Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists.
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Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists.
Africa still faces the same threats as always - they just are wearing new clothes
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farmlandgrab.org | Asian palm-oil planters head to West Africa

farmlandgrab.org | Asian palm-oil planters head to West Africa | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
Suitable land for palm-oil cultivation is running out in top producers Malaysia and Indonesia, which now account for about 85 percent of the global output. Wilmar is among several companies searching for land in West and Central Africa.
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The G8 and land grabs in Africa

The G8 and land grabs in Africa | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
March 11, 2013. Source: GRAIN Adrienne Gnandé sells rice in the bustling Gouro market in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire's commercial centre. The rice she's selling comes from the west of the country, where...
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farmlandgrab.org | More cases of land grabs in South Sudan

farmlandgrab.org | More cases of land grabs in South Sudan | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
The land grabs are not an Equatorian issue. It is a national problem that should not be looked at from a regional or tribal perspective.
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Indonesia plans to expand palm oil, cocoa plantations to Nigeria - Global Times

Indonesia plans to expand palm oil, cocoa plantations to Nigeria - Global Times | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
Indonesia plans to expand palm oil, cocoa plantations to Nigeria Global Times Indonesia and Nigeria have agreed to cooperate in opening plantations for palm oil, cocoa and other commodities in the African country, an Indonesian minister said here...
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South-South colonialism

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Capitalists-of-Chaos-Mckenzie-Funk.pdf

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2010 article

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French troops protecting Niger mine: Fight for security in Africa or..? — RT

French troops protecting Niger mine: Fight for security in Africa or..? — RT | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
French troops have been called to protect one of Niger's biggest uranium mines as security fears spike. Analyst John Laughland tells RT, that France taking the military lead in Mali and coming to Niger might be a sign of a continent-size interest.
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Corporate Land Grabs Reveal a Hidden Agenda: Controlling the Water

Corporate Land Grabs Reveal a Hidden Agenda: Controlling the Water | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
The food crisis and recent droughts have confirmed that controlling the source of food—the land and the water that flows under or by it—are equally or even more important.
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By Any Measure, the U.S. Is the Largest Sponsor of Terror

By Any Measure, the U.S. Is the Largest Sponsor of Terror | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
Preface: As a patriotic American – I was born here, lived here all of my life, and love this country – I want the best for the U.S. Lawless actions are tearing my country apart...
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Palm oil industry accused of land grabs in Liberia

Palm oil industry accused of land grabs in Liberia | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
Critics say the Liberian government has become an accomplice in destroying livelihoods and forcing residents from their homes.
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" required to pay $5 annually per hectare of land it has developed and $1.25 per hectare not developed."

 

Hurry! Hurry! Africa going cheap! People living there? No problem! We'll give them a few dollars and drive them off the land for you.

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GRAIN — GRAIN releases data set with over 400 global land grabs

GRAIN — GRAIN releases data set with over 400 global land grabs | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
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farmlandgrab.org | BRICS grab African land and sovereignty

farmlandgrab.org | BRICS grab African land and sovereignty | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
BRICS states, except Russia, are enhancing and facilitating land grabs abroad in a way that is inconsistent with their proclamations of sustainable development, cooperation solidarity, and respect of national sovereignty.
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farmlandgrab.org | Charts: The top 5 land-grabbing countries

farmlandgrab.org | Charts: The top 5 land-grabbing countries | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
Of the countries that lost the highest percentages of their cultivated land to land grabs, nine out of 10 have malnourishment rates of 5 percent or more.
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John Pilger - Freedom Next Time

John Pilger - Freedom Next Time | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
John Pilger - Freedom Next Time Journalist, author, film maker John Pilger speaks in Chicago at Socialism 2007: Socialism for the 21st Century. www.haymarketbooks.org June 16, 2007 filmed by Paul...
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Land grabs and human rights violations exposed in Liberia ahead of global development summit — Friends of the Earth International

Land grabs and human rights violations exposed in Liberia ahead of global development summit — Friends of the Earth International | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
MONROVIA, LIBERIA, February 1st, 2013 – Palm oil companies are grabbing more than 1.5 million acres of land in Liberia and are violating the human rights of local communities, warn Liberian NGOs including Friends of the Earth Liberia (SDI -...
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The Real Invasion of Africa and Other Not-Made-for-Hollywood Holy Wars

The Real Invasion of Africa and Other Not-Made-for-Hollywood Holy Wars | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
The "Islamic terrorism" that is an excuse for the enduring theft of Africa's vast store of minerals was all but invented by US, Pakistani and British intelligence agencies, which...
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Water grabbing occurring at 'alarming rates' - SciDev.Net

Water grabbing occurring at 'alarming rates' - SciDev.Net | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
The volume of fresh water bought by rich foreign nations and firms in land grabs is often the same as needed to ease local malnourishment.
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"The amount of grabbed land is often a significant portion of a country's total area, for example nearly 20 per cent in Uruguay, around 17 per cent in the Philippines and almost seven per cent in Sierra Leone".

 

"many land acquisitions are done by local elites" Funny that: in earlier times, most slaves were captured by local elites and sold on to the European and Arabic slavers" Ca plus change....

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Washington in Africa, 2012: Who will Obama ‘whack’ next? | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Washington in Africa, 2012: Who will Obama ‘whack’ next? | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal | Africa and the new imperialists - same as the old imperialists. | Scoop.it
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