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  1. Southeast Asian advocacy fellowship program on drug policy reform

    28 Marzo 2017
    Article

    We are calling for applications from those working in sectors related to drug policy in order to increase their understanding of international drug policy reform issues, to improve their advocacy skills, and to enhance their capacity in working with the media on drug policy.

  2. Opposition rises to planned agriculture mega-mergers

    27 Marzo 2017
    Press release

    Farmer, farmworker, beekeeper, religious, international development, and environmental groups claim that the three resulting companies will concentrate market power and "exacerbate the problems caused by industrial farming – with negative consequences for the public, farmers and farm workers, consumers, the environment, and food security" in an open letter to the European Commission and Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

  3. Open letter to the European Commission on agri-business mergers

    24 Marzo 2017
    Article
  4. Absolución en un caso judicial de hoja de coca en España

    23 Marzo 2017
    Press release

    La victoria legal en una pequeña ciudad española supone un gran paso para la legitimidad del uso de la hoja de coca, una práctica ancestral que hoy ha sido reconocida por un tribunal español

  5. Absolution in a judicial case of coca leaf in Spain

    23 Marzo 2017
    Press release

    The legal victory in a small Spanish city is a great step for the legitimacy of the use of coca leaf, an ancestral practice that today has been recognized by a Spanish court

  6. 10 luchas inspiradoras a favor del agua pública

    Lavinia Steinfort, Satoko Kishimoto, Denis Burke
    22 Marzo 2017
    Article

    La privatización del agua se sigue expandiendo a gran velocidad por todo el mundo, en especial en el Sur Global. Las luchas contra la privatización también se están intensificando, ya que las tarifas no dejan de aumentar pero las mejoras prometidas no llegan a materializarse. Cada vez son más las comunidades que reivindican una gestión pública de los servicios de agua y que imponen la salida de los actores privados. Muchas de estas luchas se encuentran en pleno proceso. Con motivo del Día Mundial del Agua, nos gustaría compartir 10 historias inspiradoras de comunidades y ciudades de todo el mundo que están pugnando por recuperar el control de este recurso esencial para la vida.

  7. 10 Rousing Struggles for Public Water

    Lavinia Steinfort, Satoko Kishimoto, Denis Burke
    22 Marzo 2017
    Article

    While water privatisation continues to be imposed throughout the world, particularly in the Global South, more and more communities are demanding public management of water and wastewater services and forcing out private actors. On World Water Day we bring you 10 inspiring stories of communities and cities working to reclaim control over this essential resource.

  8. Colombian landscape

    Human nature as victim in Colombia

    Lyda Fernanda Forero
    17 Marzo 2017
    Article

    "We are part of nature – human and non-human. The relationship between both and in permanent interaction creates ‘the territory’."

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    Call for Papers: Understanding and challenging authoritarianism

    16 Marzo 2017
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) is issuing an open call for essays and contributions on authoritarianism. These may be written or artistic essays. Selected authors/artists will be invited to join an ongoing scholar-activist working group on authoritarianism.

  10. Declaración conjunta sobre los cultivos declarados ilícitos en Colombia

    13 Marzo 2017
    Declaration

    Las organizaciones firmantes instan al Gobierno colombiano y a las FARC-EP a respetar a las poblaciones inmersas en el ámbito de la producción, a atender sus preocupaciones y a construir desde un espíritu de confianza y concertación.

  11. Kriminalisasi ganja di Indonesia lebih banyak menimbulkan dampak buruk dibandingkan dampak positif

    Dania Putri, Tom Blickman
    09 Marzo 2017
    Article

    Also available in English

    Penyebaran ganja sintetis tidak akan berhenti selama ganja masih berstatus ilegal. Langkah yang lebih tepat adalah perancangan regulasi untuk konsumsi dan produksi ganja.

  12. Criminalizing cannabis in Indonesia might do more harm than good

    Dania Putri, Tom Blickman
    09 Marzo 2017
    Article

    Tersedia juga dalam Bahasa Indonesia

    Synthetic cannabinoids will continue to spread as long as cannabis remains illegal. A better approach would be to develop a regulatory framework for the use and production of natural cannabis.

  13. Interview: Keynesianism and the great recession

    Walden Bello
    02 Marzo 2017
    Article

    Keynesianism offered important tools for overcoming the economic crisis, but its application by Obama's government was too half-hearted and misdirected (going to banks rather than households) to effectively reduce the recession. Clinton paid the price.

  14. Opinion: PPPs lead to dangerous debts for developing countries

    María José Romero, Mathieu Vervynckt
    01 Marzo 2017
    Opinion

    For many years, public-private partnerships have been promoted by governments and financial institutions as a way to pay for development projects such as roads, schools and hospitals.

  15. Golpes mortales al poder corporativo

    Gonzalo Berrón, Brid Brennan
    21 Febrero 2017
    Article

    En 2016 los efectos del capitalismo en su fase contemporánea comenzaron a cobrar sus víctimas políticas. Lamentablemente esas víctimas han optado por beneficiar a figuras o posiciones políticas contrarias a aquellas que por mucho tiempo pregonaron y elaboraron el conjunto de las izquierdas altermundistas.

  16. Heal: Do Not Wound

    21 Febrero 2017
    Article

    "Let us continue the pilgrimage to peace – not return to war.” His Eminence Cardinal Charles Bo makes a plea for peace and an end of conflict in Myanmar.

  17. Fatal blows to corporate power

    Gonzalo Berrón, Brid Brennan
    17 Febrero 2017
    Article

    The fallout from the current phase of capitalism has become more manifest globally in 2016, provoking unexpected political responses. However, the people most severely impacted by the current economic crisis have largely chosen to support political figures and positions[i] contrary to those that have been elaborated for years by the alter-globalisation left, also known as the global justice movement.

  18. Brazil: Right Wing Government Undermining Constitution

    Benny Kuruvilla
    17 Febrero 2017
    Multi-media

    Marco Aurelio, prominent leader of the MST (Brazilian Landless Workers Movement), speaks with Benny Kuruvilla on current developments in Brazil. Rightwing politicians have been busy cutting allocations in social sectors, revising labour laws and undermining the progressive Constitution. Social movements such as MST have been in the forefront in creating broad based progressive platforms to oppose the Temer Government. 

  19. Barcelona reorganises public services in the people's interest

    David Hall
    14 Febrero 2017
    Article

    Spain maybe on the edge of a remunicipalisation renaissance, with all the relevant legal, financial and technical issues attracting surprisingly intense interest throughout the state. These trends in Spain provide inspiring examples for other countries too, in Europe and worldwide. On 1st December Barcelona City Council organised a remarkable conference on the topic.

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