The Penang state government may be interested in promoting the state as a centre for meetings and conventions - but the state already has a reputation for being a hub for civil society activities, not just nationally but globally...
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...
A Jewish peace ship heading for Gaza was intercepted by the Israeli navy today and towed to Ashdod, a cargo port in Israel 40km south of Tel Aviv. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q47lKN-fj8w&fs=1&hl=en_GB&rel=0] The London-based Jews for Justice for Palestinians had organised the...
Nazri's criticism of Umno-owned Utusan over its support for Perkasa  reflects growing unease - even within Umno circles - of the paper's leanings and a growing realisation that the right-wing group is going to cost BN plenty of votes....
The legendary American 'people's historian' and anti-war activist Howard Zinn, author of the classic 'A People's History of the United States', has passed away. http://www.youtube.com/v/sXLuNza-q-c&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0 "You cannot depend on presidents; you cannot depend on elections and voting to solve your problems,"...