• Il racconto dell’omicidio di #Agitu_Ideo_Gudeta evidenzia il razzismo democratico dei media italiani

    L’imprenditrice #Agitu Ideo Gudeta è stata uccisa il 29 dicembre nella sua casa a #Frassilongo, in provincia di Trento. Da subito si è ipotizzato si trattasse dell’ennesimo femminicidio (72 donne dall’inizio del 2020), anche in ragione del fatto che in passato la donna era stata costretta a querelare un uomo per #stalking. In quell’occasione Gudeta aveva chiesto di considerare l’aggravante razziale, dato che l’uomo, un vicino di casa, la chiamava ripetutamente “negra”, ma il giudice aveva respinto la richiesta del suo avvocato. Il giorno successivo all’omicidio, il suo dipendente #Adams_Suleimani, – un uomo ghanese di 32 anni – ha confessato il crimine, aggravato dal fatto che l’ha violentata mentre era agonizzante. Il movente sarebbe un mancato pagamento.

    Gudeta era nata ad Addis Abeba, in Etiopia, 42 anni fa. Non era più una “ragazza”, come hanno scritto alcune testate. La sua prima permanenza in Italia risale a quando aveva 18 anni, per studiare nella facoltà di Sociologia di Trento. Era poi tornata in Etiopia, ma nel 2010 l’instabilità del Paese l’ha costretta a tornare in Italia. Nello Stato africano si è interrotto solo pochi giorni fa il conflitto tra il Fronte di Liberazione del Tigré e il governo centrale etiope – i tigrini sono una minoranza nel Paese, ma hanno governato per oltre trent’anni senza far cessare gli scontri tra etnie – cha ha causato violazioni dei diritti umani, massacri di centinaia di civili e una grave crisi umanitaria.

    Proprio le minacce dei miliziani del Fronte di Liberazione avevano spinto Agitu Ideo Gudeta a tornare in Italia. La donna aveva infatti denunciato le politiche di #land_grabbing, ossia l’accaparramento delle terre da parte di aziende o governi di altri Paesi senza il consenso delle comunità che le abitano o che le utilizzano per mantenersi. Per questo motivo il governo italiano le ha riconosciuto lo status di rifugiata. In Trentino, dove si era trasferita in pianta stabile, ha portato avanti il suo impegno per il rispetto della natura, avviando un allevamento di ovini di razza pezzata mochena, una specie autoctona a rischio estinzione, e recuperando alcuni ettari di terreni in stato di abbandono.

    Il caseificio che aveva aperto rivelava già dal nome – La capra felice – il suo credo ambientalista e il suo antispecismo, ricevendo riconoscimenti da Slow Food e da Legambiente per l’impegno promosso con la sua azienda e il suo negozio. Agitu Ideo Gudeta era un nome noto nel movimento antirazzista italiano, ma oggi viene usata – persino dai Verdi – per presentare il Trentino come terra di accoglienza, in un tentativo di nascondere la xenofobia di cui era oggetto. Le origini della donna e del suo assassino stupratore sono sottolineate da tutti e precedono la narrazione della violenza, mettendola in secondo piano, salvo evidenziarla in relazione alla provenienza dell’omicida, che per una volta non è un italiano, né un compagno o un parente.

    Alla “ragazza” è stata affibbiata in tutta fretta una narrazione comune a quella che caratterizza altre donne mediaticamente esposte, come le attiviste Greta Thunberg e Carola Rackete, la cooperante Aisha Romano o la giornalista Giovanna Botteri, basata su giudizi e attacchi basati perlopiù su fattori estetici. Razzismo, sessismo e classismo si mescolano in questa storia in cui la violenza – quella del vicino di casa, quella del suo assassino, quella del governo etiope – rischiano di rimanere sullo sfondo, in favore del Grande gioco dell’integrazione. A guidarlo è come sempre un trionfalismo tipico dei white saviour (secondo una definizione dello storico Teju Cole del 2012), come se esistesse un colonialismo rispettabile: insomma, in nome della tolleranza, noi italiani doc abbiamo concesso alla donna un riparo da un Paese povero, di una povertà che riteniamo irrimediabile. Usiamo ormai d’abitudine degli automatismi e un lessico che Giuseppe Faso ha definito razzismo democratico, in cui si oppongono acriticamente migranti meritevoli a migranti immeritevoli, un dualismo che sa vedere solo “risorse” o “minacce all’identità nazionale”.

    Così il protagonismo di Agitu Ideo Gudeta viene improvvisamente premiato, trasformando lei in una migrante-eroina e il suo aguzzino nel solito stupratore non bianco, funzionale solo al “Prima gli italiani”. Ma parlare di Agitu Ideo Gudeta in termini di “integrazione” è un insulto alla sua memoria. Considerarla un simbolo in questo senso conferma che per molti una rifugiata sarà rifugiata per sempre e che una “migrante” non è altro che una migrante. La nostra stampa l’ha fatto, suggerendo di dividere gli immigrati in buoni e cattivi, decorosi e indecorosi, e trattando i lettori come se fossero tutti incapaci di accogliere riflessioni più approfondite.

    Parallelamente però, un governo che come i precedenti accantona la proposta di legge sulla cittadinanza favorisce un racconto privo di sfumature, che rifiuta in nome di una supposta complessità non affrontabile nello sviscerare questo tema. Forse se avessimo una legge sulla cittadinanza al passo con i tempi, e non una serie di norme che escludono gli italiani di seconda generazione e i migranti, potremmo far finalmente progredire il ragionamento sulla cosiddetta convivenza e sulla coesione sociale ed esprimerci con termini più adeguati. Soprattutto chi è stato in piazza a gridare “Black Lives Matter”, “I can’t breathe” e “Say Their Names” oggi dovrebbe pretendere che la notizia di questo femminicidio venga data diversamente: in Trentino una donna di nome Agitu Ideo Gudeta è stata uccisa e violentata. Era diventata un’imprenditrice di successo nel settore caseario dopo essersi opposta alle politiche di land grabbing in Etiopia. Era un’attivista e un’ambientalista molto conosciuta. Mancherà alla sua comunità.

    https://thevision.com/attualita/agitu-gudeta-razzismo

    #féminicide #racisme #Italie #meurtre #femmes #intersectionnalité #viol #réfugiés #accaparement_des_terres #Trentin #éleveuse #élevage #Pezzata_Mòchena #chèvrerie #chèvres #La_capra_felice #xénophobie
    #white_saviour #racisme_démocratique
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    Le site web de la #fromagerie de Agitu Ideo Gudet :


    http://www.lacaprafelice.com

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    NB :
    Grâce à une amie qui connaissait Agitu je viens de connaître une autre facette de cette histoire. Un drame dans le drame, dont je ne peux/veux pas parler ici.

    • Murdered Agitu Ideo Gudeta, an example of environmental preservation and female entrepreneurship in Italy.

      Agitu was found dead in her home in #Val_dei_Mocheni, Trentino, Italy. The entrepreneur and shepherdess from Ethiopia would turn 43 on January 1st.
      An employee of her company confessed the murder followed by rape.

      One of the main news in the Italian media, the murder of Agitu brought much indignation. Especially among women. In Italy, a woman is murdered every three days, according to a report from Eures.

      “When will this massacre of women end? When? Today, feminicide has extinguished the smile of a dear and sweet sister. Rest in peace Agitu. We will miss you a lot”, twitted the Italian writer with SomaIi origin Igiaba Sciego.

      Agitu, originally from Addis Ababa, was born into a tribe of nomadic shepherds. She went to Rome to study Sociology when she was 18 years old and returned to Ethiopia. However, she left her country again in 2010, fleeing threats for her commitment by denouncing “land grabbing” by multinationals.

      In Italy, in Valle dei Mocheni, Trentino, she began to preserve a goat species in extinction, the #Mochena goat.

      An example of female entrepreneurship, she set up the company “La capra felice” (The happy goat) producing cheeses and cosmetic products with goat’s milk.

      She has become an example of organic and sustainable production.

      Agitu’s work has been recognized throughout Italy, her story published in many medias, she attended different events and has been rewarded for her commitment to preserving goats and her production of organic products. One of the awards was the Slow Cheese Resistenza Casearia award, in 2015.

      It was not the first time that Agitu had her life under threat in the hands of men. She publicly denounced her neighbour for stalking, racially motivated threats and aggression. For months she was threatened by a man and one of the reasons was that she offered work and apprenticeship for refugees from African origins. “This neighbour does not like the colour of our skin and does what it can to create confusion,” she said at an interview.

      On December 29, her life was taken by a man who worked for her, shepherding her goats. According to him, for financial reasons. The man confessed to the crime and also revolted that he had committed rape after the attack. The man beat her in her head with a hammer. He was arrested.

      Agitu was found lifeless after friends called the police because they thought it was strange that she didn’t come to a meeting and didn’t answer the phone.

      The murder is a tragic end for a woman who brought so many good things into the world.

      Until when will we lose our sisters to violence?

      Rest in peace Agitu. We will never forget your legacy.

      https://migrantwomenpress.com/agitu-ideo-gudeta-murdered/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

      #montagne

    • Grâce à une amie qui connaissait Agitu je viens de connaître une autre facette de cette histoire. Un drame dans le drame, dont je ne peux/veux pas parler ici.

    • Le féminicide d’Agitu Ideo Gudeta choque l’Italie

      Ce 29 décembre, Agitu Ideo Gudeta, une réfugiée éthiopienne de 42 ans, a été retrouvée morte à son domicile, dans le nord de l’Italie, annonce La Repubblica. Elle était connue dans tout le pays grâce à son activité, couronnée de succès, d’éleveuse de chèvres et avait été à de nombreuses reprises médiatisée.

      Une célèbre bergère

      Selon le quotidien local Il Dolomiti, Agitu Gudeta était devenue « la bergère la plus célèbre des vallées du Trentin ». Et son histoire n’était pas banale. En 2010, elle avait dû fuir l’Éthiopie à cause de son activité de militante environnementaliste. Elle subissait des menaces de poursuites judiciaires et des menaces de mort car elle s’opposait à l’accaparement des terres par certaines multinationales.

      A 30 ans, toute seule dans un nouveau pays et dans la région réputée inhospitalière du Trentin, elle avait commencé une autre vie, avec ses 180 chèvres et sa propre entreprise prospère de fromages bio baptisée « La Capra Felice », la chèvre heureuse. Elle avait choisi de protéger une espèce rare, la chèvre Mochena, qui survit dans cette vallée isolée.
      Insultes et menaces racistes

      Avec sa réussite, c’est à d’autres menaces qu’elle avait dû faire face : des menaces et insultes racistes de la part de ses voisins. Elle avait été agressée physiquement également. Elle avait porté plainte contre l’un d’eux qui avait été condamné en janvier à 9 mois sous liberté conditionnelle.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF0nQXrEJ30&feature=emb_logo

      https://www.rtbf.be/info/dossier/les-grenades/detail_le-feminicide-d-agitu-ideo-gudeta-choque-l-italie?id=10664383

    • Trentino, uccisa in casa Agitu Gudeta, la rifugiata etiope simbolo dell’integrazione

      Scappata dal suo Paese, aveva fondato l’azienda agricola «La capra felice» nella Valle dei Mocheni dove allevava animali a rischio di estinzione.

      L’hanno trovata senza vita all’interno della sua casa di Frassilongo (Trentino), colpita con violenza alla testa. Un omicidio, hanno confermato i carabinieri che nel tardo pomeriggio sono giunti sul posto, chiamati dai vicini e stanno lavorando per ricostruire l’accaduto.

      È finito così - forse con un colpo di martello - il sogno di Agitu Ideo Gudeta, pastora etiope che avrebbe compiuto 43 anni il giorno di Capodanno e che si era data l’obiettivo di salvare dall’estinzione (e anche dagli attacchi dell’orso) la capra mochena, una specie che sopravvive in una valle isolata della Provincia di Trento dove la donna aveva trovato casa.

      Ma il suo problema - aveva denunciato un paio di anni fa - più che gli orsi erano i vicini: «Mi insultano, mi chiamano brutta negra, dicono che me ne devo andare e che questo non è il mio posto» aveva denunciato ai carabinieri, raccontando anche pubblicamente la sua storia. Le indagini perà si concentrerebbero su un giovane africano dipendente dell’azienda ’La Capra Felice’. A quanto pare, l’uomo - che non è quello che l’aveva minacciata ed aggredita - avrebbe avuto dissidi con Agitu per motivi economici. A dare l’allarme ai carabinieri sono stati alcuni vicini a loro volta chiamati da un uomo con il quale la vittima aveva un appuntamento al quale non si era presentata.

      Sul caso delle minacce arrivò la solidarietà del presidente della giunta provinciale, all’epoca Ugo Rossi: «Il fatto che Agitu, da rifugiata, abbia avviato la sua attività agricola sul nostro territorio dimostra che il Trentino crede nell’accoglienza e nella solidarietà». Una storia di minacce e danneggiamenti, finita in tribunale con la condanna a 9 mesi per lesioni di un uomo del posto che aveva sempre liquidato la faccenda come una lite fra vicini: «Il razzismo non c’entra». La donna quindi aveva ripreso a girare i mercati del Trentino per vendere i prodotti realizzati con il latte delle sue cinquanta capre, con il furgone che sulla fiancata riportava il nome dell’azienda agricola: «La capra felice».

      Agitu Gudeta era fuggita in Italia nel 2010 e aveva ottenuto lo status di rifugiata e dopo qualche anno era riuscita ad avviare la sua azienda agricola a Frassilongo scommettendo sulle capre mochene. Nel 2017 aveva partecipato all’incontro «Donne anche noi», raccontando la sua storia di migrante arrivata in Italia. Originaria della capitale Addis Abeba, era stata costretta a lasciate l’Etiopia perché a causa del suo impegno contro l’accapparramento delle terre da parte di alcune multinazionali era stata oggetto di minacce di morte.

      https://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2020/12/29/news/trentino_trovata_morta_agitu_gudeta_donna_42enne_simbolo_di_integrazione_

    • Tributes paid to Ethiopian refugee farmer who championed integration in Italy

      Agitu Ideo Gudeta, who was killed on Wednesday, used abandoned land to start a goat farming project employing migrants and refugeesTributes have been paid to a 42-year-old Ethiopian refugee and farmer who became a symbol of integration in Italy, her adopted home.

      Agitu Ideo Gudeta was attacked and killed, allegedly by a former employee, on her farm in Trentino on Wednesday.

      Gudeta had left Addis Ababa in 2010 after angering the authorities by taking part in protests against “land grabbing”. Once in Italy, she tenaciously followed and realised her ambition to move to the mountains and start her own farm. Taking advantage of permits that give farmers access to abandoned public land in depopulated areas, she reclaimed 11 hectares (27 acres) around an old barn in the Mòcheni valley, where she founded her La Capra Felice (The Happy Goat) enterprise.

      Gudeta started with a herd of 15 goats, quickly rising to 180 in a few years, producing organic milk and cheese using environmentally friendly methods and hiring migrants and refugees.

      “I created my space and made myself known, there was no resistance to me,” she told Reuters news agency that year.

      “Agitu brought to Italy the dream she was unable to realise in Ethiopia, in part because of land grabbing,” Gabriella Ghermandi, singer, performer, novelist and friend of Gudeta, told the Guardian. “Her farm was successful because she applied what she had learned from her grandparents in the countryside.

      “In Italy, many people have described her enterprise as a model of integration. But Agitu’s dream was to create an environmentally sustainable farm that was more than just a business; for her it also symbolised struggle against class divisions and the conviction that living in harmony with nature was possible. And above all she carried out her work with love. She had given a name to each one of her goats.”

      In a climate where hostility toward migrants was increasing, led by far-right political leaders, her success story was reported by numerous media outlets as an example of how integration can benefit communities.

      “The most rewarding satisfaction is when people tell me how much they love my cheeses because they’re good and taste different,” she said in an interview with Internazionale in 2017. “It compensates for all the hard work and the prejudices I’ve had to overcome as a woman and an immigrant.”

      Two years ago she received death threats and was the target of racist attacks, which she reported to police, recounting them on her social media posts.

      But police said a man who has confessed to the rape and murder of the farmer was an ex-employee who, they said, allegedly acted for “economic reasons”.

      The UN refugee agency said it was “pained” by Gudeta’s death, and that her entrepreneurial spirit “demonstrated how refugees can contribute to the societies that host them”.

      “Despite her tragic end, the UNHCR hopes that Agitu Ideo Gudeta will be remembered and celebrated as a model of success and integration and inspire refugees that struggle to rebuild their lives,” the agency said.

      “We spoke on the phone last week’’, said Ghermandi. “We spent two hours speaking about Ethiopia. We had plans to get together in the spring. Agitu considered Italy her home. She used to say that she had suffered too much in Ethiopia. Now Agitu is gone, but her work mustn’t die. We will soon begin a fundraising campaign to follow her plan for expanding the business so that her dream will live on.”

      Gudeta would have turned 43 on New Year’s Day.

      https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jan/01/tributes-paid-to-ethiopian-refugee-farmer-who-championed-integration-in

  • How the present day land-grabbing in Africa is forcing thousands to migrate to Europe - Voice Online
    https://www.voice-online.co.uk/entertainment/books/2020/04/16/how-the-present-day-land-grabbing-in-africa-is-forcing-thousands-to-

    IN THIS exclusive excerpt from his new book Why We Are Coming, author Yasin Kakande—an international journalist, migrant activist and TED Fellow—lays bare the shocking truth about the Western exploitation of Africa that is the root cause of Africans choosing to leave their homelands for the UK, US and other developed nations.

    Across Africa many Western investors, including Wall Street bankers and wealthy individuals, are rushing in to acquire agricultural land and are displacing hundreds of thousands of Africans. This shift places the food system in Africa in the hands of a few Western corporations whose interests are, first and foremost, economic gain.

    #terres #expropriations #migration #colonialisme

  • Multinationals are using violence as weapon in the COVID-19 lockdown to dispossess communities – Witness radio Witness radio
    https://witnessradio.org/multinationals-are-using-violence-as-weapon-in-the-covid-19-lockdown-t

    As Uganda begins a 32 day COVID – 19 Lockdown, multinational companies dispossessing more than 35000 natives off their land, have resorted to the use of violence to grab land for poor communities. During the previous weekend, Agilis Partners limited and Great Season Company as well as their agents severely beat William Katusiime, violently and arbitrarily arrested two people namely Sipiriano Baluma and Haweka Martin. Katusiime is a member of a community being dispossessed by Agilis Partners while Haweka and Baluma are members of a community being illegally and violently evicted by Great Seasons Company respectively.

    Last week, Ugandan government ordered the closure of schools, suspended religious gatherings across the country in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus. On March, 22nd, Uganda registered coronavirus first case.

  • The #Climate-Migration-Industrial_Complex

    Thirty years ago there were fifteen border walls around the world. Now there are seventy walls and over one billion national and international migrants. International migrants alone may even double in the next forty years due to global warming. It is not surprising that over the past two decades, we have also seen the rise of an increasingly powerful global climate-security market designed to profit from (and help sustain) these crises. The construction of walls and fences to block rising sea levels and incoming people has become one of the world’s fastest growing industries, alongside the detention and deportation of migrants, and is projected to reach $742 billion by 2023. I believe we are witnessing the emergence of what we might call a “climate-migration-industrial complex.”

    This complex is composed of private companies who profit by securitizing nation-states from the effects of climate-related events, including migration. This includes private detention centers, border construction companies, surveillance technology consultants and developers, deportation and transportation contractors, and a growing army of other subcontractors profiting from insecurity more broadly. Every feature of this crisis complex is an opportunity for profit. For example, even when security measures “fail” and migrants cross borders illegally, or remain beyond their visas to live without status as “criminals,” there is an entire wing of private companies paid to hunt them down, detain them, and deport them just across the border, where they can return and begin the market cycle all over again. Each step in the “crimmigration” process now has its own cottage industry and dedicated army of lobbyists to perpetuate the laws that support it.

    Here is the incredible double paradox that forms the backbone of the climate-migration-industrial complex: right-wing nationalists and their politicians claim they want to deport all undocumented migrants, but if they did, they would destroy their own economy. Capitalists, on the other hand, want to grow the economy with migrant labor (any honest economist will tell you that immigration almost always leads to growth in GDP), but if that labor is too expensive, then it’s not nearly as profitable.

    Trump is the Janus-faced embodiment of this anti-immigrant, pro-economy dilemma and the solution to it — not that he necessarily knows it. With one hand, migrant labor is strategically criminalized and devalorized by a xenophobic state, and with the other, it is securitized and hyper-exploited by the economy. It is a win-win situation for right-wing capitalists but a crucial element is still missing: what will continue to compel migrants to leave their homes and work as exploited criminals in an increasingly xenophobic country?

    This is where the figure of the climate migrant comes in. What we call “climate migrants” or “climate refugees” are not the victims of merely “natural disasters,” because climate change is not a strictly natural process — it is also highly political. The causes of climate-related migration are disproportionately produced by rich Western countries and the effects are disproportionately suffered by poorer countries. The circumstances that determine who is forced to migrate are also influenced by the history of colonialism, global inequality, and the same conditions that have propelled economic migration for decades. In short, the fact that climate change benefits the perpetrators of climate destruction by producing an increasing supply of desperate, criminalized, physically and economically displaced laborers is no coincidence. In fact, it is the key to the Trump “solution.”

    Another key is the use of climate change to acquire new land. When people are forced to migrate out of a territory, or when frozen territories thaw, new lands, waters, and forests become open to extractive industries like mining, drilling, fishing, and logging. Trump’s recent (and ridiculous) bid to buy the thawing territory of Greenland for its oil and gas reserves is one example of this. Climate-stricken urban areas open up new real estate markets, as the gentrification of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina illustrated. In other words, climate change might not mean the end of capitalism, but rather could actually signal its resurgence from current falling rates of ecological profit. During colonialism, everything and everyone that could be easily appropriated (oil, slaves, old-growth forests, etc.), was gobbled up. The workers who are left today under post-colonialism demand more money and more rights. The minerals left are more expensive to extract. This is why capitalists have increasingly retreated to financial speculation, and now to monetizing their own crises.

    If only there were new ways, the capitalist dreams, to kick start the economy and cheaply dislodge huge numbers of people from their land, devalorize their labor, and then appropriate that labor extremely cheaply. In other words, if climate change did not exist, capitalism would have to create it. Luckily for the capitalists, it does exist, because they did create it. Climate migrants now form what we might call a “disposable climate labor army,” conscripted out of a standing reserve of global poverty from wherever the next climate-related disaster strikes, and deployed wherever capitalism demands precarious, securitized, and criminalized labor to be exploited.

    We need to rethink the whole framing of the climate migration “crisis.” Among other things, we need a more movement-oriented political theory to grapple better with the highly mobile events of our time — what I call a “kinopolitics.” The advent of the Capitalocene/Kinocene makes possible today the insight that nature, humans, and society have always been in motion. Humans are and have always been fundamentally migratory, just as the climate and the earth are. These twin insights might sound obvious today, but if taken seriously, they offer a complete inversion of the dominant interpretive paradigms of the climate and migration crises.

    Humans and Earth have always been in motion, but not all patterns of motion are the same. There is no natural, normal, or default state of the earth or of human society. Therefore, we have to study the patterns of circulation that make possible these metastable states and not take them as given. This is what I have tried to work out in The Figure of the Migrant (2015) and Theory of the Border (2016). Unfortunately, the dominant framework for thinking about the climate and migrant crises is currently upside down. It starts from the perspective of a triple stasis: 1) that the earth and human society are in some sense separable and static, or at least stable, structures; 2) that the future should continue to be stable as well; and 3) that if there is not stability, then there is a “crisis.” Mobility, then, is a crisis only if we assume that there was or should be stasis in the first place. For example, migrants are said to destabilize society, and climate change is said to destabilize the earth.

    From a kinopolitical perspective, we can see that the opposite is, in fact, true: Humans were first migratory, and only later settled into more metastable patterns of social-circulation (made historically possible by the social expulsion and dispossession of others). Migrants are not outside society but have played a productive and reproductive role throughout history. Migrant movements are constitutive and even transformative elements of society, rather than exceptional or marginal phenomena. The real question is how we ever came to act and think as if societies were not processes of social circulation that relied on migration as their conditions of reproduction. The earth, too, was first migratory, and only later did it settle into metastable patterns of geological and atmospheric circulation (e.g. the Holocene). Why did we ever think of the earth as a stable surface, immune from human activity in the first place?

    The problem with the prevailing interpretation of climate change and migration is that the flawed paradigm that has defined the “crisis,” the notion of stasis, is also proposed as the solution “Let’s just get things back to normal stability again.” In short, I think a new paradigm is needed that does not use the same tools that generated the “crisis” to solve it — i.e. capitalism, colonialism, and the nation-state.

    Today’s migrant “crisis” is a product of the paradox at the heart of the capitalist, territorial nation-state form, just as the climate crisis is an expression of the paradox at the heart of anthropocentrism. The solutions, therefore, will not come from the forms in crisis but only from the birth of new forms-in-motion that begin with the theoretical primacy of the very characteristic that is dissolving the old forms: the inherent mobility of the migrant climate and the climate migrant.

    https://publicseminar.org/essays/the-climate-migration-industrial-complex

    #complexe_militaro-industriel #réfugiés_environnementaux #réfugiés_climatiques #murs #barrières_frontalières #business #climat #changement_climatique #sécurité #rétention #détention_administrative #privatisation #contrôles_frontaliers #kinopolitics #kinopolitique #kinocène #mobilité #circulation #crise #stabilité #philosophie #ressources_pédagogiques #Etat-nation

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    #catastrophes_naturelles :

    What we call “climate migrants” or “climate refugees” are not the victims of merely “natural disasters,” because climate change is not a strictly natural process — it is also highly political. The causes of climate-related migration are disproportionately produced by rich Western countries and the effects are disproportionately suffered by poorer countries. The circumstances that determine who is forced to migrate are also influenced by the history of colonialism, global inequality, and the same conditions that have propelled economic migration for decades. In short, the fact that climate change benefits the perpetrators of climate destruction by producing an increasing supply of desperate, criminalized, physically and economically displaced laborers is no coincidence.

    –-> @karine4

    #terres #accaparement_des_terres :

    Another key is the use of climate change to acquire new land. When people are forced to migrate out of a territory, or when frozen territories thaw, new lands, waters, and forests become open to extractive industries like mining, drilling, fishing, and logging.

    –-> @odilon
    #extractivisme #colonialisme

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    @sinehebdo, un nouveau mot :
    –-> #crimmigration
    #mots #terminologie #vocabulaire

    Et aussi... la #kinocène

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    Lien avec le #capitalisme :

    If only there were new ways, the capitalist dreams, to kick start the economy and cheaply dislodge huge numbers of people from their land, devalorize their labor, and then appropriate that labor extremely cheaply. In other words, if climate change did not exist, capitalism would have to create it. Luckily for the capitalists, it does exist, because they did create it. Climate migrants now form what we might call a “disposable climate labor army,” conscripted out of a standing reserve of global poverty from wherever the next climate-related disaster strikes, and deployed wherever capitalism demands precarious, securitized, and criminalized labor to be exploited.

    #expoitation #travail #disposable_climate_labor_army #pauvreté

    signalé par @isskein

    ping @fil @reka

  • Does sustainable development have an elephant in the room ?

    The inherently unequal relationship between the developed and developing world is hindering sustainable development.

    This week, the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has begun deliberating on its resolutions. Sustainable development is high on the agenda. This year UNGA has had a record number of high-level meetings - most of them either on or related to the topic.

    At the centre of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are the many disparities between the developed and developing world, including the unequal consumption and use of natural resources; the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation; economic sovereignty and opportunities; and the unequal power in international organisations and decision-making.

    Still, according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ recent progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals, disparities between the developed and developing world continue to grow.

    CO2 emissions are on a trajectory towards disastrous tipping points and global material consumption is projected to more than double by 2060. In the last 20 years, climate-related disasters have led to a 150 percent increase in economic losses and claimed an estimated 1.3 million lives, the great majority of them in the developing world. Climate change-driven conflicts and migration are on the rise, too.

    The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is clear that moving towards sustainability requires the broadest possible international cooperation, an ethic of global citizenship and shared responsibility. Crucially, this includes decreasing international disparities between developed and developing countries, such as in international decision-making, control and use of natural resources and unsustainable patterns of consumption and production.

    However, there is an elephant in the room of sustainable development. Namely, the very relationship between the developed and developing world of domination and subordination and its historical roots in colonialism.

    Today’s unsustainability is shaped by a history that includes the control and use of natural resources and cheap labour for the benefit and consumption of European and European colonial-settler states. It is a history where a bottom line of maximising profit and economic growth included colonisation of foreign lands and peoples, a transformation of landscapes and societies across the world, enslavement, genocides, wars and systemic racial discrimination.

    Over centuries, an international order was established dominated by European colonial and colonial-settler states populated by a majority of European descendants. That is to say, largely today’s developed world.

    Although the inherently unequal relationship between the developed and developing world and its colonial history is not addressed by the Sustainable Development Goals - it is no secret to the UN.

    For example, according to the most comprehensive universal human rights instrument against racial discrimination - the declaration and programme of action of the 2001 Third World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa - the effects and persistence of colonial structures and practices are among the factors contributing to lasting social and economic inequalities in many parts of the world today.

    During the early 1970s, developing nations - many of them recently independent - passed resolutions in the UNGA to establish a new international economic order. They demanded self determination over their economy and natural resources as well as equity in determining the laws, rules and regulations of the global economy.

    The explicit objective was to address international inequities in the wake of European colonialism. Developed countries with the power to actualise such a new international economic order were not interested and nothing much became of it.

    Nonetheless, the call for a new international economic order resonated in the 1986 UN Declaration on the Right to Development. Among other things, it calls on states to eliminate the massive violations of human rights resulting from colonialism, neo-colonialism, all forms of racism and racial discrimination.

    In recent years, there has again been a growing call by developing countries in the UNGA for a new equitable and democratic international economic order. But this time too, developing countries with the power to make that call a reality have opposed it.

    Last year a resolution was passed in the UNGA towards a new international economic order. It emphasises that development within countries needs to be supported by a favourable international economic order. Among other things, it calls for increased coordination of international economic policy in order to avoid it having a particularly negative impact on developing countries.

    An overwhelming majority of 133 of the 193 UN member states voted for the resolution. All developed countries voted against it.

    Another resolution that was passed in the UNGA last year promoted a democratic and equitable international order. It, too, calls for an international economic order based on equal participation in the decision-making process, interdependence and solidarity, in addition to transparent, democratic and accountable international institutions with full and equal participation.

    One-hundred-and-thirty-one of the 193 members of the UNGA voted for the resolution. All developed countries voted against it.

    It is well known by the UN that much of the racial discrimination in European countries and European settler colonies such as the US, Colombia and South Africa reflect colonial history. Across the Americas, the most racially discriminated against are people of colour and among them especially indigenous people and people of African descent. In the European Union too, people of colour are especially discriminated against, not least people of African descent.

    Since little more than a decade ago, there is a UN Permanent Forum, Declaration and Expert Mechanism on the rights of indigenous peoples. As a result of the ongoing UN International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024, last year the General Assembly passed a resolution to establish a UN Permanent Forum and Declaration for people of African descent.

    One-hundred-and-twenty member states voted in favour of the resolution. Only 11 states voted against it. Among them were the US, the UK and France. All developed countries either voted against or abstained from voting on the resolution.

    This year the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism, Tendayi Achiume, has submitted a report to the General Assembly on the human rights obligations of member states in relation to reparations for racial discrimination rooted in enslavement and colonialism. It is the first UN report on the topic. According to it, reparations for enslavement and colonialism include not only justice and accountability for historic wrongs, but also the eradication of persisting structures of racial inequality, subordination and discrimination that were built during enslavement and colonialism.

    It is a view of reparations that includes the pursuit of a just and equitable international order.

    This year the UNGA will also deliberate on a resolution for how to organise the new permanent Forum for People of African Descent.

    When will the developed world recognise and address the elephant in the room? Maybe when there is a real shift towards sustainable development.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/sustainable-development-elephant-room-191009072428736.html
    #développement_durable #colonialisme #subordination #domination #inégalités #SDGs #développement #ressources_naturelles #extractivisme #Nord-Sud #2030_Agenda_for_Sustainable_Development
    #politics_of_development #responsabiité #éthique #coopération_internationale #production #consommation #mondialisation #globalisation #géographie_politique #colonisation #accaparement_des_terres #terres #discrimination_raciale #génocide #esclavage_moderne #continuum_colonial #colonialisme_européen #ordre_économique #droits_humains #racisme #néo-colonialisme #économie #participation #solidarité #interdépendance

    ping @mobileborders @reka @cede @karine4

    ping @reka

  • Land Grabbing in Palestine and Community Resistance | Voices from FoE Asia Pacific
    https://foeasiapacific.org/2020/01/14/land-grabbing-in-palestine-and-community-resistance

    In all, Israel is estimated to have claimed close to 93 per cent of Palestinian land. This includes 80 per cent of Muslim waqf property as its de facto state land, along with uncultivated desert land, held under local customary rights by the Bedouin community. This has led to the scarcity of land, resulting in frequent land disputes and social conflicts, even amongst the Palestinians themselves. Today, 78 per cent of the Palestinian land has been claimed as part of the state of Israel while the West Bank and the Gaza strip take up 21 per cent and 1 per cent of the territory, respectively.

    Le reste du dossier sur l’#accaparement_de_terres :
    https://foeasiapacific.org/2019/12/16/new-report-the-laws-of-land-grabs-in-asia-pacific

    #terres #colonisation #Israël #Palestine

  • #Libambos

    La cupidigia dell’essere umano non ha limiti, che sia un singolo o una nazione. In Africa la maggior risorsa è la terra agricola e per questa c’è una corsa all’accaparramento. A litigarsela sono programmi internazionali, aziende private, piccoli proprietari terrieri, e nel piccolo, famiglie. Quando le lotte sono aspre e ci scappa il morto, tutti si additano perorando la propria causa. Per una volta si scomoda persino l’Interpol per un omicidio locale.


    https://www.elmisworld.com/libro/libambos

    #roman de #Paolo_Groppo
    #livre #land_grabbing #accaparement_des_terres #Afrique #ProSavana #Pro-Savana

  • Sierra Leone : heurts mortels autour des plantations Socfin
    http://www.lequotidien.lu/a-la-une/sierra-leone-deux-morts-et-des-milliers-de-deplaces-autour-des-plantatio

    Deux morts, des villageois battus par les forces de l’ordre et des milliers d’autres fuyant leurs domiciles dans le chefferie de Sahn Malen, dans le sud-est de la #Sierra_Leone : ces événements d’une extrême gravité se sont déroulés le lundi 21 janvier dans les villages riverains d’une plantation de #palmiers_à_huile exploitée par SAC, une filiale de la multinationale luxembourgeoise Socfin dont les deux principaux actionnaires sont l’homme d’affaires belge Hubert #Fabri (50,2% du capital) et le groupe français Bolloré (38,7%), contrôlé par le milliardaire Vincent #Bolloré. Outre l’huile de palme, un marché en pleine expansion, Socfin est également spécialisée dans la culture de l’#hévéa dont est extrait le caoutchouc naturel.

    Selon une vingtaine d’organisations de la société civile, la répression à Sahn Malen est intervenue après le déclenchement d’une grève pour protester contre les mauvaises #conditions_de_travail et les faibles rémunérations des employés de SAC. Ce mouvement s’inscrit dans un conflit plus large sur l’occupation des terres, soit plus de 18 000 hectares, dont Maloa, une association de défense des riverains, juge qu’elles ont été accaparées par la multinationale. « Avant, nous avions de quoi cultiver et nous pouvions nourrir nos familles, ça allait plutôt bien. Maintenant, nos villages sont dans la #plantation, Socfin a pris nos terres, nous ne pouvons plus cultiver, nous n’avons plus de nourriture. Nous dépendons entièrement de Socfin pour le travail », témoignait en octobre dernier une représentante des riverains, invitée au Luxembourg par un collectif d’ONG (lire ci-dessous). L’élection du président Julius Maada Bio, en mars 2018, leur avait pourtant fait espérer une résolution du conflit foncier.

    #terres #alimentation #meurtres

  • Au #Sénégal, la construction d’immenses #ports menace toute la côte | Portfolios | Mediapart

    https://www.mediapart.fr/studio/portfolios/au-senegal-la-construction-d-immenses-ports-menace-toute-la-cote

    La nouvelle zone pour le développement économique et industriel du Sénégal, la Petite-Côte (de Bargny à Ndayane), abritera bientôt deux des plus grands ports de l’Afrique de l’Ouest. Parallèlement, les expropriations des cultivateurs, la destruction de la biodiversité et de la pêche artisanale concourent à l’appauvrissement des populations, qui voient disparaître leurs principales ressources de subsistance.

    #Accaparement_des_terres #Environmental_Justice_Conflict #Pêche

  • Uzbekistan offers 20,000 hectare land to farmers, firms

    Farmers, agro processing biz units and others will soon come together in a conglomerate of sorts as part of an MoU signed between #Gujarat_Agro_Industries_Corporation (#GAIC) and the Republic of Uzbekistan. As part of the #MoU, the Uzbek government has also offered around 20,000 ha of land for farming, as well as for agro industries in the Central Asian Country.

    The MoU calls for formation of various agencies under GAIC to provide training for capacity building and facilitate technology transfer between both the countries, said a government official.

    “We are looking at farm to fork solutions and the Uzbek government has offered 20,000 ha of land. This means even farmers from Gujarat will be able to make use of the opportunity,” said Sanjay Prasad additional chief secretary, department of Agriculture at the inaugural session on sustainable technology driven agriculture for new India at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019 on Sunday.

    KS Randhawa, Managing Director, GAIC said that it will provide the opportunity for formation of agro processing clusters. “Several players can come together to make use of the opportunity provided by the MoU. The Uzbek government was very keen on the project and we plan to create a conglomerate of sorts that will deal with various aspects of agro processing under the leadership of GAIC,” said Randhawa. He said they are looking at farm to fork solutions. “So what we are saying is that we can look at the opportunity to not only produce something but also get into value addition and provide the final product too,” said Randhawa. He said as part of the MoU the Uzbek government has not only offered land but also the technology. "This transfer of technology will also also enable our farmers and businessmen to use it in Gujarat. This is a win-win-deal,"s aid Randhawa.

    It should be noted that in all 28360 MoUs were signed during the three days of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019 of which 408 were in the agro food processing sector.


    https://www.farmlandgrab.org/28689
    #Ouzbékistan #terres #agriculture #land_grabbing #accaparement_des_terres
    ping @odilon

  • The Highest Bidder Takes It All: The World Bank’s Scheme to Privatize the Commons

    The Highest Bidder Takes It All: The World Bank’s Scheme to Privatize the Commons details how the Bank’s prescribes reforms, via a new land indicator in the #Enabling_the_Business_of_Agriculture (#EBA) project, promotes large-scale land acquisitions and the expansion of agribusinesses in the developing world. This new indicator is now a key element of the larger EBA project, which dictates pro-business reforms that governments should conduct in the agricultural sector. Initiated as a pilot in 38 countries in 2017, the land indicator is expected to be expanded to 80 countries in 2019. The project is funded by the US and UK governments and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    The EBA’s main recommendations to governments include formalizing private property rights, easing the sale and lease of land for commercial use, systematizing the sale of public land by auction to the highest bidder, and improving procedures for #expropriation. Countries are scored on how well they implement the Bank’s policy advice. The scores then help determine the volume of aid money and foreign investment they receive.

    Amidst myriad flaws detailed in the report is the Bank’s prescription to developing countries’ governments, particularly in Africa, to transfer public lands with “potential economic value” to private, commercial use, so that the land can be put to its supposed “best use.” Claiming that low-income countries do not manage public land in an effective manner, the Bank pushes for the privatization of public land as the way forward. This ignores the fact that millions of rural poor live and work on these lands, which are essential for their livelihoods while representing ancestral assets with deep social and cultural significance.

    The Highest Bidder Takes It All is released as part of the Our Land Our Business campaign, made up of 280 organizations worldwide, demanding an end to the Enabling Business of Agriculture program.


    https://www.oaklandinstitute.org/highest-bidder-takes-all-world-banks-scheme-privatize-commons
    #Banque_mondiale #privatisation #terres #commons #communs #rapport #agriculture #industrie_agro-alimentaire #agro-business #land_grabbing #accaparement_des_terres #réformes #aide_au_développement #développement #commodification #économie #marchandisation #valeur_économique #néo-libéralisme

    signalé par @fil
    cc @odilon

  • https://www.rasa-africa.org/publications/le-rapport.html


    Le rapport alternatif sur l’Afrique 2018 (n°0 - juillet 2018) est préparé par un collectif de personnes et d’organisations africaines. Elles veulent rendre compte des évolutions et transformations sociétales, économiques, culturelles, religieuses, politiques, environnementales qui donnent une autre idée de l’Afrique qui est en train d’être construite et qui échappent de fait aux indicateurs conventionnels du développement et du bien être. Elles veulent bâtir une définition du progrès de l’Afrique et des Africains plus proches de leurs cosmogonies et visions du monde, de leurs réalités et de leurs pratiques.
    #Afrique #Autre_développement #Afrotopia

  • Food giants’ claims palm oil does not damage rainforests ’problematic’, say researchers | The Independent
    https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/palm-oil-food-supply-sustainable-deforestation-indonesia-malaysia-ora

    Il faut reconnaître que l’image est assez forte, genre les manifestants à NDDL : dégage !

    Food firms cannot claim the palm oil in their products does not destroy rainforests because supply chains are so complex, scientists say.

    “No-deforestation” promises printed on packaging could be failing despite the good intentions of manufacturers, according to a report by researchers at Imperial College London.

    Palm oil plantations in eastern Asia are blamed for pushing orangutans, Borneo elephants and Sumatran tigers to near-extinction as their rainforest habitats are being continually torn or burned down. The destruction also releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, reduces biodiversity and drives indigenous people from their homelands.

    #huile_de_palme #déforestation #accaparement_des_terres #agriculture

  • South Korean company under fire for alleged deforestation in Papua oil palm concession
    https://news.mongabay.com/2018/04/south-korean-company-under-fire-for-alleged-deforestation-in-papua-oi

    A report by WRI shows ongoing deforestation in an oil palm concession in Papua, Indonesia, operated by a subsidiary of South Korea’s POSCO Daewoo.
    The company has responded by saying its operations in Papua are legal and fully permitted.
    Concerns over deforestation by POSCO Daewoo have prompted other companies to say they will not allow its palm oil into their supply chains. These include big-name brands such as Clorox, Colgate Palmolive, IKEA, L’Oreal, Mars and Unilever.
    POSCO Daewoo has issued a temporary moratorium on land clearing in its Papua concession and hired a consultant to advise it on how to proceed with its operations there.

    #industrie_palmiste #Papouasie #déforestation

  • COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE 27/12/2017 - Union des Associations et des Coordinations d’associations pour le Développement et la Défense des Droits des Démunis
    http://www.uacdddd.org/spip.php?article174

    Rappel des faits : l’Etat malien a décidé de construire un barrage appelé seuil du Talo, sur des terres non immatriculées en son nom, pour irriguer, une plaine de plus de 8000 hectares actuellement par submersion. Environ 3000 hectares sont cultivés depuis des siècles par des villages riverains. Ce début d’aménagement permet d’améliorer le quotidien et les revenus avec la culture du riz notamment, attisant depuis la convoitise de plusieurs villages de la zone.
    Comment se fait-il que le Préfet prenne des décisions d’attribution sur 8000 hectares alors que ses prérogatives se limitent à 5 hectares ?
    Et quel intérêt, de bafouer les droits fonciers coutumiers légitimes des communautés qui ont travaillé et enrichi ces terres au fil des ans en les reléguant loin hors de leur terres sur la plaine au profit d’autres villages distant jusqu’à 40 km ?
    En 2011, sept villages de San1, ont dénoncé cette décision d’attribution illégale par écrit au préfet. La seule réponse a été l’envoie de gendarmes qui ont brulé les maisons et greniers, emprisonnés pendant plus de 6 mois une quarantaine de paysans âgés de15 à 77 ans et firent leur premier mort.

    Au moment où une loi sur le foncier agricole, promulguée en avril 2017 , reconnait et donne les moyens de faire appliquer les droits fonciers coutumiers des communautés, une première dans l’histoire foncière, les autorités locales continuent à régner en maître, sans respect des lois et droits.

    #Accaparement_des_terres #Mali

  • L’Éthiopie, terre d’industrie
    http://www.laviedesidees.fr/L-Ethiopie-terre-d-industrie.html

    Si en 1984, l’Éthiopie « mourait peu à peu », c’est aujourd’hui un des pays à la plus forte croissante économique. Comment la politique industrielle menée par le gouvernement éthiopien a-t-elle contribué à un tel résultat ?

    Livres & études

    / #Afrique, #développement, #industrie, #protectionnisme

    #Livres_&_études

  • Europa orientale: la minaccia della concentrazione delle terre

    Dal 2008 l’accaparramento delle terre agricole in Europa orientale ha visto principali protagoniste poche grandi aziende. Incentivate dal basso costo delle terre e dalle sovvenzioni Ue stanno mettendo in ginocchio i piccoli e medi produttori


    https://www.balcanicaucaso.org/aree/Bulgaria/Europa-orientale-la-minaccia-della-concentrazione-delle-terre-179578
    #land_grabbing #accaparement_des_terres #terres #Europe_de_l'Est #agriculture

  • Pourquoi les Chinois grignotent-ils les champs français ?

    Grâce à un montage financier, fin novembre, l’entreprise #Hongyang a racheté 900 hectares de #terres_agricoles dans la région de l’#Allier, en #Auvergne. Aucun organisme de contrôle n’a pu empêcher la transaction, au grand dam des politiciens locaux. Et il y a un précédent : le même groupe chinois avait acquis 1700 hectares dans l’#Indre l’an passé. Un scandale local, et une question nationale. Qu’est-ce qui motive les Chinois à investir sur les terres françaises ?


    https://www.lacite.info/politiquetxt/chinois-champs-france

    #France #Chine #terres #Franchine (?) #agriculture #accaparement_des_terres
    cc @odilon

  • La #faim dans le monde augmente pour la première fois depuis dix ans
    https://reporterre.net/La-faim-dans-le-monde-augmente-pour-la-premiere-fois-depuis-dix-ans

    Mais pour l’économiste agricole Materne Maetz, ancien de la FAO et auteur du blog « La faim expliquée ? », le rapport passe sous silence l’accaparement des terres par les géants de l’agroindustrie – semenciers, géants de l’agroalimentaire, etc. – qui prive les familles les plus modestes de leur moyen de subsistance. « Les politiques suivies par les pays, comme l’approche qui consiste à favoriser les investisseurs privés, et qui souvent se traduit par l’expulsion des producteurs de leurs terres, sont extrêmement défavorables aux gens les plus pauvres, accuse-t-il. C’est complètement contradictoire. Le problème, c’est que pour lutter contre l’insécurité alimentaire on cherche à produire davantage, sans se soucier de qui produit, au profit de qui, et de savoir si ce qui est produit pourra être acheté et consommé par les personnes en situation d’insécurité alimentaire. »

    #accaparement_des_terres

  • #Rohingya: The oil economics and land-grab politics behind Myanmar’s refugee crisis — Quartz
    https://qz.com/1074906/rohingya-the-oil-economics-and-land-grab-politics-behind-myanmars-refugee-crisis
    https://qzprod.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/rtxzmp0-e1505191169506.jpg?quality=80&strip=all&w=1600

    In fact, the commission recognises that pipelines put local communities at risk. There is significant local tension related to land seizures, insufficient compensation for damages, environmental degradation, and an influx of foreign workers rather than increased local employment opportunities.

    Meanwhile, the Sittwe deep-sea port was financed and constructed by India as part of the Kaladan Multi-modal Transit Transport Project. The aim is to connect the northeast Mizoram state in India with the Bay of Bengal.

    Coastal areas of Rakhine State are clearly of strategic importance to both India and China. The government of Myanmar, therefore, has vested interests in clearing land to prepare for further development and to boost its already rapid economic growth.

    All of this takes place within the wider context of geopolitical maneuvering. The role of Bangladesh in fuelling ethnic tensions is also hotly contested. In such power struggles, the human cost is terribly high.
    Compounding the vulnerability of minorities

    In Myanmar, the groups that fall victim to land grabbing have often started in an extremely vulnerable state and are left even worse off. The treatment of the Rohingya in Rakhine State is the highest profile example of broader expulsion that is inflicted on minorities.

    When a group is marginalised and oppressed it is difficult to reduce their vulnerability and protect their rights, including their property. In the case of the Rohingya, their ability to protect their homes was decimated through the revocation of their Burmese citizenship.

    Since the late 1970s, around a million Rohingya have fled Myanmar to escape persecution. Tragically, they are often marginalised in their host countries.

    With no country willing to take responsibility for them, they are either forced or encouraged to continuously cross borders. The techniques used to encourage this movement have trapped the Rohingya in a vulnerable state.

    #Birmanie #terres #développement #discrimination #persécution

  • Le parlement brésilien mène l’offensive pour accaparer l’Amazonie
    https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/economie/030517/le-parlement-bresilien-mene-loffensive-pour-accaparer-lamazonie

    Pour les défenseurs de l’environnement, qui tirent la sonnette d’alarme, la région vit sous la menace de projets de loi destructeurs pour les réserves naturelles et territoires indigènes : au Parlement, les défenseurs du lobby de l’agriculture constituent une force à laquelle le premier ministre, Michel Temer, ne peut rien refuser.

    #Economie #accaparement_des_terres #agriculture #Amazonie #Brésil

  • farmlandgrab.org | Accaparement des terres : un plan pour affamer l’Afrique ?
    http://www.farmlandgrab.org/27001

    Les acteurs de la société civile engagés dans la défense et la protection des paysans sont formels. Les multinationales soutenues par les Etats et certains acteurs locaux s’enrichissent sur le dos des petits agriculteurs, poussent les jeunes au chômage et détruisent l’environnement. Mais comment assurer la protection des paysans tout en répondant aux besoins alimentaires de masse ?

    Comment assurer la protection des paysans tout en répondant aux besoins alimentaires de masse ? La question n’est toujours pas complètement tranchée et la guerre entre petits agriculteurs d’une part, et acteurs étatiques et multinationales d’autre part se poursuit. Des grandes superficies de terre continuent d’être raflées pour la production de biens de consommation qui dans la plupart des cas sont destinés à l’exportation. Pourtant au niveau local, des familles dépossédées de leurs terres meurent de faim et de plus en plus de jeunes désoeuvrés n’ont autre choix que la migration ou l’exode vers les milieux urbains.

    http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/fra/59BC5A26_2.mp3

    #terres #Afrique #alimentation

  • Accaparement des #terres_agricoles : régions-#Safer, un couple gagnant ?
    http://www.caissedesdepotsdesterritoires.fr/cs/ContentServer/?pagename=Territoires/Articles/Articles&cid=1250278741068&nl=1

    En Nouvelle-Aquitaine, première #région agricole française, des conventions de stockage de terres sont passées avec les Safer locales. Pendant deux ans, les terres sont « sanctuarisées » le temps de permettre à un agriculteur de préparer son projet et réunir les fonds nécessaires. Une pratique qui revêt un intérêt particulier pour lutter contre l’#accaparement_des_terres par des investisseurs

    #agriculture