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Women Lead, Resist and Thrive – Even in Crises
By: Heather Elaydi and Ayushi Kalyan, Equal Times
04 March 2021
Women lead, resist and thrive – even in the midst of crises     The past decade, particularly 2020 with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, has shone a light on the full extent of existing inequalities in the world. Ahead of this International Women’s Day, we would like to draw attention to ways that
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HIC Members in Palestine Welcome ICC News
By: Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, the Palestinian Centre for Human Right and Al Dameer Association for Supporting Prisoners and Human Rights
03 March 2021
Justice for Palestine: Historic Day for Palestinian Victims of Israeli Crimes     Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, the Palestinian Centre for Human Right and Al Dameer Association for Supporting Prisoners and Human Rights (the Coalition) acknowledge and welcome the 3 March 2021 announcement by the Office of the Prosecutor of
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12K Zimbabwe Villagers Face Eviction for Hay
By: Sheluzani Makhese, calnews
03 March 2021
Zimbabwe minorities face eviction from ancestral lands   CHILONGA—Already forced off their land when a South African-based sugar company acquired the land, thousands of Zimbabweans from the minority tribes are facing further eviction southeast of the country.   The government has come under criticism amid the plans to evict the about 12,000 Shangaan/Tsonga
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HIC-HLRN Petitions Zim President over Demolitions
By: Tatenda Chitagu, News Day
02 March 2021
ED petitioned over looming demolitions     An international housing and land rights movement has petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa asking him to stop the pending house demolitions in the country, particularly at Crowborough Farm, Harare.   Habitat International Coalition (HIC), an international Housing and Land Rights Network consisting of about 450 civil society organisations (CSOs)
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EU: 7 States Demand Israel End Demolitions
By: Ronan McGreevy, The Irish Times
26 February 2021
Ireland condemns Israeli destruction of Bedouin homes in West Bank Seven European countries call for the end of demolition of homes and schools     Ireland, as a member of the UN Security Council, has called on Israel to halt the demolition and confiscation of Bedouin homes in the Jordan Valley.   Ireland, Estonia and Norway, along with permanent members of the Security
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Most EU Fish Aid Funds Military Occupation
By: WSRW
25 February 2021
Most of the EU`s financial support to Morocco under the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement has been spent on occupied land, new government report reveals.    Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) has obtained access to a recent report written by the Moroccan government, documenting how it has spent money that it has received from
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Why Reject Land Privatization
By: Oakland Institute
25 February 2021
This Is Our Land: Why Reject the Privatization of Customary Land     Today, the Oakland Institute releases This Is Our Land: Why Reject the Privatization of Customary Land, an educational resource that debunks myths used for privatizing land around the world, while providing facts on how customary tenure systems are critical to
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India: Activist Arrested over Pro-farmer ‘Toolkit’
By: Sky News and Shruti Menon, BBC
19 February 2021
These two articles report the arrest of 22-year-old Indian climate activist Disha Ravi, who has been accused of sedition for allegedly authoring a pro-famers toolkit Global Farmers Strike - First Wave. The first article deals with her arrest, while the second provides the context of India’s Sedition Law and its
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Palestine: Colony Architects at the ICC?
By: Amira Hass, Ha’aretz
17 February 2021
 Palestinians should drag architects of settlements to the ICC – opinion Their fingerprints are on every square centimeter, their expertise and professionalism in every bend in the road. They are the planners, architects and contractors who are turning the West Bank into an Israeli-Jewish district: a mix of upscale towns and
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Syria: Gov’t. Seizes, Sells Vast Lands of War Displaced
By: Syrian Network for Human Rights
14 February 2021
Public auctions of forcibly displaced people’s lands are another Syrian regime method to seize its opponents’ property in a widespread and deliberate manner at least 440,000 dunums of agricultural land seized by the Syrian regime in the suburbs of Hama and Idlib     The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) reveals in
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Palestine: JNF to Boost Occupied-land Purchases
By: Barak Ravid, Axios
11 February 2021
Jewish National Fund plans to pour millions into expanding West Bank settlements     The board of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) is set to approve a new policy on Sunday that will allow the organization to officially purchase land in the West Bank for the potential expansion of Israeli settlements there, according
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Palestine: Israel Destroys Humsa al-Bqai`a
By: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
09 February 2021
Israel displaces more Palestinian Bedouins, seizes their tents in Humsa al-Bqai’a     Israel seized more tents donated by humanitarian organisations to Palestinian Bedouins in Humsa al-Bqai’a yesterday, continuing to block international aid since demolishing or confiscating 46 structures in the community in one week.   “Israel appears determined to force Palestinians out of their
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Mass Demolitions, Evictions as Nigeria Continues Housing Push
By: Kelechukwu Iruoma, Thomson Reuters Foundation
01 February 2021
Lagos state razed more than 400 informal homes in a coastal neighbourhood it has earmarked for affordable housing. * Evictions in Lagos have ramped up over the past five years * About 70% of the state`s population live in slums * Government said it warned people not to buy land without a deed By
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Digitalization Blocks Access to Land
By: FIAN
31 January 2021
Digital Technologies Block Access to Land   Despite promises to fix unjust land governance, a new study shows that digital technologies can further land grabbing and inequality.   As corporate giants discuss “Tech for Good” at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, recent findings show that *digitalization may increase existing inequalities. A
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Kenya: Supreme Court Rules Eviction Illegal
By: Emily Kinama, The Star
30 January 2021
Mitu-Bell Welfare Society case: Landmark judgment by Supreme Court Apex court finds eviction of 15,000 people in Mitumba illegal, such evictions continue today, also in violation of international law   In Summary   KAA and state disobeyed court order against forced eviction in 2011. Supreme Court also relied on international customary law. Decision means that international
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India: Farmers Protest at Red Fort
By: BBC News
26 January 2021
India protest: Farmers breach Delhi`s Red Fort in huge tractor rally   A rally against agriculture reforms in India turned violent on Tuesday, after protesting farmers broke through police barricades to storm Delhi`s historic Red Fort complex.     On foot and in tractors, the protesters were part of a huge rally planned for India`s
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Western Sahara: Academics Address Biden
By: Academics
20 January 2021
20 January 2021   President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, D.C. 20500   Dear President Biden,   We are writing to express our strong objections to President Trump’s decision to recognize Morocco’s illegal annexation of Western Sahara, and to call on you to rescind the declaration as soon as possible upon coming
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Oil Industry Climate Denial since 1980s
By: Nick Cunningham, De Blog
15 January 2021
Oil Industry’s Public Climate Denial Campaign Dates Back to at Least 1980, Nearly a Decade Earlier Than Previously Thought   The American Petroleum Institute (API), the leading oil and gas industry trade group, publicly pushed misleading information on climate change as early as 1980 – much earlier than previously thought – according to newly
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Vancouver: Cash to Homeless Changing Lives
By: Lauren Kaljur, Reason to Be Cheerful
08 January 2021
Vancouver Gave People Experiencing Homelessness $5,800. It Changed Their Lives.   VANVOUVER/XʷMƏΘKWƏY̓ƏM (MUSQUEAM)—It took me about a week to really sink in that this money was for me,” Ray recounts. “You know, $7,500 bucks is a fair bit to be giving to someone in my situation.”   Ray was among 50 people experiencing homelessness
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Report: TNCs in Western Sahara
By: porunsaharalibre
04 January 2021
International companies investing illegally in Occupied Western Sahara     For the second year in a row, the Center for Studies and Documentation, Ahmed Baba MISKE, wishes to shed light on the debate on the conflict between the Sahrawi Republic and the Kingdom of Morocco, both members of the regional organization the African
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