World Rainforest Movement

Issue 155 – June 2010

Posted on Jun 30, 2010

General Bulletin

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Africa: The World Cup and reality

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

Every four years millions of people throughout the world suddenly become football fans. Many of us know that the organizer –FIFA- is a...

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Brazil: Juma REDD test case in the Amazon

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

At present, the initiative for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is rather a collection of proposals and...

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Bolivia: Hydroelectric dams on the Madera River denounced at the People’s Permanent Tribunal

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

On 14 and 15 March, the Third Session of the People’s Permanent Tribunal was held in Madrid (Spain). This is an activity promoted by the...

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Posco: Bad for India, bad for Uruguay and bad for the climate

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

As we reported in October 2009, the Korean steel company POSCO has been granted the opportunity both in India and in Uruguay to occupy...

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Paraguay: Report on the Ayoreo People by IWGIA

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) has issued a report on the indigenous Ayoreo people in Paraguay and the...

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Papua New Guinea: Indigenous peoples lose their rights to investors

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

We are witnessing a global process of agribusiness expansion and land grabbing in the South. Through lease, concession, even purchase,...

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French economic group Bolloré attempts to intimidate journalists who expose abusive practices on its plantations in Cameroon

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

Targeting the media This past May 6, journalist Benoît Collombat and two Radio France Inter directors were convicted of defamation in a...

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Cameroon: Refuting ten lies about SOCAPALM plantations

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

After French industrialist Vincent Bolloré filed two lawsuits against Radio France Inter, both for alleged defamation regarding...

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Uruguay: A new opportunity for much-needed debate on the pulp-plantation model

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

Over the last few years, Uruguay has gained international attention as a result of the drawn-out conflict with Argentina over plans for the...

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Chile: Professional foresters denounce violations by company certified by CERTFOR and FSC

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

Tree plantations owned and operated by Forestal Valdivia S.A., a subsidiary of the Arauco group, have not only been granted certification...

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Free Trade Agreements with the European Union in Latin America: A path to the loss of sovereignty and territories

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

A group of Latin American social organizations (1) met in Montevideo to examine the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) that the European Union...

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What is carbon trading for?

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

Patrick Birley, the Chief Executive of the European Climate Exchange, knows a thing or two about carbon trading. He should do. He claims...

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