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'Land Reform in Reverse' - Land Grabs Are Increasing World Hunger
World  (tags: land grab, world hunger, farmers, agriculture, land, world, politics, society, government, ethics )

Cal
- 172 days ago - theecologist.org
Small farmers are losing out as the world's farmland is becoming concentrated in ever fewer hands - and food security is suffering as a consequence
Image(s) of the Day - Spectacular Photographs
World  (tags: World, nature, land, ocean, pictures )

Kit
- 415 days ago - livescience.com
This spectacular image of a lightning strike at sunset was submitted by LiveScience reader Mike Kvackay. The photo was taken in Bozeman, Montana, while Kvackay was shooting a series of time-lapse images on a small pond. Some great pictures here.
Nigerians Dying at 40 in Niger Delta?
World  (tags: africa, Niger, oil spill, contaminated, polluted, air, water, land, fish, die at 40, Niger Delta, suffer, ecosystem, Shell, death, humanrights )

Naoko
- 1558 days ago - afrik-news.com
The water they use for washing or cooking is polluted, fish is scarce and contaminated. Agricultural lands are unfit for cultivation. And the air is polluted by flaring or the burning of natural gas out of oil.
Colombian Activist Waits in Prison Limbo
World  (tags: world, columbia, humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, government, corruption, displaced, Afro-Colombians, land, cattle, lumber oil, supression, discrimination, indigenous, people )

Tom
- 2060 days ago - latimes.com
Community organizer Carmelo Agamez, who was helping people with land claims, has spent five months in jail and still has not seen the evidence against him, been told who his accuser is or been notified of a trial date. Welcome to justice, Colombia style.
This Day in History - 1791 - Convict Given First Land Grant in NSW - Australia
World  (tags: on this day, history, australia, nsw, convict, land, grant, cornwall )

Chrissy
- 2064 days ago - today.wmit.net
Convict James Ruse is given the first land grant in the colony of New South Wales. James Ruse was born on a farm in Cornwall around 1759. At age 22, he was convicted of burglary and, due to severe over-crowding in British gaols, spent over four years on
Agrofuels on Stolen Lands Continue to Threaten Colombian Rainforests and Communities
World  (tags: biofules, columbia, stolen, land, rainforest, destroy )

Steve
- 2390 days ago - news2note.4t.com
TAKE ACTION Agrofuels on Stolen Lands Continue to Threaten Colombian Rainforests and Communities at the expense of Colombia's ancient primary rainforests, food security, water...
NT Permit Changes to Be Reversed - Australia
World  (tags: australia, aborigines, permits, land, government, john howard )

Chrissy
- 2470 days ago - news.com.au
DRAFT laws reversing the Howard government's changes to the permit system in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities will be introduced into parliament this week. The permit system was scrapped by the Coalition government as part of its dramatic
   

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