[Statement] FROM LOCKDOWN TO CRACKDOWN: Focus on the Global South Statement on the Anti-Terror Bill in the Philippines -Focus on the Global South

FROM LOCKDOWN TO CRACKDOWN: Focus on the Global South Statement on the Anti-Terror Bill in the Philippines Focus on the Global South joins other progressive groups and movements in strongly opposing the imminent passage of a new anti-terrorism bill in the Philippines. That the proposed law was railroaded in both Houses of Congress—with Duterte himself…

[Off-the-shelf] China: An Imperial Power in the Image of the West? – Focus on the Global South

This study seeks to answer the question: Is China an imperial power in the image of the West in its relationship with the global south? Over the last 15 years, there have been increasing accusations of Chinese state enterprises and private companies being involved in unfair labor practices, environmentally damaging projects, land-grabbing, locking borrowing countries…

[From the web] Why we should not dance to Duterte and Arroyo’s Cha-Cha: Unpacking the neoliberal and authoritarian agenda behind federalism -Focus on the Global South

Since his presidential campaign in 2016, Rodrigo Duterte has promised to change the country’s form of government to federalism. Now, more than two years after he was elected President, the following proposals that seek to revise the constitution have been filed in Congress: (1) Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) No. 8; (2) PDP-Laban Federalism Institute’s…

[Off-the-shelf] Focus Policy Review 2019: “Critical Junction: Derailing or Accelerating the Dictatorship Express” -Focus on the Global South

Focus Policy Review on the Progressive Agenda in the 2019 Elections and Beyond This issue of the Focus Policy Review explores how the Duterte administration responded to key issues through its policies and action points. These responses, which in a nutshell are very neoliberal and authoritarian, fall under Duterte’s promised change at the beginning of…

[From the web] Civil society coalition slams anti-poor Manila Bay reclamation project -Focus on the Global South

Civil society coalition slams anti-poor Manila Bay reclamation project Manila Bay Para sa Tao slams anti-poor reclamation project A group composed of fisherfolk, non-government, women, urban poor, student organizations, and other civil society groups marched to the Department of Agriculture (DA) office today to campaign against the over 24,000-hectare reclamation of Manila Bay that is…

[Statement] Trade Justice Pilipinas calls for the temporary withdrawal of EU trade preferences to the Philippines under GSP+

Trade Justice Pilipinas calls for the temporary withdrawal of EU trade preferences to the Philippines under GSP+ In the wake of worsening human rights situation in the Philippines under the Duterte administration, Trade Justice Pilipinas, a peoples network campaigning for just trade and investment policies calls on the European Union to withdraw special trade incentives…

[Video] The Edsa Stories: June Keithley – focusweb.org

http://focusweb.org/edsav2/category/women/ Uploaded in youtube by edsastories In February 1986, after the military knocked down the transmitter of Radio Veritas, the Catholic broadcast station that played a key role in the powerful uprising that dismantled Ferdinand Marcos‘ dictatorship and restored democracy in the Philippines, the station transferred to a secret location. It was June Keithley ,…

[Event/Off the shelf] Focus-Philippines’ Book launch and forum

Focus-Philippines launches its newest publication Transitions/Yearbook 2011 through a forum, One Year after P-Noy’s Election: Where/What are we Transitioning to? Invited speakers: Prof. Roland Simbulan; Dean Rene Ofreneo; Sec. Dinky Soliman (tbc); Ka Bobby Tañada (tbc); peasant leader Corazon Peña; labor leaders Wilson Fortaleza/Yuen Abana Focus offers a one- time huge discount on the first…