Philippines: Groups from Northern Luzon hold protest against mining corporations

Tuesday 6 March 2012By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO [http://bulatlat.com/] Bulatlat.com Some 300 members of anti-irresponsible mining groups and residents from various provinces in Northern Luzon held a rally in front of the offices of well-know mining corporations in Manila earlier this week in protest against what they said are the countless rights violations these companies have been perpetuating as they implement their mining projects. Northern Luzon is composed of the Cagayan Valley, Ilocos and Cordillera (...) Read more >>

URGENT APPEAL: Stop the ADD and Crackdown on Undocumented Migrants in Malaysia

Tuesday 6 March 2012We have received word from our dear friends in Tenaganita that the Malaysian government through its Department of Immigration has started the crackdown on undocumented migrants. Already in the month of February, two raids have been conducted – the first in Kuala Lumpur on February 11 and the second in the Kajang Bus Station on February 25. Such raids have been conducted in spite of the fact that Home Ministry Secretary-General Tan Sri Mahmood Adam has declared that the deadline of the (...) Read more >>

CSO Strategy Meeting on the Right to Water: Challenges and Imperatives for Rio+20 and Beyond

Tuesday 6 March 2012Date of Activity: 14 April 2012 Venue: Hanoi, Vietnam Organizer/s: IBON International, Water for the People Network Twenty years after Rio 1992, we are nowhere near the future that we want with respect to universal access to water. And our collective future is threatened with the further commercialization of nature. Join Water for the People Network and IBON International in a strategy session on the right to water and sustainability towards Rio+20 and beyond in Hanoi, Vietnam on April (...) Read more >>

International Women’s Alliance (IWA) Poster/Statement for International Women’s Day in March 8

Tuesday 6 March 2012Dear sisters, dear friends, The International Women’s Day is fast approaching! IWA supports all activities for this important day and wishes you success in celebrating the 101 years of our struggle and resistance. Attached is an e-copy of IWA’s poster-statement for March 8 (poster size 24x18) which we hope you could help disseminate to your friends, colleagues, networks and allies, by printing a copy and unveiling it, and/or projecting the e-copy on a screen, during your IWD activity. The (...) Read more >>

Women Resisting Crisis and War

Monday 5 March 2012Source: Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN) Type: Book Keyword/s: war and crisis, community resistance, violence against women, women’s resistance Although women are mostly at the receiving end of the negative impacts of neoliberal globalization and war, the reality is that they also go through various cycles of coping with, adapting to, and resisting the onslaught of the multiple crises. There has also been particular erosion of women’s intangible spaces such as the (...) Read more >>

The struggle waged by the pavement dwellers’ movement in Mumbai, India

Friday 2 March 2012

Mumbai, the largest city in India and the commercial capital of the country, has over 12 million inhabitants, out of which 50% are living in poor settlements occupying free spaces and 10% are pavement dwellers.

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International Solidarity Mission on Mining (April 24-May 2, 2012)

Friday 2 March 2012Date of Activity: April 24-May 2, 2012 Venue: Benguet (Cordillera), Surigao Provinces, Compostela Valley (Mindanao), Philippines Organizer/s: Metal Workers Alliance of the Philippines (MWAP), Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR), integrated Philippine Electronics Network (iPEN) Institute for Occupational Health Safety and Development (IOHSAD), Crispin B. Beltran Resource Center (CBBRC) and Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) Introduction The Philippines is endowed with rich mineral (...) Read more >>

Women Resisting Crisis and War

Friday 2 March 2012Source: Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN) Type: Book Keyword/s: war and crisis, community resistance, violence against women, women’s resistance Although women are mostly at the receiving end of the negative impacts of neoliberal globalization and war, the reality is that they also go through various cycles of coping with, adapting to, and resisting the onslaught of the multiple crises. There has also been particular erosion of women’s intangible spaces such as (...) Read more >>

Govt, China company ink West Seti MoU

Thursday 1 March 2012Date: 1 March 2012 Type: News Article Source: WAFED Keyword/s: West Seti Hydro Electricity Project (WSHEP), public-private partnership, build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT), Kathmandu, hydropower KATHMANDU, MAR 01 - The much-talked-about West Seti Hydro Electricity Project (WSHEP) got a second lease of life on Wednesday when the government and the China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the construction of the 750 MW project. Joint Secretary (...) Read more >>

Pakistani farmers welcome decision of Punjab government in rejecting BT cotton

Wednesday 29 February 2012Date: 14 January 2012 Source: PCFS Keyword/s: Pakistani farmers, Monsanto, BT cotton, corporate agriculture, food sovereignty, land reform Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tehreek (PKMT), an alliance of small and landless farmers, held a press conference on January 12 in Multan, Punjab. Cotton is an important cash crop for Pakistan known as “white gold”. It accounts for almost 60 percent of the country’s $10 billion annual foreign exchange earnings. More than 20 million people depend on the crop (...) Read more >>

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