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 Penh‚Äôs 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.