Carbon Scam by UN and World Bank Behind “Genocidal” Land Grabs

By:  Alex Newman
07/15/2014
       
Carbon Scam by UN and World Bank Behind “Genocidal” Land Grabs

Under the guise of fighting “climate change,” United Nations and World Bank “carbon” programs in Africa are leading to massive land grabs, the forced relocation of indigenous people at gunpoint, and even what some critics are calling “cultural genocide.” 

Now, a coalition of activist organizations is demanding an end to the controversial UN-linked plots that are devastating communities while endangering indigenous peoples and cultures already at risk of extinction. Criticism surrounding the ongoing promotion of “carbon credits” is also escalating worldwide from across the political spectrum.

The latest accusations of terror and brutality perpetrated against innocent civilians to supposedly battle “global warming” — on “pause” for 18 years and counting, according to undisputed temperature data — come from Kenya. While the UN-linked forced evictions are not new, they are accelerating. Just last year, the UN also unveiled a massive eugenics program for the East African nation aimed at slashing the population. Whether the ruthless carbon-dioxide machinations by the UN and the World Bank are related remains unclear.

The victims in the most recent abuses are the Sengwer communities in Kenya’s Embobut forest and Cherangany Hills. According to reports by the Forest Peoples Programme, a U.K.-based non-profit organization that supports the rights of forest dwellers, more than one thousand Sengwer homes were torched by World Bank-funded authorities earlier this year as the Kenyan government works to evict some 15,000 members from their ancestral lands. Inaccurately referring to the indigenous peoples as “squatters,” officials claim the effort is aimed at promoting “sustainability."

“We saw dozens of houses burning as we moved through Sengwer community lands,” the forest peoples’ organization said in a statement about the atrocities. “We saw well over a hundred homes either burning or that had been burnt, and the area was eerily empty of people. People have run away out of fear…. When their homes are burnt, blankets, food and cooking utensils are also burnt, so children and the elderly are exposed to the cold and go hungry.”

The group also interviewed some of the locals whose communities were being razed to the ground by the World Bank-funded Kenyan Forest Service. “All school uniforms, cooking pans, water containers, cups were burnt,” a 25-year-old Sengwer widow with four small children said as her home was still burning. “The children are very upset because we have lost everything. The children and elderly people will end up getting pneumonia because we don't have anything to cover ourselves at night.” She also said there was no consultation with locals or compensation for the seizure of property.

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