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Blog / 15th November 2016

How are people across the world taking back power over the energy sector, kicking-back against the rule of the market and reimagining how energy might be produced, distributed and used? How can the concept of energy democracy be deployed to demand a socially just energy system, with universal access, fair prices and secure, unionised and well-paid jobs? This short video summarises the discussions and outcomes from an international workshop on energy democracy held in Amsterdam in February 2016.

Blog / 8th November 2016

Sophia Murphy, from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) speaks with The Real News on how for the past 20 years, the World Trade Organisation rules have failed to address basic inequities in world agriculture. What is urgently required is a new framework for global agriculture that embraces principles of agro-ecology, remunerative prices, sustainable livelihoods and ecological sustainability.

Blog / 8th November 2016

On November 15, the first meeting of the European Commons Assembly(ECA) will take place in Brussels to discuss, showcase, and bring into practice the commons in and for Europe.

Report / 7th November 2016

The coexistence of deep and persistent inequalities as well as increasing prosperity is a paradox of our time, a paradox that calls into question global development and processes of modernization in today’s world. The latest World Social Science Report for 2016 includes a compendium of knowledge from relevant experts on this immense challenge of the 21st century, with a concluding section on transformative pathways to a just world.

Article / 5th November 2016

A binding treaty to regulate the activities of corporations could provide a vital counterpoint to controversial free trade and investment agreements, with potentially radical implications for a new international political, economic and legal order.​