New Forest ‘Land Grab’ Act Passes in Finnish Parliament

New Forest ‘Land Grab’ Act Passes in Finnish Parliament

30 March 2016. By Tero Mustonen and Hal Rhoades. Despite fierce opposition from a large part of the Finnish public, all Sámi reindeer herding cooperatives, the Snowchange Cooperative and a large international coalition of groups, this afternoon Finland’s much criticised new Forestry Act passed in the Finnish Parliament. The Act transfers power over...

Burying the Law to Make Way for a Coal Mine

Burying the Law to Make Way for a Coal Mine

Originally written by Kanchi Kohli and Alok Shukla for  by The Wire on 19/02/2016 The cancellation of  the community rights of Ghatbarra village over the Hasdeo Arand forest to make way for a coal mine raises many questions. When the Forest Survey of India’s 2011 report celebrated Hasdeo Arand as...