While our attention was focused on Burma, a dramatic incident took place in the Middle East: Israel's air-strike on a reputed Syrian nuclear facility on 6 September. The Israelis appear to have coordinated the raid with the White...
Prof Ubonrat Siriyuvasak from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, will deliver a talk titled "Democracy denied? Communication rights in Thailand post-Thaksin" in KL on 30 April 2011. For the past few months, the University of Nottingham's Centre for the Study...
Exiting the Eurozone may be painful for Spain, but it may have little choice. Spain has been running persistent current account deficits. As writer Micheal Pettis says: "Its fundamental problem, in other words, has been the process by which...
Is growing income inequality the logical end in the relentless quest for the highest return on capital? What are the implications of our current model of economic development? In the United States, the top 1 per cent of Americans...
A protest song against the 2014 World Cup by Edu Krieger is going viral. It highlights the inequality among Brazilians and the lack of desperately needed public infrastructure such as inadequate public schools, public hospitals, public transport and affordable...
While the floods in the East Coast have claimed lives, more bodies have been found in Penang, this time in Machang Bubok and Bayan Lepas. Steven Sim raises some pertinent questions: Krisis pembunuhan warga migran di Pulau Pinang masih belum...
The MV Rachel Corrie is expected to approach Gaza sometime tomorrow. The world holds its breath as the spirit of Rachel Corrie returns to Palestine. http://widgets.twimg.com/j/2/widget.js new TWTR.Widget({ version: 2, type: 'search', search: '#RachelCorrie', interval: 6000, ...
Do you wonder why some countries are posting fiscal deficits? Even as the global economy slows, top US corporations are paying more to their CEOs than to the tax department. http://www.democracynow.org/embed_show_v2/300/2011/9/1/story/as_economy_lags_new_study_reveals Many of them are also spending more in...
Should we be concerned about the second Penang Bridge after a bridge in China collapsed? In 1994, similar fears arose when the Seongsu Bridge in South Korea collapsed, killing 32 and injuring 17.
Bolivia telah meluluskan rang undang-undang yang memberi hak asasi kepada Alam Semulajadi. Sila rujuk ke rencana ini di laman Aliran: The law would give nature legal rights, specifically the rights to life and regeneration, biodiversity, water, clean air, balance, and...

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