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Stop Destroying Our Forest and Leave Our Land

Stop Destroying Our Forest and Leave Our Land

This company is trying to divide the owners of the land and the villagers to create a conflict. Indonesia’s Palm Oil Curse Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil. From chocolate and ice cream t ...

The Silent Voice of the Indigenous Mani People
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The Silent Voice of the Indigenous Mani People

Check out these two excellent documentaries about the indigenous Mani people of southern Thailand and northern Malaysia. ...

Devastating floods bring more hardship to Malaysia’s most vulnerable

Devastating floods bring more hardship to Malaysia’s most vulnerable

Banjir2014 - a gradual build-up of monsoon. Then the downpour on ancient terrain, raging water on developed land and sweeping onto areas torn by deforestation. The worst Malaysia flooding in decades, and certainly wi ...

MIFEE: Racist agribusiness land grabs in West Papua reported to UN

MIFEE: Racist agribusiness land grabs in West Papua reported to UN

A coalition of organisations has requested the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Commission to take action under its Early Warning and Urgent Action procedures to address the dire situation bei ...

The Rot We Lovingly Nurture

The Rot We Lovingly Nurture

Every time I wander the back lanes of a sprawling city, wade on the sandy shore near the wooden jetty of a fishermen’s village, or move in random sequence through an intimidating palm oil plantation, I am reminded ...

Our Land is Gone
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Our Land is Gone

The Malind Anim tribe in Zanegi Village, Merauke, Papua, Indonesia are hunter gatherers who rely on the forest for they livelihoods. But in the village of Zanegi, times have changed. ...

Oil palm plantation cheats indigenous Papuans in outrageous land deals

Oil palm plantation cheats indigenous Papuans in outrageous land deals

An oil palm plantation paid tribe members in Indonesia's Papua as little as 65 cents per hectare for their land. "Papuans, some of the poorest citizens in Indonesia, are being utterly exploited in legally questionabl ...

A Grim Portrait of Palm Oil Emissions in Indonesia

A Grim Portrait of Palm Oil Emissions in Indonesia

INDONESIA RANKS RIGHT BEHIND THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA IN THE LINEUP OF THE WORLD’S TOP 10 GREENHOUSE GAS EMITTERS. It’s not because of smokestacks or freeways, but massive deforestation starting in the 1990s ...

Oil Palm workers exploited “New Black Birding Style”

Oil Palm workers exploited “New Black Birding Style”

Here in Papua New Guinea they promise that so called foreign investment will bring jobs. What they don't tell you is that BLACK PEOPLE will become slaves. What they don't tell you is that "BLACK BIRDERS" still exist. ...

Seeing their forest destroyed, Arso Villagers Burn 5 Logging Camps

Seeing their forest destroyed, Arso Villagers Burn 5 Logging Camps

On the sidelines of the Papuan People's struggle for self-determination, at a local level Papuan communities continue to resist the logging and mining industries that are destroying their forests. ...

Deterioration of Indigenous Peoples’ Food Security in Indonesia

Deterioration of Indigenous Peoples’ Food Security in Indonesia

The Asian Legal Resource Center (ALRC) wishes to bring the Council’s attention to the deterioration of farmers’ and indigenous peoples’ food security in Indonesia as the country’s laws and policies fail to en ...