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UN Adopts Historic 'Land Grab' Guidelines


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Cal
- 1536 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The United Nations has adopted global guidelines for rich countries buying land in developing nations.



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Naoko I. (264)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 8:02 am
about time..
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 9:14 am
Voluntary measures are inadequate. The exploitation will continue until the penalties are sufficiently harsh. Assets need to be seized. Properties forfeited. Board officers need to face imprisonment for violation of international law. Whatever it takes to protect native people from corporate excess.
 

William K. (308)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 12:29 pm
It's good that measures are being taken to protect the lands of indigenous people, but I am concerned that these measures will simply be used to further the land grabs by cynically legitimizing the grabs.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 1:35 pm
Thankyou for posting this update, Cal !
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 3:17 pm
The exploitation must be stopped.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 7:24 pm
When poor countries understand they can nationalize assets of foreign invading corporations, the looting of foreign Fascist corporations will begin. UN or no UN, enforcing corporate will in third world nations will be harder than one might think. Those who would volunteer for that military service are not patriots, they are mercenaries.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 5:40 am
Thanks.
 

Angela N. (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 12:42 pm
thanks :)
 

Marcia Oyler (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 7:48 pm
Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 14, 2012, 4:19 am
good
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday May 14, 2012, 11:40 am
Thanks
 
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