(3) August 2015

Understanding land grabbing, land rights in the 21st Century

Issues or problems associated with land have become more multi-layered in the 21st century. In particular in the Philippine setting, a number of “pro-poor” land laws were enacted after the Marcos dictatorship. Underpinning these themes is the issue of power...” because land grabbing is a political issue with economic goals. We need to know the basics about land grabbing—the who, what, where, and how—in order to grasp the complexities of the issue.(farmlandgrab.org)

Promised task force on indigenous rights in Indonesia hits snag

Disappointed 'adat' leaders wonder whether President Jokowi has the muscle to make good on the pledge. (Cory Rogers / mongabay.com).

Honduras’ Garifuna communities resist eviction and theft of land

Along the Atlantic coast of Honduras, Garifuna communities are organizing to resist evictions and the dispossession of their territories by mega-tourism projects, narco-traffickers and the expansion of agricultural plantations (Jeff Abbott / wagingnonviolence.org).

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