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Perundingan lanjutan WTO: “Niat SBY bisa Berakibat Fatal”

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Jakarta, INDIES. Niat SBY mengaktifkan kembali perundingan WTO bisa berdampak fatal. Bukan hanya akan semakin memperburuk krisis di Indonesia, melainkan juga meningkatkan kesengsaraan rakyat dari negara-negara berkembang dan terbelakang. Institute for National and Democratic Studies (INDIES) meminta pemerintah SBY untuk membatalkan niat tersebut dan lebih focus dalam penanganan krisis di dalam negeri. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 26, 2008 at 6:28 am

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CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS FOR CONCRETE COMMITMENTS ON AID EFFECTIVENESS AT OECD HIGH LEVEL FORUM

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*For IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
22 August 2008

In the first week of September, more than 800 representatives of multilateral and bilateral donors, developed and developing country governments, and civil society organisations (CSOs) will gather in Accra, Ghana, for the OECD-DAC (Development Assistance Committee)’s Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (2-4 September). Just prior to the forum, a civil society parallel Aid Effectiveness Forum will bring together more than 400 CSOs from 30 August to 1 September, to discuss and finalise their recommendations to the High Level Forum (HLF) decision-makers.  Read the rest of this entry »

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August 26, 2008 at 3:25 am

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Protected Forest for Rent!

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Only two month after hosting the COP-13 of UNFCCC and amid of serial disasters, Government of Indonesia under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) renew the regulation of commercial activities inside the protected forest. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 21, 2008 at 7:13 pm

“Ten days that will shake the GFMD” campaign

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Grassroots migrants prepare to confront inter-government-led confab on migration and development

For grassroots migrants, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) is a process that shall intensify the labor export industry, aggravate the conditions in many backward and poor countries, and perpetuate forced migration of people. Its adherence to the framework of neoliberal globalization of the monopoly-capitalists shall make it so. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 18, 2008 at 10:22 am

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Migrant Group Remembers OFW Victims of Violence, Launch Campaign Against Global Forum on Migration and Development

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BY BULATLAT
Aug. 17, 2008 – 4:01 p.m.

Migrante International held a wreath laying and press conference this morning at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani, near the corner of EDSA and Quezon Ave., to show the true face of migrant Filipinos and to pay tribute to overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who have died under questionable circumstances. Photos of OFWs who became victims of violence and abuse served as backdrop to the press conference. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 18, 2008 at 9:52 am

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PLANTING FUEL HARVESTING HUNGER

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Impact of Large-Scale Agrofuel Production to the Food Sovereignty in Asia

Working Paper of Institute for National and Democratic Studies

In the context of climate change issue, biofuel are meant as an adaptation to the worsening effect of fossil fuel utilization that related to acts by humans that change the environment and influence climate or called “anthropogenic factors. Talks on biofuels issue due related to climate and oil crisis was initiated when the world has not yet succeeded in reducing the fossil fuel. Demand on oil still high and predicted will always increasing in the next years. In other hand, the world oil or fossil fuel reserves has been predicted decline. Thus, its not only increases the vulnerability of the planet—impacted by the greenhouse gas emission caused by fossil fuel combustion—but also to the global economic sustainability because oil are more and more become the object of speculation. The rapid growth of the world economy in recent years has strained capacity of oil markets, resulting in an unprecedented price rise. These prices are unprecedented and against the interest of both consuming and producing countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 6, 2008 at 5:16 pm

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