land rights
When a Quilombola woman falls, the Quilombo rises with her

Quilombola women share their organizing experiences and their priorities in the struggle in Brazil

President Xiomara Castro repeals neoliberal ZEDE Law in landmark step and other stories

Today we look at the repeal of the ZEDE law in Honduras, US threats against the China-Solomon Islands security pact, and more

Land is Life: Peasant struggles in Tanzania

Mtandao wa Vikundi vya Wakulima Tanzania, a network of around 200,000 small farmers, has been fighting against the dispossession of land and criminalization of those whose livelihoods depend on it

Thailand land rights activists prosecuted Land rights activists in Thailand face prosecution for sit-in protest in Bangkok

A total of 16 activists have received summons for participating in a two-week long protest in Bangkok for land rights and the rights of the Indigenous Bang Kloi community

UK Court drops case against activists protesting Israeli arms factory and other stories

Today we look at the dismissal of charges against Palestine Action activists, protests against a mega steel plant by villagers in Odisha, India, and more

Indigenous movements and the struggle in defense of land in 2020

On top of the existing violence and institutional impediments, this year was particularly taxing for the defenders of land and environment as they had to face double whammy of COVID-19 pandemic and the intensification of neoliberalism under it

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.