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A Tribute to Samir Amin, a Scholar from the Periphery

August 14, 2018

The Asia Pacific Research Network is one with the world’s peoples in remembering the legacy of Samir Amin, a prolific scholar, staunch anti-imperialist and Marxist political economist. Amin passed away on 12 August 2018. Amin worked in Cairo at the Institute for Economic Management from 1957 to 1960. He became the director of the Third […]

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Briefer: Mega-FTAs and its implications on Asian Workers

July 17, 2018

“The consequences of mega-FTAs on trade, labor and employment is much shown in many developing countries where, in order to maintain competitiveness, must adhere to “lowest common denominator rules” rather than meeting the highest possible standards. Recent developments in trade liberalization have permitted monopoly capitalists to dictate the cheapest value of labor and other production facilities, thereby disregarding decent standards, to accumulate bigger profit.”

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APRN Newsletter January-June 2018

July 10, 2018

The APRN Newsletter for the 1st half of 2018 is now available! On this issue we covered activities during the 2018 APFSD, the 51st ADB Governor’s Meeting, statements on the ISDS, the crackdown on activists in India, and the terrorist proscription of Filipino civil society leaders, and other network updates. Download your copy here.

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RCEP: India must uphold peoples’ rights and welfare

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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Defend the Defenders!Resist state-sponsored terror against rights workers and advocates in the Philippines

March 15, 2018

The Asia Pacific Research Network is one with civil society and peoples’ movements in the Philippines in condemning the Philippine Government for tagging as “terrorists” rights defenders, activists, and advocates in a move to quell growing dissent and further strengthen its authoritarian and pro-corporate rule in the country. More than 600 persons, including leaders from […]

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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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People Over Profit’s website has been hacked

People Over Profit’s website (peopleoverprofit.online) has been hacked and is temporarily down. We are currently working to bring the site back up again. For the mean time, check out their facebook page: fb.com/peoplevsFTAs and twitter account: @peoplevsFTAs for news and updates on their campaign against neoliberal free trade. You may also download People Over Profit’s […]

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CIVIL SOCIETY COMMITS TO PUSH BACK CORPORATE POWER AT 2017 ACSC/APF

November 22, 2017

The call “Southeast Asia is not for sale. We are not for sale!” echoed as hundreds marched to the historic People Power Monument along the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue in Manila, Philippines to conclude the 2017 ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF). The ACSC/APF is an annual gathering of Southeast Asian civil society organizations […]

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ASEAN ECONOMIC INTEGRATION By Whom? For Whom?

November 9, 2017

ASEAN is being projected as a destination for investments because of its growth rate at 5.3%1, which is currently faster than the US at 3.1%, and the EU at 2.5%. However, these numbers do not adequately reflect the realities on the ground. Perhaps, the starkest evidence of this is the rising inequality and concentration of […]

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