Posts Tagged with "land rights"

Urgent: Papua New Guinea Tribes Under Threat from Conflict Palm Oil

Monday, November 11, 2013


Urgent: Papua New Guinea Tribes Under Threat from Conflict Palm Oil

The Indigenous communities of Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea are engaged in a high stakes battle to defend their land and culture from the threat of Conflict Palm Oil expansion and they have a quick and easy request for help right now. Much of RAN’s forest team is currently in Medan, Sumatra for the annual [...]

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Malaysia: State Agency Could Use PR Training

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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This morning, our international fact finding team in Malaysia was scheduled to meet with officials from the Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra), the state agency that officially works to alleviate poverty and improve the socio-economic status of rural communities, but in reality has led the expansion of oil palm plantations and owns a [...]

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Oil Palm Devastating Indigenous Communities

Monday, April 21, 2008


I just returned to Kuching after visiting with seven Indigenous communities in northern Sarawak (in Malaysian Borneo). What we saw was a tragic and infuriating picture of collusion between the state government and oil palm and logging companies to cheat, harass, intimidate, arrest and displace the people who have lived on and cultivated this land [...]

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On a mission to expose the human costs of palm oil

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I just arrived in Kuching, Malaysia, after 20 grueling hours of travel from San Francisco. I’m here to take part in a fact finding mission organised by Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (SADIA), Tenaganita, People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) and Pesticide Action Network Asia-Pacific (PAN AP). Over the next week, we’ll be visiting communities threatened [...]

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