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Stop Destroying Our Forest and Leave Our Land

Stop Destroying Our Forest and Leave Our Land

This company is trying to divide the owners of the land and the villagers to create a conflict. Indonesia’s Palm Oil Curse Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil. From chocolate and ice cream t ...

Federal, State Govt Fails to Protect Indigenous Land Rights of Temiar Community

Federal, State Govt Fails to Protect Indigenous Land Rights of Temiar Community

In early August 2018, a plantation company destroyed a six-month-old blockade set up by an indigenous Orang Asli community in the Malaysian state of Kelantan. According to a news report, Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli ...

Engaged Anthropology: Politics Beyond the Text

Engaged Anthropology: Politics Beyond the Text

Our good friend, Stuart Kirsch, has a new book just published that is an absolute must read. This latest book, recently released by the University of California Press, deals with the nature of anthropology and its in ...

The Squatters are Here

The Squatters are Here

Street art on land belonging to Chulalongkorn University. Artist: unknown. “The squatters are here” Forced eviction of residents of slums and “crowded communities” are common, especially when ...

Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and their Critics

Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and their Critics

Mining Capitalism is a new book by Stuart Kirsch published by University of California Press with cover art by AK Rockefeller. We are very excited to play a small part in this groundbreaking work towards understandi ...

Indonesian Military ‘Development’ Program Spreads Fear in West Papua

Indonesian Military ‘Development’ Program Spreads Fear in West Papua

The military presence in West Papua is almost always accompanied by human rights violations such as killings, arbitrary arrests, rape and torture. Papuan leaders have voiced their concern at plans for more than a tho ...

#IdleNoMore – Transnational Indigenous Solidarity

#IdleNoMore – Transnational Indigenous Solidarity

#IdleNoMore is a growing movement of indigenous activism that started with Canada's First Nations taking a stand against a long history of systematic, institutionalized abuse by the Canadian authorities. ...

#IdleNoMore fighting for indigenous sovereignty in Canada

#IdleNoMore fighting for indigenous sovereignty in Canada

Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to t ...

Our Land is Gone
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Our Land is Gone

The Malind Anim tribe in Zanegi Village, Merauke, Papua, Indonesia are hunter gatherers who rely on the forest for they livelihoods. But in the village of Zanegi, times have changed. ...

Noongar Protestors Make Stand Against Proposed Land Grab

Noongar Protestors Make Stand Against Proposed Land Grab

About 50 police – including officers on horseback – have again descended on Heirisson Island in Perth to remove protesters opposing a native title deal. The protesters have been camping on the island for the past ...

Vietnam farmer a hero after shootout with police

Vietnam farmer a hero after shootout with police

Instead of drawing public condemnation, last month’s rare violence by fish farmers trying to hold onto leased land in the northern port city of Hai Phong has made a national hero of family ringleader Doan Van Vuon ...

Buchtar Tabuni: West Papuan People’s Struggle for Independence
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Buchtar Tabuni: West Papuan People’s Struggle for Independence

We are the owners of the land, we have the right to sit on this land, everyone must respect the person sitting on this land... ...