World Rainforest Movement

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Attacks on Forest-Dependent Communities in Indonesia and Resistance Stories

Posted on Apr 6, 2021

WRM Bulletin Compilation. Available in English and Indonesian.

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Thailand’s imposition of National Parks: The Indigenous Karen People’s struggle for their forests and survival

Posted on Mar 9, 2021

Indigenous Karen People from Bang Kloi returned to their ancestral home in the Kaeng Krachan forests, after years of dispossession due to the creation of a National Park. Karen communities are mobilizing in solidarity to the Bang Kloi communities’ right to return home.

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Resistance Against Industrial Oil Palm Plantations in West and Central Africa

Posted on Mar 9, 2021

Communities in West and Central Africa are facing the impacts of industrial oil palm plantations. With the false promise of bringing ‘development’, corporations, backed up with government support, have been granted millions of hectares of land for this expansion.

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Predatory mining in Venezuela: The Orinoco Mining Arc, enclave economies and the National Mining Plan

Posted on Mar 9, 2021

The crisis in Venezuela from 2013 to 2021 has caused the collapse of a nation that was built around oil over the last 100 years. This has created a situation characterized by the emergence of mining-dominated predatory extractivism.

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Why Reject the Privatization of Customary Land

Posted on Mar 9, 2021

For capitalists, the customary and collective land tenure systems are obstacles to wealth creation and the accumulation of profit. There has been a strong pressure for formalizing private property land rights for easing its sale and lease for commercial use. This push must stop now!

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