By Tory Field and Beverly Bell
Deepa Panchang also co-authored this article.
Part 23 of the Harvesting Justice series
New York demonstrators supporting the Homes for All campaign for affordable housing, this July. Photo courtesy of Right to the City Alliance.
The outcome of last Sunday’s elections in Cambodia, in which Prime Minister Hun Sen hoped to extend his 28-year rule, is in dispute. Even if he continues in office, Hun Sen’s tight grip on civil society is threatened, in part, by public anger against land grabs. In the past decade, his government has handed 73% of Cambodia’s arable land, most of it belonging to small farmers, over to businesses.