Happy New Year…. you have just moved.

Dey Krahom Eviction, originally uploaded by jinja_cambodia.

I haven’t talked about Cambodia in a while, because I left in July 2007 and haven’t had the chance to get back. However, the recent events (brought to my attention by Webbed Feet, Webbed log) make me want to post something.

On Chinese New Year, at roughly 6am, both the military police and regular police, plus workers stormed Dey Krahom and forcibly evicted the people living there. (In Chile, similar things have happened with different “Tomas” around the city).

Check out Jinja’s post.

I know, at least on the Chile blogsphere, we have been talking about how little we know about geography. Perhaps, this is a good time to learn a bit more about another corner of the world…

cambodia-11

Older but no less relevant:
RED EARTH VILLAGE
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVkMiZq-9k
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaDX0I0eMng
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=behydFGl_uc
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH9O97utc7s

News Articles:
Ka-Set: ‘Land violences in Cambodia: Dey Krohom razed to the ground following a tough eviction’
http://cambodia.ka-set.info/powers/news-eviction-dey-krohom-7ng-red-lands-violence-chom-chao-phnom-penh-land-090124.html
Phnom Penh Post: ‘Relocated residents find homes, water lacking’
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2009012623837/National-news/Relocated-residents-find-homes-water-lacking.html
Phnom Penh Post:’Evictees request 7NG money’
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2009012623836/National-news/Evictees-request-7NG-money.html
Phnom Penh Post:’We Have No Home, Say Evictees’
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2009012623835/National-news/We-have-no-home-say-evictees.html
Reuters: ‘Eight Hurt in Cambodia Eviction’ http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com

Blogs:
Global Voices Online: Cambodia: Demolition of Dey Krahorm Community http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/01/26/cambodia-demolition-of-dey-krahorm-community/
Andy Brouwer: ‘Death of Dey Krahom’ http://www.andybrouwer.co.uk/blog/2009/01/death-of-dey-krahom.html
‘Families face imminent forced eviction in Cambodia’
http://hub.witness.org/en/blog/families-face-imminent-forced-eviction-cambodia
‘Without warning, Bulldozers enter Dey Krahorm’
http://hub.witness.org/en/node/11909
‘Hopes Flattened at Dey Krahom’
http://detailsaresketchy.wordpress.com/2009/01/24/hopes-flattened-at-day-krahom/
‘Dey Krahom Razed to the Ground’
http://deathpower.wordpress.com/2009/01/25/dey-krahom-razed-to-the-ground-state-violence-in-the-service-of-predatory-capital/
‘Multimedia on Dey Krahom’
http://johnvink.com/news/2009/01/25/multimedia-on-dey-krohom/
‘Dey Krahom Eviction’
http://bakerevens.blogspot.com/2009/01/dey-krahorm-eviction.html
Khmerization: http://khmerization.blogspot.com/2009/01/cambodian-police-use-teargas-to-evict.html
Sacrava Cartoon:  http://sacrava.blogspot.com/2009/01/sacravatoons-no-1284-dey-kraham_24.html

Press Releases:
Dey Krahom Urgent Action Appeal
http://www.babsea.org/Images/docs/Dey%20Krahorm%20Urgent%20Action%20Appeal_BAB_10Dec07.pdf
JOINT PRESS RELEASE – CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS STRONGLY CONDEMN ILLEGAL EVICTION OF DEY KRAHORM http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=69319195624&topic=7339

Editorials: Cambodia Mirror
http://cambodiamirror.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/challenging-times-%E2%80%93-what-kind-of-change-to-come-sunday-2512009/

4 comments

  1. Thanks for the link. Wow. You have quite the collection of links. I’m going to start going through some of those when I’m just sitting around the house. I’ve been feeling lately like I’m really fortunate and I’m not doing enough to help other people.

  2. No problem. There was another Chile blogger who talked about the geography title– I just don’t remember who, otherwise I would have linked to them as well. In all honesty, the facebook group i am in that updates me on the Cambodia eviction and John’s (Jinja)’s website really got me all the info… I just educated myself and re-posted.

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