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Film: Don't Pulp Pandumaan-Sipituhuta: A David and Goliath Tale

The communities of Pandumaan-Sipituhata with KSPPM and support from LifeMosaic
5 March, 2013

The pulp and paper industry is growing all over Indonesia. The Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) company, is expanding its eucalyptus plantations on the lands of the indigenous communities of Pandumaan-Sipituhuta in North Sumatra.

The communities have lived and worked on their lands for 13 generations. They are peacefully resisting to defend their forests and their livelihoods. But their defence of their lands comes at a heavy cost as they are criminalised.

Please stand together with this community at the front-line of the global land grab that is putting profit ahead of rights.