The Asia-Pacific Solidarity Coalition (APSOC), strongly condemns the military coup d’etat declared late last week that supplanted Thailand’s civilian government with military rule. In less than a week’s time we witnessed the decisive and unabashed willingness of Thailand’s military to forcibly quick march its civilian government through its own interpretation of democracy, consultation, due processes and freedoms granted by its own constitution.
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The peace constituency needs to go beyond Mindanao, into the halls of Congress and the Senate, into local and barangay councils in the Visayas and Luzon, in Metro Manila, into the board rooms of corporations, into the classrooms of universities and schools, into the consciousness of the MRT and LRT commuters, into mainstream news and talks shows and reflected even in the themes of soap operas and in the tills at the box office and into dinner and luncheon meetings and perchance flagship projects of Rotary clubs.
Solidarity Statement of FBC-P and APSOC for the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum 2014
This year’s ACSC/APF, the largest gathering since its inception in 2005, and its theme “Advancing ASEAN People’s Solidarity Toward Sustainable Peace, Development, Justice and Democratization” have a special meaning not just for the peoples of ASEAN, but more importantly to the people of Burma/Myanmar. After years and decades of struggle for genuine peace and democracy, the ACSC/APF being held in Burma is a concrete expression of the mounting calls for and the deepening accomplishments of the struggle for more and wider spaces for freedom of expression and people’s participation, and ultimately, for sustainable peace, development, justice and democratization.
It has been an open secret over the past week or so that the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) will be signed any day now between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). With this document, the long-desired final peace agreement will come into effect in the conflict-affected […]
Today marks the third year since the Syrian civil war, tagged as the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century. Today, we join the chorus of voices from all over the globe for a loud and united call upon world leaders to not let another year be lost to further bloodshed.
The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) is a Philippines-based advocacy institution promoting human security, democratization and people-to-people solidarity.
IID conducts policy advocacy and campaign programs on Burma, Mindanao, Southern Thailand, West Papua, and East Timor.