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  1. Drawing counter-power

    Ammar Abo Bakr
    01 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    Working on the State of Power 2018 was incredibly interesting and a rare privilege to create art work for such a wide variety of important causes across the world. In these times, the question of popular power or counter-power is riddled with uncertainty. This uncertainty sometimes comes from the lack of new ideas suitable for shaping these times, but more importantly, it derives from the unpredictable nature of the current crisis and tragedy.

  2. Making counter-power out of madness

    Laura Flanders
    02 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    On 4 April 1967, Dr Martin Luther King Jr took to the pulpit at New York’s Riverside Church, and warned that ‘a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death’. Fifty years on, the US is arguably closer to a ‘revolution in values’ today than at any time since King’s assassination. At the very least, the scale of the problem is widely grasped. What we face is not a glitch in the system of US politics and economics, but a systemic problem – a madness. And not just because of who’s in the White House.

  3. People in defence of life and territory

    Raúl Zibechi
    03 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    In much of Latin America, the state does not protect its citizens. This is particularly true for the popular sectors, indigenous peoples, people of colour and mestizos, who are exposed to the onslaught of drugs trafficking, criminal gangs, the private security guards of multinational corporations (MNCs) and, paradoxically, from state security forces, such as the police and the army.

  4. Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, Paris 2018

    04 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    The aim of the PPT is to identify and judge the chain of responsibility for human rights violations throughout the entire migration trajectory “from below”, based on the experience of the most involved and directly affected people, migrant and refugee organizations, and solidarity and human rights organizations. The inaugural session took place in Barcelona on July 6 and 7, 2017.

  5. Madrid’s Community Gardens

    José Luis Fernández Casadevante Kois, Nerea Morán, Nuria del Viso - Fuhem Ecosocial
    04 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    The main feature of power is that it inevitably creates resistance, a process Foucault studied in detail. There are no harmonious societies. Conflicts of interest between different social groups have been a constant throughout history, and are probably the main driver of social change. Counter-power emerged as a means of collective action whereby the injustices suffered by subordinate or oppressed social groups become politicized, either in the form of silent rebellions that remain latent in everyday life or through challenges that are publicly and openly declared.

  6. Flowing movement

    Gerardo Alatorre Frenk
    05 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    The social, political and environmental conflicts regarding the management of water in today’s world are a clear indication of the tensions at this point in history, when capitalist greed for what it sees as ‘energy, water and mineral resources’ knows no bounds. Nevertheless, governments can and are being obliged to open up political space for other ways of approaching and organizing the management of watersheds and water. Here we will look at the case of Agua para Tod@s Agua para la Vida (Water for All, Water for Life), an example of how people are developing a future different to what the hegemonic system tells us is the only one possible.

  7. Building feminist counter-power

    Nina Power
    06 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    It is feminism that teaches us best how to analyse this, because historically it is women who have been taught to play this mediating role, to smooth over disagreement, to flatter and to acquiesce. There are many women who do not follow the script, and they are often punished for it. How best can we think about this most secret and insidious form of education?

  8. Thinking freedom

    Michael Neocosmos
    09 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    Interview with Michael Neocosmos

  9. Defying Dystopia: Building the climate future we need

    Nick Buxton
    09 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    To counter the injustice of climate change, we must oppose the disempowering visions of the future laid out for us by military planners and Malthusians alike.

  10. Beneath the Pavements, the Beach’ – or the Whirlpool?

    Hilary Wainwright
    09 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    In this essay, I take a critical account of these ambiguities and their implications for different directions for a contested transition beyond the post-war settlement, while focusing on the specific possible legacies for a democratic, egalitarian dynamic of change. This must build on but go beyond social-democratic capitalism.

  11. Yes, legalizing marijuana breaks treaties. We can deal with that.

    John Walsh, Tom Blickman, Martin Jelsma, David Bewley-Taylor
    10 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    Buzzing in the background of Canada’s debate on cannabis legalization is the issue of the three UN drug control treaties, and what to do with them.

  12. Marching forward

    Bertha Zuniga Caceres, Medha Patkar, Nonhle Mbuthuma
    11 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    To introduce TNI’s State of Power 2018 report on counter-power, we interviewed three women activists who have displayed incredible courage, determination and creativity to confront corporate power and state violence.

  13. 50 Jaar ISDS

    • Roeline Knottnerus, Roos van Os, Bart-Jaap Verbeek, Fiona Dragstra, Freek Bersch
    13 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    In dit onderzoek analyseren wij vijftig jaar ISDS, de ontwikkeling van investeringsbescherming in een globaliserende wereld en de rol van Nederland hierin. We hebben feiten en cijfers uitgezocht en opgezocht, analyses gemaakt en conclusies getrokken.

  14. Nonhle Mbuthuma

    Land is the only thing we have - for us and for future generations

    17 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    Nonhle Mbuthuma talks about the resilience of her people in Pondoland, fighting for their land and livelihoods against corporate mining interests.

  15. Medha Patkar

    We need massroots, not grassroots movements

    17 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    Medha Patkar of the National Peoples' Alliance shares her thoughts on how to build powerful movements based on three decades of campaigning in India against mega-dams and other forms of unsustainable and exploitative development.

  16. Drawing strength from our ancestors

    17 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    Bertha Zúñiga Cáceres talks about how her mother's example and a belief that ancestors continue to accompany our struggles helps her and the indigenous movement in Honduras to continue to mobilise against injustice, state violence and corporate abuses.

  17. State of Power 2018

    17 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    Popular movements everywhere are on the rise at the same time as we face ever-greater corporate impunity and increasing state violence. In TNI's seventh flagship State of Power report, we examine today's social movements, their potential to build counter-power, and how we can best resist injustice as well as lay grounds for long-term transformation.

  18. Fighting for public health

    • Desirée Enlund
    19 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    The rural communities in the Västernorrland county of Northern Sweden are not used to being in the national spotlight, but in 2017 their struggle to stop cutbacks in maternity and emergency care made national news. What are the lessons for all those involved in building counter-power in rural areas of the Global North?

  19. Podcast: Energy Democracy! Building movements to create solutions

    Friends of the Earth Europe
    22 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018

    How can clean and renewable energy remain in people's hands? Listen to energy experts and activists from all over Europe discussing energy efficiency, cooperatives, mobility, remunicipalisation and much more.

  20. Davos discourse drives cultural hegemony

    Mario D’Andreta
    22 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018