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APRN Newsletter Second Quarter 2016

APRN's newsletter for the second quarter of 2016 is now available. APRN's newsletter for the second quarter of 2016 is now available. This quarter's issue covers RCEP campaigns, negotiations, APRN's participation at the Asia-Europe People's Forum (AEPF), AP-RCEM's contribution to HLPF, APRN 2016 Biennial Conference happening on 3-4 November in Beirut, Lebanon and statements in support of South Korea's opposition to the deployment of a US missile defense system, Japanese resistance to US military bases, and other updates.

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.

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.