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....
May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:
LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS: http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB http://www.farmlandgrab.org
January 27, 2013 Economy Watch
LAND GRABBING: 21ST CENTURY COLONIALISM? http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/land-grabs-are-the-21st-century-colonialism.17-01.html
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
*** 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
*** 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 13, 2013 DC Bureau
THE EXPANDING SAHARA: DEFORESTATION IN MOROCCO http://www.dcbureau.org/201305138562/bulldog-blog/the-expanding-sahara-deforestation-in-morocco.html
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
May 3, 2013 DC Bureau
BRAZIL'S ATLANTIC FOREST FACES MANY ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES http://www.dcbureau.org/201305038493/bulldog-blog/brazils-atlantic-forest-faces-many-environmental-challenges.html
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 -
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
++++++DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY ++++++
**** "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