Monthly Archives: October 2014

It’s time to build peace, not dams and economic zones: KPSN video on JICA’s Integrated Development Plan

Karen Peace Support Network, a network of 28 Karen civil society organizations, produced a video synopsis of JICA’s development plan for Karen and Mon States, and KPSN’s analysis of it. It can be viewed here:

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Mekong Watch’s Three Urgent Demands to JICA and MOFA re: Thilawa SEZ

On 30 September, Mekong Watch submitted an urgent letter to JICA and the Japanese Foreign Ministry. We are very concerned that one of the 3 people who filed a request for investigation into compliance with JICA’s safeguard policies in the … Continue reading

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Thilawa Phase 1 Resident Family Stays at Home, Sued for Trespassing

In many development projects, people get hurt. In the name of development and progress, some people are impoverished. It may be easy to say it is a necessary sacrifice, as long as it is not one’s own life being turned … Continue reading

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