Quezon City, Philippines, 11 June 2014 -- Fresh from renewing their unities and collectively expressing dismay at the government’s inability to seriously implement and complete agrarian reform, 200 farmers and allied organizations under the People’s Agrarian Reform Congress (PARC) once g
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
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.
by Walden Bello, published in Foreign Policy in Focus on May 16, 2014
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.