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Whose “Clean” Development? Communities Speak Out (Asia)

Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN

Our analysis, and that of many communities and organisations across Asia, is that the CDM is an extension of the generalised approach to big project and energy intensive development that has systematically marginalised indigenous peoples and local communities and over- exploited the Earth. The “clean development mechanism” is, quite simply, a mechanism that allows polluters to avoid binding emissions reductions in one location, while shifting emissions to another location. At the same time, it allows corporations and state entities to reap additional profits from projects that are questionable in terms of sustainability, community benefits or even addressing climate change.



Make human rights and democracy real in ASEAN.

Cambodian Platform for Struggle (Asia)

By Shalmali Guttal
Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN

This was the simple yet powerful message from the ASEAN Grassroots People’s Assembly (AGPA), held November 13 to 16 In Phnom Penh and attended by about 4000 Cambodians and another 200 people from other ASEAN countries.



Land Not for Sale in Myanmar (Asia)

Background Information
Friday 12 October 2012 by LRAN

Smallholder agriculture is the foundation of Myanmar’s culture, and the bedrock of the nation’s local and national economies as well as food security. The country’s poetry, literature and art all reflect the prominent role of rural farming life.



Statement by political parties and civil society (Asia)

in response to the Second Commercial Farm Asia 11-12 Oct 2012, Yangon, Myanmar
Friday 12 October 2012 by LRAN
Statement by political parties and civil society in response to the Second Commercial Farm Asia 11-12 Oct 2012, Yangon, Myanmar While disputes over land tenure in the region are on-going and cannot be settled, the lease and disposal of land to outsiders must not be permitted. Proper (...)


Letter of Global Solidarity against Land Grabs in Burma/Myanmar (Asia)

LAND NOT FOR SALE!
Friday 12 October 2012 by LRAN

9 October, 2012, Burma/Myanmar

The current reforms in Burma/Myanmar are worsening land grabs in the country. Since the mid-2000s there has been a spike in land grabs, especially leading up to the 2010 national elections. Military and government authorities have been granting large-scale land concessions to well-connected Burmese companies.



Palace to farmers: Let’s help each other on agrarian reform (Asia)

Thursday 7 June 2012 by LRAN


Senate sees no need for Carp extension (Asia)

Butch Fernandez / Reporter
Thursday 7 June 2012 by LRAN


Church hits Aquino’s dismal agrarian record (Asia)

Camille Lopez and Francis Earl A. Cueto, Reporters
Thursday 7 June 2012 by LRAN


Aquino ‘worst performer’ of CARP, say bishop, farmers (Asia)

Fernan J. Angeles
Thursday 7 June 2012 by LRAN


Philippines: Updates Re Hacienda Luisita Case (Asia)

Saturday 18 September 2010 by LRAN
FARM or Farmworkers Agrarian Reform Movement is one of the parties to the controversial Hacienda Luisita case now pending before the Supreme Court. Hacienda Luisita, a 6,453-hectare estate located in the municipalities of Concepcion, Tarlac City and La Paz, Tarlac province. The estate is owned (...)


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