Malaysian artiste HeyMun Tan, who won the folk/singer-songwriter category of the US-based 2013 Unsigned Only Music Competition, has come out with a new single based on her recent trip to New York. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACUVsDSu_wE HeyMun, whose hometown is Petaling Jaya, says: I've...
He had a lot of blood on his hands. A mass murderer. But he was held in high esteem by Western leaders (and Asean leaders too: they were practically falling over one another to pay tribute to him)....
http://www.youtube.com/v/0P_pvUoLnRU&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 Obama's controversial speech at a Catholic university. Parts 2, 3 and 4 below. Full text here. The US president pleads for open hearts, open minds and fair-minded words over some of the bitter debates that divide American society. See also...
Somehow the government appears to think that the effects of the global economic crisis will have minimal effects on the local economy. Is it in denial mode? This article by Dr Jeyakumar published by Aliran might prompt the government...
I couldn't help feeling a sense of loss over Fan Yew Teng's passing. He was one of a kind, a freedom fighter with a strong passion for justice, tempered with a hearty laugh and a friendly disposition. He was a...
More and more American cities are turning to light rail trains at street level to reduce congestion in cities. From a cost-benefit perspective, these systems make good sense. They can complement the bus service and transform the image of public...
Find out what happened when owners of Republic Windows and Doors factory shut down the plant and fired its workers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHzE2ZiXZAI The workers decided to organise and successfully claimed back what was due to them and then formed a cooperative...
World-renowned political dissident and linguist, Noam Chomsky, speaking at the 25th anniversary of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, courtesy of Democracy NOW! http://www.democracynow.org/embed_show_v2/300/2011/5/11/story/noam_chomsky_the_us_and_its
Meet Robert Waldrop (left), one of the leading lights of the Catholic Worker movement in the United States. Bob runs the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House in Oklahoma, US. His powerful words - more than the way he looks...
Suddenly, it seems that the United States is on a charm offensive in Asia. It's amazing what an economic slowdown or recession can do. A flurry of high-level visits by top US officials appears aimed at reasserting American influence...

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