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Palm oil industry rapidly destroying Indonesian forests

By Agence France-Presse Surging demand for palm oil in India for cooking and everyday grocery items is driving tropical forest destruction in Indonesia, Greenpeace said Tuesday. In its report “Frying the Forest” the group called on Indians to boycott products by brands Britannia, ITC, Parle and Godrej, such as biscuits and soap, until the companies … Continue reading Palm oil industry rapidly destroying Indonesian forests

Awá people of Brazil, threatened with annihilation, request immediate action

By Survival International Earth’s ‘most threatened tribe’ has made a desperate appeal for the Brazilian government to halt the illegal logging that is ravaging its territory, as the Amazon’s logging season starts in earnest. The Awá tribe already suffers the fastest rate of deforestation in the Amazon, and the start of the dry season has … Continue reading Awá people of Brazil, threatened with annihilation, request immediate action

Amazon in dire threat as Brazil finalizes forest bill shaped by lobbyists for agricultural industry

By Vincent Bevins / Los Angeles Times The Brazilian government is pressing forward with controversial legislation that critics say will lead to widespread destruction of the Amazon rain forest. After months of heated discussion, President Dilma Rousseff on Monday presented a final version of the bill that was heavily influenced by the country’s powerful agricultural … Continue reading Amazon in dire threat as Brazil finalizes forest bill shaped by lobbyists for agricultural industry

Ford, GM, and Nissan profiting from indigenous land theft, slave labor, and deforestation

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay According to a new report by Greenpeace, top U.S. car companies such as Ford, General Motors, and Nissan are sourcing pig iron that has resulted in the destruction of Amazon rainforests, slave labor, and land conflict with indigenous tribes. Spending two years documenting the pig iron trade between northeastern Brazil … Continue reading Ford, GM, and Nissan profiting from indigenous land theft, slave labor, and deforestation

Murders, child slavery, and deforestation rampant in Amazonia as gold rush devastates region

By Paulina Abramovich / Agence France-Presse A new gold rush is sweeping through Latin America with devastating consequences, ravaging tropical forests and dumping toxic chemicals as illegal miners fight against big international projects. With international market prices for metals high, informal “wildcat” mining has been on the rise in recent years in countries like Bolivia, … Continue reading Murders, child slavery, and deforestation rampant in Amazonia as gold rush devastates region

Book Review: Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Lester Brown’s exhaustively researched book, Plan B 4.0 – Mobilizing to Save Civilization, is a bold and impressive effort to chart a course to ecological sustainability, one of very few books that attempts this worthwhile goal. Brown lists 4 steps that Plan B 4.0 focuses on to achieve … Continue reading Book Review: Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

Activist murdered by Cambodian police after refusing to hand over evidence of illegal logging

By The Guardian A prominent Cambodian anti-logging activist, who helped expose a secretive state sell-off of national parks, has been shot dead by police in a remote south-western province while guiding journalists to the scene of illegal logging. A Cambodian human rights organisation, Licadho, said the confrontation occurred on Wednesday when Chut Wutty, director of … Continue reading Activist murdered by Cambodian police after refusing to hand over evidence of illegal logging

Awá people of Brazil under threat of annihilation by illegal logging and massacres

By Gethin Chamberlain / The Observer Logging companies keen to exploit Brazil’s rainforest have been accused by human rights organisations of using gunmen to wipe out the Awá, a tribe of just 355. Survival International, with backing from Colin Firth, is campaigning to stop what a judge referred to as ‘genocide’. Trundling along the dirt … Continue reading Awá people of Brazil under threat of annihilation by illegal logging and massacres

Logging company in PNG hires police to lock indigenous landowners in shipping containers

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Locals protesting the destruction of their forest in Papua New Guinea for two palm oil plantations say police have been sent in for a second time to crack-down on their activities, even as a Commission of Inquiry (COI) investigates the legality of the concession. Traditional landowners in Pomio District on … Continue reading Logging company in PNG hires police to lock indigenous landowners in shipping containers

Wounaan people of Panama attacked, two killed, while defending endangered Cocobolo trees

By Ahni / Intercontinental Cry Two people have died and three others are injured following a confrontation between indigenous peoples and loggers of an endangered tree in Panama. The conflict began began on March 30, when a group of Wounaan attempted to burn logging equipment that was being used by a group of loggers working … Continue reading Wounaan people of Panama attacked, two killed, while defending endangered Cocobolo trees