Clarissa Militante

Contents:Whose growth? Whose democracy? by Clarissa Militante

Voices from the countryside:Farmers speak of agrarian reform strugglesby Mary Ann Manahan

APECO's story: two visions of development contend in land grab caseby Jerik Cruz

Photos: Agrarian Reform Campaign and Consultations; FOCUS in Rio 20+ Meeting; FOCUS at the Asia-Europe Peoples' Forum 9, in Ventiane Laos

Defending water justice and democracy in Asia: alternatives to commercialization and privitizationby Mary Ann Manahan, Buenaventura Dargantes, Cheryl Batistel

by Clarissa Militante

“The Future We Want,” the text being discussed by governments for Rio+20, promotes rhetoric of empowering women but in reality, it not only disempowers them further, it also gives more rights and access to corporations.

by Clarissa Militante

A few weeks ago, women in Pakistan whose husbands or relatives had gone missing blamed the US w’ar against terror’ for the enforced disappearances of loved ones.

The phenomenon felt so close to the Philippines. It is not strange to imagine the pain the women are undergoing and their struggle to pick up the pieces of their lives.

I remember writing the first scene of my novel in 2008. It was an emotional, gut-wrenching response to the disappearance of two female students, one of them pregnant, from the state university.

Focus on the Global South-Philippines held contract signing with the grantees for its EDSA Mo, EDSA Ko video grant initiative August 18 at Café Via Mare, Asian Studies Center in UP Diliman.

…As long as the current social-political and economic situations in our country prevail, as long as the government pursues the same economic policies and ways of governing, this collection will be useful.  But we wouldn’t want the former to continue; we’d just rather this book soon come down as a valuable piece of historical record.” – From the “Overview” of Yearbook 2010/TransitionsSince 2009, Focus on the Global South-Philippines Programme has published a yearbook to gather together, under a theme, articles/pieces that have been originally part of the past year’s issues of our e-


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