Statements/Press Releases

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

December 1, 2017

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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On the Martial Law Declaration in Southern Philippines: APRN expresses solidarity with the people of Marawi, calls for just peace

May 31, 2017

Photo by EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA, from https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154676795906169&set=pcb.10154676803481169&type=3&theater   On March 23, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law on the whole southern island of Mindanao, Philippines, after an armed encounter in Marawi City between the Maute group, a radical organization that pledged allegiance to the Daesh in Iraq and Syria, and the Philippine army. The announcement […]

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From TPP to RCEP: People always at the losing end

December 13, 2016

Civil society groups and social movements from Indonesia and across Asia Pacific warned of intensified land grabs and unemployment as the 16th round of negotiations for the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) begins in Indonesia from Dec 7-9, 2016.

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Resist the Neoliberal ASEAN Integration, Build a Genuine People-Centred Regionalism

September 5, 2016

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 in Solidarity with South Korean People vs US THAAD Missile Defense System

August 26, 2016

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

June 26, 2016

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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WTO ‘new issues’, for whose development?

December 18, 2015

Photo by Asia Pacific Research Network After the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) fell short of the people’s demand for a binding climate deal that will set global warming below 1.5 degrees and compel developed countries to do their fair share, world leaders are gathering again this December in Nairobi, Kenya to negotiate another global […]

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APRN rejects militarist responses to the Beirut and Paris attacks

November 27, 2015

(Photo from https://qzprod.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/coverage.jpg?quality=80&strip=all&w=1600) 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 […]

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