Stop intimidation, violence against social and political activism

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Seventy civil society groups have issued a joint statement condemning the recent incidents of political violence and intimidation in the country. We, the undersigned...

How local democracy shut down Japan’s nuclear power plants

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Fearing a public backlash at local polls, no local government would dare to re-start a reactor in their locality now. Anil Netto interviews Ohashi...

Aliran Monthly 32: 3 editor’s note

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With household debt and federal government debt indicators rising and natural resources being depleted, it cannot be business as usual for the Malaysian economy....

Government’s deception of undocumented migrants and refugees

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To promise an amnesty and then to back-track and break those promises does not forge greater trust in the authorities, remarks Angeline Loh. The...

The problem with GDP

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Anil Netto explains why GDP growth is a poor measure of economic performance and why we need to move towards ecological economics. Every year,...

Old Malay movies: Reel life and real life

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Soon Chuan Yean reviews Amir Muhammad’s book on old Malay movies and finds that ‘reel life’ in those classic flicks often reflected the ‘real...

Democracy instead of the Fiscal Treaty!

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We need a different approach to tackle the economic crisis, and a different Europe, says the German Association for Critical Social Research. Spring 2012....

An Umno Angel wears Prada but the Devil is in the details

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Umno has been trying to save its body - but what has happened to its soul, wonders Maznah Mohamad as she reflects on the...

10 reasons why it cannot be business as usual

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With household debt and federal government debt indicators rising and natural resources being depleted, it cannot be business as usual for the Malaysian economy....

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