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Indonesia: Police crackdown on peasants protesting land-grab by a Michelin subsidiary

Peasants living in Jambi province, Indonesia, were in for a shock when the police arrested Junawal, a local peasant leader and organiser on May 26, 2020. Junawal was leading the local resistance against a subsidiary of Royal Lestari Utama (RLU), a joint venture company between PT Barito Pasifik and French transnational tyre-manufacturing giant Michelin that manages more than 88,000 hectares of plantation land in Jambi and East Kalimantan.

Décrypter le Groupe Socfin

Ce rapport examine les activités du groupe Socfin, une holding basée au Luxembourg qui intervient dans la production d’huile de palme et de caoutchouc en Asie et en Afrique, et dispose d’environ 400 000 hectares de concessions dans dix pays.