World Rainforest Movement

New request for FAO to define forests by their true meaning

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

On January 21, during International Green Week in Berlin, the environmental organization Rainforest Rescue presented the director-general...

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Open letter against the “green economy” and in favour of life

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

This March 6 to 9 the Convention on Biological Diversity and the governments of Ecuador, India, Japan, Norway and Sweden will host a...

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India: Michelin factory menaces forest of the “untouchables”

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

In the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the French Michelin company is planning to build a huge tire plant that would impact on the...

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Indonesia: Police Brutality in support of the Bima Gold Mine Project

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

The Indonesian police attacked a peaceful demonstration in SAPE Harbor on December 24, 2011, killing three persons and injuring at least...

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Chile: Forest fires and repression, the legacy of the industrial tree plantation model

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

The new year got off to a fiery start in Chile, as seen in the national and international news reports of the devastating forest fires...

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Brazil: The definition of forest – another front for resistance and reconquest

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

The year 2011 was declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. Major international events such as the climate...

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Industrial monoculture tree plantations in South Africa: The culture of traditional healers versus the culture of consumption

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

In the reports about the effects of industrial tree plantations of eucalyptus, pine or oil palm on peoples’ lives, negative impacts...

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Philippines: The increasing menace of oil palm plantations in Palawan

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

Palawan, located between the Sulu and South China seas, is one of the most beautiful islands of the Philippine archipelago. The island is...

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Oil palm plantations behind land-grabbing in Sierra Leone

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

During 11 years – from 1991 to 2002 – a harsh civil war fueled by the inequitable distribution of power and resources decimated...

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Bolivia: Urgent action demanded to protect indigenous peoples living in isolation and situations of extreme vulnerability

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

On December 7 and 8, 2011, a meeting was held in the Amazonian city of Cobija, Bolivia, to assess the status of the rights of indigenous...

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Ecuador: Pronouncement in Defence of Pachamama and Life

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Instituto de Estudios Ecologistas del Tercer Mundo (Third World Institute for Ecological...

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From Durban back to Rio+20: What about our agenda?

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

As expected, the climate conference in Durban has not taken any significant decision in terms of combating the climate crisis. Maybe in...

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Issue 174 – January 2012

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

General Bulletin

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