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Land Reform

Evaluating Mandela's Legacy One Year Later

Bernadette Atuahene | Posted 02.07.2015 | World
Bernadette Atuahene

December 5 was the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death. When we scratch beneath the surface, we find that the political bargain that he brokered to bring an end to apartheid while avoiding massive bloodletting and economic disintegration is now falling apart.

Farmers Get Last Laugh in Zimbabwe

Drew F. Cohen | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Drew F. Cohen

In the early 2000s, Zimbabwe's liberation president, Robert Mugabe, encouraged bloody takeovers of large commercial white-owned farms as part of his campaign to redistribute the country's fertile industrial agricultural land to previously disenfranchised blacks.

We Don't Negotiate Life: The Defense of Indigenous Lands and Waters in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field September 9, 2013 At stake throughout Honduras, as throughout the world, are indigenous lands, forests, water, mineral...


Beverly Bell | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field Part 29 of the Harvesting Justice series. On September 12, Berta Caceres, Tomás Gomez, and Aureliano Molina, leaders...


Beverly Bell | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field "Honduras has been known for two things only: being a military base for the [contra] attacks on the Nicaraguan revolut...

Without Our Land, We Cease To Be a People: Defending Indigenous Territory and Resources in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Miriam Miranda is a leader of the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization (OFRANEH), which works with the 46 communities ...

We Don't Have Life without Land: Holding Ground in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Co-authored by Lauren Elliott Part 25 of the Harvesting Justice series For the next three articles, we will pause to ...

Inherit the Earth: Land Reform in Brazil

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Part 24 of the Harvesting Justice series As a key determinant of who has power and who doesn't, battles over land hav...

'Our Ancestors Left This for Us to Protect': Honduran Land Movement Celebrates Victory

Beverly Bell | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Beverly Bell

Writing from Honduras, Miriam, the coordinator of OFRANEH, told about the first victory in the Garífuna's most recent campaign to win back their legal and ancestral lands lost to mega-development projects.

Birthing Justice: Without Firing an Arm, We Created a Revolution

Beverly Bell | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Today, land access remains largely unfair and inequitable. Never has such a high percentage of the world's population been displaced from their indigenous or ancestral lands, left without land, a secure home, or the ability to feed themselves.

Will India Lead the Way in Urban Land Tax Reform? A Mission Director from the Indian Ministry of Housing Provides Some Answers

Scott Baker | Posted 08.21.2011 | World
Scott Baker

"Good taxes like land value taxation need to be tapped first. It is a pity that governments/local bodies in most developing countries are yet to exploit land as a resource."

Happy Birthday Madiba!

Bernadette Atuahene | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernadette Atuahene

International activists must once again lend a hand to put the legacy of apartheid in South Africa to rest once and for all. This is the best birthday present that we can give our beloved Madiba.

If We Do Not Act, South Africa Will Fall Apart Just like Zimbabwe Has!

Bernadette Atuahene | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernadette Atuahene

If the U.S. and other world leaders do not intervene to help South Africa correct the skewed distribution of land, unrest will result.

"So That Everyone Can Eat, Produce It Here:" Food Sovereignty and Land Reform in Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Doudou Pierre is on the coordinating committee of the National Haitian Network for Food Sovereignty and Food Security (RENHASSA). He is also a member ...

Women of the Revolution: Last Train from Cuernavaca

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Robson writes with a fluidity and honesty that drew me firmly into the women's struggle for dignity and freedom, and she rendered the beauty of Cuernavaca and the surrounding countryside with such acuity that I fell in love with the place.