Publications

Ending 50 years of military rule

Report
November 2012

Burma has been under military rule since 1962. However, in 2011 a new political system was introduced and a new military-backed government inaugurated that has reached out to the democratic opposition and armed ethnic opposition groups seeking more autonomy. Both of these groups reject the new constitution, which seeks to entrench the army’s power.

Transformative Power: Political organisation in transition

Paper
November 2012

Does the experience of Greek left party Syriza provide lessons on how to structure parties and state in order in challenge neoliberal austerity and provide lasting social transformation?

The EU Crisis Pocket Guide

Primer
November 2012

A useful pocket guide on how a crisis made in Wall Street was made worse by EU policies, how it has enriched the 1% to the detriment of the 99%, and outlining some possible solutions that prioritise people and the environment above corporate profits.

Global Tree Plantation Expansion

Paper
Markus Kröger
October 2012

The expansion of tree plantations and non-food crops is frequently left out of analysis on land grabbing, but is a crucial part of the picture. This paper provides an up-to-date review of tree plantations worldwide and summarises the latest research and data on their impact.

The Other Burma

India-Bangladesh border
Report
October 2012

Northeast India's strategic location between India, China and southeast Asia has led to a recent boom in resource extraction and investment by multinational corporations, but the world continues to remain largely silent on the human rights abuses that continue to be perpetrated by the Indian military. 

The Global Land Grab

Primer
October 2012

A concise and indispensable critical guide to the global phenomenon of land grabbing. Find out how the global land grab is justified, what is driving it, why transparency and guidelines won't stop it, and learn about alternatives that could enable people and communities to regain control of their land and territories.

Land Grabbing in Dawei

Dawei Burma
Report
Elizabeth Loewen
October 2012

The Dawei region is a highly populated and prosperous region, significant because of its ecologically-diversity and strategic position along the Andaman coast. Thai interest in the region poses an environmental threat and risks massive expulsion of people.

Fact Sheet: Coca leaf and the UN Drugs Conventions

Primer
October 2012

10 Facts about the Coca leaf and the UN Drugs Conventions in chronological order

 

 

 

 

 

A ‘Land Sovereignty’ Alternative?

September 2012

Dramatic changes around food, climate, energy, and finance in recent years have pushed questions of land use and land control back onto the centre stage of development discourse, at the very moment when the same conditions are spurring an unprecedented rush for land and water across the globe.

Human Rights in Niassa Province

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Report
September 2012

How do the treeplantations in Niassa province impair the rights of peasant communities? And what are the recommendations to the different actors involved?

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