21/9/2012

September 21, the International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, is a day for our organizations, networks and movements to celebrateresistance and raise our voices to demand, Stop the Expansion of Monoculture Tree Plantations! which threaten the sovereignty of our peoples.

We invite you to join the annual campaign that continues to grow every year, reaching new places where different types of activities are carried out: press releases, distribution of flyers, conferences, seminars, public demonstrations, information campaigns on websites and social networks, etc. We hope you will join us in spreading the message and working together to build a day of resistance and struggle that grows stronger every year! We also invite you to send us your own contributions (images, videos, information on activities, etc.) to help enrich this section among all of us. You can use this e-mail: 21sept@wrm.org.uy  
Civil society organizations are denouncing the FSC certification of Fibria Celulose SA monoculture tree plantations by IMAFLORA, a Brazilian certification body. The organization’s demands are aimed at supporting the social and environmental battle carried out by the populations suffering the effects of cellulose plant projects, in this particular case, those by the firm Fibria (formerly Aracruz Celulose).
Press release - International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations.
On September 21, the International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations, organizations, networks and movements around the world celebrated the annual resistance campaign that continues to grow every year demanding to stop the expansion of monoculture tree plantations, which threaten the sovereignty of our peoples. Here follow some activities registered by WRM. International
ACTION ALERT - THE PHILIPPINES The indigenous peoples (Higaonons) and peasants of Opol in Misamis Oriental in Southern Philippines are currently struggling against land grabbing resulting from a monoculture oil palm plantation, promoted by the A Brown Company, Inc (ABCI). Since the beginning of the plantation’s operations, Higaonons and other villagers have experienced severe human rights violations such as forced eviction, illegal arrest, strafing and harassment.
Declaration by the Latin American Network Against Monoculture Tree Plantations September 21, 2012
ACTION ALERT - GABON  As many countries in Africa, Gabon is facing an alarming rate of expansion of oil palm and rubber plantations. The government has given the Singapore based company Olam 300,000 hectares of land to establish monoculture tree plantations.
Humankind faces an environmental, economic, and climate crisis that poses a threat to its survival. Destruction of ecosystems endangers not only communities that directly depend on them, but also the planet as a whole. Power centres have not questioned the production and consumption imperatives that are responsible.
September 21, the International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, is a day for our organizations, networks and movements to celebrateresistance and raise our voices to demand, Stop the Expansion of Monoculture Tree Plantations! which threaten the sovereignty of our peoples.
For local peoples, tree plantations ar jails.  September 21st,  International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations -
Industrial oil palm plantations are a major cause of deforestation, destroy local communities livelihoods and and accelerates climate change.  The World Bank must stop its promotion. -
These are some images that have been shared by our friends around the world. Send us yours!