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On this issue: Development Aid With Chinese Characteristics? Activists, CSOs bolster call to reject RCEP in Bali negotiations APRN Pushes for Effective Development Cooperation Amidst Shrinking Spaces for CSOs Goals vs Realities: Looking back at the Peoples' Forum & APFSD 2019 Quo Vadis Goal 16? A people’s review of the state of peace, justice, and inclusion in Asia Pacific Day of the Landless Statement: Reclaim...
Carrying placards calling for the rejection of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), activists managed to slip past the tight security of Nusa Dua Complex in Bali, Indonesia to conduct a protest in front of the Bali International Convention Center where the RCEP Trade Negotiating Committee is holding its 25th negotiation round. Joining the protest were members of Front Mahasiswa Nasional (FMN/National Students’ Front), Aliansi Mahasiswa...
Our newsletter for the 4th quarter of 2018 is out! Read on this issue reflections on the recently held People's Global Conference Against IMF-World Bank, a look back into APRN's 20 years of work in championing people-centered research, and download links to recently released publications. Download your free copy here!
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 the regime, warranted their punishment.With over a year in...
Research network commits to step up its rights advocacies, calls for further vigilance amid new Marcos regime On the eve of Ferdinand Marcos Jr's inauguration, Asia Pacific Research Network calls for more vigilance while stepping up its commitment to people’s rights in the Philippines. “We are already alarmed with the human rights crisis in the country and we are seeing...
US’ intensified pivot a threat to the people of Asia Pacific, hastens the possibility of outright war says peace advocates Peace advocates from Japan, Australia, India, South Korea, and the Philippines gather to manifest their unity to oppose all kinds of imperialist aggression in the region. In a global press conference held in Manila, groups from the Asia Pacific are...
It is common knowledge that the United States has unapologetically been involving itself in the affairs of other nations. Their pervasive pursuit tIt is common knowledge that the United States has unapologetically been involving itself in the affairs of other nations. Their pervasive pursuit to secure their national interests has historically proven to be costly for underdeveloped countries. Testament...
JOIN the "A Future Without WTO" campaign of People Over Profit! A Future Without WTO: Advance the Peoples Trade Agenda (a webinar) June 3, 2022 | 20:00 Jakarta For more info: https://www.facebook.com/.../a.16013870.../2851043715196770/ Global Day of Action for a Future without WTO! June 12, 2022 | 20:00 Jakarta HERE’s HOW YOU CAN participate: Send us a video or photo expressing why we need to JUNK WTO your...
The Philippines, a US neo-colony in Southeast Asia, had just concluded its presidential elections, and the results are deeply troubling. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., son of the ousted dictator Marcos, has claimed victory. With the majority of the ballots counted, Marcos garnered an overwhelming 31 million votes – more than double that of rival Leni Robredo. History frowns at him, however,...
APRN May Day Statement The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) joins the working class across the globe in celebrating the International Day of Workers’ Movement. APRN salutes the healthcare workers and the economic frontline workers for dedicating their lives and keeping the economy from further collapse during the pandemic. The network continues to support the workers’ movement by doing research...
The case of the NASA scientists and three other protesters arrested for staging a protest in front of Chase Bank last April 6, is a concrete manifestation that climate activists are increasingly facing repression. Instead of taking accountability for this ecological catastrophe, advanced capitalist countries continue to intimidate, threaten, harass, and worse, kill environmental defenders and activists that fight...
The Biennial Research Conference of the Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN) was held from 04 to 07 April 2022. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the activity was hybrid, with most of the participants in Phuket, Thailand, and others participating online through video conferencing platform Zoom. The activity was attended by 36 participants in Phuket and eight in Zoom. There were...
Statement of the APRN Biennial Research Conference 2022 We, the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), along with people's movements and CSOs of the region are taking on the challenges and multiple crises that the world face. We are determined to advance genuine development with an emphasis on the most marginalized and the sustainability of the planet.  APRN brought together people’s researchers...