The Cape Town Water Crisis

"I think we have to be careful - what makes it into the news isn’t the whole story. There is scarcity but there’s also the manufactured scarcity of who gets the water." Mary Galvin, University of Johannesburg

Interview by Tadzio Müller

Brazil at a crossroads

The Brazilian Left is still paralyzed by the question that even the grim results of the Porto Alegre sentence did not put to rest: will Lula be a presidential candidate in 2018?

Sabrina Fernandes

workers' resistance

German workers have been fighting for a fair contract at Amazon’s shipping facilities. The ongoing struggle has become one of the toughest labour disputes in modern German history

Jörn Boewe and Johannes Schulten


In Buenos Aires, countries form the Global South were being asked to pay yet again, by agreeing to even more demands. Once again, they left empty handed

Mary Lou Malig


The purchasing and sales policies of agrifood corporations promote a form of agriculture that revolves around productivity - at the expense of the weakest links in the chain: farmers and workers

Friends of the Earth Europe, Heinrich Böll Foundation and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

Countering corporate dominance

How the EU plans to entrench and institutionalize Investor-State Dispute Settlement

CIEL, Seattle To Brussels network and RLF


For the first time in nearly fifty years, genuine left, popular forces reestablished themselves on the electoral landscape, threatening the power of the bipartisan duopoly that has dominated Chile’s post-Pinochet democracy

René Rojas

The failure of German climate policy

Germany is by no means an ecological pioneer or a champion of climate protection. This is a country whose wealth is based on a both socially and environmentally highly destructive economic model

Tobias Haas