World Rainforest Movement

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ALERT! Karen indigenous communities face danger after returning to their ancestral territory in Thailand

Posted on Feb 22, 2021

They have been living in the Kaeng Krachan forests for generations. When a National Park was created, they started to suffer violence and evictions. Karen indigenous people are mobilizing around the country in solidarity to the communities from Bang Kloi’s right to return home.

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DR Congo: Call for the immediate release of people arrested after a protest against the palm oil company PHC

Posted on Feb 18, 2021

RIAO-RDC and international NGOs calls for the immediate release of community leaders and villagers from the communities of Mwingi, Bolesa and Yanongo who were arrested after a peaceful protest against the palm oil company PHC. An urgent action alert is open to sign-ons.

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Naming the crimes (and criminals) for what they are

Posted on Jan 15, 2021

The tactics and strategies employed to impose land control and extractive operations in the forests are many. Most of these tactics and strategies are criminal acts.

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Legal but corrupt

Posted on Jan 15, 2021

The boundary lines between the “legitimate” and the “criminal” have long been paper thin. Indeed, mainstream capitalist enterprise arguably only prospers because its particular forms of looting, theft, fraud and cheating have been blessed with the holy water of “legality”.

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Sexual Exploitation and Violence against Women at the Root of the Industrial Plantation Model

Posted on Jan 15, 2021

Patriarchal oppression is inseparable from the industrial plantation model, and it is at the base of how companies generate profits. Companies target women, including due to their fundamental role in community life.

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