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land grab

n.
An aggressive taking of land, especially by military force, in order to expand territorial holdings or broaden power: "The Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 was ... the first of several Oklahoma land grabs that sealed the fate of the American Indian" (Robert Day).
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Each of the different categories of such shifts "brings in important dynamics missing from the dominant land grab narrative, and enables us to situate our analysis of land-use changes in the latest wave of capitalist penetration of the countryside of the world.
NO clean chit has been given to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son- in- law Robert Vadra in an ongoing land grab case in Bikaner in Rajasthan as reported by a section of the media leading to a flutter on the social media.
In a letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze, Abbott said he was requesting for a third time that the agency "cease and desist" its "federal land grab.
The book's overall goal is to help investment, development, and policy decision-makers define the difference between a land grab and a land acquisition.
Yanun representative in the Aqraba municipality, Rashid Marar, said that Yanun is now surrounded by five settlement units, which contributed to the Israeli occupation land grab of vast areas.
Summary: The usual bout of Western finger-wagging has begun after Israel's decision to undertake its "biggest" land grab in 30 years, as some activists and monitors are calling it.
by Abasin Zaheer on 11 May, 2014 - 18:30 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Senate on Sunday rejected a draft law curbing the menace of land grab, with legislators saying that some provisions of the proposed measure encouraged land-grabbers.
Brown, "Food, Fuel, and the Global Land Grab," Jan-Feb 2013, p.
The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has purchased something like 85,000 acres in Okanogan County, and while previous county commissioners have given lip-service to the notion that this is detrimental to the county, the current board has pretty much stifled this land grab by the state.
Foreign investors are buying up huge chunks of territory in places like Africa in a global land grab which has echoes of the Tryweryn disaster in Mid Wales, according to Oxfam.
The United Nation's carbon offset mechanism is rewarding pollution, and could lead to a land grab for industrial biofuels, tree plantations, genetically modified crops and biochar projects in Africa