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When Capital Becomes the Aggressor

Touch the Soil News #1375 (Feature photo – World Bank Logo – Own work This W3C-unspecified vector image was created with Inkscape., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49079900)

While we often think of armies as the source of aggression. However, our rapidly shrinking planet is pitting organized capital against indigenous people whose land ownership and recognition of historical usage is getting in the way of industrial agriculture and its large financial backers.

A recent article on farmlandgrab calls for a world in which people must be placed ahead of profit. Unfortunately, efforts at making profits can lead to human rights violations for people who get in the way. In an insightful review of the issue, the role of capital comes to the surface. You can read the full story here:

https://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/29029-the-world-bank-lending-strategy-must-aim-to-place-people-above-profit

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