Land grabs (土地収奪)
Stories making the news this month
6 Mass agitation in Bulgaria
6 Baby milk battles
7 Energy for all
7 Introducing Beppe Grillo
7 Chadian dictator in court
8 Life after Chavez
8 Activist victory in Britain
9 Indonesian forests first
9 Bouncier babies
PLUS: Scratchy Lines by
Simon Kneebone, and Reasons to be cheerful.
32 Music reviews
Alter by Nynke; and Albala by Samba Toure.
33 Film reviews
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, directed by Mira Nair; The Gatekeepers, directed by Dror Moreh; and Fuck for Forest, directed by Michal Marczak.
34 Book reviews
Children of the Days by Eduardo Galeano; The Poorer Nations by Vijay Prashad; A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel by Pin Ho and Wenguang Huang; and The Enigma of the Return by Dany Laferriere.
35 Also out there...
The Big Story - Land grabs
10 The smallholders’ last stand
Investors are snapping up land in the Global South at an alarming rate. Hazel Healy goes to Mozambique to meet the farmers who are losing their homes and livelihoods.
14 Land Grabs - The Facts
16 Invest in small farmers
Time to turn back the clock on decades of neglect of peasant agriculture.
17 Cazizi village holds its ground
Communities are working to get forestry companies to clean up their act, with mixed results.
21 Securing the global commons
The land grab has not gone unchallenged. Find out more about how to stop it.
A global tour of controversial land deals.
24 The eye of the farmer fattens the beast
Zimbabwe proves small producers can compete with big farms.
5 Letter from Botswana
Wame Molefhe gets to grips with the importance of cows.
26 Country Profile: Indonesia
38 And Finally
Comedian, author and activist Rob Newman on austerity, welfare - and how the triangle could save Greece.
28 This is Africa
David Fedele relates a true and uncomfortable tale of a tardy Good Samaritan.
36 Coming back from the brink?
Can India’s dwindling vulture population be saved? Graeme Green investigates.
31 Mark Engler The case for a maximum wage.
37 Chris Coltrane Democracy only works when we know the truth.
PLUS: Polyp’s Big Bad World cartoon.