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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Stand with the people of Myanmar! Denounce the execution of activists and rights defenders!

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[Trigger Warning: killings and dehumanization] The Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN) registers its condemnation on the execution of four activists by the Myanmar military dictatorship last July 25. Reports say that the victims namely Kyaw Min Yu, Phyo Zeyar Thaw, Hla Myo Aung, and Aung Thura Zaw were accused of “aiding armed rebels,” which according to […]

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RCEP: India must uphold peoples’ rights and welfare

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After 22 negotiation rounds and several missed deadlines, the 10 ASEAN countries and their 6 free trade partners will meet again in July 2018 to try and move forward the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. While India’s hard stance on certain issues like tariff reduction has been a big factor in slowing down the past […]

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APRN Newsletter Third and Fourth Quarter 2016

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APRN’s newsletter for the third and fourth quarters of 2016 is now available. This issue covers the 28th and 29th Summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Laos, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting in Cebu, the 16th RCEP Negotiation Round in Indonesia, APRN’s participation at the World Social Forum in Montreal, Canada (WSF 2016), the GPEDC 2nd High-Level Meeting (HLM2) in Nairobi, Kenya, the People Over Profit Unity Statement, and other network updates.

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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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ASEAN Economic Integration: By whom? For whom?

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The ASEAN Economic Community along with the other pillars of the ASEAN Community (Political Security and Socio- Cultural), is expected to be launched in December 2015. With its collective economic growth and resources, analysts say ASEAN will become the engine of growth in Asia, especially, the economic integration that investors and corporations are anticipating in […]

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