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US Corporations a Driving Force Behind ‘Unprecedented Wave’ of Global Land Privatization: Report

Source: Common Dreams July 14, 2020 by Julia Conley, staff writer “Unfettered capitalism has brought us to this disaster. We must halt…

Privatisation ‘Wave’ Hurts Poor as Pandemic Heightens Risks

Source: Reuters July 14, 2020 Rina Chandran, Thomson Reuters Foundation BANGKOK, July 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A push to privatise land…

UN Under Fire Over Choice of ‘Corporate Puppet’ as Envoy at Key Food Summit

Saeed Kamali Dehghan and Kaamil Ahmed, The Guardian A global summit on food security is at risk of being dominated by big…

A Major Victory for Land Rights Defenders

By The Oakland Institute. Anuradha Mittal, its Executive Director, is an Honorary member of the ICCA Consortium. Large-scale land acquisitions by private interests…

Ukraine, the Land of Quid Pro Quos

By Frederic Mousseau and Elena Teare The withholding of US$391 million in military aid to force the Ukrainian government to investigate the…

World Bank – IMF Guilty of Promoting Land Grabs, Increasing Inequality

La Via Campesina Press Release: 07 OCTOBER, BALI: At a meeting of La Via Campesina facilitated by Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI) in…

The IMF and World Bank: Aiding and abetting inequality in Asia

by Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development Asia continues to draw attention as the “most important engine of global growth,” according…

Declaration of the People’s Global Conference against the IMF-World Bank Bali, Indonesia

We, the participants to the People’s Global Conference (PGC) against the IMF-World Bank, representing 93 organizations from 18 countries, coming from various…

Civil society slams flagship World Bank report on the future of work

By Sophie Edwards NUSA DUA, Indonesia — Fears that technological advances will wipe out jobs and worsen working conditions are “largely unfounded,”…

Off the land: How the World Bank is facilitating rural dispossession

Third World Economics 16 – 30 September 2018 Through its Enabling the Business of Agriculture programme, the World Bank is paving the…

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