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Profit and Loss

26 Sep 2014

From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people fight the loss of land, water and health to mining and oil industries.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Call to eliminate corrupt and fraudulent land deals in Melanesia

10 Jul 2014

Members of the Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance (MILDA) today issued a full statement and called for an immediate review of customary land administration in Melanesia to eliminate corrupt land dealings and fraudulent land practices. See file for full media release.

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Slow Food Melanesia 2014 Report

19 Jun 2014

This report emerged from the March 2014 Slow Food Meeting on Lelepa Island, Vanuatu.

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On our land: Modern land grabs reversing independance in PNG

26 May 2014

Read the latest report from PANG and the Oakland Institute on land grabs in PNG

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Stopping the World Bank from Land Grabbing

26 May 2014

BRG (PNG) and PANG (Fiji) are supporting a campaign stopping the World Bank from land grabbing in the developing world. The World Bank uses its political and financial might through its investment agencies and institutions to force developing countries to follow a pre-prescribed model of development based on the neo-liberal principles of privitisation, deregulation, low corporate taxation and free market fundementalism.

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3rd MILDA Declaration

26 May 2014

The Lelepa Declaration 2014

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Women in Agriculture

5 Feb 2013

Everyday in Papua New Guinea's rugged eastern Highlands province, the nation's biggest business success story is taking place. It is the story of women farmers. In PNG, where up to 97% of land is owned by the people, land is life. And women are the backbone of the land. But they earn little government respect for the vital role they play, and support from men is lacking. The women leaders of the group 'Eastern Highlands Women in Agriculture' works with over 1,500 of these unsung heroes on whose backs PNG's real economy leans. In this documentary, meet some of the women doing remarkable things through their creativity, compassion and determination. They hold the future of a better PNG in their hands. Video by Our Pacific Ways

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Well-being in Vanuatu

15 Oct 2012

A documentary highlighting some of the key findings from the pilot study on ni-Vanuatu well-being conducted between 2010-2012 by the Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs and the Vanuatu National Statistics Office. The study is part of the 'Alternative Indicators of Well-Being for Melanesia' project, endorsed by the Melanesian Spearhead Group and set to roll out to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Fiji in 2013.

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Rhythm of the Solomons… what seabed mining threatens to destroy

15 Oct 2012

What a beautiful way to spend a few minutes – with colorful, astonishing coral reef invertebrates and the sounds of the native peoples of the Solomon Islands. Rhythms of the Solomons, created by Bruce Carlson, paints a peaceful picture of the coexistence of humans with nature. It’s uplifting, and the cinematography is fantastic. From the myriad of crustaceans, molluscs, cnidarians and other marine organisms in this area, one is reminded that some coral reef environments remain in-tact and healthy.

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People before profits: New video on forced evictions

8 Oct 2012

Most development projects, at face value, seem aimed at improving the lives of people. The reality for communities living at or near a project -- be it a dam, a sports complex, or a shopping mall -- is often quite different. Forced evictions regularly do not uphold obligations to fairly consult, compensate, resettle and rehabilitate communities. An estimated 15 million people are affected each year. WITNESS, with partners around the world, are bringing the stories of communities facing human rights abuses and forced evictions to the government officials, the courts and corporations who can make change. For more information about this campaign visit www.witness.org

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