Civil society groups reject RCEP: Excessive corporate powers at the expense of people’s rights
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.
Japan’s Ruling Party Using Nazi Playbook?
On July 9th, the Japanese ruling Party, the Liberal Democratic Party posted on their official website, a form asking people to send in cases where school teachers have deviated from political neutrality, citing among others an example where a teacher expressed strong concerns over “sending children to war” or strong opposition over a controversial and unconstitutional law passed by the LDP in 2015.
Oppose US Military Bases in Japan! US Troops Out Now!
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.
APRN Newsletter First Quarter 2016
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!
Call for Submissions: APRN Research on Militarism and Democracy
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.