Mass mobilization marks the first senate hearing on Jpepa

Manila, Philippines. – A crowd of more than 300 laborers, farmers, fishers, and environmentalists from the Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition (MJJC) today called on the Senators of the 14th Congress to look beyond the rosy projections and government hype surrounding the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), and to carefully assess its short-term and long-term implications.…

WE REJECT THE REVIVAL OF THE DOHA ROUND

We, representatives of peasant organizations, women, migrants, workers, urban and rural poor, fisherfolks, social movements and civil society organizations from East and Southeast Asia call for the rejection of the revival of the Doha “Development” Round. We condemn and urgently call the attention of others to the attempts of the big trading powers to revive…

Free Burma Coalition urges ASEAN to start “human rights monitoring” in Burma

Members of Free Burma Coalition-Philippines (FBC-Phils) today held apress conference in Manila and urged ASEAN to begin monitoring the humanrights situation of each ASEAN member states starting withmilitary-ruled Burma (Myanmar). The ASEAN already announced the inclusion of a provision in the ASEANCharter that mandates the creation of a human rights body. Activists whoadvocate for the…