14:00-16:00 | Peoples resistance against renewed imperialist offensives

Building Effective Resistance Against the TPP (part 2)
Organizer: Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), Pesticide Action Network – Asia Pacific, KARAPATAN, Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD)
Venue: Bahay ng Alumni Main Hall

The TPP also relies on one of the most pernicious enforcement mechanisms for investment agreements: investor-state dispute settlement which enables corporations to sue governments for attempting to enact protections in the public interest, including health, environmental, and labour protections. Civil society from Asia Pacific and other global regions will be present at the IFPRS in solidarity with the people campaigning against the imperialist globalization agenda of the on-going APEC meeting. The IFPRS presents a valuable opportunity to further strengthening the campaign against TPP.


Advancing Peoples’ Sovereignty vs Militarism
Organizers: Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), Independent and Peaceful Australia Network, Peace for Life
Venue: Balay Kalinaw Conference Room

The workshop aims to explore and discuss the intersections of militarism and the (unequal) trade agreements and anti-people economic policies/projects. It also aims to develop solidarity links and common activities between advocactes against militarism and war. On the ground, militarism is a key component in the implementation of unequal free trade agreements and other neoliberal economic policies that serve corporate interests.


Forging Partnerships for Solidarity Tourism
Organizers: Peoples Solidarity & Education Tours (PSET)
Venue: Balay Kalinaw Dining Area

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Art as a for of Women’s Resistance
Organizers: GABRIELA Philippines, Center for Women’s Resources, International Women’s Alliance, One Billion Rising
Venue: Bahay ng Alumni Seminar Room

The speakers will underscore the importance of creative means in sending an important message to a wider audience. It will also emphasize on the collective strength that could be the ultimate power of women in struggling and resisting. The session will be an interactive workshop where the resource persons will initially give an input on visual arts for 30 minutes then for another 30 minutes will encourage the participants to craft a diorama or a collage of a visual image of women addressing collectively an issue. The participants will also identify how to continue the linkages and to build the relationships that has been established during the session. At the end of the session, a new agenda or advocacy plan for collective action shall be discussed for another 30 minutes by the participants.


Indigenous Peoples, Plunder and War
Organizers: International Indigenous Peoples Movement on Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL), CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE)
Venue: Balay Kalinaw Seminar Room C

The workshop shall present the impact of neoliberal policies and APEC to Indigenous Peoples from across different global regions with a synthesis that shows the policy of plunder and mal-development specific to Indigenous Peoples. The organizers shall further develop the presentations into case studies that serves as input to the drafting of a Policy Paper on IP and Development.


CinePesante: A Documentary Film Showing of Peasant Struggles and Initiatives
Organizers: Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), Peoples Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS)
Venue: Balay Kalinaw Seminar Rooms A+B

The Cine Pesante will feature short films that will highlight the peasants struggle for land. It is a space for people to share and learn from each other about the new and longstanding threats to peasants right to land and how they (peasants) defended their land and livelihood.


Protecting Our Children, Defending Our Future!
Organizers: Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns
Venue: Bahay ng Alumni Exhibit Area

Salinlahi Alliance of Children’s Concerns will set-up booth/exhibit to display different photos of each organizations’ activities and how they address several Filipino children’s issues like child labor, children’s education, maternal and child health and human rights violations of children.   As a concrete manifestation of support from IFPRS participants, there will be an interactive mural set-up where pledgers can color the said mural as a sign of their support for children victims of human rights violations in the Philippines. Proceeds will benefit the orphan support program of the CRC.


Women Trade Unionists Speak Out
Organizers: Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Venue: College of Mass Communication (CMC) Student Activity Center

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Commodification and exclusion: Neoliberal agenda for migrants and diaspora (part 2)

Organizer: Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM)
Venue: National Engineering Center Seminar Room B

The neoliberal line of migration for development aims to obfuscate the fact that current migration including the continuing diasporas are caused by an economic and socio-political set up that causes and perpetuates gross inequality, severe exploitation, and widespread oppression. It promotes remittance generation while sweeping human rights concerns of migrants and diasporas under the carpet. It is in this condition that migrants and diasporas need to consolidate understanding on and challenge the migration for development framework and policies.


Movie Screening of “This Changes Everything” (TIME: 13:30-15:30)

Organizer: 350.org
Venue: UP Hotel Seminar Room 105 and 106

The neoliberal line of migration for development aims to obfuscate the fact that current migration including the continuing diasporas are caused by an economic and socio-political set up that causes and perpetuates gross inequality, severe exploitation, and widespread oppression. It promotes remittance generation while sweeping human rights concerns of migrants and diasporas under the carpet. It is in this condition that migrants and diasporas need to consolidate understanding on and challenge the migration for development framework and policies.

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