World Rainforest Movement

The dark side of investment agreements – VIDEO

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

“The dark side of investment agreements”  is a new video by TNI that explains how such agreements bind governments to the...

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Global Campaign to dismantle Corporate Power

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

As part of the People’s Summit during Rio +20 a Global Campaign Against Transnationals was launched, under the slogan “Dismantle...

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Phillipines: Oil palm company A. Brown grabs Higaonon indigenous people’s lands

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

The Philippine A. Brown Company, Inc. is engaged in the business of oil palm plantation development and milling. In 2010, the company...

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Killings worldwide – the toll of land grabbing

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

Land grabbing is characterized by the acquisition of vast areas of land in countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia for a variety of...

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Continuing our struggles

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

Those who were in Rio de Janeiro between June 15 and 23 were able to observe three parallel and different but interconnected processes. The...

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Rio+20 shows that corporate power is limitless

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

During the Rio+20 summit, incidents related to the event itself, such as the expulsion of a Mozambican activist, and the daily reality...

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Issue 180 – July 2012

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

Beyond RIO + 20

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Rights of Nature: Planting the Seeds of Change

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

Rather than shifting course, the so-called Green Economy strategy unveiled at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development...

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Looking ahead for agrarian reform and the defense of land and territory

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

Allies from 26 countries in Asia, Africa, America and Europe have met in West Sumatra, Indonesia, from July 10 to 15, 2012,convened by La...

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Gabon: Resisting Olam land grabbing for oil palm plantations

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

Oil palm has traditionally been part of the culture of West and Central African communities, who have planted it on their own lands or...

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Cambodia: First political risk insurance coverage for a REDD project

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

The goal of the private investment firm Terra Global Capital is “to facilitate the market for land use carbon and other environmental...

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Campaign against palm oil giant FELDA

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

Rainforest Rescue has started a campaign to demand Deutsche Bank to dissociate itself from the Malaysian palm oil giant FELDA Global...

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Chile: Campaign against tree monoculture expansion

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

In Chile, the onslaught of big forestry business groups backed by the state means more than 3 million hectares covered with industrial...

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El Salvador: Wide opposition to preparations for REDD+

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

The REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) mechanism and its subsequent expanded version, REDD+, which...

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Nigeria: Cocoa plantation project threatens pristine forest lands of the Etara and Ekuri-Eyeyeng

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

The tropical moist forest area of Cross River state has the largest area of tropical forest in the country. Approximately 8,500 square...

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Malaysia: Baram Dam would flood indigenous communities to benefit mining in Borneo

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

The current government of Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, is planning to build 12 hydroelectric dams which would...

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Greenwash Gold winner 2012: Mining company Rio Tinto

Posted on Jul 1, 2012

Some of the world’s most disreputable corporations – like Rio Tinto, Dow and BP – are providing sponsorship to the Olympics Games,...

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