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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.
17 Feb 2014FPP
Palm oil company efforts to slow deforestation not sustainable
A new report explores how one of Indonesia’s largest palm oil companies, Golden Agri Resources, is piloting its new Forest Conservation Policy in West Kalimantan.
10 Feb 2014The Star
FGV denies report on land sale talks with Tadmax
Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) has denied being in discussions with Tadmax Resources Bhd over the sale of the latter’s land in Indonesia.
29 Jan 2014Awas MIFEE
Plan similar to MIFEE in FakFak
Fakfak (on the Southern Coast of West Papua Province), has plans to start a program to develop integrated agribusiness similar to MIFEE in Merauke.
23 Jan 2014The Ecologist
Palm oil company plan to slow deforestation 'another land-grab'
A palm oil company's 'forest conservation' programme in Indonesia has ended up being a second land grab, writes Marcus Colchester - seizing resources from local communities' control.

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The Dakar declaration against water and land grabbing, drafted and endorsed by the African Social Forum in October 2014, is now open to sign-ons. Please read it, add your organisation's name and get involved!


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