Land Grabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns the Earth – Fred Pearce

 

New Internationalist, May 2013
New Internationalist, May 2013

Land grabbing is nothing new, most of us live on grabbed land. But the scale, geography and ownership practice in modern land grabs is unprecedented, according to my guest environmental journalist Fred Pearce. He’s authored The Land Grabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns the Earth. Wealthy industrialists are leasing and purchasing huge swaths of geographically remote land, displacing local populations and upsetting long-standing cultural and livelihood practices. Fred describes in detail who is doing the grabbing and why, where it’s happening and how it is changing local peoples’ lives for the worse, but also how individuals can organize to try and halt this trend.

 

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