Statements/Press Releases

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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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Uphold Indigenous People’s Rights, End the Militarization of their Communities!

September 5, 2015

Photo from arkibongbayan.org 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 […]

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APRN Statement on the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development

August 16, 2015

The Sustainable Development Goals: Will they transform the world for the better by 2030? 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 […]

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