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The Globalization of War
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The Globalization of War

The world is at the crossroads of the most serious crisis in modern history. The U.S. and its NATO allies have embarked on a military adventure, “a long war”, which threatens the future of humanity. This “war without borders” is intimately related to a worldwide process of economic restructuring, which has been conducive to the collapse of national economies and the impoverishment of large sectors of the World population. Continue reading

As UN tribunal takes maritime case: Be wary of US-China collusion
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As UN tribunal takes maritime case: Be wary of US-China collusion

MANILA. The Philippines chapter of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS-Phils) welcomed the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague assuming jurisdiction over the Philippines sea case against China but warned of a ‘US-China power play’ in the region. “The decision clears the way for the main hearing on the merits … Continue reading

APEC’s globalization hurts local SMEs
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APEC’s globalization hurts local SMEs

by TEDDY CASIÑO Among the supposed aims of this year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings is getting the little guys – the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – on board the bandwagon of economic integration. In particular, APEC is pushing for a greater role for SMEs in the global production and distribution systems of … Continue reading

The US Asia Pivot: A trail of blood and violence
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The US Asia Pivot: A trail of blood and violence

By Marjorie Pamintuan, Secretary-General, Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) I come from the Philippines, a country whose people’s struggle for independence and democracy against its Spanish and Japanese colonizers was hijacked by the United States through a mixture of deception and bloody military intervention, under the guise of ‘liberation’, and the offer of ‘civilization’ to our … Continue reading

Sustainable Development Goals: The Road to 2030 under the Neoliberal Economic Policy
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Sustainable Development Goals: The Road to 2030 under the Neoliberal Economic Policy

by Myra Vieta G. Mabilin, published in UPDATE (Urban Poor Data and Analysis) Vol. 2. No. 1 A new development agenda to replace the failed Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) promises a world free of poverty, hunger, disease, and want by 2030. Leaders of member states of the United Nations gathered for the UN Summit last September 2015 … Continue reading

[INTERVIEW] Neoliberal policies, mining operations ‘kill our people and push us to deeper poverty’
Stories of Struggle

[INTERVIEW] Neoliberal policies, mining operations ‘kill our people and push us to deeper poverty’

For two weeks, I was able to tell about the issues of the indigenous peoples (IP) in the country and gather wider support for the ongoing struggles of the communities in the grassroots to assert our collective rights to our ancestral land and self-determination, and to hear about the IP in Canada who are also facing threats to their land and life and build solidarity networks with them. Continue reading