'Corporate Colonialism' Runs Wild as 'Growth' Bulldozes Forests

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As environmental group Rainforest Action Network (RAN), which has campaigned extensively on stopping the ecologically damaging palm oil expansions, has noted, the company has "recently announced its plan to expand their Indonesian palm oil plantations." This is pushing the Sumatran orangutan close to extinction as well as contributing to massive carbon dioxide-emitting slash-and-burn practices.

“It’s a perfect storm of human rights abuses and social conflict on the one hand and the destruction of some of the most biologically diverse forests in the world on the other,” said Laurel Sutherlin, communications director for RAN.

Ultimately, saving the Indonesian forests will save all of us.

Common Dreams
Andrea Germanos
Sunday, May 26, 2013

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