World Rainforest Movement

Environmental crime: in pursuit of palm oil industry – VIDEO

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

“Environmental crime: in pursuit of palm oil industry”, video on the business of palm oil in LiberiaEnvironmental crime: in pursuit...

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Live or drive, a choice has to be made

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

“Live or drive, a choice has to be made”, a case study of Sime Darby operations in Liberia, basta! and Friends of the Earth France,...

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Land grabbing for biofuels must stop

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

“Land grabbing for biofuels must stop”, a new report from GRAIN...

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Gentle Treasures: Stories of women against mining

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

“Gentle Treasures: Stories of women against mining”, launched in March 2012 by Alyansa Tigil Mina (Alliance to Stop Mining),...

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Issue 187 – February 2013

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

Women Resisting

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March 8: Women in defence of forests

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

International Women’s Day on March 8 is a day to celebrate the achievements made by women in the defence of their rights. It is also a...

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Feminism as an integral part of popular struggles

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

The People’s Summit in Santiago, Chile was held January 25-27 as a parallel event to the summit meeting between the governments of the...

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World March of Women: Change the world to change the lives of women – the fight continues against green deserts and the commodification of nature

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

We are once again approaching March 8, the international day of women’s struggle, on which we, as feminist women, also struggle against...

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Liberian women impacted by expansion of Sime Darby’s oil palm plantations

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

The Garwula District, in Grand Cape Mount County, is one of the areas affected by the 63-year lease agreement signed by the Malaysian giant...

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Philippines: Indigenous women impacted by militarization for large-scale mining

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

The Philippines has a great variety of minerals, including gold, copper, nickel, chromite, manganese, silver and iron. Mineral extraction...

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Open letter from Latin American women’s network to governments and social movements

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, the Red de Mujeres Defensoras de los Derechos Sociales y Ambientales (Latin...

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Nigeria: Dutch court condemns Shell – but more justice is needed!

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

On January 30, a Dutch court ruled that the Anglo-Dutch transnational corporation Shell is responsible for polluting the Niger delta,...

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India: Steel-making POSCO strikes again

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

On 3 February 2013, at around 4 am, twelve police platoons entered Govindpur and Nuagaon villages in Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa...

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Nigeria: Environmentalist threatened for his denounces against Wilmar’s oil palm plantations

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

The Singapore based agribusiness giant Wilmar – is expanding its operations in Africa. It already has approximately 50,000 hectares...

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Gabon: New study warns of impacts of the expansion of oil palm and rubber tree plantations

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

Tropical rainforests cover 85% of the total land area in Gabon. They are home to an immense diversity of species, on which some 300,000...

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Liberia: Action against the expansion of oil palm plantations by Sime Darby and Golden Veroleum

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

The three leading Liberian civil society organizations Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU), and...

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Cambodia: Action against land-grabbing

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

A community petition on Avaaz.org calls for action against companies that subsidized by a European Union trade scheme, forcibly displace...

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Mozambique: Action in defense of peasants’ right to food

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

The organization Fian International – for the right to adequate food, began an action in October 2012 to end on 30 April 2013 in...

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Brazil: First National Meeting of the Peasant Women’s Movement

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

Close to 3,000 members of the Peasant Women’s Movement (MMC), hailing from 23 different states, gathered on February 18-21 for the first...

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Attac France urges EDF to abandon its lawsuits against climate justice activists in the UK

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

Last October, sixteen activists of the climate justice group “No Dash for gas” occupied for a week two chimneys of the EDF...

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