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The Glasgow-based political scientist and activist, John Hilley, who writes on global justice issues for Aliran Monthly, was among over 170 peaceful protesters arrested in Faslane, 25 miles from Glasgow, on 1 Oct 2007, at the culmination of a...
Coverage of the Bersih 3.0 gatherings in Malaysia and around the world calling for clean and fair elections. Bersih 3.0 gatherings
The revolt in the Arab world is not just about getting rid of authoritarian leaders and dictators. It is also about ending economic injustice and exploitation. http://www.youtube.com/v/IL-n_mpG_Ys The media would have us believe that the popular discontent is solely due to...
Two huge protest gatherings - or attempted gatherings - in the space of 15 days in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Amazing! But what does this tell us? A few things, actually: More and more Malaysians are casting off...
An 'Occupy Penang' gathering at Speakers' Square in the Esplanade yesterday drew a couple dozen mostly young people. At the 'general assembly', each person took turns to talk about the problems they face everyday including issues related to...
Aliran held a press conference this morning to announce that a Bersih 3.0 solidarity gathering will be held at Speakers' Square this Saturday for those who can't make it to KL. See the full statement on the Aliran website....
Wearing an 'Occupy with Aloha' T-shirt, Hawaiian recording artist Makana crooned protest songs for 45 minutes during a top-security Apec dinner for world leaders in Honolulu. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-M07v8N_eU?rel=0&w=470&h=269] Outside, some 400 protesters and Hawaiian activists marched towards the venue...
For the past couple of days, I have been going in and out of a global conference in Penang on forests, biodiversity, community rights and indigenous peoples organised by Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific. The theme "Ecological equity: Sharing...
Some 400000 people turned up yesterday in New York City for the People’s Climate March, the largest climate rally so far. And this is a view from the ground: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di9hcfgLb5k?rel=0&w=640&h=360] The event was held ahead of the United Nations...
As football fans around the world train their sights on the opening of the football World Cup opening, the real story is on the streets of Brazil, where hundreds of thousands of people are calling for affordable housing, better...

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