An impending Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has sparked a global campaign amidst concern that it will lead to promote greater internet censorship, especially by large corporations. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=citzRjwk-sQ?rel=0] Acta aims to enforce copyright and crack down on counterfeited goods. But according...
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...
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...
A 'Bersihkan Malaysia' group participated in a rally on Friday in Perth in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the Western Australian city. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-zaZuz4kgo?rel=0] The demonstration in support of electoral reforms in Malaysia took place...
The Occupy movement has seen similar gatherings sprouting across South East Asia, including almost weekly Occupy Dataran gatherings - and now an event in Penang. The Global Voices Online website provides a useful glimpse of what's been happening in...