Entries by APRN

Genuine human rights and just peace

On the 10th of December 1948, the United Nations’ General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which we now commemorate as International Human Rights day. Human rights refer to the universal, intrinsic, and inalienable rights granted to all individuals regardless of nationality, sex, ethnicity, race, or social status.[1] Yet, history has witnessed […]

Biden bares true face by inviting Duterte, Modi, other tyrants in “democracy” summit says research group

“We are not surprised but still appalled with the participation of repressive governments in this so-called summit for democracy by the US government. It only shows how the Biden administration’s promise of democracy and human rights is a sham,” says Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) in a statement, Friday.  This December 9-10, the United States […]

Biden’s AUKUS to further tensions, incite war in Asia Pacific says groups

Research network, peace advocates warn of a catalyzed nuclear arms race amid AUKUS, US shift to Indo-Pacific The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) together with the alliance of peace advocates RESIST US-led War Movement (RESIST) are sounding the alarm over US President Joe Biden’s AUKUS which could further aggravate geopolitical tensions in Asia and the […]

APRN Statement on the 2021 IMF-WBG Annual Meetings

We, the Asia Pacific Research Network, representing 56 organisations from 18 countries, are one with the fight against IMF-WBG and its anti-people agenda. For 76 years, the International Monetary Fund – World Bank has forwarded a corrupt and decaying brand of development which excludes the great majority of the world’s peoples.  Now, its touted “recovery […]

APRN-RESIST Joint Statement on the AUKUS deal

On September 15, the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia announced their newly forged trilateral military alliance– AUKUS. A stated aspect of the agreement is the modernization of military assets to address growing “security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.”[1] The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) and the RESIST US-led War Movement (RESIST) consider the AUKUS […]

Cutting Thru Lies: Dictatorships, Disinformation and Sacred Cows

We, the Asia Pacific Research Network, stand with the Filipino people in remembering the martial law and atrocities committed by the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The Network expresses its strong support for the Filipinos fighting for truth and democracy against tyrants.  Forty-nine years ago, Marcos issued Proclamation No. 1081, a declaration of martial rule […]

On the implications of Kamala Harris’ SEA visit

On August 22-26, 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris visited Singapore and Vietnam with the so-called aim of strengthening economic cooperation between nations.¹ These state appointments are  nothing but doubletalk hiding behind diplomacy. Testament to this is the fact that lopsided trade deals, aid conditionalities, and military interventions are usually preceded by these visits. After former […]

People’s Resistance in a Mutipolar World – Book Launch

This coming August 30, 2021 at 12nn, the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) will hold an online press forum to launch People’s Resistance in a Mutipolar World: Research Case Studies on Militarization and Conflicts in Asia Pacific. This is a compendium which features research articles presented at the 2019 APRN Research Conference by people’s organizations […]


The real state of the nation

On July 26, Philippine President Duterte held his final State of the Nation Address (SONA). This annual event features a nationwide public broadcast of the President discussing the challenges, priorities, and aspirations of the national government for the following year. On paper, the SONA serves to inform the public of the country’s progress. However, in […]