Japanese government hit for refusing to heed Asian people's call to stop its support for coal overseas
As the G20 Finance Ministers prepare to hold a meeting on July 18, one of the G20 countries has drawn criticism once again for continuing to use massive amounts of public funds to support projects harmful to people and the planet.
"We are alarmed and disappointed that while South Korea professes to shift away from coal under its new climate change policy, its own state-controlled electric utility will proceed with the development of the Jawa 9&10 coal project."
SAAAPE has launched its 4th Poverty Report 2013 at the South Asian Women's Political Rights Conference attended by the political leaders, parliamentarians, civil society activists and human rights defenders of the South Asian Countries.
The Indonesian People's Movement Against Neocolonialism-Imperialism (Gerak Lawan), a national coalition in Indonesia fighting neoliberalism, has released a Call to Action to mobilize not only against the WTO in Bali but against the free trade regime. Gerak Lawan would like to work hand in hand with other movements in Asia and around the world, to dismantle the ongoing efforts to revive the WTO in the upcoming Ministerial meeting to be held in Bali, Indonesia on 3-6 December 2013. Mirgrant Forum in Asia and other social movements in the region are supporting this call to action.
Today, on International Migrants Day, Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) celebrates the contributions made by millions of migrants all over the world and calls on the global community to respect the human rights and dignity of migrant workers and members of their families!