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, by TNI

The politics of agrofuels and mega-land and water deals

By Sofía Monsalve Suárez

Insights from the ProCana case, Mozambique
The Procana Bioethanol project in Mozambique is a clear example of how agrofuel investments contribute rather than mitigate climate change, and are often accompanied by dispossession and impoverishment caused by landgrabbing.
This paper examines the (...)

, by farmlandgrab.org

Stop land grabbing in Taiwan!

International Joint Statement Organized by Taiwan Rural Front (TRF)
Taipei, Taiwan—July 6th, 2011
Taiwan Rural Front (TRF) holds an international press conference today, requesting the authority to stop land grabbing in Taiwan. It also announces its “return” to the Ketagalan Boulevard on July (...)

, by SACSIS

Land Nationalisation

By Stephen Greenberg

ANCYL President Julius Malema’s recent comments on land nationalisation have caused quite a stir. The owners of wealth thought this topic had been put to rest with the passing of the 1996 Constitution, which secures private property rights. It is no wonder, then, that newspapers and magazines (...)

, by Al jazeera

The great land grab: India’s war on farmers

Par Vandana Shiva

Land is a valuable asset that should be used to better humanity through farming and ecology.
Land is life. It is the basis of livelihoods for peasants and indigenous people across the Third World and is also becoming the most vital asset in the global economy. As the resource demands of (...)

, by CIP Americas Program

The Qom, the indigenous people who came to Buenos Aires

By Diego González

For more than five months, indigenous Argentinians from the community of Primavera set up camp in the small plazas on The Ninth of July and Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires. They came from the distant town of Formosa to condemn the burning of their homes and the assassination of a Qom elder by (...)

, by International Land Coalition (ILC)

Tirana Declaration

"Securing land access for the poor in times of intensified natural resources competition"
We, over 150 representatives of civil society organisations, social movements, grassroots organisations, international agencies, and governments - including the members and strategic partners of the (...)

, by Frontline

Fight for land

In Greater Noida, farmers resist fiercely attempts to take over their land for the Yamuna expressway and a hi-tech city.
IT is a tale of two worlds, one in the present and the other in the future; one living and breathing and toiling away in parts of the National Capital Region and the other (...)

, by GRAIN

Food safety for whom? Corporate wealth versus people’s health

May 2011

School children in the US were served 200,000 kilos of meat contaminated with a deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria before the nation’s second largest meat packer issued a recall in 2009. A year earlier, six babies died and 300,000 others got horribly sick with kidney problems in China when (...)

, by Infochange

Exit endosulfan

India manufactures 70% of the world’s endosulfan, which explains why there has been such a strong lobby against its ban, despite evidence of its health hazards. But India has finally dropped its opposition to a ban on endosulfan, thanks largely to the campaign against the pesticide by Kerala’s (...)

, by Down to earth

Polavaram fraud

The Polavaram dam on the Godavari could displace 400,000 people and submerge nearly 4,000 hectares of forestland. Most of the people threatened to be displaced cannot be relocated until their rights over forestland are recognised under the Forest Rights Act. How did the Andhra Pradesh (...)

, by GRAIN

There can be no justifications for land grabbing!

“There can be no justifications for land grabbing!” social movements and CSOs tell World Bank, UN agencies and governments
17 April 2011
Today, on the International Day of Peasant Struggles, prominent farmers, fisherfolk, human rights and research organisations have sharply criticised the World (...)

, by Pambazuka

The war on Africa’s family farmers

Proposing ‘grandiose solutions without first diagnosing the causes of what ails Africa and her people has never stopped the World Bank, corporations and the odd billionaire from prescribing the wrong medicine for the continent,’ writes Joan Baxter, as the Bank makes plans to ‘unlock’ the future of (...)

, by Frontline

Tide of protest

Fishermen from Tamil Nadu are abducted on the high seas and tensions rise across the Palk Srait. The Tamil Nadu fishermen’s troubles in the Palk Strait have always inflamed passions. A wave of anger swept across the State yet again, this time as men who went fishing in the deep waters were (...)

, by NARAIN Sunita

Think differently, Mr Finance Minister

As I write this piece, the finance minister has dispatched the Union Budget 2011. The press is busy reflecting the views of business and industry lobbies, as they quibble over duty exemptions, insist on financial stimulus and other incentives, and cry for big-ticket reform—foreign direct (...)

, by Frontline

Not out of the woods yet

The promise of the Forest Rights Act remains largely unfulfilled, says a committee set up by the Ministries of Environment and Forests and Tribal Affairs. It seems hard for a government used to controlling most of India’s common lands to let go of them. Even though it has passed a law mandating (...)

, by Tehelka

Highway To hell

Ask Chennai’s (Madras’) fisherfolk and they will tell you that the road to hell is built on stilts. Various Central and state government agencies plan to construct three controversial expressways on stilts in the coastal city. These roads will displace more than 1 lakh people — mostly urban poor — (...)

, by Down to earth

Kerala gets cautious

By Savvy Soumya Misra

Plans to ban extremely and moderately hazardous pesticides in cardamom district, Idukki.
Endosulfan poisoning in Kasaragod district has made the Kerala government cautious in its approach to use of pesticides. Agriculture minister M Retnakaran recently announced that the ban on extremely and (...)