Land Grab

Mumbai: Where Being Poor Is a Crime

Faiza Khan | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Politics
Faiza Khan

The state government considers homes built after 1995 on public land illegal and thus feels no obligation to provide access to basic rights - housing, water or sanitation. Every few months bulldozers show up to remind them that they shouldn't be there. That's the story of a million people in Bombay. Where being poor is a crime.

Biofuels: Putting Developing Countries on the Road to Greater Hardship

Melanie Ward | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Politics
Melanie Ward

I am writing this blog from Tanzania where, on Friday I met some villagers from Kisarawe, which is a three-hour drive north west of Dar es Salaam. The villagers have been affected by a massive landgrab by a British company called Sun Biofuels.