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When the original CARP that was passed under President Corazon Aquino was in danger of unraveling, the peasant movement came together and pushed the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms, or CARPER, through Congress in 2009.

About 300 garment workers, NGO staff, civil servants and media staged a “fashion show” at the United Sisterhood Alliance-Worker’s Information Center (US-WIC) in Phnom Penh on May 25, called “Beautiful Clothes, Ugly Realities”.

Quezon City, Philippines, 5 June 2014 -- “Stop Ayala Land-grabbing!

Quezon City, Philippines, 3 June 2014 -- With less than a month left before the deadline for land distribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), farmers' groups in the Philippines are taking unprecedented measures to ensure that the agrarian program does not die a w

Quezon City, Philippines, 30 May 2014 -- Civil society groups in the Philippines are urging the government to support a resolution sponsored by a group of countries led by Ecuador at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) calling for a legally binding treaty on human rights and

(AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

After declaring martial law on Tuesday, May 20, the Thai military announced a full-fledged coup two days later. The putsch followed seven months of massive street protests against the ruling Pheu Thai government identified with former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Published by IRIN News on May 22, 2014

"Land grabs" in Laos are driving poor farmers, including ethnic minorities, off their land, away from livelihoods they know and into further poverty, activists and experts say.

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Philippines, 14 May 14 2014 -- Two dozen organizations from 12 countries in Asia and around the world signed a letter decrying the murder of Filipino farmer leader Menelao ("Ka Melon") Barcia by unidentified gunmen on May 2, 2014. 

Despite constant petitioning by former Constitutional Commissioner Jaime Tadeo for DAR to stop illegal conversions in Plaridel, Bulacan by the Villar-backed Lumina Homes, earth-moving activities in the area are still continuing. DAR's inaction in this case is emblematic of its lack of commitment to implementing the land reform program nationwide.

Quezon City, 15 May 2014 -- The newest Congress bill supporting the continuation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)— as mandated by the 1987 Constitution— is an essential, though not yet sufficient, initiative for tackling the upcoming deadline of the program’s land dist

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