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Farmers demand government to repeal Rice Liberalization Law

Farmer groups stage a protest at the gates of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to call on the government to repeal the Rice Liberalization Law. 2019 November 20. Pasig City, Philippines.

Farmers demand government to repeal Rice Liberalization Law

On Wednesday, November 20, around 100 farmers, farmworkers, rural youth, women, urban poor, and...

Confronting a Mega Deal: People’s Resistance to RCEP

by Joseph Purugganan Governments are now scrambling to conclude negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), the mega free trade and investment deal launched 7 years ago by the ten countries...

India’s RCEP Dilemma: Is There a Way Out?

Leaders from member countries at the 2nd RCEP Summit in Manila in 2017. Will countries come to an agreement when they meet again in Thailand on 1 November? [Photo from Presidential Communications Operations Office, Philippines via Wikimedia commons]

India’s RCEP Dilemma: Is There a Way Out?

India’s difficulty in acceding to the mega regional free trade agreement, RCEP, currently being...

Trade & Investment Agreements and Human Rights

Rachmi of Indonesia for Global Justice speaks at a Climate Justice rally during the 5th session of negotiations for a UN Binding Treaty for Transnational Corporations on Human Rights/ [Photo by Joseph Purugganan]

Trade & Investment Agreements and Human Rights

by Joseph Purugganan How do we ensure corporate accountability in the wake of rising power of...

Resist the corporate takeover of agriculture, lands, waters, and natural resources

Farmers, fishers, rural women, indigenous peoples, and civil society organizations come together to organize a press conference that aims to raise the alarm over the severe crisis in food, land, fisheries, livelihoods, and natural resources precipitated by the Duterte administration's neoliberal economic policies. [2019 October 15. Quezon City, Philippines. Photo by Galileo de Guzman Castillo.]

Resist the corporate takeover of agriculture, lands, waters, and natural resources

Statement on the World Food Day, 2019 October 15 We are in the midst of a food crisis. This is a...

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India’s RCEP Dilemma: Is There a Way Out?

Leaders from member countries at the 2nd RCEP Summit in Manila in 2017. Will countries come to an agreement when they meet again in Thailand on 1 November? [Photo from Presidential Communications Operations Office, Philippines via Wikimedia commons]

India’s RCEP Dilemma: Is There a Way Out?

India’s difficulty in acceding to the mega regional free trade agreement, RCEP, currently being...

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Farmers demand government to repeal Rice Liberalization Law

Farmer groups stage a protest at the gates of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to call on the government to repeal the Rice Liberalization Law. 2019 November 20. Pasig City, Philippines.

Farmers demand government to repeal Rice Liberalization Law

On Wednesday, November 20, around 100 farmers, farmworkers, rural youth, women, urban poor, and...

 Focus on the Global South is an activist think tank in Asia
providing analysis and building alternatives for just social, economic and political change.
We work on the following thematic areas:
Political Economy of Development

Unpacking the dominant model in order to raise critical understanding among broad constituencies, and to support frontline communities challenging the negative impacts of development

Power and Democracy

Expanding critical analysis to link economic and development policies with political trends, human rights abuses and violent conflict in order to empower local communities to fight challenges and claim their rights and spaces

Peoples' Alternatives

Drawing attention to social and political resistance and change to put forth people's own visions and practice for a better world that can form elements of the deglobalisation paradigm