A hundred years after the Russian Revolution of 1917 and almost ten years after the financial crisis, TNI brought together leading activists and researchers in South Africa to talk about alternatives to both soviet-style socialism and Wall Street style financial capitalism. This video produced by the Laura Flanders Show shares the voices and perspectives of those articulating an inspiring new politics.
A treaty on transnational corporations (TNCs) and human rights moved a step closer during the latest meeting of the UN working group on human rights and transnational corporations, despite challenges from the EU and the US.
Anyone trying to open a bank account or send money overseas must undergo extensive risk assessment by private data-brokers, which amass non-credible data and falsely blacklist the wrong people on a speculative basis.
This week in Geneva, members of a United Nations intergovernmental working group are discussing a long-awaited, legally binding treaty to regulate the human rights impacts of transnational corporations.
Geneva, October 27 - More than 200 delegates from more than 80 countries representing social movements, trade unions, and global civil society, including communities affected by the human rights violations of transnational corporations are actively involved this week in the third session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group for the elaboration of an International Legally Binding Instrument on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and other Business Enterprises with respect to human rights.
El Universal - A poco tiempo de cumplirse un año de la intervención de la empresa Electricaribe, de propiedad de la multinacional española Gas Natural Fenosa, persisten las dudas sobre el futuro de la empresa y la prestación de este servicio público domiciliario.
Social organisations and movements, communities affected by the operations of transnational corporations, and others fighting for social and environmental justice around the world, will be in Geneva from October 23-26. This will be the third time the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity mobilises for the establishment of a United Nations (UN) treaty to impose on states and corporations international obligations to guarantee access to justice for affected communities, groups and individuals whose human rights have been violated by transnational corporations.
La siguiente declaración de Abdellatif Adebibe, pronunciada en nombre de la Confederación de Asociaciones para el Desarrollo de la Región Senhaja Rif, estaba prevista como un aporte de la sociedad civil al debate sobre el desarrollo alternativo y las políticas de drogas orientadas al desarrollo que tuvo lugar en una reunión entre períodos de sesiones de la Comisión de Estupefacientes en Viena. Abdellatif representó a los productores de cannabis en la UNGASS 2016, tras la reunión del Foro Mundial de Productores de Plantas Prohibidas que tuvo lugar en Heemskerk, Países Bajos, organizado por el TNI.
The following statement by Abdellatif Adebibe of the Moroccan Confederation of Associations for the Development of the Senhaja Rif Region, was due to be screened as a civil society contribution to a discussion on alternative development and development-oriented drug policy at an intersessional meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna. Abdellatif represented cannabis farmers at UNGASS 2016, following the meeting of the Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants in Heemskerk, the Netherlands, organised by TNI.
The New York Times - “Paraguay es el mayor productor de cannabis del Cono Sur, y no creo que México produzca más”, explicó en una entrevista Pien Metaal, investigadora sobre drogas y democracia para el Transnational Institute (TNI).
Pia Eberhardt describes how corporate lobbies and think tanks have gone on what appears to be a concerted attack against NGOs and other groups opposing new free trade and investment deals, and Corporate Europe Observatory's report Blaming the Messenger
The Indonesian Supreme Court ordered termination of water privatization and restoration of public management to ensure human right to water. We stay vigilant for transparent and accountable transition.