1. Message on the 42nd Anniversary of the NDFP


    from Roselle Valerio / Added

    Message of Mariano Orosa, Chairperson of the National Council of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, in commemoration of the 42nd Founding Anniversary of the NDFP.

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    • The Master Plan: Solving Deforestation or Yet Another Strategy to Remove and Evict People?!


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      Produced by: Paul Sullivan & Wilder Nicholson

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      • We Want What's Ours


        from Stefan Möhl / Added

        The Land Reform questions is a highly emotional issue in South Africa. After 20 years of democracy, people are tired of waiting for a decent compensation for decades of deprivation and oppression. Now it is essential not to give way to populist meaning and to find a way in which the country can move forward united. Bernadette Atuahene spend the past eight years in conducting a thorough research on what went right and what went wrong in the first phase of the land restitution program. I was very happy when the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation invited me to document the official launch of 'We Want What's Ours' at WITS University in Johannesburg. Although, we suffered a major black out that day and were literally sitting in the dark, it was a fascinating morning getting to know the stories and frustrations of claimants and experiencing the heated debates on the topic.

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        • 118 Lessons Learned from the Pacific


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          ADB's Pacific developing member countries spend much time learning from one another. They are also increasingly aware that they are part of an interconnected world. What is happening in Asia must be well understood in the Pacific; conversely, there are lessons from Pacific approaches to such issues as land reform, connectivity, and distance to markets that land-locked countries might learn from ocean-locked states.

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          • Critical Mass (film short)


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            Some no longer believe in the supermarket. Some have given up the idea of rent. And some wonder whether urban spaces have fundamentally failed the poor. In every case, western consumers still largely connected to the mainstream have faced the industrial extreme of modern capitalism in some area of their lives and found they don't want it any more. This film explores a loose group of alternative economic arrangements replacing the middle class norms of shopping, housing and education. Some have made these choices voluntarily, and some through the harsh reality of tight economic times. NOTE: This is a 24-minute, non-HD version intended as a framework for a full-length feature documentary. - Ben Szobody

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            • Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957


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              “The Chinese Communist party refers to its victory in 1949 as a ‘liberation.’ In China the story of liberation and the revolution that followed is not one of peace, liberty, and justice. It is first and foremost a story of calculated terror and systematic violence.” So begins Frank Dikötter’s stunning and revelatory chronicle of Mao Zedong’s ascension and campaign to transform the Chinese into what the party called New People. Following the defeat of Chiang Kai-shek in 1949, after a bloody civil war, Mao hoisted the red flag over Beijing’s Forbidden City, and the world watched as the Communist revolution began to wash away the old order. Due to the secrecy surrounding the country’s records, little has been known before now about the eight years that followed, preceding the massive famine and Great Leap Forward. Drawing on hundreds of previously classified documents, secret police reports, unexpurgated versions of leadership speeches, eyewitness accounts of those who survived, and more, The Tragedy of Liberation bears witness to a shocking, largely untold history. Interweaving stories of ordinary citizens with tales of the brutal politics of Mao’s court, Frank Dikötter illuminates those who shaped the “liberation” and the horrific policies they implemented in the name of progress. People of all walks of life were caught up in the tragedy that unfolded, and whether or not they supported the revolution, all of them were asked to write confessions, denounce their friends, and answer queries about their political reliability. One victim of thought reform called it a “carefully cultivated Auschwitz of the mind.” Told with great narrative sweep, The Tragedy of Liberation is a powerful and important document giving voice at last to the millions who were lost, and casting new light on the foundations of one of the most powerful regimes of the twenty-first century. —Bloomsbury Publishing

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              • 25 years: Aquino land reform


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                The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (Peasant Movement of the Philippines) spearheaded a protest rally at the Mendiola Bridge leading to the presidential Malacanang Palace on June 10, 2013, the 25th anniversary of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) of former President Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino. Her son, current president Benigno Simeon III, extended with reforms (CARPer) the quarter-century land reform program. Video highlights of Fernando Hicap, Anakpawis Party List representative to the 16th Congress, and Lito Bais of the United Luisita Workers Union representing farm workers at the Cojaungco-Aquino-owned Hacienda Luisita asserting genuine agrarian reform.

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                • Scottish Land & Estates' vision for rural Scotland


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                  Scottish Land & Estates has today (27 February 2013) published its comprehensive submission, made to the Scottish Government’s Land Reform Review Group (LRRG). The submission, which can be downloaded at www.scottishlandandestates.co.uk/landreform sets out a vision for the future of rural Scotland and makes key recommendations that will deliver meaningful and lasting benefits for communities and local economies. This video showcases the key themes of this submission, which are: Communities, Employment and Housing

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                  • Gandhi's birthday, start of the Jansatyagraha


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                    Ekta Parishad starts the Jansatyagraha march after a fail in dialogue with the representatives from the government of India, which included the Rural Development Minister Mr.Jairam Ramesh and Mr.Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of Industry and Commerce. The peoples unity of 50000 people refused to accept the governments offer and decided to march from 3rd October 2012.

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