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More intimidation as Greenpeace activists, independent media and local community targeted by Chuck Baclagon

The 11 foreign activists who have been deported over the last few days.

Indonesian authorities have ramped up Intimidation tactics against Greenpeace activists, independent media and local community members supporting our Climate Defenders Camp on the Kampar Peninsula on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

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What happens when the good people do good – Part 3 by Chuck Baclagon

From Sarah Burton, now in Jakarta:

I have learned that in campaigning things can change overnight, of course, and in this campaign, I have learned that things can change two or three times overnight.  Here’s what happened overnight.

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What happens when the good people do good – Part 2 by Chuck Baclagon

Sarah applauds the local communities for their efforts to protect their forests and thanks them for their support of Greenpeace. ©Ardiles Rante/Grenpeace

Well, when I finished writing yesterday, I really thought that I would be going to the Climate defenders camp to bear witness to a peaceful demonstration of activism being disrupted and our team and local community representatives being evicted.

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Climate defenders to stay – Police reverse eviction order under pressure from communities by Chuck Baclagon

What an amazing day we have had here in Indonesia today…

Community supporters arrived by the hundreds. ©Will Rose/Greenpeace

In a surprising move, the chief of police of Pelalawan district has revoked yesterdays eviction order after 300 locals from nearby Teluk Meranti village turned up at the camp this morning to show their support.

The eviction notice was delivered in response to pressure from climate criminals after pulp and paper giant APRIL’s operations were stopped by Greenpeace activists for over 10 hours on Thursday. An action which was strongly supported by local communities.

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What happens when the good people do good by Chuck Baclagon

Here is an update from the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia, which is now being shutdown by the police.

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VIDEO: Climate Defenders in Action by Chuck Baclagon

Great footage from the ground in Indonesia – where our activists have been taking direct action at the frontline of forest destruction.

>>Check out the full action story here.

>>Join the Climate Defenders by calling for an ambitious deal at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen this December – including a forest fund.

From Indonesia to Helsinki: stop deforestation! by Chuck Baclagon

As darkness fell last night, our activists from the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia, ended yesterdays action against pulp and paper giant APRIL who continue to be involved in mass forest clearance, despite repeatedly stating that they have ceased such activities in the Kampar Peninsula.

The action, undertaken in the heart of the Sumatran rainforest, successfully prevented APRIL staff from using excavators and heavy machinery, stopping the clearing of carbon-rich peatland and intact forest for 10 hours.

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