We must reclaim our democracy. We must defend our God-given rights. We must never, ever surrender our freedom, says P Ramakrishnan.
Prema Devaraj penned this poem to inspire more women to discover their inner strength and speak out against injustice.
The late Along Sega who became world famous as an outspoken leader of the Penan’s struggle against the logging companies joins the ranks of towering Malaysians for us to emulate. Lukas Straumann pays tribute.
People First means Ketuanan Rakyat: we believe that it is the people who should shape our politics, manage our economy and build our nation. No one leader, political party or coalition, and definitely no one race should be dictating terms or policies to the Rakyat.
Elections are important but they should be seen in the context of a much larger struggle for reforms and change played out over decades, says Anil Netto.
The Aliran Singers are coming to the Klang Valley for a “People First, Democracy Now” dinner! Join them for a night filled with music and dance performances and meet old friends and new in the struggle for a just society.
Whatever happens to Anwar, Malaysians will continue to demand greater democracy, accountability and socio-economic justice to ensure that the momentum towards change is not derailed, writes Anil Netto.
American historian, playwright and social activist Howard Zinn died January 27, 2010, aged 87. His light will shine bright into the far off future, writes the ZNet staff. A new socially just world will owe a great debt to Howard and others like him who gave so much of themselves for us.
It is critical that this public sphere is expanded so that there can be debate on alternative ideas and insights about our past, our present, and our future, says Francis Loh.
There is no room for neutrality. We must be on the side of truth and justice at all times so that we can have the future we want, asserts P Ramakrishnan.