Land Rights

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 Intern Scholar, Abner Hauge, this publication dismantles the many myths promoted by so-called donor countries, development agencies, and corporations about the positive effects of foreign direct investments through large-scale land acquisitions.

Yes, Ethiopia Does Violate Human Rights and Displaces People Over Land Rights

[Op-Ed: Letter To Ethiopian Ambassador to U.K.]

Dear Ambassador Berhanu Kebede,

The response from the Ethiopian embassy to our report, We Say the Land is Not Yours, and the Guardian article Ethiopians talk of violence and land grabs as their land is earmarked for foreign investors, makes unfounded allegations about the work and methodology of the Oakland Institute.

Swelling Ethiopian Migration Casts Doubt on its Economic Miracle

ADDIS ABABA, Apr 25 2015 (IPS) - The 28 Ethiopian migrants of Christian faith murdered by the Islamic State (IS) on Apr. 19 in Libya had planned to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of work in Europe.

Commenting on the killings to Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), Ethiopian government spokesperson Redwan Hussien urged potential migrants not to risk their lives by using dangerous exit routes.

Monsanto is Buying Lands

It is believed that there are just over 1.4 billion hectares of land potentially suitable for agricultural production in the world. According to many Western experts, today agricultural land assets are highly profitable business investments, and therefore in the coming years alone, allocation of about 150 billion dollars by various countries for the purchase of agricultural land is projected. Among the reasons for this, the prediction of steady increase in food prices is indicated in particular.


Oakland, CA – As the World Bank prepares for its annual Spring Meetings, members of Our Land Our Business, a campaign of over 260 NGOs, farmer groups and trade unions from around the world, are publically posing three questions about the Bank’s role in land grabbing, climate destruction and the corporatization of agriculture.

These questions penetrate to the heart of the World Bank’s development model and throw its loudly and expensively self-promoted claim to serve the interests of the world’s poor into stark relief.

Ethiopians ‘Tortured, Oppressed and Silenced’ Into Surrendering Land to Foreign Investors

First-person testimony published Tuesday tallies the human cost of Ethiopia’s “villagization” program, in which tens of thousands of people have been forced from their ancestral homes to make way for large-scale commercial agriculture.

The findings were reported by the California-based Oakland Institute in a study titled “We Say the Land Is Not Yours: Breaking the Silence Against Forced Displacement in Ethiopia.”

Verba do Banco Mundial financiou remoções na Etiópia

Financiamento originalmente destinado a programa público de saúde e educação foi desviado pelo governo etíope para bancar remoções forçadas de programa de formação de vilas

Soldados apontaram suas armas para Odoge Otiri e levaram o estudante, de 22 anos, para a floresta que cerca a sua comunidade, no oeste da Etiópia. Então começaram a agredi-lo com seus cassetetes e o deixaram sangrando e imobilizado. “Fiquei inconsciente”, lembra. “Só me deixaram lá porque acharam que eu fosse morrer.”

The battle for the future of farming - why is the World Bank on the wrong side?

The World Bank exists to fight poverty. So why does it promote a profit-driven model of agriculture that enriches corporations at the expense of the small farmers who provide most of the world's food, creating poverty by stealing their land and water, depleting resources and undermining sustainable livelihoods?

The real problem isn't that we are, or will be, short of food, but that it is poorly distributed because of deep imbalances of power. Throwing vast amounts of money at large corporate models only deepens those power imbalances.

Světová banka se podílí na zločinném záboru půdy

Téma zločinného záboru půdy prováděné i s pomocí mezinárodních institucím, které mají oficiálně pomáhat rozvojovým zemím - o tom jsme už nejméně dvakrát psali, viz články dole. A kdo se chce pobavit, ať se podívá na poslední videoklip australské rapové skupiny Juice Rap News (Rapeři opěvují EU-sado-maso). Šéfka MMF v sado-maso stylu vysvětluje překvapeným Evropanům, že obě banky praktikují tyto sadistické praktiky v rozvojovém světě už 20 let a občané EU k tomu ani nemrkli.