Monthly Archives: May 2013

The new way of colonialism in Africa


Freedom4Anyuak

Uploaded on Jan 31, 2010

The grabbing of fertile land going on in Ethiopia is not just rhetoric, fear mongering or in ones imagination; but instead, it is real and happening at a ferocious pace all over the country. It will change Ethiopia forever and the major damage may be done by the end of 2010.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Ethiopia at centre of land grab


ecadforum

Uploaded on Mar 21, 2011

It’s the deal of the century: £150 a week to lease more than 2,500 sq km (1,000 sq miles) of virgin, fertile land — an area the size of Dorset — for 50 years. Bangalore-based food company Karuturi Global says it had not even seen the land when it was offered by the Ethiopian government with tax breaks thrown in. http://ecadforum.com

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

The Kochs’ Stake in Pollution

http://dirtdiggersdigest.org/archives/3854

May 30th, 2013 by Phil Mattera

Koch Industries and the billionaire brothers who run it are best known for their involvement in rightwing causes. The latest controversy is over the Kochs’ reported interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Times and other major newspapers owned by the Tribune Co. A campaign centered in L.A. is mobilizing opposition to such a deal among newspaper subscribers and Tribune shareholders, warning that a Koch takeover would create a new Fox News.

What often gets forgotten is that Koch Industries is not just part of the Koch ideological machine. It is a huge privately-held conglomerate with annual revenues of more than $100 billion and operations ranging from oil pipelines and refining to paper products (it owns Georgia-Pacific), synthetic fibers (it bought Lyrca and Stainmaster producer Invista from DuPont), chemicals, mining and cattle ranching……(read more).

See also: http://www.corp-research.org/koch_industries

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

India’s World Indian firms in Africa land rush


Bette Mera

Published on Feb 27, 2013

Indian ambassador Vijay Sakhuja, Oakland Institute Executive Director Anuradha Mittal and New Ethiopia Executive Director Obang Metho discuss “Land Grab” in Ethiopia. The panel was led by Bharat Bhushan, host of India’s World.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Ethiopia on Sale: Land grab uproots indigenous farmers


Bette Mera

Uploaded on Mar 24, 2011

Gambella – Local Ethiopian farmers are being helplessly uprooted from their livelihoods to make way for incoming Indian and other foreign companies that have been given vast swathes of virgin land by the Meles Zenawi regime in Addis.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Food crisis and the global land grab Documentary Planet for Sale


Bette Mera

Uploaded on May 4, 2011

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Riz Khan – Land Grab or Investment – 19 Nov 09 – Parts 1 & 2


AlJazeeraEnglish

Uploaded on Nov 20, 2009

Some of the countries in Africa may be among the world’s pporest but their lush farmlands and natural resources are the envy of more prosperous nations, mostly in Western Europe and the Middle east.

They say African farmland represents a new economic opportunity but are new investments in African resources simply a land grab at the expense of the people living there?

Part 2

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV