World Rainforest Movement

Support the struggle against the Belo Monte dam, a struggle that has not ended

Posted on May 30, 2012

In the city of Altamira, Pará, Brazil, this June 13-17 – on the eve of the Rio+20 conference – the Movimento Xingu Vivo para Sempre...

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June 5: Global Day of Action on the road to Rio+20

Posted on May 30, 2012

WRM joins in the call for a global mobilization on June 5, World Environment Day, to expose and denounce the structural causes of the...

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Food sovereignty: social movements got FAO to debate it

Posted on May 30, 2012

Up to now, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has focused on the pursuit of “food security” and...

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Genetically engineered eucalyptus plantations: And then there were four…

Posted on May 30, 2012

Several months ago (see WRM Bulletin 172) we reported on the plans of Suzano Papel e Celulose S. A. – the world’s second largest pulp...

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No to the expansion of Veracel Celulose S.A. in Brazil!

Posted on May 30, 2012

Veracel is expanding its operations in Brazil, with the consent of the government. The decision of the Institute of the Environment and...

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EJOLT releases report on CDM in Africa

Posted on May 30, 2012

EJOLT (Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade) is an ambitious collaborative project that brings together 23...

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Women oil palm plantation workers in Asia: Gender inequity and exploitation

Posted on May 30, 2012

In Asia, as in many other parts of the world, forest areas have been inhabited by successive generations of indigenous communities. For...

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Oil palm plantation workers in Central America: The experience of Rel-UITA

Posted on May 30, 2012

Over the past several decades, large-scale monoculture oil palm plantations have spread throughout the tropical regions of Asia, Africa and...

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Brazil: Eucalyptus and the growing precarity of work in Mato Grosso do Sul

Posted on May 30, 2012

Nothing likes eucalyptus. If you let cattle loose among the eucalyptus, they start grazing around the outside, which is supposed to be a...

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Indonesia: Oil palm plantations erode the right to work on communal land

Posted on May 30, 2012

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the UN agency that oversees labour issues, shaping policies and programmes mainly related to...

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The green economy and labour: Will “green jobs” protect workers’ health and safety?

Posted on May 30, 2012

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), an estimated 160 million people suffer from work-related diseases, 270 million...

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Issue 178 – May 2012

Posted on May 30, 2012

Monoculture Tree Plantations, Jobs and Work

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