People first, democracy now!

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Democracy only works when people claim it as their own, asserts P Ramakrishnan. In a democracy worth its name, it’s the people who come...

Social contract: View it objectively

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Historical facts should be projected in the right perspective without any bias, say P Sivakumar. I refer to the article entitled, ‘“The Tunku, Merdeka...

A change is going to come

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An inspired Kee Thuan Chye penned a poem specially for Aliran's 'People First, Democracy Now!' night attended by a full house of 700 diners....

What else are they going to control?

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Whether it is to access alternative views or just simply to have fun reading cartoons or wearing funny T-shirts, our right to make decisions...

Malaysia’s invisible blockade

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Don’t weep for Gaza only; weep also for refugees and migrants in Malaysia, says Angeline Loh.   In the aftermath of the Israeli marine forces’ attack...

Rededicate ourselves to the struggle

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People First means Ketuanan Rakyat: we believe that it is the people who should shape our politics, manage our economy and build our nation. ...

Cheonan sinking and new Cold War in Asia

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Now is the time to find a way to prevent a confrontation on the Korean peninsula, says Wooksik Cheong. While there was a huge...

Thailand in darkness

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A host of regional NGOs have called for the revocation of the Emergency Declaration and the full restoration of human rights and the rule...

Why licensing publications is undemocratic

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Executive intervention in the media strengthens the suspicion that the BN government doesn’t take kindly to criticism from various quarters, notes Mustafa K Anuar. Harakah,...

Aliran Monthly 30: 6 editor’s note

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Challenges to press freedom have emerged as opposition parties run into difficulties in renewing permits for their party newspapers. Such obstacles strengthen the  suspicion...

East Asia’s excessive dependence on exports

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Due to the global crisis, China and other East Asian nations have to rethink their economic strategy, writes Martin Khor.     As the global economic crisis...

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