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Declaration of Nyeleni

World Forum on Food Sovereignty
Monday 19 March 2007 by LRAN

The Neoliberal Agrarian Model in Brazil

João Pedro Stedile
Monday 19 March 2007 by LRAN

João Pedro Stedile is a member of the national board of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) and of Via Campesina-Brasil.


Guatemala: Peasant leader and his children murdered in Zacapa

Friday 2 March 2007 by LRAN
Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform On February 6, 2007 the peasant leader Israel Carías Ortiz and his children Robin Aroldo Ramírez, 11 years old, and Luswin Alexis Ramírez, 9 years old, were murdered at around 10:30, when they were going from Zacapa to the community of Los Achiotes. Israel (...)

The Neoliberal Agrarian Model in Brazil

by João Pedro Stedile
Saturday 17 February 2007 by LRAN

João Pedro Stedile is a member of the national board of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) and of Via Campesina–Brasil.

PHILIPPINES: Extra-judicial Killings; violence against the activists; collapse of rule of law

Monday 12 February 2007 by LRAN

AHRC 2006 Human Rights Report on the Philippines
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How the World Bank Maintains its Research Paradigm & Dominance

By Robin Broad
Saturday 10 February 2007 by LRAN

Robin Broad is professor, international development program, School of International
Service, American University in Washington, DC and author of several books on
development and the international financial institutions. This article is adapted and
condensed, with permission, from: Robin Broad, “Research, Knowledge, and the Art of
‘Paradigm Maintenance’: The World Bank’s Development Economics Vice-Presidency (DEC)” published in the Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 13, No. 3, August 2006, pp 387-419. The adapted article was published by the Bretton Woods Project, London.

Leaseback Arrangements: Reversing Agrarian Reform Gains in the Philippines

by: Carmina B. Flores-Obanil and Mary Ann Manahan
Thursday 8 February 2007 by LRAN

Carmina Flores-Obanil is the coordinator of the Land Tenure Center of the Philippine Center for Rural Development Studies, Inc. (Centro Saka, Inc.). Mary Ann Manahan is a researcher with Focus on the Global South, Philippines Programme and a member of the Land Research Action Network (LRAN).

Colombia’s Palm Oil Biodiesel Push

By Tatiana Roa Avendaño
Thursday 8 February 2007 by LRAN

Tatiana Roa Avendaño is a member of Censat Agua Viva and Amigos de la Tierra/Colombia.

PHILIPPINES: Farm leader wounded in shooting in front of his family

Urgent Appeals Programme: Asian Human Rights Commission
Tuesday 23 January 2007 by LRAN

Dear friends,

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you that a leader of a group of farmers seeking land reform was wounded in a shooting at 6pm on 30 October 2006. The attack on Ronald Ocson (41), president of the Asao Farmers and Residents Association (AFRA), took place almost three weeks after he and his fellow villagers were also violently allegedly attacked by armed goons of an influential landlord in Barangay (village) Lawis, Balasan, Iloilo.

Criteria for Affiliation with LRAN

Sunday 21 January 2007 by admin

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