World Rainforest Movement

Chile: Suspension of work on Pascua Lama mine project

Posted on Jan 7, 2013

A resolution adopted by the Chilean government’s National Geology and Mining Service ordered a temporary but total stoppage of drilling...

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Bolivia: Letter from the Pan-Amazonian Peoples

Posted on Jan 7, 2013

The 6th Pan-Amazon Social Forum was held on December 1 in Cobija, in Bolivia’s Amazon region, on the triple border between Peru, Brazil...

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Ecuador: Ancestral peoples of the mangrove forests attacked and evicted

Posted on Jan 7, 2013

At 9:00 a.m. on December 4, uniformed officers of the National Police set fire to the homes and crops of residents and families in Bilsa,...

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Manufacturing Consent – VIDEO

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

“Manufacturing Consent” is a film that features evidence and first-hand testimony of the abuses of PT Borneo Surya Mining Jaya (PT...

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Mining, plantation firms reported for rights abuses

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

“Mining, plantation firms reported for rights abuses”, a Jakarta Post headline informs that mining and plantation companies are among...

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Oil and Human Rights

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

Fossil fuels have driven current modes of civilisation for over one and a half centuries. Coal, crude oil and gas enabled the world to...

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Peasants: Holders of rights

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

Since its founding, WRM has worked in defence of human rights when denouncing deforestation brought about by oil drilling, mining, logging,...

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In confronting the climate crisis, what rights should hold precedence?

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

At the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, held in Doha, Qatar,...

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Issue 185 – December 2012

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

The focus of this issue: Human Rights

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World Summit on Sustainable Forest (-destruction)

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

“World Summit on Sustainable Forest (-destruction)”, a satirical blog on the summit that will be held on March 5th-6th 2013 in...

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Liberia: Our future is now – communities gather to discuss oil palm expansion and to repair and prevent human rights violations

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

Under the slogan ´Our Future is Now´, more than 150 people – men, women, youth and elderly – from communities inside oil palm...

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Map of Mining Conflicts in Latin America

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

The Observatory of Mining Conflicts in Latin America (OCMAL) and Latin American Observatory of Environmental Conflicts (OLCA) have...

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Sierra Leone: Socfin´s oil palm plantations violating human rights

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

On 1st of December 2012, aggrieved landowners from 36 villages in Malen Chiefdom, affected by large-scale oil palm plantations of the...

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Indonesia: Oil palm plantations and Industrial “Plantation Forest” (HTI) violate human rights destroying Indigenous People’s Identity

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

Elimination of customary laws through regulations In 1950, Indonesia’s forests spanned over 162,290,000 hectares, covering 80% of the...

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Philippines: The death toll of oil palm and mining

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

The community-based organization Pangalasag is a member organization of the regional alliance Kalumbay and an organization of Higaonon...

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Malaysia: Industrial acacia plantations violate and threaten the rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

The state government of Sarawak has conceded a total area of 490,000 hectares for industrial tree plantations of acacia, the biggest area...

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Brazil: Belo Monte, an illegal and immoral hydroelectric dam project that violates numerous rights

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

In early December of this year, the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES) announced that it was granting a new loan of 22.5 billion...

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Honduras: Bajo Aguán – Cry for the Land: New video denounces rights violations under the exploitative oil palm plantation model

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

The documentary video “Bajo Aguán: Grito por la Tierra” (Bajo Aguán: Cry for the Land) (1) was presented in Honduras on December 10...

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Chile: Mapuche communities reclaim ancestral lands stolen by tree plantation companies

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

Chile is currently debating amendments to Decree Law 701, which was passed during the first years of the military dictatorship and has been...

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Indonesia: RSPO fails to take action against a company bulldozing ancestral forests and perpetrating human rights abuses

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

The certifying body Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has failed to act against a company looking for RSPO’s seal which has...

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Senegal: Final declaration of the Family Farms International Forum

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

Representatives of the CNCR member farmers’ and producers’ organizations, as well as other national platforms member of the...

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Laos: Social activist Sombath Somphone is missing

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

Sombath Somphone, a respected social activist winner of the international Ramon Magsaysay award in 2005 for community leadership and...

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Statement of Asia Social Movements on Climate Change at the Asia Social Movements Assembly

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

On 26-30 November 2012, the 5th World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) was held in Manila, Philippines. The WSFM is one of the thematic...

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