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Watering the land of the lowly

(Agrarian and land issues and disputes continue to be faced by peasants and land rights activists in agricultural countries. In the Philippines, in line with the government’s anti-insurgency efforts, thousands of innocent lives have been lost. 691 more words


Large-Scale Land Acquisitions: Opportunities for Corruption

Recent years have seen a significant rise in large-scale land acquisitions by foreign investors, generally for agricultural or extractive purposes. Many of these land deals, termed “land grabs,” have had injurious effects on local populations who are often pushed off of their land without their informed consent. 1,055 more words


Merritts Discover Mesabi

The Merritt brothers find the largest deposit of iron ore in the world in the red earth of the Mesabi Range. Later they lose their mining company and a fortune to John D. 501 more words


Boundary Street

Image: A living frontier? A symbol of traditional owners keeps watch! Credit: David Jackmanson (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

By Damian West (First published April 2013) 146 more words

Culture And Identity

Oaxaca: Political Violence in the Mixes Leads to the Forced Displacement of a Thousand People

Announcement at San Pedro Ocotepec. Photo@Codigo DH Facebook

Violence due to a post-electoral and agrarian conflict in the municipal agency of Guadalupe Victoria, part of the municipality of San Juan Juquila, Mixes, … 215 more words

Justice System

DR Congo - Indigenous Land Crisis

Bambuti people face conflicts with rebel groups, extractive industries and conservation initiatives, loosing large swathes of land.

Idjwi island, situated in the middle of Lake Kivu, has for the large part been spared from the violence that has persisted across DR Congo. 701 more words

Attack on indigenous and Bengali farmers by police-RAB-local goons of Sugar mill in Rangpur: 2 Santal shot dead, 30 including 8 law enforcers injured, 3 arrested, 1200 families flee

On 6 November 2016 a sudden attack upon indigenous people and Bengali farmers by police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and local goons hired by Rangpur sugar mills authority & influential political elements was taken place at Shahebganj Bagda farm of Rangpur Sugar Mills in Gobindaganj upazila under Gaibandha district aiming to evict indigenous and Bengali farmers. 1,516 more words

Land Rights