Today is #InternationalHumanRightsDay. APRN salutes the rights defenders, activists, and development workers who risk their lives for the advancement of #PeopleRights. It is an honor to work with farmers, workers, migrants, and other grassroots organizations. They continue to be on the frontlines in the fight against neoliberalism, fascism and repression. #IHRD2022 #HumanRights
TODAY is Int’l Day for the Elimination of #Violence against Women🦸🏽♀️💜📢💜🦸🏿♀️ Join us in a discussion to End #CyberViolence Against #Women and #Children. #VAW #VAWC
Ajay Jha of Public Advocacy Initiatives for Rights and Values (PAIRVI) and APRN Board of Covenors Member talks about what to expect in the ongoing #COP27 high level meetings. #ClimateJustice #LossAndDamage #EndClimateImperialism #ClimateAction
Primer on WTO fisheries subsidies is now available online. Score your free copy now! You can also watch the replay of WTO Fishing in Troubled Waters webinar here: https://www.facebook.com/APRNet/videos/6057095697741676 This publication is proudly presented by Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), Pamalakaya – Philippines, and People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS).
The global fishing industry has grown exponentially in the past decades. But just like other industries that have grown under “globalization”, it is dominated by transnational corporations, multilateral institutions, and trade blocs such as the WTO, EU, OECD, and TPPA that are hell-bent on imposing trade-related measures in their crusade against IUUF and overfishing. Measures […]
In the last decades, Asia Pacific is witness to a growing number of closed autocratic regimes. First featured in our Rise of Fascist Regimes series is the Philippines. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., son of the ousted dictator Marcos, became president through an election defined by gross deception campaigns and marred with anomalies, fraud, vote-buying and […]
The Asia-Pacific is facing the worst economic crisis since the 1980’s: the debt crisis, stagnant economy, and high inflation in basic commodities. But this crisis generates resistance among the working people across the region, even in the face of fascist regimes.
The Global South is now facing a new danger: the deadly concoction of Debt, stagnant growth and inflation. The burden of the pandemic on the working people is now more than ever as prices of basic commodities continue to skyrocket, and economic collapse is already upon some countries. We invite you to join The Perfect […]
The Asia-Pacific peoples are making a stand for peace. They are saying no to all wars of aggression and conflicts as outright and covert maneuvers of superpowers escalate in the region. The aggressive creation of military and political alliances such as QUAD, AUKUS, and the reinvigorated Indo-Pacific Shift pose threats to stability in the region. […]
How is this unequal relationship maintained? More importantly, how is NATO an irreplaceable component of US foreign policy and military supremacy over its spheres of influence? Why do we say that US imperialism would not exist without NATO and that NATO only exists as a vehicle for US imperialism in Europe and around the world?
It is common knowledge that the United States has unapologetically been involving itself in the affairs of other nations. Their pervasive pursuit tIt is common knowledge that the United States has unapologetically been involving itself in the affairs of other nations. Their pervasive pursuit to secure their national interests has historically proven to be costly […]
The world is in dire need of vaccines. Close to two years into the coronavirus crisis, the global death toll has reached 5 million. Deaths are feared to be higher than recorded. Despite expedited development of vaccines for COVID-19, access to them remains limited, especially for low and middle-income countries. The monopoly of big pharmaceutical […]
The Research Conference 2019 compendium is finally available! The People’s Resistance in a Multipolar World: Research Case Studies on Militarization and Conflicts in Asia Pacific is a compilation of studies made by People’s Organizations across the region. It has two main sections: (a) geopolitical & geo-economic dimensions of a multipolar world, and; (b) people’s resistance […]
CSOs and grassroots representatives from the Asia and the Pacific region have gathered to discuss the current state-of-play of the region in the time of COVID-19, the progress and implementation of Agenda 2030, and the peoples’ goals towards transformative and genuine change. The Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM) is holding its annual Peoples’ […]
Presented by Wali Haider at the UNEA 5.2 | Included in the Goals 15 and Peoples Solutions Factsheets of Asia Pacific Peoples Forum on Sustainable Development Global trade policies in the world remain entrenched in neoliberalism, with the World Trade Organization (WTO) still holding a key position in implementing its imperialist trade liberalization policies. In […]
Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) is a regional network of research NGOs. Through research and knowledge-sharing, we raise the capacities of organizations to do development work. APRN serves as a network of alternative centers for people’s research on socioeconomic and geopolitical issues. Our research and advocacy focus on people’s trade agenda, development finance, democracy and […]
Messages of Len Cooper, ILPS Chairperson, and organizers of the Education Series on People’s Resistance in South Asia. Join us in solidarity with the struggling people of South Asia. Initial Schedules: November 9: Webinar on South Asia: Land and People (Register at bit.ly/SouthAsiaLandandPeople )November 18: On the Human Rights Situation in South AsiaDecember 9: Imperialism […]
Join us! Education Series on People’s Resistance in South Asia The webinar will present major points on the economic, political and social-cultural situation of the people in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. DISCLAIMER: This video was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Asia […]
The global spread of CoVID-19 has caused an unprecedented global health crisis, with the number of infections and fatalities exponentially increasing each day. Governments across the world, especially in the Southeast and South Asia region have implemented strict lockdowns, along with a mass deployment of troops and armed forces among urban and rural communities. Such […]
The APRN Program on Building Democracy and Claiming Civic Spaces through its Workstream on Militarism and Program on Communities that Resist and Rebuild present the second episode of the APRN RnR video advocacy series. This is a series of videos aimed to discuss specific topics and issues CSOs face in the context of shrinking spaces. […]
The Asia Pacific Research Network, together with the International League of Peoples Struggles (ILPS), shall be launching a webinar/discussion entitled “Contagion and Conflicts: Rising repression and conflicts in the time of the pandemic”. The webinar shall discuss the rise of conflicts and the growing tensions within the Asia-Pacific region due to the unbridled emergence of […]
The dam was first proposed by Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the 1990s to promote Cambodia’s hydropower potential, but dropped off when their 1999 report found the dam’s potential repercussions outweighed the benefits. But the Cambodian government in 2007 proceeded with the project with the support of Vietnam’s EVN International Joint Stock Company. In 2012, […]
The World Bank funded Chico Dam Project in 1965 was the Marcos dictatorship’s answer to the oil and power crisis of 1973. It threatened to displace 100,000 people, deluge sacred burial grounds and rice terraces. Different tribes united and rose against the dam and militarization it brought. The death of leader Macli-ing Dulag in 1980 […]
As being one of the biggest in Southeast Asian region, did you know that Bakun dam is an inundated 700 sq. kilometers of forest and farms in Sarawak region in Malaysia? Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), together with the International Indigenous People’s Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL), Asia Pacific Network of Environment Defenders (APNED) […]
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