#landgrabs campaigners have inspired action around the world
Al Kinley Editorial assistant for Oxfam's digital communications
11th Feb 2013
Across the UK last December, people highlighted the problem of land grabs - where big companies buy up land in some of the world's poorest countries for profit. Often land grabs mean the people who live on the land are evicted. They lose their homes, livelihoods, and their way of growing food.
Sign our petition: Tell the World Bank to lead the fight against land grabs
And they've inspired action around the world. Campaigners spread the word even farther last Thursday - from Italy to Canada, Tanzania to the USA, people from nine countries "grabbed" iconic landmarks to show how shocking and unfair land grabs are.
Around the world, thousands of people spread the message: we want the World Bank to help stop land grabs.
It's not too late to get involved.We're asking the World Bank - which funds some big land deals, and can influence how land is bought and sold - to help stop land grabs. Just sign our petition for the World Bank president, and you'll help bring justice one step closer for poor people everywhere.