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Our Island Our Pride

8 Oct 2012

OUR ISLAND OUR PRIDE - PROUD TO BE OSIKAIANG - BASE BOUGAINVILLE'S FUTURE ON AGRICULTURE AND TOURISM - NO TO LARGE SCALE MINING - PANAM VILLAGE TOURIST RESORT

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‘Our Land, Our Lives’: Time out on the global land rush

8 Oct 2012

Land eight times the size of the UK was sold off globally in the last decade, enough to grow food for a billion people, equivalent to the number of people who go hungry in the world each night.

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Sisters in Development

7 Sep 2012

While the fruits of big-business development continue to pass them by, women throughout Papua New Guinea are turning to their colourful traditional customs to support their communities. Last month, Our Pacific Ways witnessed an inspiring ceremony where sacred customs blend with new beginnings. Visit ourpacificways.wordpress.com to learn more about Pacific communities reclaiming their future.

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Ralph Regenvanu vs the World Bank & AusAID

30 Aug 2012

The Pacific is a unique and diverse region, with 9 million people scattered over thousands of islands, a third of the globe's surface, but only a tiny fraction of its land. What does the future look like for the Pacific region? Will aid help or hinder development? What are the challenges for development? Recorded in Sydney Australia as part of the Praxis Discussion Series, this discussion features four expert speakers: Member of Parliament for Port Vila, Vanuatu Ralph Regenvanu; Head of AusAID's Pacific Division, Rob Tranter; World Bank Country Director for the Pacific Ferid Belhaj and Biman Prasad, Professor of Economics at the University of the South Pacific.

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Responsible farmland investing? Current efforts to regulate land grabs will make things worse

28 Aug 2012

Responsible farmland investing? Current efforts to regulate land grabs will make things worse

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Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development. Newsletter Land Grab Special Edition

28 Aug 2012

This edition of Forum News is dedicated to the issue of land grabbing and its impact on women’s rights.

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Up For Grabs: millions of hecaters of customary land stolen in PNG for logging

30 Jul 2012

This report analyses and documents the background conditions and impacts of Papua New Guinea’s so-called ‘land grab’, which has seen 72 Special Agricultural and Business Leases (SABLs) totalling 5.1 million hectares of customary-owned land - over 11 per cent of the country and over 16 per cent of accessible commercial forests – granted to unrepresentative landowner companies and foreign-owned corporations for up to 99 years

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Rio Tinto in Africa: Global Citizen or Corporate Shame?

25 Jul 2012

New global labour force, IndustriALL Global Union, targets mining giant Rio Tinto

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The dark side of investment agreements

5 Jul 2012

Movements around the world have put the spotlight on bailouts and tax evasion that have enriched the 1% at the expense of the 99% but this is only part of the picture. This popular video animation exposes how international investment agreements are also at the heart of an international economic system that is enriching a small corporate elite at the public expense. This video shows how: •corporate lawsuits against governments have risen by almost 1200% since 1990 •Argentina's legal bill for fighting corporate lawsuits has come to US$ 912 million, equivalent to the annual average salary of 140,000 teachers or 75,000 public hospital doctors • corporate lawyers, based mainly in the UK and US, are earning around $800 dollars an hour encouraging corporations to sue governments

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