Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:24
23 February 2013
Military questions International Fact Finding Mission, participants harassed and stopped from talking to locals
Police questions participants of the IFFM in Panama, Sri Lanka and were stopped from interviewing locals. “We are not doing anything wrong, we are here in solidarity with the people of Panama who have requested through MONLAR to be visited with a fact finding mission because their land have been taken away from them.” Zenaida Soriano, APC Southeast Asia coordinator said.
Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:09PRESS RELEASE 23 February 2013 IFFM in defense of land and livelihood in Sri Lanka starts Thirty local and international participants heads to Panama village in Ampara District of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka in February 22 for the “International Fact Finding Mission (IFFM) in Defense of Land and Livelihood.“ The event is organized by the Movement for Land and National Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) and the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC). The IFFM team is composed of international participants from Nepal, Indonesia, Philippines, India, and Pakistan. Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:23
Written by April Porteria Sunday, 17 February 2013 09:35
The indigenous peoples of Agartala in the North East region of India, met last February 10-11, 2013 to condemn the introduction of more than 200 mega dams and other unsustainable development policies and projects in the region without their free prior and informed consent. The consultation was organized by the Borok People Human Rights Organization, Committee on the Protection of Natural Resources in Manipur, North East Dialogue Forum, Citizens Concern for Dams and Development, Siang Peoples Forum, Mapithel Dam Affected Villagers Organization, People's Movement for Subansiri Valley, Civil Society Women's Organization, All Loktak Lake Areas Fishermen Union, Affected Citizens of Teesta, Centre for Research and Advocacy, Save Sikkim, Initiative for Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples, People's Right to Information and Development, Implementing Society of Mizoram, Federation of Khasi, Jainta and Garo People, All Assam Students Union, Save Mon Federation, All Zeliangrong Students Union, Hmar Inpui United Committee on the Protection of Natural Resources, All Tribal Students Union Manipur, Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti and the Naga Women's Union.Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:40
Written by April Porteria Sunday, 10 February 2013 08:57
08 February 2013
Greetings from the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) and Alliance of Agrarian Reform Movement (AGRA)!
Currently, 10 major private companies such as the Sinar Mas, Willmar, Lonsum, Salim Grup, Tanoto, Indofood, Bumi Resources, Bakrie Land, and two other company are controlling 5.3 million hectares of lands in Indonesia. In the last 5 years, mining companies, especially coal, have reached 84 million hectares. Also, the government is planning two (2) million hectares for palm oil expansion. Widespread and intensive misuse of natural resources, is directly proportional to increasing landgrabbing.
Written by April Porteria Friday, 08 February 2013 15:15
8 February 2013
In support of the Hacienda Looc Farmers
APC Calls for the Prosecution of Henry Sy for Landgrabbing
Quezon City, Philippines – The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) is calling for the prosecution of Henry Sy for landgrabbing of 5,800 hectares of lands at Hacienda Looc, in Nasugbu, Batangas.
On January 31, 2013, farmers from Hacienda Looc filed through their counsel Sentro para sa Tunay na Repormang Agraryo (Sentra), with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) a complaint for illegal and unauthorized conversion against Henry Sy and its SM Investment Corporation, SM Land Corporation and Costa de Hamilo Inc.
Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 15:24
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