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8 Jun 2016
Peasant leader hailed as next PH Agrarian Reform chief

IBON International joins the Philippine peasant and social movements in applauding the appointment of incoming Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano under the administration of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte.

28 Apr 2016
Inang Bayan Global Day of Action for Kidapawan edition

The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) released their new edition of “Inang Bayan” which highlights the Global Day of Action for the thousands of farmers and peasants who were brutally dispersed and fired at by police forces in Kidapawan, North Cotabato during a legitimate protest action for food relief.

12 Apr 2016
US Congress Rep with World Bank oversight demands end to Bank’s unethical water privatization deals, cites Manila’s privatized water

US Congressional Representative Gwen Moore, a Ranking Member of the House subcommittee tasked with World Bank Group (WBG) oversight, yesterday issued a rare letter of condemnation of the WBG for its failure to prevent conflicts of interest from shaping the decisions of its development finance institution, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), in its projects in the water sector.

5 Apr 2016
Justice for the Victims of State Violence in Kidapawan, North Cotabato!

IBON International condemns in the strongest terms the violent repression in Kidapawan undertaken by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in response to the occupation by 6,000 unarmed peasants and Lumad tribe-members of the Kidapawan highway to demand food aid and immediate relief from drought for the six (6) El Niño-stricken municipalities of which they are residents. The attack reportedly resulted in seven (7) deaths and over a hundred injured, while some 89 (including women, elderly and six minors) are counted among those still missing.

17 Mar 2016
Internationally-Recognized Environmental Activist Berta Cáceres Martyred

On March 3, indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, cofounder of the Council of Civic, Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) and winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, was murdered by armed intruders in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras.

16 Mar 2016
Stop the attacks on Lumads and their rights!

IBON International strongly condemns the arson attack perpetrated by a paramilitary group on a Lumad refugee camp at UCCP-Haran in Davao City.

15 Mar 2016
IBON International joins call for greater PPP transparency

Last February 29, IBON International together with more than 50 civil society organisations(CSOs) from around the globe urged the World Bank (WB) to push for more financial transparency on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).

17 Dec 2015
WTO’s 20 years of servitude to TNCs and Monopoly Capitalism

Agriculture has always been on top of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) agenda from the very start. Since it was created two decades ago to replace the GATT, WTO’s trade liberalization policies immediately found its way to open up agricultural trade markets in the Global South. Being the primary economic sector of the developing world, efforts to cut down tariffs on agricultural goods while allowing rich countries to dump heavily subsidized products devastated local economies and pushed the people – peasants, farmers, fisherfolk, indigenous people, rural women and youth, to deeper poverty.

14 Dec 2015
20 years of WTO: A Tale of Two Economies

Twenty years since its establishment, the World Trade Organization (WTO) remains one of the most important mechanisms used by monopoly capital to advance neoliberal trade and concentrate wealth at the hands of the richest one percent.

7 Dec 2015
SIGN ON STATEMENT: 20 years of the WTO is enough! Junk WTO!

It has been two decades since the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which created a multilateral trading system encompassing trade in goods, services, agriculture, and intellectual property.

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