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Indonesian Air Force Members Torture Amsal Marandof and Ida Marandof at the Arafat Village, Samofa District, Biak

Urgent Action / Verified Field Report

by JPIC, GKI-TP Synod*

November 23, 2015

On June 5th, 2015, 14:20hours, a member of the Air Force heavily maltreated Amsal Marandof (22 Years old), leading to an injury above his right eyebrow.  601 more words

News Alert

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities use 65% of the World’s land; how much do they actually own?

Indigenous people use and inhabit 65% of the world’s land, but they only own 18% of it. This indeed leads to increased food insecurity, violent conflicts, poverty and gender inequality; it is also a direct threat to basic human rights. 1,048 more words

Chiapas: Ejidatarios from Chicoasén initiate hunger-strike against Chicoasén II dam-project

Hunger-strike against the construction of the CFE (@Educa)

On 3 November, elder males and females who have been affected by the construction of the Chicoasén II dam in the Chicoasén municipality undertook a hunger-strike to demand the release of their lawyer Arturo Ortega Luna, who was arrested on 21 October. 348 more words

Human Rights

Communities threatened by sugarcane in Brazil are still waiting for support

After visiting communities in the Mato Grosso do Sul state of Brazil, Ethical Sugar has written to sugarcane milling companies to ask that they do more to protect and support people affected by the expansion of cane production. 255 more words

Alarming Developments in Palm Oil Industry in Latin America Spur Global Call To Action For Palm Oil Traders


Global coalition of NGOs says murder, intimidation and the devastation of community livelihoods tied to rampant palm oil plantation expansion must be stopped… 789 more words

Human Rights Analysis

Opinion: Heed the locals on land issues

In the late 19th century, William Pearce, an Alberta-based civil servant and longtime surveyor in the Dominion government’s Department of the Interior, became increasingly concerned about the tendency of politicians, academics and others to “pitch” southern Alberta and Saskatchewan as suitable for farming. 621 more words

Local News

Wounaan Indigenous Community Displaced in Sports Stadium

Sitting in a airy hostel in Bogota’s La Candelaria district, my animated notes from our August 25th meeting with some members of the Wounaan indigenous community feel foreign and cryptic. 384 more words