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Rumble in the Jungle

Palm oil companies are destroying forests in Indonesia and Malaysia. Some communities are fighting back.

photo David Gilbert Early one morning last April, after a long night of impassioned discussion, Jamaludin, a rice farmer from the Indonesian village of Semunying Jaya on the island of Borneo, rallied a handful of his neighbors to walk to a nearby road built by the palm oil company Duta Palma and, in a simple act of defiance, sit down. The group’s intent was to stop the flow of traffic between the…
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by: David Gilbert – Winter 2013

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