Articles

Flexcrops, Oceangrabbing and Land use policy

December 2014

Agrarian Justice Newsletter Issue 6

For a Citizen’s Trade Agenda

December 2014

'This is a fight we can win' says Susan George as she delivered the opening speech during the GUE/NLG meeting against TTIP.

‘There is no voice of real farmers’

December 2014
Portia Larlee

The release of the draft policy, part of a process towards enacting a new National Land Law and “harmonising” existing legislation, was greeted with objections and criticism from farmers’ organisations and ethnic minority groups throughout the country.

The draft land use policy: putting big business first

December 2014

There are some big problems with the current draft of the policy and they stem mainly from its failure to recognise that land has more than an economic function.

Call for Papers: Rural Transformations and Food Systems

December 2014

The BRICS Initiative for Critical Agrarian Studies is collaborating with several initiatives and institutions to hold an international conference with an African focus, with emphasis on transformations in food systems and implications for policy responses.This is their call for papers on 4 themes

Fighting The New Green War

December 2014

A distinguishing mark of the Narendra Modi government is the determined and methodical manner in which it is diluting, even scuttling, India’s already weak environmental regulation system in the name of promoting “fast-track clearances” and rapid industrial development.

Anglo American's negative influence on climate policies exposed

December 2014

Multinational corporations such as Anglo American undermine crucial climate policies and promote false solutions, which allow them to profit from the climate crisis, according to a new report released 8 December during the UN climate talks.

 

Ebb and Flow of Privatized Water – from Buenos Aires to Atlanta, from Mozambique to France

December 2014

In May 2000, a Fortune Magazine piece claimed triumphantly that the “liquid everybody needs – and will need a lot more of in the future – is going private,” and as a result would benefit “multitudes of poor people.”

The Canada-EU Trade Deal Could Unleash a Corporate Litigation Boom

November 2014

A new Canada-EU trade deal, called the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), could expose Canada and Europe to a wave of corporate lawsuits that would restrict governments’ power to regulate in the public interest—including in confronting climate change.

Reclaiming People’s Sovereignty in an era of Corporate Power

November 2014

Despite the track record of systemic and systematic violations of the range of human rights, the efforts to establish legally binding obligations and an instrument of enforcement within the UN system have been defeated by determined corporate opposition. The current Guiding Principles developed by the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, John Ruggie, do not create "any new international legal obligations" and are therefore non-binding.

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