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Briefers on Militarism now available online

APRN has released two briefers on militarism: Militarism and the Agenda 2030 and Militarism and the Environment. Militarism and the Agenda 2030 delves into the...

Civil society groups reject RCEP: Excessive corporate powers at the expense...

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.

APRN Briefer on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

With the lackluster performance of the WTO negotiations in the past years, monopoly capital has renewed its focus on bilateral and regional free trade...

What is the RCEP?

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a mega-regional trade deal that covers half of the world’s population, 38% of the world economy and nearly 30% of the world’s trade volume.

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 Briefer on Militarism and the Agenda 2030

This briefer aims to shed light on the emerging threat of militarism in the Asia Pacific region and how the Agenda 2030 responds to the issue. It highlights the issue of militarism being used as a legal recourse to aide large-scale resource grabs, how militarism is affecting women and indigenous peoples and how high military spending is diverting resources away from sustainable development financing.