Land Grabbing


South African organisations urge government to investigate murder of anti-mining activist

Interview with Robby Mokgalaka from groundWork-Friends of the Earth South Africa

Mama Fikile Ntshangase was shot dead at her home in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal province, by four gunmen on 22 October. She was Vice-Chairperson of a sub-committee of the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation (MCEJO) and actively opposed the expansion of the Tendele coal mine near her home. “We feel that she  … Read more

Agroecology in dispute: What’s behind the “transition towards sustainable agriculture” narrative?

Organisations analyse strategies, discourses and alliances of agribusiness that continue putting profit before peoples and planet

Friends of the Earth International (FoEI), the Transnational Institute of the Netherlands (TNI) and the Crocevia International Centre launched a publication entitled: “Junk Agroecology: The corporate capture of agroecology for a partial ecological transition without social justice.” The aim of the report is to “influence the just ecological transition debate  … Read more

The dire consequences of the gas expansion plans in Mozambique

We don't have to create another example in Africa of extractive industries causing conflicts and social instability

Cabo Delgado, the northernmost province of Mozambique, is suffering. The invasion of the transnational gas industry, attacks by extremist groups and military deployment from a government that seems to hate its people, are all creating a frightening breeding ground for murders, forced disappearances, the persecution of journalists and social activists  … Read more

Reclaim the soil – Gender issues in Ghana and Denmark

Podcast by NOAH - Friends of the Earth Denmark

This series is about female farmers in Ghana and in Denmark. It is about women who show that small scale farming and sustainable agriculture is the only way forward. Women who, by their actions, fight the oppression of capitalism, patriarchy and neocolonialism. Women who say no to conventional farming, no  … Read more

Reclaim the Soil – Access to Land in Ghana and Denmark

Podcast by NOAH - Friends of the Earth Denmark

This series is about female farmers in Ghana and in Denmark. It is about women who show that small scale farming and sustainable agriculture is the only way forward. Women who, by their actions, fight the oppression of capitalism, patriarchy and neocolonialism. Women who say no to conventional farming, no  … Read more

The fight for Food Sovereignty: a battle against the fascist offensive

Interview with Carlos Marentes, peasant leader from the US-Mexico border

 “We will not achieve Food Sovereignty if we can’t recover control over our communities and territories, if we can’t take back control over food from the corporations”, warned peasant Carlos Marentes, a long-standing leader from La Vía Campesina. “This is a complicated struggle, it requires intense work. In the current  … Read more

India: the right to land and ownership of means of production at the center of the dispute against the capitalist system

Controversial Citizenship Law brings new wave of mobilizations against the far-right wing

In India there have been massive demonstrations against a new Citizenship Law that came into force in January, which grants nationality to refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, except Muslims. In December, tens of people were murdered in the repression of mobilizations, and hundreds were arrested. Those who oppose the  … Read more

Historic national strike in Colombia: millions of people take to the streets

A huge diversity of actors mobilized together against neoliberal measures of President Duque

Thursday´s national strike in Colombia was one of the largest in the recent history of the country. Protests continued on Friday, in a spontaneous way. Millions of people took to the streets on Thursday in Colombia against the package of measures implemented by President Iván Duque. While demonstrations in Bogota,  … Read more

BlackRock invests in burning the Amazon

New report explores how the investments of global asset manager drive deforestation and violate the rights of indigenous people

“As fires rage across the Amazon, a report released today reveals that BlackRock, the world’s largest institutional investor with $6.5 trillion USD in assets, is deeply invested in the sectors most responsible for tropical forest destruction in the Amazon and around the world”, reads a press release issued by Friends of the  … Read more

Era of new challenges: “Now the ones coming and taking over your land are saying that we need to save the planet”

Interview with Jun Borras, one of the founders of La Vía Campesina International

Saturnino ‘Jun’ M. Borras Jr. is a Filipino political activist and academic who has been deeply involved in rural social movements in the Philippines and internationally since the early 1980s. He was part of the core organizing team that established the international peasant movement La Vía Campesina. Jun has written  … Read more