Chile Cancels COP 25 Climate Summit Amidst Huge Popular Uprising Against Neoliberal Policies

Caption: The passing of the Forest Ordinance 701 (Decreto Ley 701) in 1974, during the reign of General Augusto Pinochet, subsidized the expansion of tree plantations, giving away the National Forestry Corporation. This initiated the quick expansion of… Read More

Chilean People Rise Up: No More Neoliberalism and Dictatorship Laws!

Caption: Industrial tree plantations of pine and eucalytpus, developed on land given away to timber companies under the Pinochet dictatorship, caught fire in 2017.  Combined with climate change-induced drought and heatwaves, these fires were the worst in Chile’s… Read More

Earth Watch: Report from Tree Biotech Conference and Threats from GE Trees

This week’s Earth Watch on the Sojourner Truth show on KPFK Pacifica Los Angeles features Campaign to STOP GE Trees Coordinator Anne Petermann reporting from the 2019 international IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference in Raleigh, NC. Petermann addresses the… Read More

Global Campaign Highlights Worldwide Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees ahead of Int’l Tree Biotech Conf. in North Carolina

    Traducción al Español Tradução para o Português For Immediate Release, 20 June 2019 Global Campaign Highlights Worldwide Rejection of GE Trees ahead of IUFRO 2019 Tree Biotechnology Conference in North Carolina The social and ecological dangers… Read More

The Struggle of the Mapuche ‘People of the Earth’

English Translation of Banner: “We are not the Indigenous people of Chile. We are Mapuche.”   By Claudio Donoso Hiriart and Susana Huenul Colicoy Colectivo Viento Sur, Chile Originally Published by Global Forest Coallition   Entering this territory… Read More

Chile Using Pinochet’s Anti-Terrorist Law Against Mapuche People

CHILE’S STILL USING PINOCHET’S ANTI-TERRORIST LAW AGAINST THE MAPUCHE FORMER PRESIDENT PIÑERA ARGUES THAT THE CONTROVERSIAL LAW NEEDS TO BE TAKEN FURTHER By Alejandra Gaitan Barrera Originally published by Intercontinental Cry The Mapuche territory, the Wallmapu, was never settled… Read More

Government Repression Against Mapuche People Denounced

Photo of Santiago Maldonado   Translated to English from Spanish through Google Translate. See original statement in Spanish here.   The undersigned, organizations, communities and Mapuche, Argentine and Chilean people denounce the repressive escalation against the Mapuche people… Read More

USDA Receives Near Unanimous Public Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees

 Statement from Biofuelwatch, Global Justice Ecology Project and Indigenous Environmental Network   New York (US)–New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. On 5 July, the US Department of Agriculture received an… Read More

LISTEN: Raging Wildfires in Portugal, Exotic Plantations to Blame

Non-Native Eucalyptus Plantations, Not Forests, Caused the Disaster in Portugal Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann spoke about the wildfires in Portugal that were caused by non-native eucalyptus plantations on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show for last week’s Earth… Read More

Portugal’s Wildfires: A Result of the Timber Industry

Youtube/GoNews Note/Nota: Em português depois do inglês / En español, después de inglés y portugués Wildfires in Portugal have been called “the worst such disaster in recent history.” Dozens of people burnt to death in their cars while trying… Read More