(8) September 2014

Attorney and State Ministers will apologize to Sarayaku people

The Sarayaku people is prepared to receive on October 1 the public apologies that the State must make according to the judgment issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), based in Costa Rica, in June 2012. (Ecuador Times)

UN-masking Climate Smart Agriculture

As women, men, peasants, indigenous, and youth of La Via Campesina, we denounce climate smart agriculture which is presented to us as a solution to climate change and as a mechanism for sustainable development. It's clear that underneath the pretense of addressing poverty and climate change, there is nothing new. (International Peasant Movement)

Land dispute parties, govt to sit together

The National Commission on Human Rights will hold a mediation meeting where community representatives, companies and government institutions will sit together to hear testimonies about customary land disputes in Sumatra. (Apriadi Gunawan and Jon Afrizal / The Jakarta Post)

Filmmakers sign historic agreement with tribal authorities in Mexico City

A powerful new full-length feature film about the Wixarika People’s struggle to save their most sacred site from exploitation from Canadian mining companies has become the cutting edge of that movement as its director and protagonists prepare to make their way to Europe, the United States and Canada. (Tracy Barnett / Intercontinental Cry)

Bird’s eye view: How satellite imagery is making the news

In recent years, there have been a number of journalistic projects that made good use of the wealth of satellite imagery, which is increasingly freely available. (Sheila Coronel / The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)

Sime Darby has contingency plan prepared for Indonesian cap on foreign ownership

Sime Darby, major exporter of palm oil, has a contingency plan ready for a possible change in legislation on foreign ownership of plantation land in Indonesia. (Ee Ann Nee / The Sun Daily)

Africans’ land rights at risk as new agricultural trend sweeps continent

Oxfam reveals, large-scale public-private partnerships present a moral hazard with serious downsides, especially for those living in areas pegged for investment. (Janah Ncube / IPS)

Nine Indonesian ministries declared support for indigenous people through REDD+

Abdon Nababan, secretary general of AMAN (Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago), called the national program a fresh tipping point for indigenous people in fighting for their rights. (Fidelis E. Satriastanti / Ekuatorial)

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