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.
14 Jan 2015 Asia Sentinel
Indonesian hearings reveal forest ravages
As Indonesia’s national inquiry into land conflicts affecting indigenous peoples draws to a close, it has become clear that police brutality has become a serial feature and that legions of companies are operating without permits.
06 Jan 2015 Cargill
Cargill takes steps to meet growing demand for sustainable palm oil
Cargill has acquired the Poliplant Group, giving it approximately 50,000 hectares of land adjacent to Cargill’s existing palm oil operations in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
21 Dec 2014 Awas Mifee
Timika: local leader revokes PT Pusaka Agro Lestari’s plantation permit
A Noble Agri subsidiary oil palm plantation in Papua, PT Pusaka Agro Lestari's permit has been revoked by local government following several complaints by local civil and religious leaders about negative effects of PT PAL’s plantation on Kamoro people in Mimika Regency.
17 Dec 2014 Antara News
Bupati Mimika resmi cabut izin perkebunan sawit PT PAL
Bupati Mimika, Papua, secara resmi telah menerbitkan surat keputusan penghentian total aktivitas PT Pusaka Agro Lestari (PAL), perusahaan perkebunan kelapa sawit di kawasan hutan Iwaka.


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