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World Bank's Conference on Land & Poverty is a Cruel Farce The Ecologist — March 21, 2015

On Monday the World Bank's Conference on Land and Poverty begins in the US. But farmer organizations, indigenous groups, trade unions and others denounce the whole exercise as a sham that, in tandem with other Bank initiatives, is all about accelerating corporate land grabs and robbing the poor that the Bank was founded to assist.

Ethiopia: human rights groups criticise UK-funded development programme The Guardian — January 20, 2015

A major UK- and World Bank-funded development programme in Ethiopia may have contributed to the violent resettlement of a minority ethnic group, a leaked report reveals.

Is H&M Turning a Blind Eye to Land Grabs in Ethiopia? A TV4 Investigation into H&M's Sourcing of Cotton from Ethiopia (English Subtitles) TV4 — November 28, 2014

Is H&M turning a blind eye to land grabs in Ethiopia? TV4 does an investigation into H&M's cotton sourcing from Ethiopia and discovers the disturbing truth.

The Hidden Hands Behind East-West Tug of War in Ukraine Al Jazeera — August 1, 2014

News from Brussels on July 28 and from Washington on July 29 that both the EU and US are stepping up sanctions on Russia have been met with a general "it's about time" from the world. Nobody outside Russia, it seems, has trouble roundly condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin for fuelling this terrible conflict, or approving of punitive western responses.

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  • GhanaWeb

    Farmer organisations, indigenous groups, trade unions and other civil society organisations, under the umbrella of “our land our business”, has called the World Bank's Annual Conference on land and poverty a sham.

    Every spring for the last fifteen years, the World Bank has organised the “Conference on Land and Poverty,” which brings...

  • The Ecologist

    On Monday the World Bank's Conference on Land and Poverty begins in the US. But farmer organizations, indigenous groups, trade unions and others denounce the whole exercise as a sham that, in tandem with other Bank initiatives, is all about accelerating corporate land grabs and robbing the poor that the Bank was founded to assist.

  • Truthout

    Oakland, CA - Every spring for the last fifteen years, the World Bank has organized the "Conference onLand and Poverty," which brings together corporations, governments and civil society groups. The aim is ostensibly to discuss how to "improve land governance."

    Whereas the 16th conference will take place in Washington D.C. from ...

  • Biz Community

    Recently, at a Journal Club meeting, we had occasion to read and critically analyse an excerpt from William Dalrymple's new book,The Anarchy: How a Corporation Replaced the Mughal Empire, 1756-1803. The book apparently is expected to be published next year (...

  • Des Moines Register

    Is the 2015 "Iowa Agriculture Summit" really a bipartisan forum to promote agriculture, or yet another scheme devised by multi-millionaire Iowan Bruce Rastetter to hijack issues impacting farmers and agriculture for his self-serving political and economic agenda?

  • Civil Eats

    With its millions of acres of farmland, Iowa is a crucial part of our country’s food landscape. Almost a third of all pork sold in the United States is raised in Iowa, along with two billion bushels of corn, half a billion bushels of soybeans, and 13.8 billion eggs. The majority of this food isn’t produced by independent family farmers, but...

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