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INDIGENOUS COLOMBIANS ESCALATE FIGHT FOR LANDS | December 2019

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INDIGENOUS COLOMBIANS AND UNIONISTS LAUNCH CACEROLAZO AGAINST AUSTERITY AND KILLINGS
Thousands participated in a pot-banging protest in Bogota on Monday afternoon in the Plaza de Bolivar, in order to demand the burying of a tax reform bill in the Congress of the Republic, as it lowers duties on businesses.
Colombia's National Strike Committee, comprised of major unions and student organizations, called this Monday for a national 'cacerolazo' (pot-banging protest) in rejection of the tax reform
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Gov't Crackdown on Indian Protests


Clashes between demonstrators and police in the Seelampur district of Delhi turned violent on Tuesday, with 21 injured

Activists kicked out of COP25


Hundreds of activists gathered to demand rich countries step up their efforts to finance climate action

Police violence escalates in Lebanon


Lebanon has been paralyzed by two months of protests demanding an overhaul of the entire political system

Two IP leaders killed in Brazil


 Firmino Guajajara and Raimundo Guajajara were riding on a motorcycle when they were shot and killed by unidentified gunmen.
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In this rights monitoring report, PAN Asia Pacific discuss the worsening killings and abuses related to land conflicts and struggles in 14 countries from January to November 2019.

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Today, massive protests are erupting consecutively in the Global South caused by the worsening inequality, deteriorating conditions of living, and anti-poor policies prompted by neoliberal globalization.

READ: Keynote address for Conflict and Fragility Study Conference


CPDE Co-Chair Beverly Longid stresses the relationship between humanitarian aid, structural development, and peace. 

Report: CPDE study conference on Conflict and Fragility


Last November 10 to 11, the CPDE Working Group on Conflict and Fragility, in partnership with the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN), organised a study conference titled "Unpacking the 'triple nexus': Effective development cooperation in contexts of conflict and fragility.

ILPS supports Evo Morales and People of Bolivia


We, the ILPS reaffirm our unwavering support for Evo Morales and the people of Bolivia. We are in solidarity with them in their ongoing efforts to carry out a counter-offensive of mass protests against the rightist coup instigated and financed by US imperialism. 

UK owned Palm Oil company abuses DRC Farmers


Feronia, a company 38% owned by the UK government’s development bank, has been accused of a series of environmental and human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Report: Global Financial Firms producing more coal plants


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Landgrabbing: a growing concern in Canada


Despite increasing concern over food production issues, the federal government has done little to protect farmland from speculation, noting that sale of land and limits on those sales to foreign buyers or corporations is largely a provincial issue

China steps in as Zambia runs out of loan options


The IMF rejected Zambia’s request for a loan of $1.3bn and now China is stepping in to fill the gaps.
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