Category: Social Movements

This case study report has been written to present and reflect on the Lor Peang land conflict with KDC International, from the perspective of the Lor Peang community activists. It utilizes information collected by the community and their supporters over the last 16 years and focuses on the events of …

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A public event was held on 17 to 18 November 2018 at Thammasat University, Bangkok to discuss and share the land issues in relation to inequality in Thailand. The event, which included panel discussions, lectures, a farmer market, as well as concerts and performances, also commemorated the 44th anni …

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On the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, young activists in the Philippines urge their fellow Filipinos to fight against the tyrannical rule of Duterte and to defend the democratic rights of the people. 2017 September 21. Quezon City, Philippines.

In many countries in Asia, new forms of authoritarianism are on the rise. In the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte—a former mayor accused of organizing death squads and who promised to make the fish of Manila Bay grow fat from the bodies of drug dealers—won the presidential elections in 2016. In Thailand …

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Focus on the Global South joined thousands of workers, labor groups, civil society organizations, and social movements in Manila to commemorate International Workers’ Day. May 1 is also known as Labor Day and is a public holiday in the Philippines. Why do we have Labor Day? For whom is Labor Day cel …

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To mark the International Day of Peasants’ Struggles, Focus on the Global South releases this special edition that puts together articles on issues that small farmers and peasants continue to face.  These pieces also highlight the different forms of resistance that farmers and peasants put up a …

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From 9-14 August 2016, Joseph Purugganan, our Philippines Head of Office, and Shalmali Guttal, our Executive Director, represented Focus on the Global South at the World Social Forum in Montreal, Canada. Joseph reports on the discussions that we participated in, the partners we met and solidarity ev …

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6th February 2015This month, the Philippines is commemorating the 29th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, which led to the peaceful overthrow of the Marcos regime in 1986. The Knowledge Channel in the Philippines will once again be airing the collection of videos that Focus on the …

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A call to social movements, frontline communities and campaigning networks, and progressive NGOs, academics and parliamentarians across Asia and Europe:Join the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples’ Forum, “Towards a Just and Inclusive Asia and Europe: Building States of Citizens for Citizens”Milan, Italy, 10-1 …

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(press release below)Climate Justice Alliance: Statement to World Leaders and President Obama at the United Nations Climate SummitThis Sunday, over 400,000 people marched on the streets of New York City in solidarity with communities around the world living on the front lines of both climate ch …

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September 16, 2014Mobilize and organize to Stop and Prevent Planet Fever!Climate Summit, September 19 – 23, New York: When we, as human beings, get a fever, we immediately get worried and take action. After all, we know that if our body temperature rises to 1.5ºC, let alone 2ºC [3.6 ºF] above the no …

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