News - Mining and Oil

Mundemba declaration and statement of solidarity: women, communities say NO to oil palm expansion

15th Apr 2016
A statement of solidarity with the communities of Ndian Division, Southwest Region of Cameroon acknowledging their courage whilst faced with the threat to their land rights from corporate oil palm plantations. (SEFE, RADD, CED, GRAIN and WRM /

Guatemala: A state of land grabs

11th Mar 2016
Pambana Bassett weaves together the histories of Guatemala and Belize to draw reflections on the current wave of land grabs communities in both countries are experiencing.

Palm Oil Industry Tied to Ecocide in Guatemalan River

6th Jul 2015
The Pasión River in northern Guatemala is a disaster area. Beginning on June 6, residents along the river in the municipality of Sayaxché, Peten, began to find millions of fish, their primary source of food and income, floating dead in the river. (Jeff Abbott /

First Resources the latest palm oil giant to announce zero-deforestation commitment

3rd Jul 2015
Recently, environmental group LinkAR Borneo submitted an RSPO complaint against a First Resources subsidiary in Ketapang for grabbing land from indigenous communities and illegally clearing land outside its permit area. (Philip Jacobson /

Indonesia: President Jokowi extends the moratorium and announces a 4.6 million hectare land grab

20th May 2015
Last week, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo agreed to extend the country’s moratorium on new forestry concessions. Also last week, Jokowi visited Papua and relaunched the disastrous Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate (MIFEE). (Chris Lang /

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