land grabs

The burning of villages and eradication of Rohingya communities might have more to do with development projects funded by China than with religious prejudice.
Global firms and local elites are taking land from farmers, which pushes them to cities, where jobs are few.
We need to decide how we are going to combat climate change. Will we pursue emissions cuts to put us on the path to meet
Daniel Pascual is a 42-year-old indigenous rights defender from Guatemala's K'iche' community. An activist from an early age, Daniel is the current coordinator of the Comite de Unidad Campesina (CUC), an ActionAid partner organization.
The Land Matrix Project is a land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in land investments
As the World Social Forum closed on March 28 with yet another march through downtown Tunis, many voiced one of its founding slogans: another world is possible.
Under the surface, investments all too often uproot lives and livelihoods for those who depend on small-scale farming, fishing and pastoralism -- more than 70 percent of the population in the case of Mozambique.
Make no mistake, the world's poorest and most vulnerable people -- the very people the bank has pledged to work for -- are the ones who will suffer if these draft safeguards are adopted.
One of the charges brought against COPINH leader Berta Cáceres is illegal possession of a weapon "in contravention to the
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  "Honduras has been known for two things only: being a military base for the [contra] attacks on the Nicaraguan revolution
We live on the Atlantic coast of Honduras. We are a mix of African descendants and indigenous peoples who came about more
By Tory Field and Beverly Bell "We're fighting for our kids. We've started this movement for our children so they can have
Small- and medium-sized farmers are at risk in the global North, too, sometimes forced to sell out because of financial instability
John Hantz may not be the last real estate speculator in Detroit, but he's decided the city is his yard. He won't stop grabbing at the city's empty lots until he owns them... or until he graces the supper table.
There is now a growing understanding of the international, wider context of large land deals. Researchers are also showing how the narratives of 'idle land', 'productive commercial agriculture' and 'backward smallholders' are being used by politicians and others.
Land -- rural or urban -- is more than just land; it is the space where social, economic and community decisions are made, and it is the place of neighborhood, culture and livelihoods. It is home.
Today, land access remains largely unfair and inequitable. Never has such a high percentage of the world's population been displaced from their indigenous or ancestral lands, left without land, a secure home, or the ability to feed themselves.