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farmlandgrab.org | Fracking and the global land grab

farmlandgrab.org | Fracking and the global land grab | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Fracking is an expression of the water and land grabbing agenda already underpinning expanding corporate takeover of natural resources, write Jennifer Franco, Timothé Feodoroff and Ana Maria Rey Martinez...
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Why Wall Street investors and Chinese firms are buying farmland all over the world

Why Wall Street investors and Chinese firms are buying farmland all over the world | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
A new study in Environmental Research Letters finds that at least 126 countries are now involved in purchasing or selling global farmland.
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Zambia: TALMED to invest $7m in Mpongwe farm #landgrabbing

Zambia: TALMED to invest $7m in Mpongwe farm #landgrabbing | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
TALMED International Zambia Limited has set aside about US$7 million to establish a commercial farm on 5,272 hectares in Mukumpu area to produce soya beans, maize and wheat .
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Nigeria: Osun partners Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina on agric

Nigeria: Osun partners Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina on agric | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Osun State Government signed agriculture partnerships over the weekend with investors from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
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Congo invites Indian farmers to explore farming opportunities

Congo invites Indian farmers to explore farming opportunities | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Republic of Congo today invited Indian farmers and food processing sector to explore business opportunities there, saying it is ready to offer all
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Coalition Launches to Lead Global Fight For Open Internet and Digital Democracy

Coalition Launches to Lead Global Fight For Open Internet and Digital Democracy | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
As a movement crystallizes around the future of the Internet, more than 35 human rights and technology organizations from 19 countries have come together as a new coalition to define and protect the idea of 'net neutrality' as they lead what they say is a global battle to protect the Open Internet and online freedom.
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Black Awareness Day in Brazil: the heroes of the black movement

Black Awareness Day in Brazil: the heroes of the black movement | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

20 November is Black Awareness Day in Brazil. A day of celebration for the resistence of afro-Brazilians. Today, as always, Brazil white supremacy has strong voice in our education and litterature. Afro-brazilian great symbols are unknown to most Brazilians. Paradoxically, Brazil is the largest black country outside the African continent. A population of about 52% afro-Brazilians and very few, if not none of Brazil’s black heroes, are presented to our children. Black Awareness Day fights to break this strategy of making black people considered slave by nature.

This year black movement groups in Brazil are lauching a campaign to make Black Awareness day a national holiday in Brazil.

 
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From Michael Brown to Assata Shakur, the racist state of America persists

From Michael Brown to Assata Shakur, the racist state of America persists | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Angela Davis: Those who resist are treated like terrorists – as in Ferguson this year, and as I and other black activists were in the 60s and 70s
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BREAKING: Ferguson Grand Jury Will Not Indict Darren Wilson

BREAKING: Ferguson Grand Jury Will Not Indict Darren Wilson | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Developing... The Ferguson grand jury will not indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said on Monday that the grand jury deliberated for two days before deciding not to indict Wilson. On Twitter:
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12yo boy carrying toy gun shot dead by Cleveland police

12yo boy carrying toy gun shot dead by Cleveland police | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
A 12-year-old boy, who was shot in the stomach by the police while playing with a toy gun “resembling” a real pistol, has died in a Cleveland hospital.

Via Enrique Ferro
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Police refuse to rule out use of rubber bullets and teargas in expected Ferguson protests

Police refuse to rule out use of rubber bullets and teargas in expected Ferguson protests | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Authorities agree only to basic demands in protesters’ ‘rules of engagement’ as Eric Holder asks law enforcement to ‘avoid needless confrontation’
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Save the Children: Rescind or apologise for giving an award to Tony Blair.

Save the Children: Rescind or apologise for giving an award to Tony Blair. | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Tony Blair was jointly responsible for starting an illegal war.  Had he been a "Third World Despot" he would almost certainly have been charged with war crimes.  
The invasion of Iraq in 2003 unleashed a decade of devastating destruction on families in the region.  It also added fire to destruction beyond the region.  Save The Children giving Blair an award is a grotesque insult to those children killed, maimed and orphaned by the devastation his action precipitated.  Action which continues t
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Justice for Hassan Diab: wrongfully extradited to France by Canada

Justice for Hassan Diab: wrongfully extradited to France by Canada | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Whisked away from Ottawa before dawn with no chance to say farewell to his pregnant wife and 2-year old daughter, Dr. Hassan Diab remains in detention in the Paris vicinity. A French investigating magistrate placed Dr. Diab under judicial investigation (mis en examen) upon Hassan’s arrival in France. Dr. Diab can expect to be held in detention for nearly 2 years while waiting for the magistrate to conclude his investigation and decide whether or not to put him on trial.

Upon learning of the Canadian Supreme Court’s decision not to hear Hassan’s final appeal, Diab’s lawyer Donald Bayne, said “We now have the classic recipe for the wrongful conviction of a Canadian citizen.”

 

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Les belles histoires de l’agriculture familiale

Les belles histoires de l’agriculture familiale | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Au cours des 50 dernières années, quatre cultures industrielles, le soja, le palmier à huile, le colza et la canne à sucre, se sont emparés de 140 millions d’hectares, un chiffre absolument stupéfiant. Et cette tendance s’accélère.
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Un article qui détruit toutes les prétentions de l'agriculture industrielle à nourrir le monde : ce sont les petites fermes  qui nourrissent la planète et sont les les plus efficaces...

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Congo 'corporate social responsibility' follows TRF investigation

Congo 'corporate social responsibility' follows TRF investigation | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
One of Africa’s largest palm oil investors announces plans to improve social infrastructure, a week after a Reuters investigation found that its poorly paid plantation workers were living in dilapidated homes with poor social services.
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Deforestation, development, connected to spread of #ebola in West Africa

Deforestation, development, connected to spread of #ebola in West Africa | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
"In a country like Liberia, it is not possible to do large-scale sustainable plantations". Silas Siakor explains the link between the Ebola epidemic and the ruthless exploitation of forest resources in the region.
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AgDevCo invests USD 2M in Malawian macadamia nut company

AgDevCo invests USD 2M in Malawian macadamia nut company | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
AgDevCo and African Agricultural Capital Fund announce investments in a 518 ha Malawian macadamia farm.
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Donation of Prize Money by Canadian Activist Spurs Flood of Dollars to Tar Sands Fight

Donation of Prize Money by Canadian Activist Spurs Flood of Dollars to Tar Sands Fight | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, recipient of a prestigious Canadian literary prize, announced this week he is donating the $25,000 award to a grassroots coalition against TransCanada Corporation's "Energy East" pipeline. His challenge to people across Canada and the world to double his contribution to the group Coule Pas Chez Nous (Don’t Let it Flow in Our Backyard) has resulted in a flood of donations totaling at least $326,000 (in Canadian currency), with more money continuing to pour in.
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How the SACP and World Bank Agree on Policies that Restrain Redistribution in South Africa

How the SACP and World Bank Agree on Policies that Restrain Redistribution in South Africa | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Have we reached the end of the road for redistribution in South Africa? Recent publications by the World Bank and the South African Communist Party suggest that the time for redistribution may well be over. The oddness of the pairing is remarkable, but after a strong focus on expanding services, both the SACP and the World Bank argue that South Africa must now focus on the economy. The problem however is that much of what is being proposed rests on South Africa rapidly improving its economic gro
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A French Atlas of the Gulf States

A French Atlas of the Gulf States | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Philippe Cadène and Brigitte Dumortier, Atlas of the Gulf States. Leiden: Brill, 2013.
Mapping as a French Academic Tradition and its Critics
It seems that English-speaking geographers and urbanists publish many fewer atlases, and draw fewer maps, ...
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Video: Police lied. Mike Brown was killed 148 feet away from Darren Wilson's SUV

Video: Police lied. Mike Brown was killed 148 feet away from Darren Wilson's SUV | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
For 104 days, the police have lied and said Mike Brown was killed 35 feet away from Darren Wilson's SUV. It was actually 148 feet.

This distance is essential to the defense and how Darren Wilson ...
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Ugandan Gov’t finalises plan to sell L.Victoria

Ugandan Gov’t finalises plan to sell L.Victoria | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Government has finalized plans to have a private developer take over Lake Victoria
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ZCommunications » The spirit of Saro-Wiwa rises

A new wave of anger, manifesting in large protests, is sweeping through Nigeria’s Ogoni enclave. Early in the morning of 10 December 2013, over 5,000 children, women, young people and men from Ogoni villages blockaded the Akpajo Junction. Akpajo connects Ogoni territory to the oil hub of Port Harcourt. The town’s petrochemical infrastructure, two oil refineries and seaport were all forced to shut down for the day, as locals used tankers and their bodies to bring the busy junction to a standstill.

The blockade was mobilized by the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP). ‘The Ogoni people are on the streets over the refusal of the government to implement the UNEP report two years after it was released,’ explained Legborsi Pyagbara, MOSOP’s president. ‘We’ve given the government several opportunities to do the right thing, including publishing an open letter in the national dailies. We also gave the government a 90-day ultimatum which expired on 9 November and no steps were taken.’1
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Charles Mills: From white marxism to black radical tradition

Charles Mills: From white marxism to black radical tradition | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

G.Y.: How does your work speak to the situation going on in Ferguson, Mo., and in other places in the United States where racial injustice and conflict is flaring?

C.M.: I would say that unfortunately it brings home the extent to which — in the second decade of the 21st century, nearly 150 years after the end of the Civil War and with a black president in office — black citizens are still differentially vulnerable to police violence, thereby illustrating their (our) second-class citizenship. The “racial contract” as a theory of the actual non-ideal workings of society and the polity is obviously going to be a far more illuminating framework for understanding and redressing these problems than an idealized social contract that takes socially recognized moral equality and corresponding equitable treatment, independent of race, to be the norm.

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Anonymous To Ferguson Police And KKK: ‘We Are The Law Now'

Anonymous To Ferguson Police And KKK: ‘We Are The Law Now' | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
A video surfaced Thursday reportedly released by the hacker group Anonymous warning Ferguson, Missouri police officers and the Ku Klux Klan to remain peaceful and refrain from using violence against local protesters.

Anonymous, an unidentified gr...
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Mexicans in biggest protest yet over missing students

Mexicans in biggest protest yet over missing students | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Rocks, fireworks and gasoline bombs thrown at officers as demonstrators press government to find 43 students
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