Traces of Corporate Smoke: Corporate Liability for Environmental Impact and Recovery
MANILA, 23 June 2015 – Calling for the funding for public services and the stopping of tax incentives and dodging, an Asian civil society alliance unites with the world's largest labor, faith and other organizations today in celebration of World Public Services Day.
:Tax policies and systems should be aimed at raising resources for people's basic and development needs, not as instrumental for ensuring more profits for corporations and the wealthy," said Lidy Nacpil, coordinator of the Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD), in a statement.
More than 8,500 people have died in Nepal after strong earthquakes struck the country within three weeks – the first on April 25 and another on May 12.
“Already a Least Developed Country, Nepal is pushed back at least by a decade in its development efforts by this devastating earthquake,” according to Dr. Sarba Khadka of Rural Reconstruction Nepal, one of our member organizations in the country currently doing relief work.
On October 17 we’re raising our fists and our voices to RESIST COAL! RESIST EMERGENCY POWERS! On the National Day of Action Against Coal – under the Reclaim Power Pilipinas banner, our country’s contribution to the Global Week of Action on Energy there will be a concerted mass action nationwide as communities denounce coal as a dirty and harmful energy source.
Locally, we’ll let the President know that COAL IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO THE POWER CRISIS. We’ll let PNOY and Petilla know that we demand RE-al SOLUTIONS FOR THE PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES NOW!