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A Noble Agri subsidiary oil palm plantation in Papua, PT Pusaka Agro Lestari's permit has been revoked by local government following several complaints by local civil and religious leaders about negative effects of PT PAL’s plantation on Kamoro people in Mimika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.
09 Dec 2014 Reuters
Cargill may invest $1b in Indonesia over 3 to 4 years with poultry focus
Cargill met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo and other senior government officials on Monday to discuss future investment in Indonesia's oil palm sector.
24 Nov 2014 Reuters
Kohlberg Kravis, Bunge Agribusiness express interest in Golden Plantation
KKR and Bunge have expressed interest in buying 88% of PT Golden Plantation, which owns 49,000 hectares of oil palm plantations in Kalimantan, Riau and Sumatra, Indonesia
14 Nov 2014 Awas Mifee
Papua-wide meeting calls for 10 year moratorium on plantation and forestry industries
Indigenous communities, environmentalists and human rights defenders of West Papua gathered in Jayapura, 4-7 November 2014, to discuss problems linked to rapidly expanding plantations.
11 Nov 2014 Mongabay
‘Militarized occupation’: local communities pay the price for palm oil
There’s little doubt that the use of palm oil is expanding rapidly throughout the world, and with it the need for millions of hectares of land to grow oil palm trees. The results can be devastating for local communities.
01 Oct 2014 Bina Desa
Sebelanga sawit, sedikit kesejahteraan
Betapa luas perkebunan sawit di indonesia dan di dunia, namun seberapa besar kesejahteraan rakyat yang diberikan oleh sektor ini? Sangat sedikit kalau tak boleh dikatakan sebaliknya, bisnis industri minyak sawit kerap memperparah kemiskinan yang ada.


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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