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Bulletin 250 – May/June 2020

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Solidarity in Action

This special bulletin wants to pay tribute to the forest communities and peasant families around the world who despite all odds and difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic – including the movement restrictions imposed by governments and the corporate and elite profit-seeking abuses -, have still managed to practice solidarity:
From organizing alternative protection systems against the spread of the virus, collective kitchens, food crops distribution for those in need, and markets that while respecting social distancing provide healthy food for a fair price; to welcoming those affected by dispossession and displacement; to supporting women and girls facing violence; to continuing the resistance against destruction of their territories… And there are countless other examples. 

We stand in solidarity with you.

This Bulletin articles are written by the following organizations and individuals: CIMI – Western Amazon, Brazil; activists of the Informal Alliance Against the Expansion of Industrial Oil Palm Plantations in West and Central Africa; the Indonesia Mining Advocacy Network (Jaringan Advokasi Tambang – JATAM); GRAIN; Siempreviva Feminist Organization (SOF), Brazil; All India Forum of Forest Movements (AIFFM); members of WRM’s Advisory Committee; and members of the WRM international secretariat.

OUR VIEWPOINT

  • Exploiting the Pandemic: Corporate and Elite Profiteering

    Communities have a long history of confronting the disasters imposed by corporations and elites. For them, the “emergency” was a reality well before the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, profit-seekers are abusing the situation to advance land grabs and roll back legislation.

COVID-19: AN ALIBI FOR MORE OPPRESSION, CORPORATE CONTROL AND DESTRUCTION OF FORESTS

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