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 Newsletter Second Quarter 2016

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APRN’s newsletter for the second quarter of 2016 is now available. APRN’s newsletter for the second quarter of 2016 is now available. This quarter’s issue covers RCEP campaigns, negotiations, APRN’s participation at the Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF), AP-RCEM’s contribution to HLPF, APRN 2016 Biennial Conference happening on 3-4 November in Beirut, Lebanon and statements in support of South Korea’s opposition to the deployment of a US missile defense system, Japanese resistance to US military bases, and other updates.

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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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Civil society groups reject RCEP: Excessive corporate powers at the expense of people’s rights

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More than 80 representatives from trade unions, peasant communities, indigenous peoples, health networks, and women’s organisations met on 27-28 July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to strategize around how to defeat the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and other emerging mega-regional free trade agreements (FTAs) in the region.

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Oppose US Military Bases in Japan! US Troops Out Now!

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The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) vehemently opposes the continued presence of US military troops in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan and condemns the Abe Administration’s continued negligence to the voices of the Okinawan people that led to the recent murder and rape of a 20-year-old Okinawan woman by a former US Marine.

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APRN Newsletter First Quarter 2016

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APRN’s Newsletter for the First Quarter of 2016 is now available. This issue covers the Agenda 2030 and the Recent APFSD, TPP updates, the upcoming ASEAN Civil Society Conference, updates on the #FoodNotBullets campaign and more!

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Call for submissions: APRN research on militarism and democracy

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Militarism has been employed by states to gain or maintain political and economic power not only against other countries, but also against the people within their own countries.

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Justice for the slain and injured Kidapawan farmers, resist the growing militarism in Asia Pacific!

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The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) strongly condemns the recent brutal dispersal and the indiscriminate shootings of protesting farmers in Kidapawan, Cotabato, Philippines that left at least two (2) dead, hundreds injured and missing including women and children.

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Asia Pacific peoples urge governments: Do not Sign the TPPA

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Peoples movements and civil society organizations representing various groups and constituencies from all over Asia Pacific are calling on TPP-member governments to not sign the deal on February 4 in New Zealand. More than 100 regional and national organizations from the region have signed a letter explaining that the TPP was not created in the […]

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APRN rejects militarist responses to the Beirut and Paris attacks

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Asia Pacific Research Network strongly condemns the recent spate of attacks against innocent civilians of Beirut and Paris, and offers its deep condolences to the family and friends of the victims of these violent attacks. On November 13 and 14, agents believed to be deployed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) bombed […]

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Uphold indigenous people’s rights, end the militarization of their communities!

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Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) joins hands with sisters and brothers demanding justice for the recent brutal attacks against Lumad schools and communities in Mindanao, Philippines. On September 1, 2015, Emerito “Tatay Emok” Samarca, Executive Director of the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development (ALCADEV) was tortured and murdered in cold blood by […]

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APRN statement on the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development

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Government leaders wrapped up the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations in August and came out with the outcome document titled Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development. This agenda, that will set the path towards the achievement of sustainable development for all, without leaving anyone behind, will be adopted during the UN General Assembly in […]

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APRN Newsletter Second Quarter 2015

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APRN Newsletter second Quarter 2015 (please click link to download) This issue features APRN’s engagement with the ASEAN and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. You will also find information on some of the network members’ campaigns. Enjoy reading and please share this to your friends. For feedback and/or inquiries, please write an email to [email protected] Sincerely, […]

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Abuse and exploitation of migrants ignored in exchange for TPPA

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Tier 2 status will be granted to Malaysia despite the recent discovery of more than 20 migrant trafficking camps in its territories near the Thailand border where trafficked migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh are abused and kept in horrible conditions before being delivered to their work places.

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APRN Newsletter 1st Quarter 2015

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APRN Newsletter First Quarter 2015 Contents: APRN Co-organizes Side events at World Social Forum Sendai Framework Approved at 3rd WCDRR US Could Rewrite Australian Law after TPP signed, group claims Philippine Economy not going strong as government claims– research group Aid watchdog calls for Australian support for PNG anti-corruption measures Monsanto’s flagship pesticide linked to […]

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No more Mary Janes: Justice for all migrant workers!

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APRN Statement on the latest developments on Mary Jane Veloso’s case 1 May 2015 ‘Collective action can indeed move mountains, serve justice for the marginalized.’ As we celebrate the International Workers’ Day, the Asia Pacific Research Network join CSOs and people’s movements around the world in rejoicing over the Indonesian government’s decision to delay the […]

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CSOs dissect the ASEAN Economic Community at the ASEAN People’s Forum

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Regional organizations Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM), and Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) teamed up to organize the workshop Unpacking the ASEAN Economic Community: Exposing the Implications and Building Alternatives to the Neoliberal Economic Integration. The workshop was conducted on April 24 at the ASEAN […]

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APRN at the World Social Forum in Tunis

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Asia Pacific Research Network co-organized several fora and workshops with members and partner organizations at the World Social Forum in Tunis on March 24-28. The themes of these activities are in line with the research thrust that APRN members identified during the General Council meeting last year (Militarization and Wars, Post-2015 Agenda, Asia Integration, Corporatization/Corporate […]

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APRN forum workshop on militarism and democracy

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Everyone is invited to attend APRN’s Forum Workshop on War and Militarism, co-organized with the Arab NGO Network for Development, IBON International, the International League for People’s Struggles and the Africa People’s Research Network. March 26, 2015 | 15:00 – 18:00, CPDE Tent

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Statement on the European Commission’s communication: A global partnership for poverty eradication and sustainable development after 2015

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To download PDF version, click here The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) welcomes the positive elements of the European Commission’s Communication A Global Partnership for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development after 2015. The network recognizes the renewed commitment of the EU to sustainable development and inclusive growth, which are the cornerstones of the post-2015 Sustainable […]

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AP CSOs call for inclusion of development justice in post-2015 declaration

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20 February 2015 Contact: Eni Lestari Migrants Constituency, AP Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism Chairperson, International Migrants Alliance Include develop justice into this declaration – if not, please tell me where I should go to achieve it. This was the challenge posed by Eni Lestari, chairperson of the International Migrants Alliance (IMA) and member of the […]

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APRN Newsletter Double Issue: 3rd and 4th Quarter

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This is a double issue of the APRN Newsletter, containing the 3rd and 4rth quarter. In this issue, the network’s Biennial Conference and General Council Meeting are featured, as well as actions at the PGA in New York and at the Climate Summit in Lima, Peru. Enjoy reading and Season’s Greetings!

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Communique | Asia Pacific People’s conference on development justice

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NOTE: This Communique is the outcome of the Asia Pacific People’s Conference on Development Justice: APRN Biennial Conference 2014. You may also download the document here: APRN Conference on Development Justice – Communique. We, coming from 65 organizations from 16 countries across Asia– from Australia, Bangladesh, China and Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, […]

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US-Israeli partnership and the Palestinian genocide

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More than 1400 lives, of which 80% are civilians, have been claimed and 8,000 more were injured by the recent Israeli attacks against Palestinians in the Gaza strip. The body count is expected to rise as Israel intensifies its assaults on Hamas militants who are allegedly using unarmed civilians as cover. While the carnage continues, […]

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