28 Mar 2015 Jakarta Post
Indonesia: Lives matter most around plantations
The recent torture and murder of Indra Pelan is the result of widely entrenched industrial plantation system whereby whole swaths of rural land have been taken from locals without their consent.
27 Mar 2015 APC
APC denounces World Bank’s role in global land grabs
The Asian Peasant Coalition denounces the World Bank on its “16th Conference on Land and Poverty” that brings together corporations, governments and some civil society groups
16 Mar 2015 AFR
Mitchell to sell 49pc of cattle stake
Mitchell's Yougawalla Pastoral Company the latest Australian cattle station business to be put up for sale. Foreign corporations have spent some A$63.5 million buying into the sector in the past month.
12 Mar 2015 Reuters
Indonesia palm oil battle pits farmers against big plantations
Singapore-based Golden Agri-Resources, which has oil palm plantations covering 250,000 ha in Indonesia, wants to expand in Kalimantan. Rights groups accuse the company of taking land from local people without free and informed consent.
09 Mar 2015 FPP
Forest Peoples Programme complaint against Golden Agri Resources upheld
Palm oil conglomerate criticised for multiple violations of RSPO requirements that lands can only be acquired from indigenous peoples and local communities with their free, prior and informed consent.
06 Mar 2015 Reuters
Genting Plantations, Musim Mas to build 600,000 t/y palm refinery
Malaysian oil palm planter Genting Plantations Bhd said it has entered into an agreement with Indonesia's Musim Mas Group to build a 300 million ringgit ($82.17 million) palm oil refinery in the Borneo island of Sabah.
04 Mar 2015 RRI
RRI condemns the murder of Indra Pelani, land rights activist beaten to death by guards contracted to Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)
Local and international NGOs condemn Feb 27 killing of a farmer and land rights defender in Jambi, Indonesia.
20 Feb 2015 TuK Indonesia
Tycoon-controlled oil palm groups in Indonesia
25 large tycoon business groups control 3.1 million hectares of the total planted oil palm plantation in Indonesia. And another 2 million hectares of undeveloped land banks under control.
11 Feb 2015 Goldman Prize
Clearing the way for plantations: land grabs, deforestation and endangered species
Conflict palm oil: how could something as seemingly innocent as vegetable oil be the cause for so much concern? Mass deforestation, corporate land grabbing, human rights abuses,are just a few of the conflicts surrounding industrial palm oil production.
06 Feb 2015 STOP PALM OIL
Let's say no to palm oil in our foods!
04 Feb 2015 Reuters
Could 2015 be a breakthrough year for community land rights?
2015 is set to be a pivotal year for the global recognition of land and resource rights if momentum in protecting the world's forests and their communities can be kept up
27 Jan 2015 WALHI
Indonesia: We reject the palm oil companies because this is our home
A new video from WALHI documents the views of villagers in Bengkulu Province, on the west coast of Sumatra, who are resisting the expansion of palm oil on their lands.


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