Public Statements

Herakles Farms: Civil society letter to President Paul Biya, following the release of cables that show that US bullied Cameroon into approving the palm oil project.
October 17, 2016
Herakles Farms: Civil society letter to US State Department, following release of cables showing US bullied Cameroon into approving palm oil project.
October 17, 2016
Irreechaa Holiday 2016: Protests and Tragedy The annual Irreechaa festival is a time of celebration and thanksgiving for the Oromo people of Ethiopia. After the hardship of the winter months, the festival welcomes the spring and attracts millions to the town of Bishoftu in one of the...
October 4, 2016
The Paris climate summit in December 2015 will conclude what needs to be a strong agreement to prevent the worst impacts of climate change by limiting global warming to below 2°C or even 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Achieving this goal requires action across the board,...
December 8, 2015
Download as PDF   WALL STREET: AMERICA’S NEW FARMER    “Farmland is the foundational resource in our economy, who owns the farmland...
February 18, 2014
In the southwest region of Cameroon, a New York-based agri-corporation, Herakles Farms...
A lot has happened in just a few months. The dynamic relationship between research, advocacy, and press has resulted in an amazing string of successes and organizing in the US and abroad. We are happy to share the results (so far) of our work with you.
November 10, 2011
The combined force of the U.S. based Oakland Institute's research and advocacy on African land deals and local, democratic activism in South Sudan has effectively stalled plans for the largest land deal in the area.
August 22, 2011
Read more about the Oakland Institute's ground-breaking research, which reveals previously unpublished details about land grabs across Africa.
July 15, 2011
As trade negotiators from the United States and South Korea began free trade talks on June 5, American and Korean workers, farmers and legislators voiced their opposition to the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) at a press conference on June 7, 2006, 10 AM at the Cannon Terrace, Washington, DC...
June 1, 2006

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