World Rainforest Movement

Land grabbing and the importance of words

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

Among many indigenous peoples, words are considered sacred, and must be used with care. But in today’s digitalized, high-speed,...

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Territoriality vs. Land grabbing

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

According to the dictionary, to “grab” is to seize suddenly or roughly, sometimes forcibly or unscrupulously. It carries a connotation...

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MONOCULTURE TREE PLANTATIONS – Uganda – Promotion of plantation agriculture – a disgrace to human kind and environment

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

Uganda like many other African countries is in the campaign drive of promoting plantations under the guise of creating income and other...

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MONOCULTURE TREE PLANTATIONS – Land grabbing for oil palm in the Philippines

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

The indigenous network ALDAW in the Philippines(Ancestral Land/Domain Watch) is deeply concerned about the findings of a recent study it...

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CERTIFICATION – FSC: Certified land grabbing

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

The certification of industrial tree plantations by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has served as a tool to legitimize the large-scale...

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OIL – Land grab for oil: The crude reality of oil drilling in the Niger Delta

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

While land grabbing is generally associated with the taking over of land for large scale monoculture plantations, grown for export-crops or...

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REDD – Brazil: Open letter from Acre challenges legitimacy of REDD+ “consultation” in California

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

Organizations and individuals in the state of Acre and other states in Brazil sent an open letter this month to the governor of California...

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REDD Violation of the right to be consulted paves way for more REDD land grabbing

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

REDD has been contentious ever since it was presented during UN climate talks in Bali, Indonesia, in 2007 as a way to supposedly reduce...

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BRICS, development and land grabbing

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

In March 2013, the presidents of the so-called BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – met in Durban, South...

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The World Bank and land grabbing

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

In an international context of growing privatization and concentration of wealth, a process that is also manifested through land grabbing,...

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GE TREES

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Plantations Threaten Communities and Forests Around the World In the United States, the US Department of...

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No REDD in Africa Network launched at the World Social Forum

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

Outraged by the rampant land grabs and neocolonialism of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest degradation), Africans at...

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Brazilian Amazon: Military incursion in the territory of the Munduruku people for construction of mega dam

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

The Eastern Amazon Forum (FAOR) of Brazil issued a public statement in April in support of the Munduruku indigenous people, in response to...

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Opposition to mining in Guatemala leads to repression and death

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

On March 17, several indigenous community leaders from the village of Montaña de Santa María Xalapán, located in southeastern Guatemala...

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Converting coal plans to burn biomass only replaces one disaster with another

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

The big coal burning utilities in the UK and elsewhere are trying to get around new EU sulphur dioxide regulations that would otherwise...

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River in Guatemala “grabbed” by oil palm and sugar cane plantation owners

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

In Champerico, Guatemala, the Bolas River had completely disappeared, after it was diverted and dammed to provide water for oil palm and...

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‘Quick-fix’ development gives away more than it gets back

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

 “‘Quick-fix’ development gives away more than it gets back.” Samuel Nguiffo, from the Center for the Environment and Development...

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Special Focus: REDD+

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

“Special Focus: REDD+”, a blog site devoted to academic articles on REDD, with a critical focus put together by Tracey Osbourne, a...

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EJOLT Environmental Justice Project updates

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

“EJOLT Environmental Justice Project updates”, April 2013....

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Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

“Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe,” a new report by European Coordination Via Campesina and Hands...

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EU ETS myth busting: why it cannot be reformed and should not be replicated

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

“EU ETS myth busting: why it cannot be reformed and should not be replicated,” a report released by a group of 45 organisations...

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Issue 189 – April 2013

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

The Tentacles of Land Grabbing

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