What the Name Means
Aliran in our national language means 'flow' or 'trend'. When it means 'flow', it is often used in connection with water. If it is used as 'trend', it is almost always linked to thought, ideas, ideology.
relevance of the latter meaning to Aliran's work is obvious. Aliran represents
a consciousness trend, a certain trend in thinking, in ideas. This is underscored
by the use of the 'kesedaran' (consciousness) after 'Aliran'.
is the flow of ideas that will eventually overcome the boulders of oppression.