Posts Tagged with "Papua New Guinea"

“We Do Not Wish to be Slaves on Our Own Lands”

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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“We Do Not Wish to be Slaves on Our Own Lands”

The following guest blog is a call to action by RAN ally Adelbert Gangai on behalf of his people in Papua New Guinea. Please watch this compelling short interview with Adelbert speaking to RAN staff at last month’s Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) meeting in Sumatra, Indonesia. Then take action here to help the [...]

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

Monday, November 11, 2013

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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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Why Environmentalists Should Stand With Accused Whistleblower US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning

Monday, November 28, 2011

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Why Environmentalists Should Stand With Accused Whistleblower US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning

  if you had free reign over classified networks for long periods of time… … and you saw incredible things, awful things… things that belonged in the public domain, and not on some server stored in a dark room in Washington DC… what would you do?  … say… a database of half a million events [...]

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World Bank and IFC: The Big Bucks Behind Indonesia’s Rainforest Destruction

Thursday, June 3, 2010

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With oil gushing in the gulf, activists locking down in boardrooms, the ball of financial reform being thrown from Wall Street to Washington and back again, and Indonesia announcing a two year freeze on the parceling out of its forests to international corporations, the world’s focus seems to be on corporations. But in the struggle [...]

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Cargill leaves a palm oil mess in Papua New Guinea

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Cargill Inc., the world’s largest agribusiness company, has announced the sale of their palm oil plantations in the remote tropical nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Cargill owns mills and plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia, and until today, PNG, and trades palm oil globally produced by at least 25 additional palm oil producers in Indonesia and [...]

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Commodity Colonialism – Oil Palm development in Papua New Guinea

Friday, October 23, 2009

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A new, hard hitting, RAN case study on Cargill’s oil palm operations in PNG, ‘Commodity Colonialism’, is now available for download HERE. Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a nation that does not easily fit with our society’s dominant ideas of development, property, and conservation. Many Papuans have little interaction with the cash economy; although categorized [...]

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Papua New Guinea’s Carbon Cowboy scandal widens to include the Australian Government

Friday, September 11, 2009

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The Sydney Morning Herald reported Sep 9th that the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade collaborated with Carbon Planet, a private carbon trading firm caught up in a firestorm of corruption, illegality, and false carbon credits in Papua New Guinea (Chris Lang and Natasha Loder have been covering the story closely on their blogs). [...]

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