World Rainforest Movement

Happy New Year – in spite of everything

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

A new year has begun. But a change in the calendar does not necessary imply a change in the intensification of the processes of domination...

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The new trend: Large-scale bioenergy production from wood biomass

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

In this issue of the WRM Bulletin we analyze the large-scale generation of energy from wood biomass. This is a new trend which,...

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Biomass and Bioenergy

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Biomass is the oldest energy source used by humans. It is found in abundance in almost every part of the planet and today, more than two...

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Your urgent support requested: help release peasants and an activist of Walhi persecuted and arrested in Indonesia

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

On January 29, 2013, at about 4:30pm, a protest of peasants was violently repressed in South Sumatra by the Regional Police. About 25...

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Mapuche conflict in Chile: The need for dialogue to address historic demands

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Since 1881, the Chilean state has attempted to “Chileanize” the Mapuche indigenous people, maintaining them in a state of permanent...

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Activist Sombath Somphone disappeared in Laos

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Sombath Somphone, a farmer, scholar, scientist and community developer as well as a well-known activist in land issues and against...

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People’s Summit calls for comprehensive social-political proposals

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

On January 25-27, 2013, social and political organizations and movements from numerous countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and the...

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MST protests against transnationals: Mining company Vale and pulp and paper company Fibria

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (MST) has announced, “We are beginning the year 2013 with several struggles, which represent MST’s...

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No to gold mining in French Guiana

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

The French industry ministry recently issued a gold mining permitfor an area in the middle of Guiana Amazonian Park in French...

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Indian organizations declared all the Tiger Reserves in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserves as illegal

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Following a collaborative study conducted in the four Protected Areas: Nagarhole, Bandipur, Mudumalai and Wayanad, several social groups...

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Oil palm and biofuel bulletin by ALDAW

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Through its Google Group and Facebook page Aldaw will provide periodical updates of news and articles on oil palm development in the...

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Video denouncing exploitation at oil palm plantations in Honduras

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

The documentary video “Bajo Aguán: Cry for the Land” presented in Spanish in Honduras on December 10 during a Human Rights Forum...

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Issue 186 – January 2013

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Large-Scale Monoculture Tree Plantations for Large-Scale Energy Production: A New Threat to Communities and Forests

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