Bangkok, 28 July 2014 – A group of intellectuals including board members of Focus on the Global South – a think tank based at the Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute (CUSRI) – held a seminar on Monday to discuss problems in democracies around the world and responses from civil soci
Quezon City, Philippines, 24 July 2014 -- On the eve of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address the People’s Agrarian Reform Congress (PARC) strongly calls for transparency in governance and use of public funds, amidst the Disbursement Acceleration Program imb
New Delhi, 23 July 2014 -- In a statement released ahead of the WTO General Council meeting tomorrow, farmers' organizations in India called upon the Indian Government to stand firm on linking the Food Security proposal with the Trade Facilitation Agreement in WTO.
Lor Peang, Cambodia, 17 July, 2014 – Dozens of families whose lands are being grabbed by KDC International in Ta Ches and Chhruk Sor communes in Kampong Tralach District, Kampong Chhnang province, held a press conference in Lor Peang village to appeal to the Cambodian Government and publ
Manila, Philippines, 15 July 2014 -- Groups demanding the cancellation of Philippine debts delivered luggage full of questionable loan contracts and conditionalities to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who is visiting the country from July 14 to 15.
Quezon City, 4 July 2014 -- The signing of the Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC) between the Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is a prelude to an ambitious and comprehensive free trade agreement with EFTA and eventually with the European Union as well.
Quezon City, Philippines, 30 June 2014 -- On the day of the deadline of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform (CARP) for land distribution, farmers from the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA), an umbrella coalition campaigning for a just and effective agrarian reform program, called for an
The United States political regime is a fusion of liberalism and imperialism, and its State Department exhibits this contradiction. While most of its functions are straightforwardly imperial and harmful to the world, there are a few activities the institution undertakes that might be said to be
Protect Food Security and People from Transboundary Impacts
Bangkok, Thailand, 25 June 2014