Jean Lievens: Rights to Water and Land — the Next Global Revolution?

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Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Rights to Water and Land, a Common Struggle

The declaration on the rights to Water and Land, a Common Struggle, was originally presented at the World Social Forum in Tunis.

To date, more than 200 million hectares of land have been grabbed globally by private firms, governments, elites and speculators, often with the support of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the G8 and other institutions and consortiums. The minority’s appropriation of our Commons leads to concentration, forced evictions and the oppression of peoples.

Also see:

  • John Pilger’s 2012 documentary, Utopia, on the struggle of Australia’s aboriginals, and his original investigation in 1985, The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back.
  • WhyPoverty.net’s documentary, Land Rush, which focuses on the buying & leasing of African land in Mali by foreign governments (China & Saudi Arabia), and the farmers who fought back.