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While Myanmar military touts reforms, villages still fight land grabs

One man's sacrifice puts spotlight on large-scale property seizures Simon Lewis and John Zaw, Ye Pu village Myanmar 6 August 2015 One morning earlier this year, 63-year-old Myint Aung took a thick red pen and scrawled a series of messages on sheets of paper and on a large piece of plywood. Then, at...

Asian People’s Land Rights Tribunal: Land Rights are Human Rights

This publication contains the struggles of four cases presented by the aggrieved communities in Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and deliberated by an international panel of experts during the Asian People's Land Rights Tribunal. These cases have all exhausted various grievance mechanisms, seeking justice for the violations committed on...

Farmers’ union leader arrest sparks concern

Concerns have been voiced by human rights groups over the arbitrary arrest of leader of the Myanmar Farmers Union, Daw Su Su Nway. July 27, 2015 | Written by Mizzima | Published in Mizzima Concerns have been voiced by human rights groups over the arbitrary arrest of leader of the Myanmar...

‘Ph has most land activists killed in Asia, LatAm’ – study

The Philippines has the most number of killings of indigenous peoples and peasant activists in Asia and Latin America for the past six months, a study of a global environmental group revealed. State security forces, including paramilitary groups, were the main perpetrators in the killings. By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA...

3 Indigenous People, Farmers or Land Activists Killed Every 2 Weeks Due to Land Conflicts and Struggles

Victims are mostly indigenous peoples (461 victims or 90% of the total) while the remaining are land activists, community leaders, farmers and agricultural workers. By Global Research News Global Research, July 02, 2015 farmlandgrab.org 1 July 2015 Victims are mostly indigenous peoples (461 victims or 90% of the total) while the remaining are...

Cambodian Villagers Block Chinese Developer From Clearing Grazing Land

Around 150 villagers in northwestern Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province have blocked a Chinese concession holder from clearing land they say was reserved for grazing their cattle, an official from a nongovernmental organization and a local commune chief said Wednesday. 2015-06-24 Around 150 villagers in northwestern Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province have blocked...

Time to end slavery on Thai fishing boats

Nick Grono says global funders and organisations must partner local groups to aid victims of trafficking, and put pressure on retailers and governments to enact change Nick Grono PUBLISHED : Monday, 15 June, 2015, 6:00am UPDATED : Monday, 15 June, 2015, 6:00am Aung is a farmer from Myanmar who ended up enslaved on...

Villagers Protest at National Assembly Over Land Disputes

About 100 villagers involved in two different land disputes in Kratie and Preah Vihear provinces converged on the National Assembly in Phnom Penh on Monday to ask the country’s lawmakers for help in settling their cases. By Khuon Narim | May 19, 2015 About 100 villagers involved in two different land...

Cambodian Villagers Protest Loss of Land, Livelihood to Concessions

Hundreds of indigenous families in eastern Cambodia are facing difficulty securing food after losing their communally shared farmland to several companies as part of government-granted land concessions, villagers and a rights group said Tuesday. RFA Wednesday 13th May, 2015 Hundreds of indigenous families in eastern Cambodia are facing difficulty securing food...

Palm Oil: Issues of Climate Change and Human Rights Violations

We often use household products without ever thinking where they come from, how they are produced, and who produces them. We live in a comfortable world where we simply go to the grocery store and buy things we need without thinking twice about their production or how they landed...