A change is going to come

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....

People first, democracy now!

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

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

What else are they going to control?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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