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Report: Rising Land, Food Prices Cause Recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Stagnate


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Cal
- 1261 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The report highlights several cases of land-grabbing and violent social conflict. It says governments in some countries have conspired with development interests to undermine rights of communities



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patrica and edw jones (190)
Tuesday February 8, 2011, 11:59 pm
The World is insane - the needs of the indigenous peoples count for nothing anymore.
 

Mike S. (85)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 12:19 am
This is a prime example of greed trumping humanity, compassion and justice.
 

Bernard Cronyn (31)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 2:32 am
There are many wealthy states in Asia and in the Middle East with growing populations demanding better quality and greater quantities of food. Whilst this happens, their resources are less able to cope with the increasing demand. Whilst importation is an option, actually owning arable land is a better guarantee of food supply. A majority of poorer states are led by people who would trade their mothers, wives and children for a few dollars let alone a chunk of land lived on by peasants or a wildlife preserve. We will see more and more “foreign land grabs” as the world population surges on to 7 billion and beyond. I can guarantee our “pro-life-population” mind-set folk that within another two decades we will see land and resource grabs not just involving the exchange of money but by military force.
Related links below:
China
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/dec/23/china-ability-to-feed-population-warning
The Middle East
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Resource-Wars/2010/11/12/Arabs-face-severe-water-crisis-by-2015/UPI-64941289579090/
Libya
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/22/world/africa/22mali.html?_r=1
Algeria
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12134307
The world
http://blog.populationinstitute.org/2010/12/08/food-the-population-connection/
Kenya
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/when_the_water_ends_africas_climate_conflicts/2331/#video
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 3:06 am
Sad, because these people have looked after the land for so long and they are identified with it.
Bernard is right, we are too numerous and the indigenous people will have no chance in a struggle for survival.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 4:36 am
thanks Cal, noted
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 5:00 am
What chance do indigenous people have against great corporations etc?
They should be protected by their governments as citizens of the country.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 5:01 am
Countries owe much to indigenous people because they have protected the very environment that so called civilised people are wrecking!!!
 

Brian Drake (11)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 5:48 am
Neo-colonialism!
 

Ginger Strivelli (19)
Thursday February 10, 2011, 6:05 am
the native tribes of the world have always been stomped out by big businesses and the modern faiths.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday February 10, 2011, 9:23 am
Mega corporations with the help of bought politicians will steal the land from these people.
 

Deborah L. (70)
Friday February 11, 2011, 9:20 pm
The same will happen to them as what has happened to the American Indian.

People are still having sex, I really don't understand it! And the babies keep coming that the world cannot afford. When will these pro-lifers/fundies who believe that God will provide for all these excess humans wake up already. We have people starving to death everyday, but it doesn't seem to slow them down. If left up to the GOP, Republicans/Tea Party people and the evangelicals and other religious groups who want to have total control of all women s uterus's in the world, they would have every woman pregnant every minute of her reproductive life, as some religions preach.

I do believe that if God said to go forth and be fruitful, he/she/it meant to use some common sense in doing so too.
 

Julie W. (20)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 1:44 am
Deborah L, I thought this was a thread on indigenous rights, not sex and abortion! Maybe you posted in the wrong place?
 
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