World Rainforest Movement

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International support to a struggle against mining in Thailand

Posted on Dec 2, 2020

Organisations, social movements and activists, from 40 countries express their support and solidarity with a community struggle in Northeastern Thailand to reclaim the land and forests encroached on by the Thor Silasitthi mining company.

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Video: Violence and sexual abuse against women in oil palm plantations MUST END

Posted on Nov 24, 2020

The video “NO to violence against women and girls living in and around oil palm plantations” denounces the violence against women in West and Central Africa whose lands have been invaded by industrial oil palm plantations.

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Development: Understandings from the Ground

Posted on Nov 18, 2020

WRM spoke with close allies from Brazil, Gabon, India, Mexico and Mozambique, to hear from them and learn about their understandings of development.

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The African Development Bank and the Tree Plantations Industry

Posted on Nov 17, 2020

In June 2019, a report from the AfDB and WWF Kenya made a call to development-funding agencies, mainly from Europe, and the World Bank, to provide aid money to a new Fund for financing 100,000 hectares of (new) industrial tree plantations, to support the potential development of 500,000 hectares, in Eastern and Southern Africa.

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“It has Always been the same”: Cooperation that does not Cooperate

Posted on Nov 17, 2020

This article is about how so-called ‘development cooperation’ hides, and grants legitimacy to, an agenda of dispossession and capitalist expansion; and how this ‘cooperation’ actually co-opts the political agenda of grassroots movements.

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