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News

The World Bank’s Sham Conference on Land and Poverty

The World Bank’s Sham Conference on Land and Poverty Friday, February 13, 2015 Every year for the last fifteen years, the World…

On 1st December 2014 the Our Land, Our Business campaign sent the following open letter to The World Bank

Oakland, December 1, 2014 World Bank, Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) Project Team Cc. Federica Saliola, Program Manager, World Bank Global…

#WorldvsBank: a global day of action against the World Bank’s Doing Business Rankings.

#WorldvsBank: a global day of action against the World Bank’s Doing Business Rankings. On Friday October 10 Our Land Our Business, a…

Significant changes made on the World Bank website following the launch of the Our Land Our Business campaign

Significant changes made on the World Bank website following the launch of the Our Land Our Business campaign July 3, 2014 Our…

Press Releases

Civil Society Denounces World Bank’s Scheme to Hijack Farmers’ Rights to Seeds

Oakland, CA—Ahead of World Bank’s release of the 2017 “Enabling the Business of Agriculture” (EBA) report this month, 157 organizations and academics…

Five Western Donors Shape a Corporate Agenda for African Agriculture

Media Contact: Anuradha Mittal, Oakland Institute amittal@oaklandinstitute.org, + 1 510 469-5228 Oakland, CA—The Unholy Alliance, Five Western Donors Shape a Pro-Corporate Agenda…

Civil Society Comes Together in Latin America to Challenge the World Bank’s Annual Meetings

Civil society organizations, Indigenous communities, and social movements come together to challenge the World Bank’s neoliberal agenda, which has caused massive environmental…

CIVIL SOCIETY ASKS 3 CRITICAL QUESTIONS OF THE WORLD BANK AT ITS 2015 SPRING MEETINGS

#OLOB | www.ourlandourbusiness.org Contact: Anuradha Mittal, amittal@oaklandinstitute.org, +1 510-469-5228 Alnoor Ladha, Alnoor@therules.org, +27 60 853 9810 Joseph Rahall, jorahall@yahoo.com, +232 76 601979  …

Civil Society Denounces World Bank’s Conference on Land & Poverty

Farmer organizations, indigenous groups, trade unions and other civil society organizations, under the umbrella of Our Land Our Business, call World Bank’s…

Groups demand the U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank to Act to Phase Out Business Indicators

Groups demand the U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank to Act to Phase Out Business Indicators   Tuesday, February 3, 2015.…

Blog

Failing to Address Land Rights Violations Caused by Its Own Programs, the World Bank Launches Its 17th Conference on Land and Poverty

By: Alice Martin-Prével The 17th World Bank “Conference on Land and Poverty,” bringing together governments, academics, corporations, and NGOs, gets underway on…

Why the World Bank Is Missing the Point on Agricultural Development

By: Alice Martin-Prével Agricultural development is central to addressing some of the biggest challenges today: climate change, hunger, poverty, need for rural…

My Home, My Land

My Home, My Land is a graphic representation of much of the Oakland Institute’s work on land grabs. Illustrated by the Institute’s…

World Bank indicators rig the field against farmers’ rights

‘You don’t understand!’ was World Bank’s Grahame Dixie’s rebuttal of the accusation that the Bank bears heavy responsibility in the grabbing of…

Doing Business the World Bank way will only make you poorer. Not if you are a corporation.

“The World Bank’s true goal is money, power and deregulation,” said Lee Camp on the latest episode of his show Redacted Tonight.…

It is the World versus the Bank. Pick your side.

To all you dreamers, futurists, underpaid workers, landless, rebels, occupiers, un-occupiers and believers. Here we stand, in a thousand cities and towns…