Hundreds of farmers protesting against the seizure of their land in the village of Dong Tam, just outside Hanoi, in April 2017 captured 38 police officers sent to subdue them, and held them for more than a week. The authorities sent Nguyen Duc Chung, chairman of the Hanoi Municipal Peoples’ Committee, to negotiate the officers’ release, promising the farmers better compensation. In Nam O, a village halfway down the coast and known for its excellent nuoc mamfermented fish sauce, several families have refused to leave their homes to make way for the construction of a big tourist complex. This would cover the entire beach area and prevent them from fishing, which is vital to the manufacture of their sauce. The inhabitants of Thu Thiem district of Ho Chi Minh City, the economic capital, have fought for 20 years to prevent eviction from this last green patch, destined to become a designated New Urban Area. A few determined farmers have gone to court to fight the expulsion order, arguing that some expropriation procedures are not fully compliant with the law. There are many procedures, since Vietnamese property law is constantly being amended. Protests against the massive expropriation of agricultural land for… Read full this story
- George Takei’s ‘Allegiance’ comes to Hawaii
- ‘Allegiance,’ a musical inspired by George Takei’s internment story, comes to Hawaii
- A black farming family from Arkansas and the Stine soybean suit
Vietnam's farmers fight for their land have 251 words, post on mondediplo.com at January 3, 2019. This is cached page on Talk Vietnam. If you want remove this page, please contact us.