Land Takeovers

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Aboriginal Ontario: Historical Perspectives on the First Nations
Rogers, Edward S.; Smith, Donald B. (eds.)
Book
1994
Essays on the history of Ontario's native people.
Bangladeshi Tribals Evicted For Tea Plantation Expansion
Chatterjee, Pratap
Article
2015
A Bangladeshi company has been accused of using armed men to evict ethnic minority communities in order to expand a tea plantation in Sreemangal in northeastern Bangladesh.
Borneo's Killer Dams: Mega-Dams in Sarawak Threaten Indigenous Tribes with Ethnocide
Stephenson, Amanda
Article
2014
Sarawak, Malaysia, is home to thousands of endemic species, forty indigenous groups, and one of the largest transboundary rainforests remaining in the world. The state is also suffering from one of th...
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Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
Deforestation, exploitation, hypocrisy: no end to Wilmar's palm oil land grabs
Van Schaik,Anne;Ojo,Godwin
Article
2015
With the deadline for the full implementation of Wilmar's 'No peat, no deforestation, no exploitation' promise, the oil palm giant is keen to push its green image in Europe. In Nigeria however, forest...
The End of Poverty?
Diaz, Philippe
Film
2008
Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.
Ethiopia: stealing the Omo Valley, destroying its ancient Peoples
Perry, Megan
Article
2015
A land grab is under way in Ethiopia, as the government pursues the wholesale seizure of indigenous lands to turn them over to dams and plantations for sugar, palm oil, cotton and biofuels run by fore...
The Great Republican Land Heist: Cliven Bundy and the politicians who are plundering the West
Ketcham, Christopher
Article
2015
Cliven Bundy and other politicans have seized public land and ravaged the area as they exploit it for their economic purposes.
Honduras: Garifuna communities resist eviction and theft of land
Abbott, Jeff
Article
2015
Pristine beaches, clear Caribbean waters, coral reefs, fertile land ... such is the homeland of the Garifuna people, writes Jeff Abbott. It's so lovely that outsiders are desperate to seize ever more ...
In China's Inner Mongolia, mining spells misery for traditional herders
Denyer, Simon
Article
2015
China's relentless drive for minerals is wreaking havoc on pastoral lifestyles.
The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves
Levine, Yasha
Article
Levine reviews the transition from peasantry to industrial labour and the impacts of captitalism in workers.
Land concentration, land grabbing and people's struggles in Europe
Joan
Article
2015
The hidden scandal of how a few big private business entities have gained control of ever-greater areas of European land. How these land elites have been actively supported by a huge injection of publ...
The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Pearce, Fred
Book
2012
How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
Mozambique's Movement to End Land Grabs
Lemos, Anabela; Adler, Simone (eds.)
Article
2016
To corporations, the forest is only business. To communities, the forest is everything: trees, medicine, culture, spirituality. Land-grabbing and the removal of communities from forests and land break...
Nicaraguans Fight to Save Land and Sovereignty from Canal Development
Allison-Godfrey, Charles
Article
2015
There has been a popular storm gathering to protest the proposed cross-Nicaragua canal.
No Land No Food No Life
Miller, Amy (director)
Film/Video
2013
A film which explores sustainable small scale agriculture and the urgent call for an end to corporate global land grabs. This feature length documentary gives voice to those directly affected by combi...
Occupied Canada
Calihoo, Robert; Hunter, Robert
Book
1991
An autobiography of Robert Calihoo, a native Canadian activist who struggled to regain the reserve that his father had sold out to the Canadian government.
Occupy agriculture! Polish farmers sit in for land and freedom
Rose, Julian
Article
2015
At the heart of Poland's capital, Warsaw, farmers have founded a flourishing encampment known as the 'Green City', writes Julian Rose. It's a focus of protest against the sell-off of their land to agr...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016: Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2016
Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appe...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016: Depression and Joy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence t...
Palm Oil company plan to slow deforestation 'another land-grab'
Colchester, Marcus
Article
2014
A palm oil company's 'forest conservation' programme in Indonesia has ended up being a second land grab, seizing resources from local communities' control.
Pipeline Rights vs Private Property Rights
Hand, Mark
Article
2016
The U.S. natural gas industry views private property with less reverence than it did when the shale gas revolution began 10 years ago. Companies are chomping at the bit to build new pipelines that wil...
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
Book
1991
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
Saudi Star To Restart Rice Project on Disputed Anuak Lands in Ethiopia
Hansia, Fatima
Article
2014
Saudi Star Agricultural Development plans to spend $100 million in a rice export project in Gambella region of Ethiopia despite allegations of human rights violations surrounding the "villagization" p...
Securing communal land rights for Tanzania's Indigenous Peoples
Morlin-Yron, Sophie
Article
2016
Commuting between land rights negotiations in the city and herding goats on the plains, Edward Loure is at once a traditional Maasai and a modern urbanite. That ability to straddle the two very differ...
They Came to Take a County: Land Seizure Agitators, Propagandists, Politicians
Fite, Katie
Article
2016
Thanks to the Bundy Gang, public lands advocates became aware of elements of the Land Seizure movement that had been operating in the shadows. The curtain was drawn back on networks of agitators and p...
Tianjin, China: a village 'land grab' protest spells trouble for the Communist state
Hoffman,Samantha;Sullivan,Jonathan
Article
2015
Rising anger by China's dispossessed (those displaced from their homes, villages and farms to make way for expanding cities and infrastructure) is posing a threat to the ruling regime. At the root of ...
The Trickledown Revolution
Roy, Arundhati
Article
2010
The first step towards re-imagining a world gone terribly wrong would be to stop the annihilation of those who have a different imagination - an imagination that is outside of capitalism as well as co...
Twiga Farm: The story of a Kenyan land grab
Rinsum van, Leila
Article
2014
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, the residents of Twiga Farm marched through the streets of Nairobi to hand in a petition to the National Assembly. Their demand was an investigation in the unlawful evi...
West Bank land belongs to Jews says Israeli judge
Rapoport, Meron
Article
2009
Major Adrian Agassi is a senior Israeli judge who first served in the legal department that oversaw the confiscation of land in the West Bank to build Jewish settlements and was then appointed to the ...

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Colombian farmers risk death to reclaim lost land
Brodzinsky, Sibylla
2013
The government wants to correct decades of 'land reform in reverse'. But powerful criminal, armed and business interests are ranged against the country's displaced peasants.
Commercial Pressures on Land
A portal created by the International Land Coalition informing evidence based debate on large scale land-based investments and their alternatives.
Landowner refuses to surrender property for Energy East pipeline
A landowner fights a big corporation for his forest
Dickson, Janice
2014
Rick Verge was shocked when a TransCanada land agent knocked on his door in Titusville, N.B., last year and offered him $1000 to conduct a land survey in exchange for his signature. He refused. He sai...
The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario
Schmalz, Peter S.
1991
A history of the Ojibwa in Southern Ontario.