World Rainforest Movement

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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Indonesia: Farmers protest against eviction caused by Debt Nature Swap (DNS)

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

About 40 farmers of a La Via Campesina member organization (Serikat Petani Indonesia) from Jambi province protested in front of the Germany...

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Brazil: Support the Indigenous Cause of the Guaraní-Kaiowa

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

The Brazilian organizations Juízes para a Democracia (Judges for Democracy) and CIMI have launched a petition addressed to various...

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Indonesia: Court victory against oil palm company

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

The state administrative High Court in Medan, has decided in favor of the organization WALHI, cancelling administrative decisions that led...

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Burma/Myanmar: Letter of Global Solidarity against land grabs

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

The “Second Commercial Farm Asia”, a fair that brings together corporate investors and governments from Myanmar and other...

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Global Campaign to dismantle Corporate Power

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

As part of the People’s Summit during Rio +20 a Global Campaign Against Transnationals was launched, under the slogan “Dismantle...

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Looking ahead for agrarian reform and the defense of land and territory

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

Allies from 26 countries in Asia, Africa, America and Europe have met in West Sumatra, Indonesia, from July 10 to 15, 2012,convened by La...

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Campaign against palm oil giant FELDA

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

Rainforest Rescue has started a campaign to demand Deutsche Bank to dissociate itself from the Malaysian palm oil giant FELDA Global...

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Greenwash Gold winner 2012: Mining company Rio Tinto

Posted on Jul 1, 2012

Some of the world’s most disreputable corporations – like Rio Tinto, Dow and BP – are providing sponsorship to the Olympics Games,...

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Be alert! Don’t allow tree plantations to be called forests

Posted on Jul 30, 2011

Wikipedia – the free encyclopedia built collaboratively – is an increasing reference even for academic use. We can have a voice there...

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Lend your voice to the forest!

Posted on Apr 4, 2011

At WRM we have been opposed to FAO’s definition of forests for many years. We believe that it actually serves as an indirect cause of...

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Análisis crítico de “La silvicultura y el agua: Ciencia, Dogmas, Desafíos” (Walter de Paula Lima, 2010)

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

Recientemente se acaba de difundir un nuevo trabajo del Profesor Walter de Paula Lima (WPL) titulado “A silvicultura e a água: Ciência,...

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Cameroun: un village résiste à la tentative de Socapalm de planter des palmiers à huile dans ses terres

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

Au milieu d’un désert vert de 60 000 hectares de plantations de palmiers à huile se trouvent 150 hectares de terres agricoles et...

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Bénin : la “modernisation” de la production d’huile de palme marginalise les femmes

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

La production d’huile de palme est séculaire au Bénin et elle s’est toujours faite surtout par des méthodes artisanales. Ce sont...

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Brasil: Modificações do Código Florestal para benefício dos latifundiário

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

Apesar da grande campanha ideológica das elites brasileiras em busca de apresentar o agronegócio como uma agricultura moderna, as...

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Brasil: Comunidades quilombolas reconvertem eucaliptales

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

A comunidade quilombola de São Domingos, tradicionalmente instalada no norte do Espírito Santo, viveu um momento histórico nos dias 26 e...

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Honduras: empapada en sangre también por la palma de aceite – 3 nuevas víctimas

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

Honduras, que fue uno de los principales productores de granos básicos de Centroamérica, ha pasado a producir la mitad de sus...

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What is carbon trading for?

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

Patrick Birley, the Chief Executive of the European Climate Exchange, knows a thing or two about carbon trading. He should do. He claims...

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Climate change policy – does gender make a difference?

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

International negotiations about global climate protection have been slow, delivering meagre results. The debate began over 20 years ago,...

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Wilful ignorance: FAO and industrial tree plantations

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has long worked on behalf of the plantation industry. One of FAO’s strategies to support the...

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FSC: Increasingly alone in the path of tree plantation certification

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

Up to last year, the Forest Stewardship Council had certified 8.6 million hectares of industrial tree plantations despite ample evidence...

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New WRM Information tools

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

WRM has produced four new briefings intended to serve as tools for action. The briefing “Ethanol from cellulose: A technology that could...

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