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.
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Solidarity Statement of FBC-P and APSOC for the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum 2014
Philippine activists call to end humanitarian crisis in Kachin State and sectarian-violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Arakan
Free Burma Coalition – Philippines (FBC-P) and Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition (APSOC) For inquiries: Call (632) 435-2900 or (632) 911-0205 look for Gani Abunda or +63 947-7079872 “The recent humanitarian crisis in Kachin state and the worsening sectarian violence in Arakan clearly illustrate that despite the perceived democratic reforms, human rights violations continue to thrive […]
The Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition (APSOC) is deeply distressed about the recent events in Timor-Leste. We express our strongest indignation and condemn this brazen attack on the two highest officials of this young nation and in the
resulting deaths of others.
We once again reiterate our unflinching solidarity with the Timorese people in the face of this renewed crisis in the hope that our puny support may help accompany them through this hopefully momentary gloom.
The Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition (APSOC), a regional solidarity organization that campaigns on issues affecting the peoples of the region, expresses its gravest concern over the continued presence of Col. Burhanuddin Siagian as commander of the Jayapura sub-regional military command (Korem 172) in West Papua. Siagian’s presence is not only a threat to legitimate human rights defenders and political activists in West Papua but it is also indicative of the Indonesian government’s insincerity in its avowed commitment to justice and the long overdue military reforms.
The recently concluded presidential elections in East Timor was remarkably peaceful and free, quite the opposite of what the international community feared arising from the political turmoil and violence that broke out in the country a year ago.
The Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition (APSOC), the spin-off from the erstwhile Asia Pacific Coalition for East Timor or APCET, is very much pleased of this positive turn of events.
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.