(5) January 2015

People’s Tribunal Hopes Verdict on Mining Abuses Gains Traction

A recent case study on Canadian mining abuses in Latin America has woven one more thread of justice into the tapestry of international law. (Leila Lemghalef / ipsnews.net)

Nigerian farmers face destitution from 300 sq.km land grab backed by UK aid

Questions raised over UK involvement in a massive land-grab in Nigeria that is evicting local farmers from 300 square kilometres of fertile farmland to clear the way for a rice farm owned and controlled from the US and Canada. (Oliver Tickell: The Ecologist)

Where cellular networks don’t exist, people are building their own

Mexico's communities are building their own telecommunications network. (Source: Wired)

Indonesian Hearings Reveal Forest Ravages

As Indonesia’s national inquiry into land conflicts affecting indigenous peoples draws to a close, it has become clear that police brutality has become a serial feature, that legions of companies are operating without permits and that the government hasn’t even catalogued the myriad indigenous peoples who live in the forest. (Unnamed / Asiasenintel.com)

11 Ways Indigenous Rights Won in 2014

Despite the many losses to Indigenous Peoples, lands and rights that we witnessed in 2014, there were a lot of great victories and successes too. (John Ahni Schertow / intercontinentalcry.org)

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