Category: News

[INDIA] THE ONLY DETERMINATION: CLOSURE OF VADHAVAN PORT

December 28, 2020

Since the past few days, the fisherfolk of Mumbai and Palghar have raised the slogan “EKACH JIDDAH VADHAVAN BUNDAR RADDAH” (The only demand: closure of Vadhavan port). Taking the stand that they will not allow the destructive Vadhavan port project, no matter how hard the Government tries, the fisherfolk from Colaba Mumbai to Zai in […]

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REJECT THE OLD NORMAL! RECOVER BETTER FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE PLANET!

December 10, 2020

APNED on the 72nd International Human Rights Day amid Global Health Crisis “Reject the old normal! Recover better for the people and the planet!” The 72nd year of international Human Rights Day is commemorated amid a global health crisis. COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, a disease transferred from animals to humans potentially through habitat destruction […]

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DAM NATION: HOW DAMS HAVE AFFECTED IP COMMUNITIES IN MYANMAR AND THE PHILIPINES

September 23, 2020

The discourse around large-dams continues to fuel the word-war between proponents and opponents. The issue isn’t merely a topic of construction, but it has touched on economic, socio-cultural, and environmental subjects. Proponents have hailed large dams and dam projects as saviors of the economy while opponents decry its environmental impact. In the end, it’s the […]

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A RIVER UNDER THREAT: THE CASE OF MYITSONE DAM

September 4, 2020

The Asia Pacific is marked by the swathes of arable land, vast forests, and bodies of water which are abundant sources of food and livelihood for its people. However, the region remains poor, underdeveloped, and its people are undernourished despite the numerous “developmental projects” located in the region. A report by the Food and Agriculture […]

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THE IMPACT OF DAMS IN COMMUNITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

September 4, 2020

The largest dams in the world can be found in the Asia-Pacific region. These aggressive developmental projects reek profit through the rabid plunder of land and natural resources. It leads to environmental destruction, loss of livelihood, displacement of rural peoples, attack on people’s rights, and the further damage to the IPs’ right to self-determination.

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STORIES OF MINING-AFFECTED COMMUNITIES

August 28, 2020

Mining communities around the world have different stories to tell. While these communities face common enemies, their action varies in shapes and forms. From the Philippines to Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea, the stories of resistance have a common theme – the power of collective action and the spirit of coming together goes beyond borders.

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