World Rainforest Movement

Silence is Treason (Remembering Saro-Wiwa and other martyrs)

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

By Nnimmo Bassey Read the entry on Nnimmo’s blog here:...

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Women of the Amazon defend the rainforest from the dangers of oil drilling

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

  A group of indigenous women from the Amazon region succeeded in meeting with the president of Ecuador and members of the Ecuadorian...

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Actions in Africa against dirty energy – Calabar Declaration against the expansion of oil palm monocultures

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

The No REDD in Africa Network (NRAN) initiated the “Week of Action Against False Solutions”, from October 28 to November 4. The action,...

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Ecuador: Demand for a popular consultation on Yasuní

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

In response to the government’s decision to abandon the initiative to leave the oil in the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) block...

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African groups demand Obama stop pushing dirty energy through Power Africa

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

On November 2013, coinciding with the UN climate conference in Warsaw, 75 African groups from 18 countries sent a letter to President...

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Petroleum: A pillar of capitalist expansion

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

Petroleum is a homogenous mixture of organic compounds that, together with coal and natural gas, was formed some 300 million years ago...

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Oiled forests – the case of Ecuador

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

Oil has been historically extracted disregarding the costs that the process entails to the local people and the environment. Thus oil...

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Bleeding Oil – VIDEO

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

“Bleeding Oil” is a documentary about the ecological disaster in Nigeria caused by global oil...

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The unequal and perverse exchange between Nigeria and colonialist corporate powers: from fossil fuels to industrial oil palm plantations and REDD

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

    Fossil fuels began to replace wood as an energy source in England in the 18th Century, a switch that went hand-in-hand with...

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Post-petroleum societies: For the defence of forests and peoples’ rights, for harmony between human beings and nature

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

  The first steps International discussion around the impacts of oil industry activities gained particular relevance in the early...

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Forests, oil and energy: time to re-capture our governments!

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

On 10 November 1995, it should be remembered by all who struggle for social and environmental justice that the Nigerian military junta...

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To cook a continent

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

“To cook a continent”, the oil industry in Africa, by Nnimmo Bassey. Nnimmo Bassey examines the oil industry in Africa, probes the...

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The COP19 Guide to Corporate Lobbying

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

The COP19 Guide to Corporate Lobbying. Climate crooks and the Polish government’s partners in crime. Published by: Corporate Europe...

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Why fight against fracking? – VIDEO

Posted on Dec 3, 2013

“¿Por qué luchar contra el fracking?” (Why fight against fracking?), a video in Spanish with English and French...

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Bulletin Issue 196 – November 2013

Posted on Nov 30, 2013

The global threat of oil and the path towards post petroleum societies

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Eucalyptus Plantations for Energy: A Case Study of Suzano’s plantations for wood pellet exports in the Baixo Parnaíba region, Maranhão, Brazil

Posted on Nov 7, 2013

Also available in Portuguese. This is the first documented case of a land-grab in Brazil for biomass destined for power stations in the UK....

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