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„Palmölkraftstoffe schnellstens verbieten“

„Palmölkraftstoffe schnellstens verbieten“


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Posted on 11:15 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Mehr zertifiziertes Palmöl in den Tanks

Mehr zertifiziertes Palmöl in den Tanks


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Fighting for the Next Generations

Fighting for the Next Generations


Heinrich Böll Stiftung – Southeast Asia, 28 January 2019

th.boell.org/en/2019/01/28/fighting-next-generations?fbclid=IwAR2VfYklz61oKQtHvFv6Ybqc8kGDDQtdS6dG6CgZWBAJe14iN_xM-a2I3kA

For years, a citizens’ initiative in the Indonesian Kendeng Karst-Mountain has been fighting against the destruction of their livelihoods by cement factories, among others from a subsidiary of the German HeidelbergCement. The transnational solidarity network Save Kendeng supports the farmers from the Kendeng Mountains.

The plain between the volcano Muria and the Kendeng Karst in Central Java is a fertile agricultural area. As far as the eye can see, there are fields ... read more

Posted on 01:58 AM in Activities, Human Rights, Indonesia, Campaign, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Kendeng Movement: Speak Up for Mother Earth!

Kendeng Movement: Speak Up for Mother Earth!


Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, 19 December 2018

https://th.boell.org/en/2018/12/19/kendeng-movement-speak-mother-earth

“What is called pest for farmers is not only plant hoppers, but also adverse policies”. This sentence was written on the shirt that Guno was wearing that night. Together with dozens of other people, he walked down the road in the North Kendeng Mountains. Passing through villages in Districts of Kayen and Tambakromo, Regency of Pati, Central Java. Black clothes wrapped around the bodies of village residents who marched carrying torches that night. They were doing ... read more

Posted on 04:07 AM in Activities, Visitor Programmes, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Indigenous community Sedulur Sikep honored with Human Rights Award for their fight against environmental destruction and standing up against multinational companies like HeidelbergCement

Indigenous community Sedulur Sikep honored with Human Rights Award for their fight against environmental destruction and standing up against multinational companies like HeidelbergCement


Press release, 17 December 2018

Indonesia: The community of the “Friendly Minded” receives the prestigious Yap Thiam Hien Award for their efforts to protect the environment. The Sedulur Sikep fight against the impending land grab and environmental destruction by the cement industry, i.a. the German HeidelbergCement AG.

Gunarti, a mother of three, farmer and environmental activist, had inspired many people in Germany last year with her authenticity and her energetic commitment towards the environment. Her home region, the Kendeng Mountains in ... read more

Posted on 03:07 AM in Activities, Visitor Programmes, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Press Releases, Publications, Environment & Climate
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RSPO: 14 years of failure to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector

RSPO: 14 years of failure to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector


November 12, 2018. Open Statement

read as PDF: www.watchindonesia.org/wp-content/uploads/Declaracion-con-firmas-ENG.pdf

During its 14 years of existence, RSPO – the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – has failed to live up to its claim of „transforming” the industrial palm oil production sector into a so-called „sustainable” one. In reality, the RSPO has been used by the palm oil industry to greenwash corporate destruction and human rights abuses, while it continues to expand business, forest destruction and profits.

RSPO presents itself to the public ... read more

Posted on 12:46 AM in Agro Fuels, joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Position Papers, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Palmölsiegel auf dem Prüfstand

Palmölsiegel auf dem Prüfstand


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Posted on 11:19 PM in Agro Fuels, Activities, Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Indigene Rechte und der Anbau von Palmöl

Indigene Rechte und der Anbau von Palmöl


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Posted on 01:49 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Invitation: Conference: ‚Law and Justice: Indonesia 20 Years after Reformasi‘

Invitation: Conference: ‚Law and Justice: Indonesia 20 Years after Reformasi‘


Conference: ‚Law and Justice: Indonesia 20 Years after Reformasi‘

Berlin, 9th – 11th November 2018

The year 1998 is considered as the year of ‘Reformasi’ which marked the end of dictatorship in Indonesia. The great pro-democratic demonstrations, especially those of students, ended dictator Suharto’s power who had led the country under military rule for 30 years. The 20th anniversary of ‘Reformasi’ offers an occasion to reflect on own endeavors, to develop new strategies and eventually a chance for consolidation. This ... read more

Posted on 10:01 PM in Activities, democracy, Elections & Political Parties, Justice, Human Rights, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, Land & Indigenous Rights, security sector, Society & Religion, Transitional Justice
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Freiburg: Coal and Palm Oil in Kalimantan, Indonesia

Freiburg: Coal and Palm Oil in Kalimantan, Indonesia


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Posted on 12:07 AM in Agro Fuels, Activities, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Environment & Climate
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