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  1. Binding Treaty TNCs

    01 Enero 2015
    Tema

    This alliance for a binding treaty on Transnational Corporation (TNC's) gathers global networks and alliances including Dismantle Corporate Power Campaign, FIAN, Friends of the Earth International and Transnational Institute, among others, which collectively represent more than 500 groups world-wide who are determined to stop corporate human rights violations.

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    Financial Governance Beyond the Crisis

    • Interview by Sofia T. Jarrin
    10 Octubre 2011
    Paper

    Dr. Pedro Paez talks about the creation of a new financial architecture in Latin America, based on principles of redistribution, environmental sustainability and social cohesion rather than market principles that dominated the old architecture.

  3. Economic Crisis and the Christian Conscience

    • Susan George
    15 Enero 2013
    Paper

    To which aspects of this crisis should Germans and especially German Christians be most attentive? What would be the right policies to escape from the debt crisis which has been allowed to fester and is now five years old?

  4. Notes for a political economy of creativity and solidarity

    • Hilary Wainwright
    23 Octubre 2013
    Paper

    How can society move towards forms of economic organisation that place human creativity, including a respectful relationship to nature, at their centre?

  5. A ‘Land Sovereignty’ Alternative?

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    30 Septiembre 2012

    Dramatic changes around food, climate, energy, and finance in recent years have pushed questions of land use and land control back onto the centre stage of development discourse, at the very moment when the same conditions are spurring an unprecedented rush for land and water across the globe.

  6. Positive Land Investment Alternatives

    • Sylvia Kay
    21 Julio 2012
    Paper

    Much touted "land investment" involves appropriation or landgrabbing. What positive alternative investments should public policy support which would strengthen the right to food, re-valorise agricultural work, and build up ecological capital?

  7. Policy Shift

    • Sylvia Kay
    14 Abril 2014
    Report

    'Policy Shift' identifies ten key policy changes that are required to support just alternative agriculture investments. The approach integrates human rights into the core of decision-making and is informed by practical, on-the-ground examples of positive agricultural investments that benefit both small-scale farmers and communities.

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    Organising workers’ Counter-power in Italy and Greece

    • Lorenzo Zamponi, Markos Vogiatzoglou
    19 Enero 2015
    Report

    Austerity in Greece and Italy has struck workers' particularly hard, but it has also been the context for radical innovations in ’organising the unorganised’, building new kinds of work spaces and even taking control of production.

  9. Our Democracy instead of Their Austerity

    13 Noviembre 2012
    Declaration

    We call for a European permanent mobilization to support the fights against the crisis and build a future for everyone in Europe and in the world.

  10. Just Investments

    01 Enero 2015
    Tema

    Not all types of investment are equal in terms of their impact on poverty reduction and development. Through an alarming global tendency, which has governments shaping investment and development policy around the needs of transnational capital, large-scale land deals capturing land and its associated resources are packaged as ‘investments for rural development’. The shift underway in development frameworks is from public sector responsibility for food security towards the private sector as the remedy to hunger and malnutrition, at the expense of the livelihoods, dignity and lifestyle of rural working people, especially poor and marginalised groups. There is a need to ‘reboot’ the debate on agricultural investment, away from the narrow corporate centric perspective, towards investments which best addresses rural poverty and hunger and democratic control of resources – such as public investments and the investments made by small-scale food producers.

  11. 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?

  12. 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.

  13. Reclaiming People’s Sovereignty in an era of Corporate Power

    Brid Brennan
    26 Noviembre 2014
    Article

    Despite the track record of systemic and systematic violations of the range of human rights, the efforts to establish legally binding obligations and an instrument of enforcement within the UN system have been defeated by determined corporate opposition. The current Guiding Principles developed by the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, John Ruggie, do not create "any new international legal obligations" and are therefore non-binding.

  14. Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    03 Febrero 2011
    Article

    After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?

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    Remunicipalisation

    01 Enero 2015
    Tema

    Why are people around the world reclaiming essential services from private operators and bringing their delivery back into the public sphere? There are many motivations behind (re)municipalisation initiatives: a goal to end private sector abuse or labour violations; a desire to regain control over the local economy and resources; a wish to provide people with affordable services; or an intention to implement ambitious climate strategies.

  16. 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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    Why is public banking important for social change?

    30 Septiembre 2015
    Multi-media

    Thomas Marois, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies argues that until people regain control of money and credit, we will not be able to stop economic and ecological crises. Most people don't know that fortunately there is untapped potential in public banks, that make up a quarter of all banks worldwide. Drawing on his research on public banks in Turkey, Costa Rica and elsewhere, Marois points to the potential and problems of public banks and how we might harness them to deliver social and environmental justice.

  18. The Treaty on TNC's and the Struggle to stop Corporate Impunity

    Gonzalo Berrón
    21 Octubre 2015
    Article

    On June 26, 2014, under the leadership of Ecuador and South Africa, the UN Human Rights Council passed landmark resolution 26/9,2 establishing an open-ended inter - governmental working group (IGWG)3 that is mandated to elaborate an international legally binding instrument on transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (hereinafter, the Treaty). It was a tight vote: the resolution was supported by 20 states, mainly from Africa and Asia, and opposed by 14, including the United States and the European Union, with 13 abstentions. The resolution strikes a nerve — and there is much expectation around it.

  19. The UNASUR initiative

    Cecilia Olivet
    05 Noviembre 2015
    Multi-media
  20. Fisherfolks are Pushing the Solution, Not the Illusion of Blue Carbon

    Riza Damanik
    09 Diciembre 2015
    Opinion

    In addition to having a strategic role as a provider of jobs, food needs, and economic sustainability, small-scale fisheries also become an important driver in conserving fish and natural resources through a variety of local knowledge.

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