Eyptian activists are expected to descend on Tahrir Square tomorrow in a show of solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protesters. Egyptian activists have already sent messages of solidarity to the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Over in Oakland, tweets report...
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...
There is increasing speculation that President Barack Obama who is visiting Malaysia this weekend is on a charm offensive (or will there be some arm-twisting?) to seal the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. If he succeeds, the TPPA will open the...
I came across this eye-witness account of the scene around KL during then US president Lyndon Johnson's visit to Malaysia on 30 October 1966. His visit to Malaysia took place a year after the United States deployed regular combat...
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...
Update: Boeing has reportedly clarified the 777-200ER Malaysia Airlines aircraft did not have such an antenna installed and was not subject to the FAA order. In a brief statement sent to the Guardian, Boeing said: "The antenna covered by...
The latest round of secret negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is underway in Utah, USA. The principal beneficiaries are expected to be large corporations. http://youtu.be/LF6XWaiRMcc
Cables released by Wikileaks have exposed United State diplomatic efforts to strongly back the corporate push for GM crops to be accepted in Europe and elsewhere. Not only that, the US diplomats under the Bush administration recommended retaliatory action...
The TPP is "the largest—and worst—trade deal you’ve never heard of," says a campaign on moveon.org. In other words, "Nafta on steroids". You may not have heard of it because the negotiations are all being done in secret. Perhaps...
http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/player-dest.swf In a much-awaited speech in Cairo just now directed largely at the Muslim world, Obama has vowed to: shut down Guantanamo Bay by next year, prohibit the use of torture by the United States (what about rendition or outsourcing of...

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