Oakland Institute

The Oakland Institute is a policy think tank whose mission is to increase public participation and promote fair debate on critical social, economic and environmental issues in both national and international forums.

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Civil Society Comes Together in Latin America to Challenge the World Bank’s Annual Meetings
The International Monetary Fund–World Bank Annual Meetings will take place in Lima, Peru this year from October 9 to 11 . This is the first time these meetings are happening in Latin America in over 40 years. Peru is the poster child for the World Bank claiming “success” from its neoliberal...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Ethiopians Break their Silence against Government Repression and Forced Displacement
We Say the Land is Not Yours: Breaking the Silence against Forced Displacement in Ethiopia , a landmark report from the Oakland Institute documents testimony from members of several ethnic groups from different areas of the country, bringing forward the voices of those most directly impacted by...
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
New Fact Sheet Details Western Agribusiness Interests in Ukraine
Today, on the heels of Ukraine’s new cabinet appointments, the Oakland Institute (OI) is releasing a new brief detailing western agribusiness investments in the country. The Corporate Takeover of Ukrainian Agriculture exposes the extent of western investment and engagement in Ukraine’s agricultural...
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Friday, October 10, 2014
Farmers, Indigenous Peoples, and NGOs Take to Streets in Ten Cities Demanding an End to World Bank’s Morally Bankrupt Development
On October 10, 2014, NGOs, farmers' groups, and indigenous organizations from across the world are coming together as part of the Our Land Our Business campaign to denounce the World Bank's Doing Business rankings. The campaign, endorsed by over 235 organizations , will be staging "creative...
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Monday, March 31, 2014
World Bank Accused of Destroying Traditional Farming to Support Corporate Land Grabs
Today, the Oakland Institute and /The Rules, along with other NGOs and farmer and consumer organizations from around the world launch a campaign, Our Land Our Business , to hold the World Bank accountable for its role in the rampant theft of land and resources from some of the world’s poorest people--farmers, pastoralists, and indigenous communities, many of whom are essential food producers for the entire planet.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Eco-Skies: The Global Rush for Aviation Biofuel
A new report from the Oakland Institute, Eco-Skies: The Global Rush for Aviation Biofuel , cautions against the ambitious goals of the aviation industry to reduce emissions by 2050. The report finds that the pursuit of this goal will bring an unprecedented expansion into biofuel production, more than likely in poorer countries, and will involve the acceleration of land acquisitions already threatening the lives and livelihoods of people in developing countries.
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Monday, March 18, 2013
A New Report, Eco-Skies, Sounds Alarm on Aviation Emissions Goals
A new report from the Oakland Institute, Eco-Skies: The Global Rush for Aviation Biofuel , cautions against the ambitious goals of the aviation industry to reduce emissions by 2050. The report finds that the pursuit of this goal will bring an unprecedented expansion into biofuel production, more than likely in poorer countries, and will involve the acceleration of land acquisitions already threatening the lives and livelihoods of people in developing countries.
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Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Do You Know What Your Pension Fund is Doing in Africa?
Following the 2007-2008 financial crisis and the collapse of the housing market, private equity funds have found a new lucrative soft commodity market to invest in--farmland. In a short period of time, obscured from public view, the flow of private capital into farmland and agriculture has grown dramatically worldwide.
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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Oakland Institute, Greenpeace Expose New York Investors’ Land Grab in Cameroon
An American owned company with a track record of illegality and links to private equity giant Blackstone Group threatens to destroy rainforests and dislocate local communities in Cameroon.
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Monday, April 02, 2012
A New Report Exposes French Tycoon's Land Grab in Sierra Leone
In a new land deal brief released today, Socfin Land Investment in Sierra Leone, the Oakland Institute details a pattern of coercion, lack of consultation, and failure to fairly compensate Sierra Leonean landowners who have been pressured into ceding their land to the corporate giant.
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