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Oil palm plantations? Carbon credits? Papua’s forests targeted

Oil palm plantations? Carbon credits? Papua’s forests targeted


Down to Earth, November 2007

West Papua / forests:

Large areas of Papua’s rich and diverse forests are being targeted by Indonesian and overseas investors for conversion into oil palm plantations. At the same time, discussions are in progress to reserve large areas of Papua’s forest to generate carbon credits for trade on international markets. Decisions about these developments will very probably be made over the heads of the people who will be most directly affected by them: the indigenous ... read more

Posted on 11:46 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Conflict: Indigenous People, Palm Oil, Conservationist and Carbon Trading

Conflict: Indigenous People, Palm Oil, Conservationist and Carbon Trading


Redamazon, 12 November, 2007

http://redamazon.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/conflict-indigenous-people-palm-oil-conservationist-and-carbon-trading/

Read the interview below, it is a good example of how the energy shift is going the wrong way. Everyone wants a piece of the Indonesian Rainforest: logging companies, palm oil companies, carbon offsetting companies and conservationist companies such as WWF. In the name of „reducing carbon emissions” some of these companies are taking over the rainforest without consulting the Indigenous People living there and without taking in account their knowledge of how to preserve the ... read more

Posted on 01:12 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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„Wovon sollen wir leben?“


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Posted on 01:15 AM in Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Der Hauptfeind ist die Bevölkerung

Der Hauptfeind ist die Bevölkerung


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Posted on 03:07 PM in Aceh, History & Overview, History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Publications, Regional Conflicts, security sector, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Suharto gewinnt Prozess

Suharto gewinnt Prozess


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Posted on 03:57 AM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Press Freedom, Publications
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Watch Indonesia! verurteilt Verbrennung von Schulbüchern in Indonesien

Watch Indonesia! verurteilt Verbrennung von Schulbüchern in Indonesien


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Posted on 03:09 PM in History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Transitional Justice, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Bücherverbrennungen in Indonesien

Bücherverbrennungen in Indonesien


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Posted on 02:29 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Transitional Justice, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Indonesien begeht Unabhängigkeitstag mit Bücherverbrennungen

Indonesien begeht Unabhängigkeitstag mit Bücherverbrennungen


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Posted on 07:41 AM in democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, Press Freedom, Publications, Transitional Justice, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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So nicht, Suharto!

So nicht, Suharto!


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Open letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono concerning Col. Cav. Burhanuddin Siagian, Commander of the Resort Military Command 172/PWY Jayapura, Papua

Open letter to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono concerning Col. Cav. Burhanuddin Siagian, Commander of the Resort Military Command 172/PWY Jayapura, Papua


28 June 2007

Dear President Yudhoyono,

We are writing to express our grave concern about the tenure of Col. Burhanuddin Siagian as commander of the Jayapura sub-regional military command (Korem 172/ PWY/Jayapura) in Papua. Col. Siagian has been indicted twice for crimes against humanity in East Timor (now Timor-Leste). Indonesia has not complied with its obligations under international law and Indonesian domestic law to prosecute Col. Siagian for his alleged crimes, and it has furthermore failed to extradite him to East Timor ... read more

Posted on 09:32 AM in democracy, Joint Open Letters, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Papua, Publications, security sector, Transitional Justice
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