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Members from Cambodia’s Action Research Teams (ART) network who come from fishing communities investigate and analyse illegal fishing in the Tonlé Sap, Cambodia’s ‘great lake’. As fishers from communities whose livelihood and survival depend on the Tonlé Sap’s bounty, members of ART the communities …


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Addressing systemic problems require equally systemic and radical reforms. Various social movements have been pushing for food sovereignty as the alternative to market-oriented and neoliberal models of food production, but it has yet to win the societal support need to influence policy making. One r …


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The Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition launches ‘When Food Becomes Immaterial: Confronting the Digital Age”,  a report exploring the impact of technologies on what and how we eat, as well as on how food is produced. Shalmali Guttal contributes a chapter to this annual report, examini …


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Walden Bello traces the rise of the present-day Hindu nationalist movement from its marginal origins at the time of Indian independence to its formidable present domination of the political landscape. The author traces the roots and roles of the torch bearers of the Hindutva movement—a political par …


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Guided by its overarching three-year workplan, Focus organized, conducted, and implemented its work in the context of two major challenges in Asia: the deepening of neoliberalism and the intensification of fascist and authoritarian rule in Asian states.   Deepening neoliberalism is marked by gr …


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Focus is pleased to release online its newest publication Repormang Agraryo at Pagbabago? Narratives on Agrarian Conflicts, Transitions, And Transformation; the launch of the book edition took place on September 11, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines. More than four decades of agrarian reform—from the …


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Focus on the Global South releases the 4th edition of Focus Newsletter, which tackles the issue of democracy in Asia and its different facets–elections, constitutions, (extreme) nationalism, populism, majoritarian rule, press freedom. Why democracy? As our editorial says: “Across South and Southeas …


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The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is currently being negotiated between 16 countries in the Asia and Pacific regions. It includes China, members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other key trading nations such as Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan …


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“I feel unsafe. I always lose things, even clothes. Clothes get stolen when being dried. If we have money to buy good (valuable) things and keep them in the room, we have to be watchful.” While the garment and textile industry remains one of the major sectors contributing to Cambodia’s rapid economi …


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New digital publication OUT NOW!! This new publication compiles articles, songs, videos and visual contents created and gathered for the International Day of Peasants’Struggles 2018.  To read it online, please click here.


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