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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…

These truths will show you the other side of the World Bank

It’s easy to get misguided by the well-intentioned altruism of global organisations like the World Bank. Starting this week (August 11-17),  teach-ins…

The Hidden Shallows of Global Poverty “Eradication” Efforts

A closer look at how the the UN’s New Sustainable Development Goals are being framed and what we must do to challenge…

The hidden hands behind East-West tug of war in Ukraine

News from Brussels on July 28 and from Washington on July 29 that both the EU and US are stepping up sanctions on…

The World Bank and the IMF Open up Ukraine to Western Interests

Oakland, California–A new report from the Oakland Institute, Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine…

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