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REDD Early Movers (REM) in Acre, Brazil

Posted on Jul 25, 2018

(Available only in Portuguese and German)

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Pembakaran Hutan dan Korban yang Dihukum: Kisah tentang Tragedi Masyarakat Adat Delang di Lamandau, Kalimantan Tengah

Posted on Jul 13, 2018

Bila anda melakukan perjalanan dari kota Palangkaraya sampai ke kota Nangabulik, ibukota kabupaten Lamandau, Provinsi Kalimantan Tengah, anda akan melihat lanskap tunggal berupa perkebunan sawit.

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Fires, forests and peoples: knowledge and practices under threat

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

Forest peoples’ knowledge and practices of the use and management of controlled fire in forests have been identified within climate change policies as the cause of forest fires. Nevertheless, fire is critical for ensuring the food and cultural sovereignty of forest peoples.

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Peru: forest inhabited by the indigenous Shawi to be handed over to Canadian mining firm

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

The indigenous Shawi people repeat their call for protests in defense of their territory in the tropical rainforest. This time the threat is in the form of the world’s leading gold mining company: Barrick Gold Corporation.

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Challenging capitalist fire

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

Today, a capitalist conception of fire dominates. But vernacular conceptions continue to evolve and struggle against it.

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Indonesia: Forest burning and punished victims. The tragedy of the Delang indigenous community in Lamandau, Central Kalimantan

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

Despite that most forest fires in Indonesia started within expanding oil palm plantation concession areas, companies are not being persecuted.

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Chile: Mega forest fires, corporate crime and impunity

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

Tree plantation companies have enormous power and impunity in Chile. The fires of 2017 demonstrated the collusion between these companies and public officials to prevent investigations and criminalize the Mapuche indigenous people

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The Amazon: A territory in the crossfire

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

Fires in the Amazon are occurring more frequently and with greater intensity. But who is really burning the forests?

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Quito, a city in the middle of a firebelt

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

Since the native vegetation that surrounded Quito was destroyed to make way for eucalyptus and pine plantations, the forest fires that the city faces year after year have been intensifying.

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Portugal: 28 years ago a village fought against eucalyptus. The land never burned again

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

In 1989, there was a war in the valley of Lila, Portugal. Hundreds of people gathered to destroy 200 hectares of eucalyptus, fearing that the trees would rob them of their water and bring fire.

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Bolloré Loses Court Case in France

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

In 2016, a TV station in France (Channel 2) aired a report that told the story of Vincent Bolloré, a businessman who heads the oil palm...

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Tanzania: call for international support to stop intimidation against Maasai villagers as they take the government to court

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

A report from Oakland Institute documents in detail the many rights abuses faced by the Maasai in the Ngorongoro and Loliondo regions of...

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Declaration from Sena Madureira, Brazil: “We carry forward the spirit of union among peoples, and opposition to capitalism’s “solutions”

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

From June 15-17, 2018, indigenous peoples and communities that live and work in forests gathered in Sena Madureira, Acre, to denounce the...

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Forest Fires in Portugal: When Corporate Power Kills

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

An article by Transparency International shows how the political establishment of Portugal—which should be managing the forest,...

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Cambodia: hydroelectric dam plan could kill the Mekong River

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

A Chinese-backed plan to build Cambodia’s biggest dam could “literally kill” the Mekong river, according to a confidential government...

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Brazil: Sena Madureira Declaration, June 17, 2018

Posted on Jun 26, 2018

People from the forests gathered in Sena Madureira, Acre, to denounce the false solutions of green capitalism and demand their right to their lands.

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Aviation and false solutions: The farce of the “Florestal Santa Maria” REDD project in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Posted on Jun 14, 2018

The FSM-REDD project has sold carbon credits to offset programs for at least two airline companies. Yet behind this is an increase in deforestation in the region, a history of land grabbing, the use of certifications that no longer exist and unfulfilled promises to local communities.

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Posted on Jun 7, 2018

The World Rainforest Movement (WRM) will use your data only to send you news such as the WRM bulletin, action alerts, new publications,...

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The dangers of transgenic trees

Posted on May 24, 2018

Transgenic Trees Will Expand the Disaster of Tree Plantations. Already in Chile monoculture plantations of pine and eucalyptus are producing terrible impacts on rural communities, on people’s health, access to water, agriculture and forests.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Turning peasant lands once more into oil palm monocultures

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

DRC is following the trend of promoting programmes to ‘integrate’ peasants with agribusinesses, putting people’s control over their lands at risk.

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Cameroon: Local people respond to Socapalm’s ISO 14001: 2004 Certification

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

The oil palm company Socapalm in Cameroon plans to renew its ISO 14001 certification, which expired in 2017. We expose the company’s attempts to cover up the destruction caused to the communities and the environment

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Congo Basin: The coming storm

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

How secrecy and collusion in industrial agriculture spell disaster for the Congo Basin’s rainforests.

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Uruguay: the threat of a third mega pulp mill

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

In 2017, the Finnish company UPM signed a contract with the Uruguayan government to establish a third mega pulp mill. The project is subject to exorbitant conditions imposed by the multinational.

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Peasant communities and those dependent on the forests united in struggle

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

In solidarity with the International Day of Peasant Struggle. A day to remember, emphasize and mobilize together against the persecution and violence that peasants suffer on a daily basis around the world.

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Indonesia: the resistance of the sacred in Bali to the “green revolution” and the tourism industry

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

Systems of community organization rooted in sacred beliefs and concepts guide relations in Bali, Indonesia, and help defy agribusiness and mega-tourism.

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Envira REDD+ project in Acre, Brazil: Gold certificate from carbon certifiers for empty promises

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

A rubber tappers community, part of a 40,000-hectare REDD+ project, faces a difficult struggle to maintain their way of life. The project has already sold carbon credits, yet to date only provided the local community with dental kits and a visit to the dentist.

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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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Demand Swedish Energy Agency to suspend future payments to Green Resources and cancel the deal for purchase of carbon credits!

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

Demand Swedish Energy Agency to suspend future payments to Green Resources and cancel the deal for purchase of carbon credits! The...

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India: stop evictions from tiger reserves!

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

India: stop evictions from tiger reserves! Hundreds of Baiga people rallied on March 2018 to oppose the authorities’ attempts to evict...

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Who will feed us?

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

Who will feed us? A report from the ETC Group compares the industrial food system with peasant farming. Industrial farming gets all the...

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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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Where does all the gold processed in Switzerland come from?

Posted on Apr 29, 2018

Where does all the gold processed in Switzerland come from? Switzerland is a country poor in raw materials and yet, every year, 70 per cent...

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Posted on Apr 3, 2018

Your contribution will help WRM to continue supporting community struggles, and researching and exposing the direct and underlying causes...

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Deceit and destruction behind FAO’s forest definition

Posted on Mar 21, 2018

Compilation of WRM Bulletin articles on the occasion of March 21st – UN International Day of Forests

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Another lie from oil palm companies: they claim to prevent violence against women

Posted on Mar 9, 2018

“12 Replies to 12 Lies about Oil Palm Monoculture Plantations” has been updated. The publication now includes a chapter about how oil palm companies lie when they say they respect women’s rights.

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Press release: Women demand that oil palm companies stop violence and give back community land

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

International Press release. March 7, 2018. Women demand that oil palm companies stop violence and give back community land On 8 March,...

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Women and plantations: When violence becomes invisible

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

This bulletin, on International Women’s Day, is a call for direct and radical solidarity with those women who suffer, resist, organize and mobilize against the daily violence and abuse that industrial plantations cause.

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Cameroon: Urban and Rural Activists Against Industrial Plantations’ Abuses Towards Women

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

From rapes, forced body searches and searches of private spaces, to the risk of losing their lives: this article calls on us not to be accomplices to the violence women living around tree plantations in Cameroon suffer.

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Indonesia: Exploitation of women and violation of their rights in oil palm plantations

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

The expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesia has turned women into landless food buyers and cheap labour, with no adequate safety and health protection, for the plantation companies.

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Guatemala and Colombia: Women facing oil palm plantations

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

Contamination of water sources, deplorable working conditions, and sexual blackmail in exchange for work, are some of the kinds of violence against women living in and around oil palm plantations in Guatemala and Colombia.

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Cameroon: Local women besieged by the military, guardians of the palm oil plantations of SOCAPALM

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

A woman from the village of Mbonjo 1, Cameroon, which has witnessed the impact of industrial palm oil plantations and the constant presence of the military, calls for international solidarity and protection of right to life and freedom.

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India: Plantations uproot women from their customary forests

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

India’s programme to compensate for the destruction of forests for development projects is routinely setting up monoculture tree plantations on community commons. Women, who are mostly affected, are at the centre of its resistance.

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Liberia: Women raising their voices in decision-making processes

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

The voices and stories of forest-dependent women are often rejected, unheard or silenced, which makes it easier for companies to grab community land. But what happens when they start to raise their voices?

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Indonesia: Oil palm plantations and their trace of violence against women

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

Women suffer many types of violence committed by oil palm plantations companies’ employers, security forces, police and military, which subsequently reinforce patriarchy and their roles and relations within society in general.

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Agribusiness and environmental injustice: impacts on the health of rural women

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

The organization and sexual division of labor and job insecurity in single crop activities affect the health of female workers and territorial changes derived from this model of production directly affect women.

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Covered under the shade of oil palm companies in Cameroon: A recount of the abuses that women suffer

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

Plantations are increasingly surrounding and engulfing communities. Women must walk through company-occupied lands in order to seek their livelihoods. This, among other things, can cost them their lives.

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World March of Women: International Women’s Day Declaration

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

On the 8th of March2018, International Women’s Day, we from the World March of Women, diverse women from all peoples, races and ages,...

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Certifying oil palm company Socapalm despite evident abuses

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

The sixth and latest issue of the magazine “Trait d’Union“, a trimestral magazine and liaison of the associations of populations...

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Yakuchaski Warmikuna (Women Messengers of the Rivers)

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

An audiovisual production made in indigenous Shiwiar territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon exposes the reality and resistance of peoples...

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Marching forward: Women, resistance and counter-power:

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

The Transnational Institute’s State of Power 2018 report highlights three interviews with women activists who have displayed incredible...

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The Brazilian Energy Model and Violations of Women’s Rights

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

The Movement of Dam-Affected peoples in Brazil (MAB, by its Portuguese acronym) warns that the construction of dams affects women more...

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Women and palm oil: A day in the life of a female palm oil worker

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

A video from the Center for International Forestry Research shows a day of Magdalena Pandan, a 35-year-old oil palm plantation worker in...

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Documental: “Monocultura: La expansión de los monocultivos en América latina”

Posted on Feb 20, 2018

(Only available in Spanish). Documental sobre la expansión de monocultivos de palma aceitera y piña en América Latina, realizado por Aldo Santiago, periodista mexicano independiente, y Claudia Ramos, integrante de la organización Otros Mundos A.C./Amigos de la Tierra México. Duración: 35 minutos. Idioma: Español.

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Sign the petition! African women demand that oil palm companies give back their land and stop the violence

Posted on Jan 17, 2018

Support African women! Sign the petition included on this article by filling the form enclosed below. Organized women who live around...

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Posted on Jan 3, 2018

Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity press release: The UN session in New York was...

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Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity Public Statement

Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Attempt at Sabotage in New York: the European Union aims to Eliminate the Financing of the United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group...

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What are rights? Some lessons from struggle

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

In August 1838, a young man called Frederick Bailey escaped from slavery in Baltimore on the east coast of the United States (US). Less...

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REDD and Rights: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

The foundation of critical thinking, then, is in the dissent of the existing state of things and the search for alternatives, drawing from...

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Honduras and the Consultation Law: A trap that seeks to advance capitalism onto indigenous territories

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

Since ILO Convention 169 was ratified in 1995, indigenous peoples in Honduras have demanded the creation of a consultation mechanism to...

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Reflections on climate change, the rights of Indigenous Peoples and the right of Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

Western colonialists and imperialists have for centuries pillaged and taken the lands, territories and natural resources of Indigenous...

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Brazil and land rights: A historical struggle that continues and intensifies

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

Interview to Roberto Liebgott, coordinator of “Regional Sul do Conselho Indigenista Missionário” – CIMI (The South Regional from the...

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Traditional land “rights” in West and Central Africa

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

In West and Central Africa, the many radically different ways in time and space of how people relate to and manage land reflects the many...

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The right to common

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

Enclosures have appropriately been called a revolution of the rich against the poor. (1) Commons are not just a “third way” beyond...

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What does rights of rivers mean?

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

In July 2017, on the banks of mighty River Narmada in central India, the sight of people performing rituals on the river bank, fishermen in...

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The Rights of Nature: A balance, 10 years after its constitutional recognition in Ecuador

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

Is it really possible to shift the dominant, colonial, Western paradigm—which sees nature and spaces as resources to be exploited,...

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Corporations as subjects with rights: An architecture of impunity

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

When we speak of rights, we almost always refer to the rights of individuals, peoples, and minorities who are fighting for a dignified,...

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Brazil: Land occupation wins award for producing food free of agrochemicals while restoring the forest

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

Since 2003, the camp that bears the name of environmentalist, José Lutzenberger, has reconciled the production of foods free of...

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Widespread abuse and rights violations funded by big conservation organizations

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

A new Survival International report documents serious instances of widespread and systematic human rights abuses between 1989 and the...

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Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

In October, the Inter-governmental Working Group of the United Nations Human Rights Council met in Geneva to develop an “an...

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Why Russia’s indigenous people are wary of national parks

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

Russia’s Numto Nature Reserve in western Siberia contains a sacred lake, endangered cranes and valuable wetlands for the indigenous...

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“The struggle for land is essentially feminist”

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

An interview with University of Ghana professor, Dzodzi Tsikata, makes it clear how “anyone who declares himself/herself to be a...

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Indonesia: Oil palm, money and power

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

The commercial power of the oil palm industry in Indonesia is intertwined with politicians and government authorities at the highest...

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The sin of being a woman and ecologist in Latin America

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

The current wave of murders directly aimed at environmental and feminist activists demands a reflection that includes a gender perspective....

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“Biodiversity offsetting: A threat for Life”

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

This new briefing, published by the NGOs Re:Common and Counter Balance, exposes the absurd logic behind biodiversity offsets and explains...

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Global Campaign mobilized towards a UN Binding Treaty for Transnational Corporations on Human Rights

Posted on Oct 19, 2017

The need to confront the Architecture of Impunity Social organisations and movements, communities affected by the operations of...

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Brazil: Indigenous Peoples from Acre declare their rejection of REDD policies and their support to CIMI

Posted on Oct 3, 2017

Indigenous Peoples from Acre in Brazil declare their rejection of REDD policies and their support for the work carried out by the...

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Video: Ten Replies to Ten Lies about Tree Plantations

Posted on Sep 28, 2017

This new short video, made by Global Justice Ecology and Project and Stop Genetically Engineered Trees, summarizes the ten top lies of the...

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REDD Early Movers: The fallacy of the Green Economy

Posted on Sep 28, 2017

REDD Early Movers – Jurisdictional REDD One of the objectives of the 2016 coup was to increase the Brazilian State’s support for...

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21 September: International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

Posted on Sep 27, 2017

Only available in Portuguese

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Petition: Stop all forms of abuse against women in large monoculture tree plantations

Posted on Sep 25, 2017

On occasion of September 21st, International day of Struggle against Tree Plantations, women from several countries from West and Central...

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Por la vida y las aguas NO más monocultivos!

Posted on Sep 21, 2017

(Available in Spanish and Portuguese) Declaración internacional frente a la expansión de monocultivos de árboles – Red...

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International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations 2017

Posted on Sep 20, 2017

On September 21st we celebrate the International Day of Struggle against Tree Monocultures. This date, that was launched in 2004, in...

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Port Loko Declaration: Women say “We want our lands back!”

Posted on Aug 28, 2017

Click here to download this declaration in English   Women and the expansion of industrial oil palm plantations   We, leaders of...

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Open letter to FAO on the occasion of the International Day of Forests 2014

Posted on Mar 21, 2014

The United Nations (UN) has declared March 21st as the International Day of Forests. For us a good reason to send once again a letter...

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Open letter to the UN and its institutions and initiatives related to forest issues

Posted on Mar 21, 2013

On the occasion of March 21st, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as International Day of the Forests (1), the World Rainforest...

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