World Rainforest Movement

Brazil: Fisher-folk affected by Aracruz Celulose close the company’s private port

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

A pulp mill seriously alters the micro-region where it is installed and generates a series of problems that mainly affect traditional...

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Indonesia: Pulp mill impacts on health of local population

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

It has been 63 years after Soekarno-Hatta proclaimed the independence of the Indonesia Republic on August 17, 1945. Every August especially...

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Malaysia: Indonesian children and migrant workers enslaved in oil palm plantations

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

Oil palm firms are making a fortune in Malaysia particularly with the current agrofuel rush. But none of it goes to those who put their...

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Ghana: Newmont Mining Corp. threatens Ajenjua Bepo Forest and neighbouring communities

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

The US-based Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world’s largest producers of gold, has plans to place an open pit gold mine in...

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India: the Police and the Forest Department attack women that fight for their lands

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

In yet another incident, the tribal and dalit women of village Harna Kachar, Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, had to bear the brunt of...

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Mexico: Massacre of indigenous people and peasants safeguarding their territories

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

The organization Maderas del Pueblo del Sureste, A.C. reported in a recently issued communiqué that on 3 October, a brutal police...

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Via Campesina: Food Sovereignty as the peoples’ alternative to destructive agribusiness

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

Via Campesina is an international and intercultural movement that coordinates national and regional organisations of small farmers,...

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Colombia: “Green washed” palm increases threats to food sovereignty and human rights

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

It seems like a slap in the face. The oil palm agro-industry has chosen precisely 16 October, World Food Sovereignty Day, and the Latin...

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Why certification of agrofuels won’t work

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

Arguments in favour of certification often explain that a company wanting to sell its products as sustainably produced has to have some way...

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16 October: World Food Sovereignty Day

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

The economic development model promoted by global power has already clearly shown that it leads to social and environmental disaster, both...

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Issue 135 – October 2008

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

World Food Sovereignty Day

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