As a chief of his community, Ayal was offered $200,000 for the community land by one of Indonesia’s largest coal mining companies. He refused because he had seen other communities that had sold their land and heard their stories.
Rarely do international leader figures acknowledge the fact that capitalism with its extractive industrial model is responsible for causing the crisis of climate change, poverty and inequality. The Pope's encyclical on climate change didn't miss a change to make this this quite clear.
The United Nation's agenda to end poverty misses out on dealing with the systems that have created poverty. Tessa Khan from APWLD pointed out this problem in her speech at the UN's Financing for Development hearings.
The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal is designed to give corporations more power over domestic laws, including environment, labour and other safeguards. This and other revelations about the TPP came forth after Wikileaks released the Investment Chapter of the deal on March 25, 2015.