Oxfam And Coldplay Crowdsource Music Video For Charity
The band is asking fans to help spread awareness about land grabs by submitting images and videos.
Close your eyes. Now, think of your home. What are you picturing? Maybe you’re picturing a certain room or building, or quite possibly your own backyard. Maybe it’s a general area, like your city or town, rather than a specific location. But whatever you’re picturing, it’s probably a physical place. Your place. Now, imagine it’s gone.
That’s a land grab.
Land grabbing generally refers to large-scale land acquisitions, whereby companies, governments, and individuals buy up large tracts of land in poor, developing countries. This process dislocates and displaces the people who live on the land, without compensation or a voice in the matter.