Amidst the new world disorder and renewed imperialist offensives, the people shall prevail!
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Amidst the new world disorder and renewed imperialist offensives, the people shall prevail!

Public Statement of the International Festival for People’s Rights and Struggles (IFPRS 2015) Manila 17 November 2015 The global capitalist system is in deep crisis the symptoms of which manifest in its persistent attempts to reinvent itself through a new wave of neoliberal offensives. Neoliberal policies have now evolved into new trends of profit accumulation … Continue reading

Apec summit plunders PH resources, a ‘corporate coup’
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Apec summit plunders PH resources, a ‘corporate coup’

17 NOVEMBER, MANILA – A day ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in Manila, some 600 local and international activists warned against APEC and its policies that will only worsen poverty and the plunder of natural resources around the globe. Activists and rights advocates from various parts of the world gathered for the International … Continue reading

‘The world is better without APEC’: Global activists in Manila to expose APEC ‘lies’
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‘The world is better without APEC’: Global activists in Manila to expose APEC ‘lies’

Some 350 global activists from 36 countries today posed a collective challenge to world leaders that will be meeting next week for the Association of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. Malcom Guy, a progressive Canadian film and television director, led delegates from more than 91 international organisations in the opening of the International League … Continue reading

All roads lead to Manila for APEC protests
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All roads lead to Manila for APEC protests

The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) today announced that weeklong protests are being readied in time for the arrival of US President Barack Obama and the participants of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders Meeting this November. Bayan also warned the Aquino government from undertaking repressive measures that aim to suppress criticism of the annual … Continue reading

TPP and the race to rule trade in Asia Pacific
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TPP and the race to rule trade in Asia Pacific

After almost a decade of painstaking negotiations, countries involved in the TransPacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) have recently finalized the deal during its meeting in Atlanta last October. This trade deal is represents 40% of the global GDP or 25.5% of the world’s total trade volume under the control of corporations through imposing stricter rules on intellectual property rights, state-owned companies, government procurement, and investment protection. Continue reading

‘Defend Lumad schools, our beacons of hope’
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‘Defend Lumad schools, our beacons of hope’

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Marissa Ejanel, 27, a Manobo from White Culaman village, Kitaotao, Bukidnon, can speak Tagalog fluently, and although her vocabulary sometimes runs short, she can articulate her thoughts on allegations against the Lumad and their schools in Mindanao. “It is not true that we are members of the … Continue reading