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International Declaration Against the ‘Greenwashing’ of Palm Oil by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

International Declaration Against the ‘Greenwashing’ of Palm Oil by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)


In defence of Human Rights, Food Sovereignty, Biodiversity and Climate Justice

Ironically, on 16 October 2008, World Food and Food Sovereignty Day, a meeting will start in Cartagena (Colombia) to promote monoculture oil palm plantations, that are precisely the cause of so many violations of the Right to Food and contrary to food sovereignty insofar as they undermine the peoples’ right to produce their own food according to their territorial conditions and their food culture.

The First ... read more

Posted on 04:58 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Agrofuels and the Myth of the Marginal Lands

Agrofuels and the Myth of the Marginal Lands


September 2008

A briefing by The Gaia Foundation, Biofuelwatch, the African Biodiversity Network, Salva La Selva, Watch Indonesia! and EcoNexus

MARGINAL, IDLE, DEGRADED, UNDER-UTLISED, SLEEPING, WASTELANDS AND ABANDONED CROPLANDS: all of these are different terms for what is being promoted as the „solution” to the impacts of growing crops for agrofuels. Partly in order to respond to accusations that agrofuels (also known as biofuels) compete with food production, some policy makers have proposed that agrofuel crops should be planted on ... read more

Posted on 03:06 AM in Agro Fuels, joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Verpasste Chancen, unerfüllte Versprechen

Verpasste Chancen, unerfüllte Versprechen


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Indonesian and German version

Posted on 12:31 AM in joint studies and reports, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Transitional Justice
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Holz-Monokulturen im Großmaßstab bedrohen das Leben

Holz-Monokulturen im Großmaßstab bedrohen das Leben


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Posted on 03:57 PM in Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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24 Tahun Tragedi Priok, „Kesempatan Yang Hilang…“

24 Tahun Tragedi Priok, „Kesempatan Yang Hilang…“


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Indonesian version

Posted on 06:26 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Transitional Justice, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Peringatan Tragedi Priok

Peringatan Tragedi Priok


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Indonesian version

Posted on 06:03 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Transitional Justice, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Widerstand gegen den Konzern Sinar Mas

Widerstand gegen den Konzern Sinar Mas


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Posted on 04:26 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Govt slammed for human rights abuses

Govt slammed for human rights abuses


The Jakarta Post, 12 September 2008

Abdul Khalik, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Fatimah Azzahra, the daughter of a 1984 Tanjung Priok massacre victim, shook hands with Paramadina University rector Anies Baswedan after being awarded a scholarship from the university.
„This is part of our effort to assure these victims that they still have a future despite the tragedy,“ Anies told hundreds of human rights victims who were gathered at the office of the Commission for ... read more

Posted on 01:33 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Transitional Justice, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Indonesia Regrets Human Rights Violations in East Timor

Indonesia Regrets Human Rights Violations in East Timor


DW-World.de, 15 July 2008

Indonesia has acknowledged that its state institutions carried out gross human rights violations during East Timor’s 1999 vote for independence. The admission came after a bilateral commission submitted its findings, blaming Jakarta for crimes against humanity. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, receiving the commission’s report, expressed his regret over the 1999 events. But he, along with his East Timorese counterpart José Ramos Horta also insisted on moving forward.

The Commission of Truth and Friendship (CTF) finally submitted its ... read more

Posted on 12:40 PM in Indonesia, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice, Transitional Justice, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Mast- und Schotbruch<br />Wie die Flotte der DDR nach Indonesien kam

Mast- und Schotbruch
Wie die Flotte der DDR nach Indonesien kam


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German version

Posted on 10:02 AM in History & Overview, History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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