Posted on 07 June 2010 by editor
With land-related disputes brewing in Cambodia, thousands of people stand to be evicted from what government calls state property. Credit:Irwin Loy/IPS
By Irwin Loy
PHNOM PENH, June 7, 2010 (IPS) – Yuen Mach sat on the floor of her wooden home, her hands nervously twisting a stalk of lemongrass into fibrous strands.
Ever since authorities told her that the plot of land that her family occupies and which overlooks Phnom Penhâ€™s Boeung Kak lake no longer belonged to her, but to a local company that plans to flip the site into a massive real estate development, her days have been filled with worry. Continue Reading
Posted on 27 January 2010 by admin
Bunder diamond camp in India. Credit: Sameergoswami
By IPS Correspondents*
NEW DELHI, Jan 26, 2010 (IPS) – Diamonds haven’t been among the first concerns at the World Social Forum these last 10 years. But through the recession and the still tottering recovery, a new sparkle in that business is pointing the way to a brighter world that is also better in a WSF sort of way.