This report examines the intersections between Covid-19 and food systems across the North African region. It looks at how the dominant ‘food security’ paradigm increased vulnerability to the economic dislocation wrought by the pandemic. It examines the impacts of Covid-19, particularly on (rural) working people and small-scale food producers and how governments across the region responded to these challenges. Finally, it offers a pathway out of this moment of crisis rooted in models of food sovereignty and economic justice.
Understanding Eastern Europe's postsocialist situation from a left perspective has been a major challenge for left politics in the region in recent decades. This webinar will bring together speakers from organizations who produce knowledge from the left in Eastern Europe, to discuss how they address this challenge: what organizational models they use to resist academic, political and market pressures, and how they combine the task of analysis with that of organizing and building social power.
Join our second webinar of a four part series called 30 years into the ‘transition’: East European New Left Perspectives. This second webinar will address Eastern Europe's entanglement into Chinese capital.
Organized around a new collection of analyses by a new generation of left thinkers in the region, this webinar is the first in a series of four that will bring to the limelight East European left perspectives.
Our groundbreaking report ‘Smoking Guns’ found that European arms exports have contributed to the displacement of at least 1.1 million people. Our research joined the dots between Europe’s arms exports, forced displacement and migration.
In this fascinating conversation, Arun Kundnani interviews Deepa Kumar who traces the longer historical and racist roots of the War on Terror that in the last 20 years has killed at least one million people.
Desde que se declaró la Guerra contra el Terrorismo en septiembre de 2001, la política mundial se ha reconfigurado. En un momento en que el estado de guerra permanente culmina su vigésimo año, analizamos comentarios y críticas del personal del TNI y de sus investigadores e investigadoras y asociados sobre la guerra y sus consecuencias. Muchos de estos análisis han resultado ser trágicamente visionarios o incluso proféticos.
Global politics have been reshaped since the Global War on Terror was declared in September 2001. As this permanent state of war concludes its twentieth year, we look back on some of the commentaries and critiques penned by TNI's staff, Fellows and Associates on the war and its consequences, many of which proved to be tragically prescient, if not prophetic.
Many cities and citizens have devised new ways to manage essentials. Public-community collaborations can unlock local knowledge and empower citizens by combining the city’s administrative and political power with the potential of its citizens.
Since the February coup by the State Administration Council, conflict has spread in many parts of the country. In this commentary Khun Bedu explains why Karenni (Kayah) State is a critical example of political developments underway. Popular resistance is continuing. And, with the UN General Assembly soon to meet, a key moment is approaching to decide which is the legitimate government that represents the people.
Degrowth argues that environmental sustainability and social justice necessitate transitioning beyond growth-reliance. In order to address social and environmental issues, we have to transition towards societies that are not just smaller in size but also operate according to a different logic - a logic that is not determined by the market sphere.
Un paso importante para el gobierno actual y el propósito de terminar con el neoliberalismo y defender los recursos energéticos, sería evitar a toda costa en el TLC con la Unión Europea (TLCUEM), actualmente en renegociación, mecanismos de arbitraje supranacional y asegurar que las trasnacionales europeas se sujeten a los derechos humanos en México.
To end neoliberalism and defend energy resources, the present government of Andres Manuel López Obrador must step up and avoid at all costs the inclusion of supranational arbitration mechanisms in a renegotiated FTA with the European Union (EU-Mexico FTA), and ensure that European transnational corporations are made accountable for human rights violations in Mexico.