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The sour fruit of the “public land ownership” regime: Violent confrontations over land seizure keep occurring all over Vietnam

The 88 Project, April 21, 2017: As we reported in the newsletter last week, the violent clash between local farmers and authorities in Hoành village, Đồng Tâm commune, Mỹ Đức district, Hà Nội, continued well into the week. 472 more words

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Chiapas: Protest to Cancel Femsa-Coca Cola Concession in San Cristobal de las Casas

Action aganst Femsa Coca Cola, SCLC (Photo@ Alianza por la Salud Alimentaria)

On April 10th, as part of the commemoration of the 98th anniversary of the assassination of Emiliano Zapata, organizations and neighborhoods of San Cristobal de las Casas made a march to demand the cancellation of the concession to Femsa Coca Cola or at least a cap on the extraction of water from the plant installed in this city. 238 more words


The trouble with the McGlade amendments to the Native Title Act

In June 2015, the Australian Law Reform Commission handed down its final report into the Native Title Act. Amongst its recommendations was the amendment of provisions for the process of authorising Indigenous land use agreements (‘ILUAs’). 1,353 more words


Chiapas/National: CNI and EZLN Launch Call and Denounce Repression against Purepecha Community in Michoacan

On April 2nd, the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) launched the Call for the Constituent Assembly of the Indigenous Government Council for Mexico… 618 more words

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Art Files: Tom Davis Art Exhibit

Last month I wrapped my first curated exhibition. One that I fell into a couple months ago. The wonders that can happen with a simple call out. 540 more words


Mapping aviation expansion in Indonesia

Following extensive research GAAM has published a digital interactive map: Aviation expansion in Indonesia: tourism, land struggles, economic zones, and aerotropolis projects. The map includes 60 airports – operational, under construction and still at the proposal stage, plus two airport projects which were cancelled. 248 more words


Women, cities, and opportunity: Making the case for secure land rights

Lets talk development blog by Klaus Deininger

Land and property lie at the center of many of today’s pressing development challenges. Consider that at most 10% of land in rural Africa is reliably registered. 1,248 more words

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