Big land deals in poor countries are leaving people homeless and hungry. Families are being unfairly evicted from their land and left with no way to grow food or earn a living.
FAQ: What is a land grab?
What is a land grab?
It’s when governments, banks or private investors buy up huge plots of land to make equally huge profits. Continue reading Guide to land grabs
Independent Catholic News
Thousands of Britons were welcomed into over 80 mosques across the country on Sunday 7 February, as part of the second annual ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day.
Mosques across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland invited in neighbours to share tea and refreshments, alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship.
#VisitMyMosque Day was facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), to provide a platform for Muslims to reach out to fellow Britons and explain their faith and community beyond the hostile headlines. Continue reading UK: Thousands take part in ‘Visit My Mosque’ initiative
By ALEX NJERU
Tharaka-Nithi court has granted police an additional five days to investigate two women arrested on suspicion of being involved in human trafficking.
Chuka Senior Principal Magistrate Alfred Kibiru granted the application Monday.
The suspects, Judy Mwaramo, 40, and Catherine Kinanu, 38, will be held at the Chuka Police Station until investigations are complete. Continue reading Women on child trafficking charge to remain in custody for five more days
The District is partnering with a federal campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and diminish its presence in the area.
By Kristi King
WASHINGTON — The District is partnering with the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and diminish its presence in the area.
The partnership, announced Monday at the new offices for D.C.’s Office of Human Rights, brings resources to the city including training for everyone from bus drivers to police officers and workers at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Continue reading D.C. joins campaign to curtail human trafficking
The Boston Globe
Congress is in an intense debate over trade bills that will shape the course of the US economy for decades. Much of this debate has been characterized as a fight over whether international trade itself creates or destroys American jobs. There is, however, another major concern — that modern “trade” agreements are often less about trade and more about giant multinational corporations finding new ways to rig the economic system to benefit themselves. Hillary Clinton has said that the “United States should be advocating a level and fair playing field, not special favors” for big business, in our trade deals. We agree with this blunt assessment – and believe every member of Congress should consider this carefully before voting to help advance these agreements. Continue reading Who is writing the TPP?
Pope Francis has released a video asking people of the world to unite with him in prayer for the care of creation.
Independent Catholic News
Christians for Calais strongly denounces the sudden destruction of a mosque and church in the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp.
Prefecture representatives were recorded and witnessed, including by NGO and charity leaders, as stating that they would not bulldoze churches or mosques. This was double checked, as the protestant church and a mosque were within the 100 meter eviction zone announced and then enforced by the authorities. It was reconfirmed verbally that churches and mosques would not be removed, and this was initially upheld as those structures were indeed left untouched when the buffer zone was created on Monday 18 January.
However, on Monday morning 1 February, without warning, bulldozers arrived and destroyed these houses of worship. No communication regarding this was received by any party, including the NGOs and charities in charge of the camp or those who owned the structures and materials. Continue reading Christians for Calais denounces demolitions in Calais ‘Jungle’