Category: 2006: 3

Squeezed and silenced 0

Squeezed and silenced

If the government is committed to uplifting workers, it should encourage them to unionise, says K George.

Imagine a city with 30 per cent fewer cars 0

Imagine a city with 30 per cent fewer cars

Low-tech transit is the fastest route to a great city, says a Brazilian architect, Jaime Lerner, who wants to give the bus a makeover. The former mayor of the Brazilian city of Curitiba, population...

Honour or horror? 0

Honour or horror?

The concept of women as the property of men is so deeply entrenched in the social, political and economic fabric of some communities that they routinely ignore the daily occurences of women being killed and...

Living in Limbo-land 0

Living in Limbo-land

Some 20,000 ethnic Indians have been denied their right to identity and citizenship, says Ramdas Tikamdas. These are the “invisible Malaysians” who encounter unimaginable difficulties in accessing or are denied the fundamentals of human...

Another world is possible 0

Another world is possible

In another world, religion will not be a tool of exploitation in the hands of exploiters, but it will be a powerful weapon in the hands of the poor and the oppressed, says Asghar...

Brewing – Formation of a rival to MTUC 0

Brewing – Formation of a rival to MTUC

Veteran unionist K George sadly reports that a group of five unions led by Abdul Razak Hassan of the Railwaymen’s Union of Malaysia is planning to split from the MTUC. They are aligned to...

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