World Rainforest Movement

DR Congo oil palm company bankrolled by development banks unleashes wave of violence against villagers after peaceful protests

Posted on Feb 26, 2021

One man was killed and other people are still in prison. It was after a protest against the failure of the PHC company to provide local communities with any benefits after 100 years of illegally occupying their land.

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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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Organized land theft for industrial tree plantations in Brazil: The case of AMCEL

Posted on Jan 15, 2021

Land grabbing in Brazil is a clear example of organized crime, of land theft from small farmers.

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Indonesia: Legalizing Crimes Under the Slogan of “Creating Jobs”

Posted on Jan 15, 2021

The government of Indonesia endorsed the criticized Omnibus Law by saying that it is “crucial to attract investment and ultimately create jobs.” The Law is a direct attack on the territories and communities resisting the increasing destruction that has been ongoing for decades in Indonesia.

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Law, Crime and Deforestation in the Thai Countryside

Posted on Jan 15, 2021

How are forest crimes defined? In Thailand, forest-dependant communities, rather than the government and companies carrying out large-scale deforestation, became scapegoats for this destruction.

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