Land Rights

Ucrânia, na mira das corporações ocidentais

Oakland, Estados Unidos, fevereiro/2015 – O novo governo da Ucrânia, iniciado no dia 2 de dezembro, tem o mais firme apoio das potências ocidentais e é o único no mundo: três de seus mais importantes ministros nasceram no estrangeiro e receberam a cidadania ucraniana horas antes de assumirem seus cargos.

A ministra de Finanças é Natalie Jaresko, uma empresária nascida nos Estados Unidos, que reside na Ucrânia desde meados da década de 1990 e administra o Horizon Capital, um fundo de investimentos de capitais ocidentais.

La scalata delle multinazionali al settore agricolo ucraino

Di Frederic Mousseau

A metà dicembre 2014, nel momento stesso in cui Stati Uniti, Canada e Unione europea annunciavano una serie di nuove sanzioni contro la Russia, l’Ucraina riceveva aiuti militari USA per 350 milioni di dollari, che andavano ad aggiungersi al miliardo già approvato dal Congresso degli Stati Uniti a marzo dello stesso anno.

La mainmise des multinationales sur l’agriculture ukrainienne

Par Frédéric Mousseau

A la mi-décembre 2014, au moment même où les États-Unis, le Canada et l’Union européenne annonçaient une série de nouvelles sanctions contre la Russie, l’Ukraine recevait 350 millions de dollars U.S. d’aide militaire, s’ajoutant au milliard de dollars déjà approuvés par le Congrès américain en mars de la même année.

So You Want to Help Africa Mr Paterson? Then Stop Promoting Ideology and Falsehoods to Push GMOs

According to Mathew Holehouse in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper (here), former UK Environment Minister Owen Paterson will this week accuse the European Union and Greenpeace of condemning people in the developing world to death by refusing to accept genetically modified crops.

Corporations Are The New Conquistadors : Ukraine

Ukraine has become a nation synonymous with the daily headlines, from the trail of western intervention and subversion that lead to a violent coup in 2013 to the devastating civil war that has torn the nation apart. These stories, as crucial as they are to investigate, have provided the perfect cover for international corporations to exploit Ukraine’s resources.

Iowa CCI plans to counter ‘corporate’ Ag Summit

DES MOINES — Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement plans to counter what it calls a “corporate” ag summit scheduled for early next month.

Instead of the Iowa Ag Summit, planned for March 7 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Iowa CCI will hold its own Food & Ag Justice Summit March 6 and 7 at the group’s headwquarters in Des Moines.

Dan Rather Reports: Trouble on the Land (transcript)

On September 27, 2001, Dan Rather Reports aired an episode called Trouble on the Land, which examined the AgriSol land deal in Tanzania and the parties involved.

German Lawmakers Claim Ukraine Conflict Covers Up Massive Cropland Seizures

According to the office of a German parliament member, the conflict in Ukraine is used to cover up a sale of farmlands in the interest of major corporations.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The armed conflict in Ukraine is a smokescreen for the seizure of high-quality cropland by foreign firms funded by the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the office of a German parliament member said on Thursday.