Links - Land Rights
One River, Many Relations
One essential voice is excluded from Canada’s largest and most controversial industrial development; the voice of Indigenous communities downstream from the Oil Sands. In close collaboration with local communities along the Athabasca and Slave Rivers our focus on changes in the health of wildlife, the environment, and local people have led us to develop the One River, Many Relations Documentary. Our hope is that our film can play a role in the sharing of information, concerns, and perspectives on development in the watershed, and also create connections between communities, citizens, researchers, industry, and government. In the process, hopefully all, including those of us that live up and down stream, can better realize how local people are being affected.
Pesticide Action Network, Asia & the Pacific
Advancing food sovreignty, gender justice, and environmental sustainability, PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) is one of five regional centres of Pesticide Action Network, a global network dedicated to the elimination of harm upon humans and the environment by pesticide use. Alongside this, the centres focus on promoting sustainable biodiversity-based ecological agriculture (BEA).
Los Despojados literally means “the dispossessed”. It refers the people who must lose everything in order to make room for the global economy. They are also the people who resist and fight for control of their land, their communities, and their future. They are not against the system - the system is against them. The six short documentary films presented on this website tell the stories of communities from four different countries - Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama - who find themselves at the front lines of a global war being waged by capital on the world’s peasants, small farmers, and indigenous peoples.
The Next Breadbasket
Can Africa's fertile farmland feed yhe world? Why big corporations are grabbing up land on the planet's hungriest continent (National Geographic)
ForestDefender is an online legal database prepared and maintained by the Center for International Environmental Law. It presents a human rights-based approach for analyzing national policies against international standards by providing a snapshot of international human rights and obligations that are relevant in the context of forest governance.