Defend people’s rights! Stand vs. drift toward authoritarianism in Asia Pacific

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The global pandemic has caused a meltdown of the world’s economies. Millions of businesses, most of them small and medium enterprises (SMEs), were forced to close down and billions of workers were left unemployed. Many of them remain deprived of economic amelioration from their governments. Worse than these economic disruptions, however, the militarist approach has […]

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APRCEM Peoples’ Forum: Solidarity and system change are the only antidotes to Covid-19

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Entering the year, the world is faced with many challenges: from the global pandemic of COVID-19; the impending economic recession; and the worsening human rights situation in many countries. Bearing the brunt of these are marginalized sectors across the world — from farmers, workers, indigenous peoples, among others — who continue to struggle for their […]

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#PublicHealthNotProfit

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The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) stands in solidarity with the Global Day of Solidarity for Public Health Not Private Profit. The network reaffirms its commitment to raising the people’s call for public health that is accessible to all during this global pandemic. APRN asserts that governments should uphold the democratic rights of the people and […]

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Resist repressive government responses to Covid-19 in South Asia! Rally the people to public health solutions versus the pandemic!

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The world is currently under distress, with the CoVID-19 pandemic infecting and killing tens of thousands of people in just a matter of days. Capitalist greed has led to destructive impacts on the climate and degradation of the environment, facilitating the rapid mutation of viruses. We are now facing a global crisis that may lead […]

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Putting more lives at risk as RCEP nego resumes amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Research group Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) urges governments to provide free mass testing and health services amid soaring cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) worldwide. The group also furthers that governments should prioritize medical attention for the poor as they are the most vulnerable to diseases. As there are governments in the Asia Pacific that […]

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Resist the US war of aggression in Iran – APRN

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Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) strongly condemns the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani. General Suleimani was assassinated via US drone strike. The killing of Suleimani fueled another imperialist aggression of US in Western Asia. Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi revealed on Sunday that Suleimani was on a peace mission to de-escalate the tension involving […]

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APRN Biennial Research Conference 2019 Statement

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Defend Lands, Sovereign Rights, and Territories againstMilitarism and Aggression!Reclaim Shrinking Civic Spaces and Struggle for People’s Rights!Resist Imperialist Plunder and Strengthen Communities thatAdvance Development Justice! We, the participants from 33 people’s organizations working with workers, women, farmers, fisherfolk, Dalits, indigenous peoples, migrants, refugees, youth, human rights defenders, and anti-war activists in 14 countries across the […]

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Strengthen peoples’ movements to resist fascist attacks and corporate plunder!

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People Over Profit Network Closing Statement The People Over Profit Network, a global campaign network of people’s organizations and non-governmental organizations that resists corporate plunder and neoliberal trade and investment, congratulates all the organizations of Southeast Asia for holding the 2019 ASEAN Peoples Forum (APF) in Thailand.  Amid the attempt of state actors, particularly of […]

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Quo Vadis Goal 16? Civil society reviews the state of peace, justice, and inclusion in Asia Pacific

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Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), in partnership with Asia Pacific Regional Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM), held the panel discussion titled “Quo Vadis Goal 16?” at the Asia Pacific People’s Forum on Sustainable Development 2019 (APPFSD) on March 25 in Bangkok. Thirty five (35) participants from regional and national CSOs, people’s organizations, UN agencies and […]

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Activists, CSOs bolster call to reject RCEP in Bali negotiations

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Carrying placards calling for the rejection of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), activists managed to slip past the tight security of Nusa Dua Complex in Bali, Indonesia to conduct a protest in front of the Bali International Convention Center where the RCEP Trade Negotiating Committee is holding its 25th negotiation round. Joining the […]

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A tribute to Samir Amin, a scholar from the periphery

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The Asia Pacific Research Network is one with the world’s peoples in remembering the legacy of Samir Amin, a prolific scholar, staunch anti-imperialist and Marxist political economist. Amin passed away on 12 August 2018. Amin worked in Cairo at the Institute for Economic Management from 1957 to 1960. He became the director of the Third […]

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Today is the 73rd Anniversary of the US bombing of Hiroshima

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Today we commemorate the 73rd year since the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The death toll in the first hours after the bomb was dropped is estimated at 75,000 to 80,000. Many of those who survived the immediate blast died shortly afterwards from fatal burns and other serious complications caused by radiation. This […]

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End crackdown on Dalits and activists in India

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The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) strongly condemns the arbitrary arrest and detention of five human rights defenders and workers Professor Shoma Sen, Surendra Gadling, Rona Wilson, Sudhir Dawade, and Mahesh Raut last 6 June 2018. In the wee hours of 6 June, Indian police simultaneously arrested the five human rights defenders in a nationwide […]

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People Over Profit’s website has been hacked

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People Over Profit’s website (peopleoverprofit.online) has been hacked and is temporarily down. We are currently working to bring the site back up again. For the mean time, check out their facebook page: fb.com/peoplevsFTAs and twitter account: @peoplevsFTAs for news and updates on their campaign against neoliberal free trade. You may also download People Over Profit’s […]

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Civil society commits to push back corporate power at 2017 ACSC/APF

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The call “Southeast Asia is not for sale. We are not for sale!” echoed as hundreds marched to the historic People Power Monument along the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue in Manila, Philippines to conclude the 2017 ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF). The ACSC/APF is an annual gathering of Southeast Asian civil society organizations […]

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APRN condemns harassment of Cordillera peoples’ organizations by military elements

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Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) condemns the harassment perpetrated by military elements against its member in the Philippines, Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera (CDPC), and ally Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA). According to a report posted by CPA on social media on October 28 (see here), staff of both organizations were held in consecutive […]

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Selection Results for ‘Breaking Ground, Taking Roots: the Istanbul [email protected]

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With a little over 16 days to go before the ‘Breaking Ground, Taking Roots: the Istanbul [email protected]’, we are pleased to inform you that we received an overwhelming response to the call for participation. Around 200 individuals representing non-government organizations, platforms, social movements and community-based organizations signified their interest to be part of the conference. […]

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CPDE invites you to Breaking Ground and Taking Roots: The Istanbul Principles @ 7!

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In 2010, 200 CSOs from 82 countries adopted the Istanbul Principles for CSO Development Effectiveness as an affirmation of their commitment to improve and be fully accountable for their development practices. The gathering, which will be held on 30-31 March in Bangkok seeks to infuse new energy into that commitment as we continue to build on our victories in improving the effectiveness and quality of development work within the context of Agenda 2030. Seven years after, let’s come together to respond to the demand of realizing our full potentials as civil society actors.

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Call for expressions of interest: CSO days on Istanbul+7 Events Consultant

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On March 2016, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) in coordination with the CPDE Working Group on CSO Development Effectiveness (CSO DE WG) and the Asia Pacific Research Network will conduct the conference on the Istanbul +7.

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CSO DE-WG engages the World Social Forum in Montreal

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Civil society groups and social movements from Indonesia and across Asia Pacific warned of intensified land grabs and unemployment as the 16th round of negotiations for the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) begins in Indonesia from Dec 7-9, 2016.

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From TPP to RCEP: People always at the losing end

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Civil society groups and social movements from Indonesia and across Asia Pacific warned of intensified land grabs and unemployment as the 16th round of negotiations for the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) begins in Indonesia from Dec 7-9, 2016.

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RCEP: A devastating blow to the Philippine economy and its peoples

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Trade ministers of the 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are set to meet on November 3-4 in Cebu, Philippines aiming to resolve roadblocks to the negotiations

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Resist the neoliberal ASEAN Integration, build a genuine people-centered regionalism

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As the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) holds 28th and 29th summit concurrently with the 11th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Vientiane, Laos from 3-8 September 2016, civil society across Asia Pacific calls attention to the intensifying neoliberal agenda in the region as it seeks integration in the economic, political security, and socio-cultural spheres.

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APRN in solidarity with South Korean people vs US THAAD missile defense system

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The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) supports the South Korean people in denouncing the proposed deployment of a United States anti-missile unit in their country. Citing so-called missile threats from Pyongyang, South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye recently announced plans to install the US-designed THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) anti-missile defense system in Seongju County, North Gyeongsang Province.

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