Tagged: land grabs
During the two days of the G8 Summit, which starts today, $2.2 billion in illicit flows will have hemorrhaged from developing countries into tax havens and land one and a half times the size of Manhattan sold off to foreign investors.
Since 2000, companies in G8 countries have acquired land in developing countries more than the size of the whole of Ireland. This is enough to feed 96 million people every year – almost the total population of the UK and Canada.
We asked you to do ordinary things out of place to make a noise about unjust land grabs. You delivered in the thousands. We put your images to Coldplay's song, and the World Bank listened.
In March 2011, 769 families from Polochic Valley (Guatemala) were violently evicted from the land where they had always lived. Now, two years after the eviction, the support provided by you and other 107,000 people from 55 countries has increased the chances for these families to recover their land.
The Government of Guatemala has recognized three commitments to the communities evicted from Polochic Valley. The campaign organized by Oxfam and Vamos al Grano has generated 107,000 signatures in support of the cause.
Watch the pioneering new crowd-sourced 'In My Place' film featuring thousands of Coldplay fans and others, and take action to help end the injustice of land grabs.
A pioneering new film featuring thousands of Coldplay fans and others, including actor Dominic Cooper and rock band Wolf Gang, launched today by Oxfam to highlight the injustice of land grabs.
The APECO development project in the Philippines has been embroiled in controversy around the locals' land rights since it began. Lend your voice to help stop land grabs.