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THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Life -- All In The Name Of "Growth"

THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Life -- All In The Name Of "Growth" | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it

May 26, 2013 Common Dreams

Multinational corporations are seizing and deforesting large tracts of  land in Indonesia.

This new "Corporate colonialism" is bringing farmer deaths, poverty, human rights violations and ecological catastrophe to Indonesia with little recourse for the local communities who suffer the effects of projects touted as "growth," the Guardian's John Vidal reports. In the match between corporate power and the poor in the archipelago, the number of conflicts is on the rise....

 

"These developments are classed as 'growth' but what we are seeing is the collapse of communities of fisherfolk or farmers and increasing poverty," he continues.  "We are exchanging biodiversity for monocultures, local economies for global ones, small-scale producers are becoming labourers and community land is becoming corporate. This is the direction we are going."

One problem for communities is the growing number of palm oil plantations, which, Henry Sarigih, founder of the Indonesian Peasant Union, says "has spawned a new poverty and is triggering a crisis of landlessness and hunger."... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/26-0

 

May 25, 2013 The Guardian

INDONESIA:  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM

Multinational companies have been encouraged by the Indonesian Government to seize and deforest land owned by the indigenous peoples..

"The presence of palm oil plantations has spawned a new poverty and is triggering a crisis of landlessness and hunger. Human rights violations keep occurring around natural resources in the country and intimidation, forced evictions and torture are common," said Sarigih. "There are thousands of cases that have not surfaced. Many remain hidden, especially by local authorities," he says....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/25/indonesia-new-corporate-colonialism

 

 CAN UN REDD EVER BECOME GREEN?

*** CARBON AND FOREST ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6uQmif

 

“SUSTAINABLE” PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

 

********STUNNING IMAGES******* OF WHAT WE'RE LOSING:  THE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY IN INDONESIA'S RAINFORESTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/25/international-day-for-biological-diversity_n_3332740.html

 

 

 

 INDONESIA:  THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGER' LAST STRONGHOLD  http://sco.lt/62jf3h

 

VIDEO:

*** SUMATRA, INDONESIA - THE RAINFOREST'S LAST STAND http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2013/may/24/sumatra-indonesia-rainforest-video

 

 

ORANGUTANS CLING TO LAST REMAINING TREE IN THEIR FOREST AS CORPORATE BULLDOZERS DECIMATE THE LAND   http://sco.lt/6aimJ7

 

VIDEO:

*** TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION: PALM OIL ECOCIDE - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

May 18, 2013 - Mongabay
DEFORESTATION IN BRAZILIAN AMAZON PACING 88% HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR'S RATE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0518-imazon-sad-update.html?utm_source=feedly

 

25 Jan 2013

DEFORESTATION RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON

After years of gains against destruction of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil appears to be suffering from an increase in deforestation as farmers, loggers, miners and builders move into previously untouched woodland, according to data compiled by the... http://planetark.org/wen/67719

 

MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS ENDANGERING ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp

 

 

WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, LEAVING A BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

 

 

**** TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - DESTROYING THE PLANET FOR RECORD PROFITS  http://sco.lt/8vbBSb

 

**** ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

 

May 20, 2013 Rainforest Portal -

ACTION ALERT:

PROTECT PAPUA NEW GUINEA INDIGENOUS FROM CORPORATE RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION - PETITION http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=PNG_indigenous

 

 

 

 

FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER  http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

 

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**** "REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

 

 MORE ON INDONESIAN DEFORESTATION http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=indonesia+deforestation

 

AND MUCH MORE ON THE CORPORATE RAINFOREST PALMOIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=PALM+OIL+ECOCIDE

 

 

 

 


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