International Day of Rural Women

Woman with the Organization of Rural Women Workers protests Monsanto’s GMO seeds during a march in Curitiba, Brazil.  Photo: Petermann (2006) Note: For decades, rural women around the world have been on the front lines of the battles… Read More

October Update From Global Justice Ecology Project

Global Justice Ecology Project October Newsletter Researchers want approval from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to use genetic engineering to alter our forests. Submit a comment today to tell the USDA to reject the unprecedented and dangerous release… Read More

Earth Minute: Monoculture Tree Plantations

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Monoculture Tree Plantations September 21st marked the 16th International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, a day to celebrate resistance and demand development agencies stop promoting expansion of large-scale tree plantations…. Read More

Statement on International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

For Immediate Release – September 21, 2020 New York– September 21, 2020 marks the 16th International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations. The Day was created in 2004 by rural communities in Brazil in opposition to industrial monoculture tree plantations… Read More

GJEP’s Guide to International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

Burned eucalyptus plantation in the community Manquo in Florida, in the zone of the wildfires near Concepción, Chile Monday, 21 September marks the International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations. Global Justice Ecology Project has compiled a… Read More

Earth Watch: Oliver Munnion On The International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

Photo: Langelle Oliver Munnion is the Publications Coordinator and Plantations Campaigner for Global Forest Coalition. He is located in Portugal.       Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Watch: Oliver Munnion On The International Day Against… Read More

Earth Minute: Wildfires & Genetically Engineered Trees

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Wildfires & Genetically Engineered Trees Around the world historic and deadly wildfires are occuring. Poor forest management and industrial tree plantations, along with climate change are creating apocalyptic conditions. Eastern… Read More

REDD-Monitor: Chile’s Repression To Be Rewarded By The World Bank

People protesting Genetically Engineered Trees in front of the IUFRO conference. Photo: Langelle Photography Blood REDD: How Chile’s brutal repression of Indigenous Peoples and the plantation industry’s land grab under the Pinochet dictatorship are to be rewarded by the… Read More

Earth Minute: The Trillion Tree Planting Scheme, A Particular Kind of Lunacy

Photo courtesy of World Rainforest Movement A new piece in Rolling Stone lambastes the notion that we will solve the climate crisis merely by planting a trillion new trees. Many of these trillion new trees would take the… Read More

Monoculture Farming & Deforestation Spread Covid-19

Photo courtesy of World Rainforest Movement Deforestation and Monoculture Farming Spread COVID-19 and Other Diseases Truthout 12 May 2020 Gus Fisher Over a year before COVID-19 was first detected, biologists at the University of Warsaw published “Bats, Coronaviruses,… Read More