“Profiteers at work”: APRN hits US trade and investment team’s ‘leg work’ in Southeast Asia

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The US trade and investment mission led by the US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo arrived on March 11 in Manila, Philippines. The delegation is composed of 21 corporate leaders including technocrats and business executives from energy, engineering, communications, infrastructure, logistics, investment, and supply chain companies. The Philippine government celebrates the delegation’s two-day visit as […]

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Groups raise alarm over EDCA sites, rise of rights abuses in PH province 

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US bases to exacerbate already dire rights situation, land grabbing in Province of Cagayan says int’l, local groups On the 9th anniversary of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), international and Philippine organizations warn the public of a greater escalation of human rights abuses and land grabbing in the province of Cagayan amid hosting US […]

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Int’l groups decry media blackout, bombings in Philippines and India

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A group of international organizations working with rural communities decried the “de-facto media blackout” on the indiscriminate rural bombings happening in the Philippines and India. The CSOs also requested that the United Nations conduct an independent investigation into these “cover-up atrocities” and “make good” on its Political Declaration against the use of explosive weapons in […]

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Austin visit, revival of US Bases in PH condemned by research group

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US bases returning to the Philippines aggravates rights abuses, militarism, and likelihood of war according to a regional think tank The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) raises deep concerns over US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s state visit to the Philippines as four more sites for US bases were announced. “The people are demanding peace, but […]

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Harris visit threatens peace, aggravates rights situation in PH –APRN

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New $100 million US military support to fund killings, rights abuses in the Philippines says research group The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) warns the public of greater escalation of human rights abuses in the Philippines amid the visit of US Vice President Kamala Harris to the southeast Asian country. “The US is currently preparing […]

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Research group calls for climate justice, urgent support for the victims of catastrophic flooding in Pakistan

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Plunder by US,  industrialized countries responsible for the 33 million flood-stricken, homeless Pakistanis says APRN The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) calls for urgent support for the people of Pakistan after the devastating flash floods affecting 15% of its population. The months’ worth of monsoon rains that have been more than 300% than normal has […]

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Biden bares true face by inviting Duterte, Modi, other tyrants in “democracy” summit says research group

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“We are not surprised but still appalled with the participation of repressive governments in this so-called summit for democracy by the US government. It only shows how the Biden administration’s promise of democracy and human rights is a sham,” says Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) in a statement, Friday.  This December 9-10, the United States […]

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Biden’s AUKUS to further tensions, incite war in Asia Pacific says groups

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Research network, peace advocates warn of a catalyzed nuclear arms race amid AUKUS, US shift to Indo-Pacific The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) together with the alliance of peace advocates RESIST US-led War Movement (RESIST) are sounding the alarm over US President Joe Biden’s AUKUS which could further aggravate geopolitical tensions in Asia and the […]

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Protect the frontliners; remember the fallen workers

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The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) joins the global solidarity to commemorate the workers who have been killed, disabled, maimed, injured, and made unwell due to lack of safety measures in workplaces. “We mourn for the workers who have been subjected to poor and hazardous working conditions. Tragedies in workplaces continue to soar for years […]

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APRN raises the alarm on repressive government responses to CoVID-19

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Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) joins the global indignation over the arrest of seven (7) relief volunteers who were en route to their second wave of relief operations to a farming community in Norzagaray town, Philippines on April 19, 2020.  They brought with them ‘nutri-lief’ bags containing rice, mung beans, dried fish, rice noodles, egg, […]

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Free Ashraf Aram! Free all political prisoners in Palestine! – APRN

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Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) strongly condemns the arbitrary arrest of Ashraf Abu Aram by the Israeli authorities on November 7th at Al Karama border crossing. Mr. Aram, 32, a human rights defender and advocacy officer of Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO), was brutally arrested and detained upon his return from the APRN training of trainers […]

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Int’l, Indonesian movements to resist IMF-WB Annual Meetings, corporatization of dev’t

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On October 8 to 14, people’s movements and civil society organisations will gather at the People’s Conference against IMF-World Bank in Bali, Indonesia, as the Annual Meetings run from October 12-14. ​An independent, people-led initiative, the Conference will register peoples’ resistance on how the IMF-WB promotes the capture of resources, economies, and global rulemaking by […]

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Alert: Argentina bans Civil Society from WTO Conference in Buenos Aires

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Media Release Dec 1, 2017 Civil society slams Argentina’s repression of peoples’ voice at the WTO conference in Buenos Aires Global civil society network People Over Profit (POP) condemns the arbitrary last minute decision of the Argentine government to bar more than 60 civil society and peoples’ organizations from next week’s 11th World Trade Organization ministerial […]

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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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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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