By now, we are gradually becoming familiar with the poverty, unemployment (especially among youth) and income inequality in Egypt that seems to be fuelling the protests. But what is less well known is that Egypt, like Tunisia, had only...
Hundreds of people protesting against Wall Street financiers have been detained but not one CEO who brought down the US economy has been arrested. http://www.democracynow.org/embed_show_v2/300/2011/9/28/story/something_has_started_michael_moore_on But a groundswell appears to be building up as Americans express their disgust at...
We can improve the real quality of human life by reducing the differences in incomes between us, says Richard Wilkinson, author of the ground-breaking 'Spirit Level' book. http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf Ever wondered why the crime rate and other social ills seem to...
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)....
If a by-election is held in Titi Tinggi, it could turn out to be a referendum on unpopular neo-liberal policies such as the regressive Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Full-Paying Patients (FPP) scheme. The MCA's Yip Sun Onn...