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21 May 2014Awas MIFEE
#savearu sees off Menara Group, time to #savebovendigoel
The story may be over for the Menara Group in Aru, Indonesia. Now it’s time to look at Boven Digoel, where Menara is using the pretext of oil palm plantations to get its hands on 400,000 ha of primary forest.
18 May 2014Mongabay
Pejuang Petani Eva Bande Ditangkap, Giliran Kasus Bos Sawit Malah Dilupakan
Eva Bande, aktivis perempuan pejuang agraria ditangkap karena memimpin perjuangan petani melawan perusahaan sawit di Desa Piondo, Kecamatan Toili.
10 May 2014The Observer
Vast hidden profits: from Asia's palm oil giants to a tiny British tax haven
Indonesian court helps to tear aside the veil of secrecy under which huge corporations operate in UK-linked tax havens
07 May 2014WRM
Interview with Sawitwatch about the impacts of industrial oil palm plantations in Indonesia and the experience with the RSPO
Jefri Saragih talks about his organisation's long experience with the RSPO and the impacts of oil palm plantations in Indonesia.
05 May 2014Der Spiegel
The dirty business of palm oil
Much of the palm oil we consume comes from Indonesia, where brutal methods are deployed against locals. One of the main suppliers says it is cleaning up its act, but has it really changed?
29 Apr 2014La Croix
Oxfam accuse des grandes banques australiennes
Elle accuse ces établissements de financer des sociétés impliquées dans des spoliations foncières, des exploitations forestières illégales et le travail des enfants.
21 Apr 2014Interconintental Cry
Did the Aru Islanders just stop a 500,000 hectare plantation threat?
Since 2007, a plantation company had been scheming to take over more than three-quarters of the Indigenous islanders’ ancestral land in the Aru islands of Indonesia.
28 Mar 2014IRIN
Conflict in Indonesia’s Papua region
The clearing of forests inhabited by indigenous people in Indonesia's Papua Region by agribusinesses is fuelling conflict in the southern Merauke Regency.
19 Mar 2014REDD-Monitor
“Global efforts to curb deforestation are failing”: The Palangka Raya declaration on deforestation and the rights of forest peoples
Last week representatives of communities, indigenous peoples and NGOs met in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia to discuss deforestation and the rights of forest peoples.
06 Mar 2014Mongabay Indonesia
Aparat dan Asiatic Persada Kembali Represi Suku Anak Dalam, Satu Tewas
Pujiono merupakan korban pengeroyokan aparat TNI dan sekuriti PT Asiatic. Dia sempat tak diketahui keberadaannya sejak sore hingga baru mendapat kabar keberadaanya beberapa menit menjelang ajal.
06 Mar 2014mongabay.com
Clash with palm oil company leaves one indigenous community member dead in Sumatra
A member of the Suku Anak Dalam indigenous community was killed and five others were injured during a clash with security forces on an oil palm concession owned by PT Asiatic Persada in Sumatra.
03 Mar 2014jakarta Post
East Kalimantan sets aside 400,000 hectares for agricultural development
Indonesia's East Kalimantan provincial administration has set aside a 400,000 hectare plot of land for agricultural development for investors.

Stop the judicial harrassment of land rights defenders in Sierra Leone! Take action to support members of the Malen Land Owners and Users Association defending their lands against SOCFIN.

The Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles launched in Dakar at the African Social Forum in October 2014 and reworked in Tunis at the World Social Forum in March 2015 is open for signature and engagement.

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18 May 2015 -
Accaparements de terres: de l'analyse à l'action