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After Malheur, the end of the beginning: war for America's public lands rages on
Those who value public lands - for economic, environmental, recreational and aesthetic values - owe a debt of gratitude to Harney County, Oregon, writes Peter Walker. A violent branch of the Sagebrush...
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.
Connexions Library: Community & Urban Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on community and urban issues.
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 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...
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...
Landowner refuses to surrender property for Energy East pipeline
A landowner fights a big corporation for his forest
Rick Verge was shocked when a TransCanada land agent knocked on his door in Titusville, N.B., last year and offered him $1000 to conduct a land survey in exchange for his signature. He refused. He sai...
A Marxist History of the World part 55: The Making of the Working Class
The development of capitalism entails two complementary processes. The first, explored in MHW 54, is competitive capital accumulation. The second, explored here, is the making – and continual re-makin...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in ...
Who owns Papua New Guinea's Resources Boom?
Where tribes own the land
Tribal people in Papua New Guinea fight to retain control of their communal lands in the face of 'development'.
The Harrowsmith Reader
An Anthology from Canada's National Award Winning Magazine of Country Life and Alternatives to Bigness
Lawrence, James (ed.)
Articles on land, country careers, shelter, gardening, husbandry, food, trees, and rural life.
The History of Democracy
A Marxist Interpretation
Roper, Brian S.
Roper traces the history of democracy from ancient Athens to the emergence of liberal representative and socialist participatory democracy. He argues that democracy cannot be understood separately fro...
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