UP FOR GRAB:  HOW FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ARE REDISTRIBUTING LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE
"Land grabbing" involves capital-rich countries investing in land and subsequent agricultural operations in poorer foreign countries. ..
...there are an estimated 62 'grabbed countries' and 41 'grabbers,' with the Middle East, South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia acting as the biggest grabbers. Estimates of the total amount of grabbed land are variable, but it is clear that numbers are steadily on the rise...
Land deals are negotiated in the upper tiers of society and government with little or no input from the communities who are impacted by the sale and conversion of land....http://http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0418-santana-land-grabbing.html
June 22, 2013 Spring Returning
PANAMA: "They lied to us" Pristine #indigenous coastal land in #Panama sold to foreign developers http://www.springreturning.com/indigenous-land-sold-to-developers/

June 26, 2013 Guardian
GUATEMALA: CAMPESINOS FORCED OFF THE LAND TO MAKE WAY FOR SUGAR AND PALM OIL PLANTATIONShttp://bit.ly/16zteI5http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/26/guatemala-sugar-land-corn
June 24, 2013 Farmlandgrab.org
EUROPEAN "INVESTMENTS" ASSIST PALM OIL LANDGRABS IN LIBERIA
http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22248

June 17, 2013 Guardian Global Development - John Vidal
LA VIA CAMPESINA, WORLD'S LARGEST POLITICAL MOVEMENT,  TO CHALLENGE MULTI-NATIONALS ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY, LAND GRABS AND DEFORESTATION
'"We have no choice but to change the system"
June 21, 2013 Seed Daily
CHINESE BUY UP CANADA FARMS, SQUEEZING OUT SMALL FARMERS: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE LAND GRABhttp://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Chinese_buy_up_Canada_farms_is_Beijing_behind_it_999.html

June 10, 2013 IPS –
KENYA'S FLOWER FARMS NO BED OF ROSEShttp://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/kenyas-flower-farms-no-bed-of-roses/

June 18, 2013 CNN Marketplace Africa
LAND RIGHTS, NOT LAND GRABS, CAN HELP AFRICA FEED ITSELFhttp://www.cnn.com/2013/06/18/opinion/land-grabs-africa-mark-bowman

 June 13, 2013 Inter Press Service
U.S. AND MALAYSIA LEAD WORLDWIDE "LAND GRABS" IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING NATIONS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/u-s-malaysia-lead-worldwide-land-grabs/

April 18, 2013 Institute for Ag
REPORTS OF THE GLOBAL LAND RUSH COME TO WASHINGTONhttp://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/reports-of-the-global-land-rush-come-to-washington

AFRICA - SOLD: Obama Puts Big 6 Biotech Chemical GMO Giants In Charge of "Ending Hunger" in Africa  http://sco.lt/90woVd



LAND MATRIX - Online Public Database on Land Deals.
The Land Matrix is a global and independent land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in decisions over land and investment http://landmatrix.org/

June 3, 2013 Forest News
Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

WATCH SHORT VIDEO: Resource Rights - Grassroots International
Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights.


June 2, 2013 The Guardian
HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDShttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land

June 14, 2013 Humanosphere
BBC: A WOMAN'S FIGHT FOR HER LAND IN IVORY COAST REPRESENTS A MASSIVE GLOBAL INJUSTICE http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/bbc-a-womans-fight-for-her-land-in-ivory-coast-represents-a-massive-global-injustice/

June 11, 2013 La Via Campesina
YOUNG PEOPLE OF LA VIA CAMPESINA CLOSE THEIR ASSEMBLY WITH COMMITMENT TO ENSURE THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE PEASANT AGRICULTURE http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/our-conferences-mainmenu-28/6-jakarta-2013/1423-young-people-of-la-via-campesina-close-their-assembly-with-a-commitment-to-ensure-the-future-of-sustainable-peasant-agriculture


****SLIDESHOW: THE COST OF BIOFUEL LANDGRABS IN GUATEMALAhttp://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/06/world/americas/06guatemala.html


MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATE GREED: WINNER TAKES ALL
June 6, 2013 Al Jazeera
LOCAL GOLD PROSPECTORS LEFT OUT BY MULTI-NATIONAL GOLD RUSHhttp://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/2013515161130258616.html

May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
WATCH....Documentary:
"PLANET FOR SALE" BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LANDhttp://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542



 *******NEW U.S. SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS MOVE US TOWARD GLOBAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: NAFTA ON STEROIDSC http://sco.lt/8mgmP3

DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: IINDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT


June 7, 2013 Climate Justice
INDIGENOUS PERUVIAN PROTEST STATE OIL COMPANY TAKING OVER THEIR LANDS  http://climate-connections.org/2013/06/07/indigenous-peruvians-protest-state-oil-company-taking-over-their-land/


MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEM AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp

MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROY INDIGENOUS AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF



THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA: WHO BENEFITS, WHO LOSES?  http://sco.lt/7TWVwP

TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: FOREIGN TAKEOVER OF THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN AFRICAhttp://sco.lt/7CNCwj

 April 14, 2013 Al Jazeera
'QUICK=FIX' DEVELOPMENT BY GOVERNMENTS GIVES AWAY MORE TO PRIVATE CORPORATIONS THAN IT GETS BACKhttp://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/04/201341093154879372.html



February 20, 2013 Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy
LAND GRABS AND FRAGILE FOOD SYSTEMS - THE ROLE OF GLOBALIZATION http://www.iatp.org/documents/land-grabs-and-fragile-food-systems

June 3, 2013 CGIAR WLE
WHEN LAND GETS GRABBED, DO WOMEN GET SIDELINED?http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/06/03/when-land-gets-grabbed-do-women-get-sidelined/

May 27, 2013 EurActiv
EUROPEAN BANKS ACCUSED OF FUELING LAND GRABS IN UGANDAhttp://www.euractiv.com/development-policy/european-banks-accused-fuelling-news-520022

14 May 2013 farmlandgrab.org
AFRICA MAY NOT REAP MUCH FROM ITS RICHEShttp://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22073

April 22, 2013 CIFOR Forest News
FOREST-DWELLING BORNEO CHILDREN FORESEE GRIM TIMES AHEAD - STUDY http://blog.cifor.org/15192/forest-dwelling-borneo-children-foresee-grim-times-ahead-study/#.UX2jRoLyeid

May 12, 2013 The Guardian UK
DEUTSCHE BANK AND IFC ACCUSED OF BANKROLLING VIETNAM FIRMS' LAND GRABShttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/13/deutsche-bank-ifc-bankroll-vietnam-cambodia-laos

May 13, 2013 - farmlandgrab.org
POLICY BRIEF: THE ROLE OF EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS IN LAND GRABS http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22067

May 3, 2013 Reuters
VIOLENCE HITS NICARAGUAN RAINFOREST AS LAND INVASIONS MOUNT http://www.trust.org/item/20130503143717-fz36w/?source=tw

May 3, 2013 BBC Science and Environment
NICARAGUA CLOUD FOREST 'UNDER SIEGE' BY COLONIALIST ILLEGAL LOGGERS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22379788

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE? NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL AS SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAYhttp://sco.lt/6P14JF

LAND GRABS AND FRAGILE FOOD SYSTEMS - TRADE POLICY AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/61u001




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VIDEO REPORT - The Real News Jan 18,2013

+++VIDEO: 
"LAND RUSH" - WHY POVERTY? http://sco.lt/7WPptB

+++VIDEO:
LAND GRAB COULD SPELL THE END OF THE MASSAI AND THE SERENGETI http://sco.lt/7fjscz

VIDEO:
*** ETHOPIA -LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRABS   http://sco.lt/4ixwsT

+++ VIDEO REPORT
BIOFUEL, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS http://sco.lt/5Wd0xV

+++VIDEO:
EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM INDIGENOUS TRIBES IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON FACING THE EXISTENTIAL THREATS OF LOGGING AND FOSSIL FUEL DEVELOPMENT ON THEIR TRADITIONAL LANDShttp://news.mongabay.com/2013/0423-hance-earth-day-video.html

**** VIDEO UNCOVERS TOP LEVEL CORRUPTION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA OVER INDIGENOUS FORESTS http://sco.lt/5Y6uUT

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GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOPhttp://sco.lt/5kSOFl

 ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

May 22, 2013 WLE
THE ROLE OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ON FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN THE AMAZON http://wle.cgiar.org/blogs/2013/05/22/the-role-of-ecosystem-services-on-food-security-and-nutrition-in-the-amazon/

April 9, 2012 Science Codex
800-YEAR OLD FARMERS COULD TEACH US HOW TO PROTECT THE AMAZON http://www.sciencecodex.com



WATCH:
April 24, 2013 Truthout
+++VIDEO REPORT - The Real News
INDIGENOUS TOWN IN MEXICO CELEBRATES TWO YEARS OF AUTONOMY AND DEFENSE OF THEIR COMMUNITY FORESThttp://www.truth-out.org/news/item/15962-indigenous-town-in-mexico-celebrates-two-years-of-autonomy-and-defense-of-their-community-forest


April 17, 2013 - The Guardian
LAND 'GRABS' EXPAND TO EUROPE AS BIG BUSINESS BLOCKS ENTRY TO FARMING http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/apr/17/land-grabs-europe-big-business-farming


Oakland Institute - Report
THE GREAT LAND GRAB: RUSH FOR WORLD'S FARMLAND THREATENS FOOD SECURITY FOR THE POOR http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/great-land-grab-rush-world%E2%80%99s-farmland-threatens-food-security-poor


25 March 25, 2013 - PolicyMic
LAND GRABS IN AFRICA ARE ALSO FOREIGN WATER GRABS http://www.policymic.com/articles/30774/land-grabs-in-africa-are-also-water-grabs/416504

June 8, 2011 BBC News Africa
HEDGE FUNDS 'GRABBING LAND' IN AFRICAhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13688683

MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp

March 15, 2013 DW Asia
LAND GRABBING: MYANMAR'S 'WORRYING' TRANSITION http://www.dw.de/myanmars-worrying-transition/a-16678063

April 22, 2013 Survival International

April 15, 2013 farmlandgrab.org - Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab
"SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE EARTH": INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND LAND GRABS IN GUATEMALA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21932

National Geographic:
AMAZON RAIN FOREST: LAND GRABBING, DEFORESTATION, FOREST CONSERVATIONhttp://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/last-of-amazon/

April 28, 2013 - The Guardian
AUSTRALIA'S BOOM IS ANYTHING BUT FOR ITS ABORIGINAL PEOPLE - Their land yields the world's biggest resources boomhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/28/australia-boom-aboriginal-story-despair

April 17, 2013 - farmlandgrab.org
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FACE RELOCATION IN ETHIOPIA'S LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21952

VILLAGERS FACE OFF AGAINST PALM OIL FIRM'S BULLDOZERS — EIA International http://ow.ly/kcP3y

April 8, 2013 Rights and Resources - Mongabay:
BRAZIL USING MILITARY TO FORCE AMAZON DAMS CONSTRUCTION ON INDIGENOUS LANDS http://www.rightsandresources.org/blog.php?id=1757

April 18, 2013 BBC New
BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT FAILING TO PROTECT ONE OF WORLD'S MOST ENDANGERED TRIBES AGAINST LAND GRABBING LOGGERShttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22203476

PHILLIPINES: PALM OIL EXPANSION IS TEARING APART INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LIVES, ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6JKRxB

PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-


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***** LA VIA CAMPESINA http://viacampesina.org/
***** FOOD CRISIS AND GLOBAL LAND GRAB - http://farmlandgrab.org
***** SPRING RETURNING  http://www.springreturning.com/
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