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The Indonesian Peoples Alliance (IPA), a wide alliance of mass and civil society organizations, strongly condemned the government of SBY-Boediono who, through its apparatus, Large City Police in Surabaya, dispersed and arrested activists for staging a manifestation against the annual meeting of APEC trade ministers (Surabaya, April 20 to 21) and trade liberalization agenda. This action has further exposed the government of Indonesia as stooges of the international monopoly capitalist power, so the view of Adityo Ario, Managing Director of the Institute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES).
By ILPS-NetherlandsPhotos from Kalaiyarasan Kalai, MGVideo by KODAO Productions [Europe]
The Netherlands Country Chapter of the International League of Peoples' Struggle held its Founding Assembly on 14 April 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It was attended by 30 participants representing 14 member-organizations and four observers.
The programme started with the singing of the ILPS hymn. Theo Droog, member of the ILPS Coordinating Committee, opened the assembly and welcomed the participants.
By THEO DROOGChairperson, Nederlands-Filippijns SolidariteitsbewegingMember, International Coordinating Committee
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Dear Guests and Participants,
On behalf of the International Coordinating Committee of the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS), I welcome you to the founding of the ILPS Chapter in the Netherlands. The theme is ‘Defending Human Rights and People’s Welfare in time of Crisis in Europe and the Netherlands.”
By Agnes Winarti on 2013-03-23http://www.thejakartapost.com/bali-daily/2013-03-23/people-s-alliance-use-bali-conferences-champion-agenda.html
As many as 30 civil society organizations under the banner of the newly established Indonesian People’s Alliance (IPA) plan to voice the unsung-aspirations of Indonesian grassroot communities at the numerous international high-level conferences in Bali this year.
Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard Workers
On Monday, 18th March, the day after the death anniversary of Flor Contemplacion, supporters of the Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard Filipino Workers campaign staged a picket in front of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. to demand the resignation of Philippine Ambassador Cuisia.
Flor Contemplacion was a Filipina domestic worker who was executed in Singapore in 1995 based on what many felt were unfounded charges of murder. Flor became a symbol of neglect by the Philippine government towards overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and galvanized a global network of migrant rights advocates through Migrante International.
We, member organizations and ally organizations of the International League of Peoples’ Struggles existing in the south of the Korean Peninsula, vehemently condemn the ongoing joint war exercises of the United States and Republic of Korea (ROK) on and around the Korean Peninsula. Let all people of conscience unite in calling for an end to the war games in the cause of a just and lasting peace. We support a peaceful resolution by stopping the war games, ending the Korean War once for all with a peace treaty, removing of the United State military from the region, and renunification through dialogue and political process.
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