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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Orang Asli struggle for customary lands continues

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It is high time that the government thinks ‘out-of–the box’ and explores the notion that Orang Asli progress lies in empowering Orang Asli...

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....

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...

A change is gonna come

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Wong Soak Koon reports on an Aliran fund-raising dinner that rekindled in those gathered a sense of renewed hope that the future would bring...

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. ...

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