

  14. Trump's Middle East 'Peace Plan' Is a Step Towards Institutionalising Apartheid

    Achin Vanaik
    10 Febrero 2020
    Article

    The Trump Peace Plan unveiled on January 28, represents the formal institutionalisation of an Israeli apartheid state. Most other governments – regardless of whether they enthusiastically or more cautiously welcomed the Plan or even criticised or rejected it – have invariably stated that, given the absence of the Palestinian side in the process of forming this Plan, a negotiated ‘final settlement’ is still needed.

  15. Fighting Vale and corporate capture in Brazil

    04 Febrero 2020
    Article

    Brazilian community lawyer Tchenna Maso talks about the challenges in taking on multinational corporations — and some of the victories along the way.

  16. Hacking the corporation


    04 Febrero 2020
    Article

    Barney Francis, AKA Bill Posters on the nature of corporations, their power and how they shape society.

  17. Bonuses, bailouts and backroom deals


    04 Febrero 2020
    Article

    During her time on Wall Street, Nomi Prins grew increasingly aware of and discouraged by the unethical practices that permeated the banking industry. Read more about her experience within some leading international banks, and what she learned about the nature of the corporation.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

     

  20. Hundreds of civil society organizations worldwide denounce World Economic Forum´s takeover of the UN

    17 Enero 2020
    Press release

    As corporate executives fly into Davos for the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum, more than 400 civil society organizations and 40 international networks have denounced a Strategic Partnership Agreement between WEF and the UN and have called on the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General to end it.

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