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...

Squeezed and silenced

If the government is committed to uplifting workers, it should encourage them to unionise, says K George. Labour Day falls on 1 May. It is...

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...

Aliran Monthly 26: 3 editor’s note

This month’s cover story by Abang Benet is a timely analysis not so much about the major issues surrounding the upcoming Sarawak polls –...

Something smells in Bolehland

... and it's not just the water, says Ong Eu Soon, in expressing horror that contaminated water could be channelled into our drinking water...

Whither the people’s agenda?

Polling day in Sarawak is on 20 May but, withTaib Mahmud in power for 25 longyears, Sarawakians are distinctly unexcited about the elections. How...

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...

UMNO Youth: Stop threatening

Something must be done to curb the ethnic "champions" and hotheads relishing a confrontation, says P Ramakrishnan.   UMNO Youth is at it again. In what...

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....

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