land rights
Aboriginal land rights Australia Aboriginal group in Australia files lawsuit over land loss due to mining

In its lawsuit against the Western Australia State government, the Tjiwarl tribe has claimed cultural damage and loss of access to land

Brazilian Military Police invade two MST camps

Two camps in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte were attacked by Military Police who tore down the flag of the MST and mounted bases

CPIM Bihar Land OCCUPATION Resisting feudal forces, landless Dalits occupy land in India’s Bihar

The families, hailing from Piro block in the Angara village of Bhojpur district, resorted to land occupation as the government was delaying the land allotment allegedly in collusion with the local feudal and upper caste forces. 

Shack-dwellers movement boycotts the ANC and pledges vote to SRWP

Citing police brutality, arrests and assassinations they have been subjected to by the ANC government, the movement has concluded that voting ANC “is like digging our own graves.”

Adivasi March Delhi Thousands of adivasis marched in India, to safeguard forest-dwelling rights

Thousands of adivasis from across India marched in New Delhi to demand an overhaul of the order to evict people from forest lands, by the Supreme Court, that could displace nearly 2 million people

Shacks in eKhenana, a new land occupation in Cato Crest in Durban. South African shack dwellers’ movement resists police attack on its eKhenana land occupation

More than 200 of the armed personnel used rubber bullets and live ammunition against eKhenana occupation, leaving several of its shack-dwellers injured.

Peasants will be able to approach courts using the provisions of the declaration if it is adopted. UN Human Rights Council adopts landmark declaration of peasants' rights UN Human Rights Council adopts landmark declaration of peasants’ rights

If approved by UN member states next month, the declaration will help farmers legally challenge agricultural policies, as well as the broader policy directions such as austerity and ‘free-trade’

Venezuelan peasants meet president Maduro after 400 km march

Many of those who participated in the march have faced the onslaught led by large landowners against the Venezuelan peasantry, which has worsened in the last two years

Thai peasants’ movement stands firm in the face of threats, seeks land reform

Peoples Dispatch speaks to the Southern Peasant’s Federation of Thailand’s Theeranate Chaisuwan at the Khlong Sai Pattana community in the south of the country on the struggles of this landless workers’ movement, their demands and their view on the political situation.

Hundreds of Myanmarese Farmers Await Return of Land Seized by Military

Nearly 80,000 hectares have been taken away from poor and marginalized farmers, who are struggling to make a living

Shack Dwellers’ Movement in South Africa Continue Their Fight for Better Life Despite Threats

On 22 May 2018, S’fiso Ngcobo, the chairperson of the local branch of Abahlali baseMjondolo was assassinated by unidentified armed men.

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