Global democracy

Reclaiming Public Services is vital reading for anyone interested in the future of local, democratic services like energy, water and health care. This is an in-depth world tour of new initiatives in public ownership and the variety of approaches to deprivatisation, by the Transnational Institute.  From New Delhi to...
To stop global inequality, aid agencies must ramp up their campaigns against the issues – such as unjust trade deals and climate change – that help it thrive. By Matthew Bramall of Health Poverty Action. There was a sense of deja vu last week when I read the excellent piece by Adam Ramsay exploring why people are ...
Representatives from the Global South have called to strengthen and upgrade the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation on Tax Matters, transforming it to an intergovernmental body that represents all. By Tharanga Yakupitiyage.  UNITED NATIONS, Jun 2 2017 (IPS) - Tax havens are “one of the worst enemies of...
Over the past 10 days the pressure to break ties with the fossil fuel industry has never been greater, as thousands of people attended over 260 events in 45 countries on six continents during the Global Divestment Mobilisation (GDM), demanding institutions divest from fossil fuels. At a time when governments are...