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Banacol: A company implicated paramilitarism and land grabbing in Curvarado and Jiguamiando
Interchurch Justice and Peace Commission
Hands off the Land Alliance
This study focuses on the International Banacol Marketing Corporation’s actions in the Afro-Colombian and Mestizo communities’ collective territories of Curvaradó and Jiguamiandó in the Lower Atrato r...
Commercial Pressures on Land
International Land Coalition
A portal created by the International Land Coalition informing evidence based debate on large scale land-based investments and their alternatives.
Half of U.S. Farmland Being Eyed by Private Equity
Biron, Carey L.
Inter Press Service
An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire, even as new evidence indicates this land is being strongly...
How Human Rights Watch Covers for Companies in Colombia
Down Where the Death Squads Live
Human Rights Watch fails to name the names in its recent report on Colombia entitled, “The Risk of Returning Home, Violence and Threats against Displaced People Reclaiming Land in Colombia.” And, this...
How not to grow a new town
Le Monde diplomatique
For years the governments of Peru, and the municipality of Lima, had a working deal with rural migrants who flocked to the city: we’ll plan the place, you build it, amenities will arrive. Then came th...
Indian agribusiness sets sights on land in east Africa
Indian investors plan to spend $2.5bn on acquiring vast tracts of cheap farming land in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.
Land concentration, land grabbing and people's struggles in Europe
Cooperativa Integral Catalana
The hidden scandal of how a few big private business entities have gained control of ever-greater areas of European land. How these land elites have been actively supported by a huge injection of publ...
Our Land, Our Lives
Time Out On The Global Land Rush
In the past decade an area of land eight times the size of the UK has been sold off globally as land sales rapidly accelerate. This land could feed a billion people equivalent to the number of people ...
Twiga Farm: The story of a Kenyan land grab
Rinsum van, Leila
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, the residents of Twiga Farm marched through the streets of Nairobi to hand in a petition to the National Assembly. Their demand was an investigation in the unlawful evi...
The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
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