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The World Bank’s Land Conference: Pro-Poor Bluff to Serve Neo-Colonialism

This March 20, 2017, the World Bank’s 18th Annual Land and Poverty Conference begins, featuring a session where Bank specialists will deliver…

Banking on Seeds: World Bank Sides with Agribusinesses Against Farmers’ Rights to Seeds

Around the world, farmers’ rights to seeds are imperilled by industry-pushed reforms to curtail the freedom to save, reuse, exchange, and sell…

Neoliberalism for All: The World Bank’s Doing Business 2017

Alice Martin-Prével, Frederic Mousseau “Equal Opportunity for All” subtitles the annual Doing Business report released last month by the World Bank. The…

Undemocratic and Unsustainable, the World Bank’s Vision for Agricultural Development Harms the Poorest

Alice Martin-Prével As the World Bank’s Annual Meetings get underway in Washington, DC, a crucial theme is noticeably missing from its seminar…

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…

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