World Rainforest Movement

Time has come to provide justice for the victims of systematic violations perpetrated by Transnational Corporations

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

Human rights violations and crimes perpetrated by Transnational Corporations (TNCs) are no isolated facts. Rather, as documentation of...

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Corporations respecting human rights: An impossible combination

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

A small group of transnational corporations dominate, to an increasingly greater degree, almost every sector of the economy. These...

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Bulletin Issue 197 – December 2013

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

Human rights violations, land grabbing, deforestation: The modus operandi of corporations

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Sued for protesting against Wilmar’s refined destruction

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

Eight activists of Robin Wood, a grassroots group in Germany, were sued in October 2013 for taking part in a peaceful demonstration to...

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Say no to corporate power grab: Reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a highly secretive and expansive free trade agreement between the United States and twelve Pacific...

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Indonesia: Action on Customary Forests

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

On 16 May, 2013, the Indonesian Constitutional Court issued a decision confirming that Customary Forests are forests located in Indigenous...

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Remembering Laotian community activist Sombath Somphone one year after his disappearance

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

Sombath Somphone, perhaps the Lao PDR’s most prominent community development activist and founder of the Participatory Development...

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Sierra Leone farmers reject land grab for oil palm plantation

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

On December 9, 2013, a meeting was called in Pujehun District over the lease of 6,500 hectares of prime farmland in this southeastern part...

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Modern-day slavery in oil palm plantations: The outstanding cases of Malaysia and Indonesia

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

Photo: E. Benjamin Skinner Malaysia Malaysiahas become a destination for migrant workers from other Southeast Asian countries– mainly...

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Brazil: Purchase of land held under false title as part of land grabbing for the expansion of pulp plantations

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

The violence and plunder initially carried out by a gang of outlaws and thugs continued in the 1990s with the arrival of the forestry...

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Cameroon: Opposition to Herakles Farms’ oil palm project on native lands

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

Photo: credito: Greenpeace/Alex Yallop On 25 November 2013, the President of Cameroon issued three decrees granting 19,843 ha of native...

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Mega-dams in Sarawak: how indigenous peoples rise to defend their rights

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

300 indigenous people protested against Sarwak’s dams at the congress of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) this May in...

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The criminalization of social protest against mining

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

Photo: http://www.minesandcommunities.org/ The criminalization of social protest upheld by local communities is a worldwide phenomenon. In...

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Brazil: Voices of local communities in Acre denounce violations in Community-based Sustainable Forest Management

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

Photo: Lúcia Ortiz In the business world, “sustainability” promises, among other things, that economic activity does not violate the...

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