Monday, May 13, 2013

Rubber barons and land grabbing in Southeast Asia

Global Witness has produced an excellent report on collusion between Vietnamese state-owned enterprises, local government officials and Deutsche Bank in grabbing land in Laos and Cambodia in order to expand rubber plantations, to meet growing worldwide demand for rubber. Watch the summary:

Monday, May 6, 2013

How to feed a growing world

An exciting round-table (that is more than an hour long, but worth it) with activist and best-selling author Raj Patel (Stuffed and Starved, Food Rebellions, and The Value of Nothing), geneticist Molly Jahn (former USDA Deputy Under Secretary and University of Madison-Wisconsin professor), and award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson (owner of Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem, author, and UNICEF Ambassador)to dispel myths about population growth and food security.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Adivasis against the land grab in Kashipur, India

This remarkable video, created by ActionAid India, highlights the struggles of adivasi people against land grabs in rural India. Their struggle has resulted in some action by the Indian state; but far more needs to be done.

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