Land Grabbing


Plantations are not forests

September 21st: International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations

This day is to “mark the struggle against monoculture tree plantations, to celebrate the struggles at global level which have succeeded in stopping the advance of monocultures or in exposing their impacts or highlighting that monoculture tree plantations are not something positive, as the public opinion is told in order  … Read more

In the eye of the storm

Guatemalan indigenous communities attacked by government and corporations

A special report by the United Nations Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous People, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, warns about a common pattern of attack against indigenous peoples at global level by governments in alliance with transnational investment projects related to the sectors of extractive industries, agribusiness, infrastructure, hydroelectric dams and logging,  … Read more

Dangerous Funds

Activists expose role of Dutch banks in the funding of palm oil industry development

Milieudefensie – Friends of the Earth Netherlands launched a report where they warn that Dutch Banks ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank have to take responsibility for the disastrous environmental and social consequences of providing finance to the palm oil sector at large scale. These banks should pull out of this  … Read more

Greenwashing

Bertrand Sansonnens, of Friends of the Earth Switzerland, on palm oil: “voluntary guidelines do not work, we need binding rules at

At the end of June, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which gathers actors from several sectors of the palm oil industry, reported that they had suspended Swiss company Nestlé´s membership for failing to follow the RSPO´s Statutes and Code of Conduct. However, Nestlé “doesn´t seem to care”, warned  … Read more

Dignified resistance in Malaysia

Indigenous people standing in defense of their lands against governmental and business abuses

Approximately 800 Orang Asli indigenous people are blockading since February 15, 2018 at several areas of the Gua Musang district, Kelantan State, Malaysia, in defence of the environment and their customary rights over land and to stop forest exploitation, mining and large-scale monoculture plantations. “We want to block any activity  … Read more

Dreams knocked down

Approximately 120 families violently evicted in Cordoba, Argentina

Most of the homes are led by women victims of gender violence. “Devastating”. This was the word used by Nelvia Agañaraz, a leader of Parque Esperanza neighborhood, Juárez Celman municipality, Córdoba, to describe the eviction suffered by 120 families in the early morning of Friday, June 1st, when police officers  … Read more

Seeding Climate Justice

Meeting in Mozambique focuses on the resistance and the solutions against climate change

Aiming to advance in the development of a climate justice movement in Africa, a continent that will be seriously affected by climate change, especially in the Southern countries, a new edition of the “Seeding Climate Justice” event took place in Maputo, capital of Mozambique. This was the third event of  … Read more

Honduras on full alert

Defenders of Garifuna lands who oppose extractivism detained and harrassed

OFRANEH and other organizations will mobilize against the reform of the Prior, Free and Informed Consultation Law that aims to give away natural resources to national and foreign investors. In the early morning of June 6, community leader Malvin Norales, defender of the ancestral territories of the Garifuna community of  … Read more