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Brazil: Rising profits do not prevent layoffs: Fibria Celulosa in Mato Grosso do Sul

Posted on Oct 15, 2015

On August 25, 2015, employees of the Fibria Company in Tres Lagunas, Mato Grosso do Sul, made public the recent layoffs made by the company...

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Brazil – Profiting more from doing the same: The financialization of Fibria’s eucalyptus monocultures

Posted on May 6, 2015

A piece of news circulating in Brazil in 2013 appeared odd at first glance: Fibria, one of the world’s largest producers of pulp...

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Brazil: Federal Prosecutor’s Office upholds injunction barring BNDES financing for Fibria Celulose, a company certified by the FSC

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

The Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office (Ministério Público Federal or MPF) of Brazil has ruled to suspend financing from the...

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MST protests against transnationals: Mining company Vale and pulp and paper company Fibria

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (MST) has announced, “We are beginning the year 2013 with several struggles, which represent MST’s...

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Open letter denouncing the FSC certification of Fibria Aracruz Celulose S.A.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

Civil society organizations are denouncing the FSC certification of Fibria Celulose SA monoculture tree plantations by IMAFLORA, a...

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Brasil: Outrage over killing of local man by Fibria Celulose’s guards

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

On 16 March 2010, Henrique de Souza Pereira, 24-years old, was killed by a team of guards of the private ‘security’ company hired by...

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Brazil: The cerrado and the city of Três Lagoas under the control of the paper industry

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

On how pulp and paper companies are expanding in these territories while neutralizing community resistance in a process in which the population ends up economically and symbolically dependent on the companies.

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Finnish activists protest against Stora Enso and Veracel

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

Finnish activists protest against Stora Enso and Veracel In March 2018, activists from Friends of the Earth Finland and an association...

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Eucalyptus and silent poisons: The expansion of plantations in the southernmost part of Bahia, Brazil

Posted on Sep 21, 2017

The process of territorial transformation in the southernmost part of Bahia is closely intertwined with agriculture in Brazil, and is based...

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Norway: divest from eucalyptus plantations!

Posted on May 15, 2017

The Norwegian Solidarity Committee for Latin America raises debates about the ethical principles behind Norwegian investments. They...

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Water and Pulp: The North’s Thirst and the South’s Resistance

Posted on May 15, 2017

About fifty years ago, Aracruz Celulose, now called Fibria, replaced original Atlantic Forest with the first fast-growing eucalyptus...

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Brazil: Land for food production, not pulp for export

Posted on Feb 8, 2017

In the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, the Landless Peasant Movement MST is occupying some 400 hectares of land appropriated by pulp...

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No to Monsanto! No to Poisons! Industrial Tree Plantations and Agrotoxics

Posted on Oct 5, 2016

For decades, The World Rainforest Movement has been denouncing the many ways in which industrial tree plantations directly cause continued...

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Carta-denuncia en rechazo a la iniciativa “Plataforma de Plantaciones de Nueva Generación”

Posted on Jun 6, 2016

Only available in Spanish 5 de junio – Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente En ocasión del 5 de junio, Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente,...

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Brazil: The monoculture eucalyptus company, Veracel Celulosa, is trying to evict indigenous Pataxó from their land

Posted on Feb 5, 2016

The Pataxós of Nueva Esperanza village—in the municipality of Itamarajú in the southern tip of Bahía state—are under threat of...

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What “rights” are defended in the Paris Agreement and in the plans with false solutions to the climate crisis?

Posted on Feb 5, 2016

There are many analyses of the Paris Agreement and the reasons why it is a disaster for the climate. One critique is that it does not...

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Brazil approves commercial use of the first GM eucalyptus tree

Posted on May 6, 2015

  As expected and despite the strong national and international opposition, on April 9, the Brazilian National Technical Commission...

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Intensification of land grabbing and more concentration of land ownership in the era of “green capitalism”: News from Indonesia

Posted on May 6, 2015

  On April 17, farmers around the world celebrated the Day of Peasant Struggle, in tribute to the 19 peasants of the Landless Workers...

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Stora Enso and GM trees: Intensifying destruction of forests and peoples

Posted on Apr 10, 2015

  Stora-Enso, a giant Swedish-Finnish industrial forestry company and one of the largest producers of pulp and paper in the world, is...

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The roots of a forest

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

In March 2014, more than 100 organizations from all over the world requested through an open letter that the Food and Agriculture...

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Open letter delivered to the Brazilian National Technical Biosafety Commission (CTNBio)

Posted on May 30, 2014

To: Brazilian National Technical Biosafety Commission (CTNBio) We, the undersigned, have been informed that FuturaGene, a biotechnology...

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Changes in family life: Observations on eucalyptus and women in Mato Grosso do Sul

Posted on Apr 5, 2014

“It is the rural women’s movements that have been at the forefront of massive public actions aimed at fighting back against the big...

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Protestors denounce pact to transform rural region of Brazil into a “eucalyptus desert”

Posted on Apr 5, 2014

On March 8, 2014, peasant farmers from organizations including the MPA, MST, MMC, Quilombolas, the Union of Rural Workers of Mucuri and...

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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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Brazil: State government incentives for the expansion of industrial tree plantations in the state of Rio de Janeiro

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

  The government of the state of Rio de Janeiro has adopted various initiatives since 2001 to promote the expansion of large-scale...

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Brazil – WRM information sheet on GE tree research

Posted on Jul 17, 2013

 WRM information sheets on GE tree research First posted: 1 August 2008 Last update: August 2014 Tree species being...

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CERTIFICATION – FSC: Certified land grabbing

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

The certification of industrial tree plantations by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has served as a tool to legitimize the large-scale...

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Brazil: Unlimited strike in Veracel

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

Since last March 18, workers of the pulp mill Veracel, a company equally the Swedish-Finnish Stora Enso and Fibria of Brazil, started an...

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Brazil: Documentary film exposes FSC plantations as “Sustainable on Paper” only

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

  “Sustainable on Paper”, a documentary film by journalists An-Katrien Lecluyse and Leopold Broers released in Belgium in 2011,...

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The International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations around the world

Posted on Sep 30, 2012

On September 21, the International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations, organizations, networks and movements around the world...

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September 21st around the world – 2012

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

On September 21, the International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations, organizations, networks and movements around the world...

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No to the expansion of Veracel Celulose S.A. in Brazil!

Posted on May 30, 2012

Veracel is expanding its operations in Brazil, with the consent of the government. The decision of the Institute of the Environment and...

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Brazil: Eucalyptus and the growing precarity of work in Mato Grosso do Sul

Posted on May 30, 2012

Nothing likes eucalyptus. If you let cattle loose among the eucalyptus, they start grazing around the outside, which is supposed to be a...

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Brazil: The definition of forest – another front for resistance and reconquest

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

The year 2011 was declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. Major international events such as the climate...

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Disaster foretold for the extreme south, south and southwest of the state of Bahia

Posted on Dec 30, 2011

Governor Jacques Wagner and Environment Secretary Eugênio Spengler are preparing to give the people of the extreme south, south and...

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The new trend of biomass plantations in Brazil: tree monocultures

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

A new expansion cycle: carbon and biomass plantations Within the context of Brazil’s efforts to be a global economic power, a report...

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Nyéléni: A woman’s name for the struggle for Food Sovereignty

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

In Africa there is a story that has been passed down through the years about a woman from Mali named Nyéléni, who challenged patriarchal...

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No to the WWF New Generation Plantations Project!

Posted on Sep 30, 2011

On this International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, the Latin American Network Against Monoculture Tree Plantations (RECOMA), a...

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Request for the cancellation of the licensing process for the expansion of Veracel Celulose

Posted on Sep 10, 2011

Dear friends, We would like to invite you to support the following action, which is being launched as part of the activities for...

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Brazil: Mato Grosso do Sul – The new eucalyptus frontier

Posted on Jul 30, 2011

The region of Brazil, and perhaps the world, where monoculture eucalyptus plantations and pulp production are expanding most rapidly is in...

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Transgenic trees: The industry race is on

Posted on Jul 30, 2011

The forestry industry’s endless pursuit of bigger profits has led to the growing homogenization of trees cultivated for timber, pulp and...

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Brazil: Women in Camp Sister Dorothy Stang – for their right to life, against monoculture eucalyptus

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

On the evening and early morning of 27 th and 28th February, women of the Landless Rural Workers Movement from all over the Extreme South...

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Stora Enso makes money out of environmental crimes

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

On April 20, the Finnish-Swedish giant of the forestry industry Stora Enso held their annual shareholder meeting in Helsinki where it...

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FSC and Veracel Celulose: Certification that is neither reliable nor independent

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

In 2007, FSC certifying body SGS began the certification process for Veracel Celulose in Bahia, Brazil, in accordance with the FSC’s...

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Brazil: The case of Plantar – the FSC at the service of the sale of carbon credits

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

Companies that promote large-scale monoculture tree plantations do not seek the FSC label solely to increase the value of their final...

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Brazil: Aracruz sows violence and destruction in Espirito Santo

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

On the occasion of Human Rights Day, we think it would be opportune to share a report conducted this year in Brazil: a research study that...

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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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MONOCULTURES ON THE MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

“The crucial characteristic of monocultures is that they do not merely displace alternatives, they destroy their own basis. They are...

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MONOCULTURE TREE PLANTATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA – HOW, WHY, FOR WHOM

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

The territories that make up what is known today as Latin America have two main features in the eyes of big corporations and business...

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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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Brazil: The “productive resistance” of Quilombola (1) communities surrounded by eucalyptus plantations

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

Reaching the 32 Quilombola communities in the Sapê do Norte region of the state of Espírito Santo, located in the municipalities of São...

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Comment by the World Rainforest Movement on the Petition of ArborGen Inc. seeking a Determination of Nonregulated Status for Freeze Tolerant Eucalyptus

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

To: APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) Montevideo, April 10, 2013 The World Rainforest Movement (WRM) is an international...

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Brazil: For whom and why do women struggle?

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

What is happiness? We can find many answers and we may even consider that being happy is a strictly personal matter. However, at least two...

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United States – WRM information sheet on GE tree research

Posted on Aug 1, 2008

 WRM information sheets on GE tree research First posted: 1 August 2008 Updated: 30 October 2008 (including information provided by the...

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