Category: Alternative Regionalisms

We see Alternative Regionalism as one of the ways to break down hegemonic economic and political control globally, to monitor and seek solutions to the problems of the world for which globalisation has proved to fail to provide solutions, resulting instead in catastrophic crises that we have seen th …

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Statement of Trade Justice-Pilipinas on the 18th Round of RCEP talks in Manila Trade Justice Pilipinas, a broad platform campaigning for just trade and investment policies, expresses its opposition to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement or RCEP.  We urge the leaders of the …

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An all women protest led by Philwomen on ASEAN was held today in Manila on the opening of the 30th ASEAN Summit. The protestors raised human rights concerns and held ASEAN governments accountable for the domino effect on women’s rights and people’s rights of the pursuits of neoliberal economic polic …

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MAKATI CITY, Philippines – On Valentine’s Day, around 100 members of the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum 2017-Philippines National Organizing Committee (NOC) wearing red shirts marched to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to deliver the Philippine CSOs …

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Manila, 16 January 2017: One day after the launching of the Philippine Government’s Chairship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Davao City, more than 100 members of the newly-formed national organizing committee of the 2017 ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’ …

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27 September 2016 Galileo de Guzman Castillo blogs on his experience at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples Forum (ACSC/APF), held in Timor-Leste in August, and reflects on the future identity and direction of the ACSC/APF as a space for ASEAN civil society groups and people's …

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 (Bangkok, August 31, 2016) – On the eve of the annual ASEAN leaders summit in Vientiane, human rights and advocacy groups called upon the Lao PDR Government to commit to address its widespread violations of human rights, including instances of enforced disappearances and arbitrary detention. V …

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 Press ConferenceOrganised by: The Sombath Initiative11am, Wednesday 31 August, 2016, Bangkok  At a time when ASEAN is witnessing an alarming increase in human rights abuses, restrictions on civil liberties, and a shrinking of democratic space in a number of its member states, what kind of …

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Speaker: Dr. Walden Bello Date & Time: July 21, 2016, 10am- 1pm Venue: Jacques Amyot Room, 4th floor, Wisit Prachuabmoh Building, Chulalongkorn University    The long-awaited judgment of The Hague Tribunal on the conflicting maritime claims in the South China Sea will have a tremendous impact on …

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Speaker: Dr. Walden Bello Date and time: Thursday July 21, 2016, 10am- 1pm Location: Jacques Amyot Room, 4th floor, Wisit Prachuabmoh Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (building C93 on the map)Co- organized by: Focus on the Global South, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies …

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