Howard Zinn: Small acts multiplied by millions

John Dear pays tribute to the legendary American historian and peace activist Howard Zinn, who spoke of small acts that could lead to real...

Aids and impediments to the realisation of humanity according to Islam

Muslims now face the dilemma of whether to continue with the status quo and thereby place greater impediments upon the development of humanity...

Abdurrahman Wahid (7 Sept 1940 – 30 Dec 2009)

In a tribute to the late Abdurrahman Wahid, Greg Barton describes him as the gentle, friendly face of Indonesia and Islam.  When the former...

Malaysia’s migrant hell-holes

Angeline Loh looks at Malaysia’s ‘migrant hell-holes’ – the immigration detention camps, where evidence of cruel, degrading and inhuman conditions is overwhelming.  Many ordinary...

Blues over education system

Over the long-term real change will be facilitated through a revamp of the education system which, as Teacher’s Blues describes, now falls desperately short...

Ketuanan Melayu vs Cucu Dato’ Merah

Hishamuddin Yahaya says racial sloganeering could become irrelevant if a new government takes over that is better able to promote democracy and socio-economic and...

BTN course

Aliran Monthly's Thinking Allowed column takes a light-hearted look at the BTN course, no cover-up at a nudist colony, protection for whistleblowers and then...

Democracy undermined

Forces are at work to subvert the voters’ choice in the last general election while others are playing up emotive issues of race and...

The Tunku, Merdeka and Malaysia

Perhaps, in these troubled times, it is time for us to recall the Tunku’s legacy. After 52 years of nationhood, let us demand greater...

Action stations! “No” to the regressive GST!

Malaysians could suffer even more with the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). GST-driven inflation would be a calamity that the struggling...

BN bound for defeat, says Ku Li

Umno will lose the next general election if it fails to reform, warns Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.  Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has predicted that Umno and...

Aliran Monthly 30: 1 editor’s note

T’is the season of betrayal. In our cover story, P Ramakrishnan says forces are at work to subvert the voters’ choice in the last...

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