US Social Forum, Detroit, 2010 Over a half-century ago, Mahatma Gandhi led a multitude of Indians to the sea to make salt—in defiance of the British Empire’s monopoly on this resource critical to
Brazil is the target of an offensive by big capital, joined by transnational corporations and banks, in an alliance with the capitalist landowners who created a model of organization of agricultur
World transformations in recent years have resulted in the centralization of capital accumulation in the financial sphere and for transnational corporations.
At the beginning of June, the special parliamentary committee which is discussing changes to the Forest Code should issue its final report of changes in the legislation.
The Swiss multinational Syngenta, which produces genetically modified seeds, was denounced and condemned in the Fourth Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, held in Madrid May 13-17 of this year.
Brazilian eucalyptus plantations of Stora Enso, a giant Finnish-Swedish reforestation company is involved in a serious conflict with local organizations, environmentalists and small farmers.
by Hanna Nikkanen
Stora Enso, a Finnish-Swedish giant of the "forest" industry, is conquering Brazil at high speed. The action involves multiple problems, but neither the shareholders nor consumers seem to even bother. Could South America be the Wild West for the paper industry, based on eucalyptus? For nearly a decade, the exotic eucalyptus was the magnet that attracted the western giants of the forest and paper industry to the heat of land disputes, corruption and accusations of environmental crimes in South America and the Far East. The desire was quick profits.
From: Sócio-Environmental Fórum of the Extreme South of Bahia and the Alert against the Green Desert Network With this statement, we express our enormous outrage about the death of 24-years old H
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