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Kulon Progo farmers against airport and aerotropolis

This new report ‘Solidarity Calls for Kulon Progo Farmers against Airport and Airport City’ about farmers’ resistance against eviction for New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) gives many insights into one of Indonesia’s key land rights struggles. 231 more words


Presentation on land and natural resources in Central African Republic

In early September 2017 I was fortunate to be invited to a SSHRC-Sponsored Workshop: Mobilizing Canadian Knowledge on Natural Resource-Based Development in Africa, held at University of Windsor. 369 more words

Amazon under threat

Local campaigning along with increasing global awareness and pressure has increased the level of protection given to huge swathes of the Amazon Rainforest. This recent example in Bolivia, however, shows just how fragile that protection can be when economic pressures take central stage. 61 more words


Taoyuan Aerotropolis - public hearings and land expropriation

This paper for the 2016 HDCA (Human Development and Capability Association) conference documents the public hearings for land expropriation for Taoyuan Aerotropolis. The 4,771 hectare aerotropolis is the biggest megaproject planned by the Taiwan government, threatening to displace 46,000 people from their homes and farmland. 125 more words


#M7OnLand: Note to President Museveni

“Land theft and human plunder cleared the grounds for Trump’s forefathers and barred others from it,” Ta-Nehesi Coates writes about the United States of America. … 423 more words


Indonesia: Report on the Struggle Against 'New Yogyakarta International Airport' (NYIA) in Kulon Progo

Received on 20.08.17:

Since 8 August last week, particularly in Macanan Glagah area and 10 August heavy machinery were already operating within the compromised area (the area in which some community of peasants already sell their land and compromised with the project, although their relocation still unsure) for the development of NYIA. 218 more words

Environmental Struggle

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An update on eviction of farmers for a new airport in Kulon Progo, Indonesia, calling for international solidarity with communities resisting displacement, especially from India as Indian conglomerate GVK is an investor in the project. [gallery ids="5777,5776,5775,5774" type="rectangular"]

Chiapas: Preventative Prison for Three People from Chiapa de Corzo after EPN"S Visit

Photo: @ Isain Mandujano

On August 7th, after Enrique Peña Nieto’s visit to Chiapa de Corzo on the occasion of “International Day of Indigenous Peoples”, seven federal police, six women and one man were beaten and detained by villagers for 6 hours, after which were released. 424 more words

Human Rights