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Senegal farmers, pastoralists complain of “land-grabbing”

April 14, 2014. Source: African Press Agency

Over nine thousand farmers and pastoralist in St. Louis in the north of Senegal are facing possible evictions from their land as multi-national agro-industries scramble for agricultural land in the region. 336 more words

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BC preparing injunction against Unist'ot'en pipeline resistance camp

By John Ahni Schertow, April 14, 2014. Source: Intercontinental Cry

Leaders of the Unist’ot’en resistance camp held a press conference in Vancouver on April 7, 2014 in response to leaked information that the Provincial government is preparing an injunction against the camp. 276 more words

Climate Change

Up for grabs: Land and food in a hungry world

By Suzanne York, April 14, 2014. Source: How Many?

The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, warned that battles over water and food… 626 more words

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April 17: International day of peasant struggles

April 8, 2014. Source: La Via Campesina

This year we dedicate the 17th of April, international day of peasant struggles, to the defense of seeds. Seeds are an essential basis for achieving food sovereignty because almost everything in agriculture depends on them: What we can plant and how it is grown; the quality and nutrition of our food, our ability to account for different tastes and cultural preferences; and also the wellbeing of our communities, our ecosystems and the planet. 2,551 more words

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Ethiopian military opens fire on resettled communities

April 4, 2014. Source: Ethiopian Satellite Television

A squad of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) that has travelled to the Southern Omo region of Ethiopia to quell the month long fights between the Bodi and Konso communities has on April 2, 2014 fired heavy weapons on the Bodi people wounding many. 256 more words

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Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

By Vincent MacIsaac, April 6, 2014. Source: South China Morning Post

Myanmar’s swift economic development has been marked by the rise of a new class of political dissidents: the ploughing protesters. 494 more words

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Women leading resistance to eucalyptus plantations in Brazil

Note: In the US, South Carolina-based ArborGen is awaiting a decision from the US Department of Agriculture to sell billions of genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees annually for planting across the southeast US.  

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