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  • Resistance and Rebellion: a path to emancipation

    One week ago, several countries in the Caribbean celebrated Emancipation Day.  On August 1st, we decked out in our African-inspired outfits and enjoyed traditional African music all over the region.  But how was independence and emancipation from colonial rule achieved in the Caribbean? A host of inspirational quotes could...
  • Revolution, not resolution

    2016 has been a dreadful year for many reasons. The rise of a politics dominated by real or imaginary scandals and post-truth rhetoric rather than debates on real needs and policy issues. The intensification of violence, hate, intolerance, cynicism, opportunism and frustration often amplified by technologically mediated social relations...
  • There were tears – Imany

    “There were tears”, a song by French singer Imany, is a tribute to Nelson Mandela and it was written shortly after his death. It’s a conversation between him and the today’s generations where he shares his fight from freedom, his experiences and he is telling them not to give...
  • The Guilty Volunteer

    'Voluntouring' is not just ineffective, but can in fact be very harmful for the very people it is meant to help....
  • Here’s To You – Joan Baez

    The song Here’s To You, music by Italian composer and Oscar winner Ennio Morricone and lyrics by American singer and musician Joan Baez, was released in 1971,  and was included in the original soundtrack of the film “Sacco e Vanzetti” directed by Giuliano Montaldo. The music piece is dedicated to the...
  • Home in The Tropics

    Malaysia is home to me. It is where I was born. The country I love,cherish, at times cry for. I love everything about Malaysia except its corrupt executives led by one man surrounded by a long list of endless scandals at the face of Malaysians’ growing hardship and rising...
  • Re-imagining Working Space in the Cities of Tomorrow

    I spent more than eight years working in multinational companies. I used to be proud when I would tell my friends that I am in the office around 14 hours a day, everyday. It would make me feel my work is important and relevant therefore I am as well. Eventually...
  • War on Civilians in South Sudan

    In 2011, after decades of conflicts, South Sudan was born. Despite the fact of being the most recent country in the world, South Sudan already has a tremendous record of war and violence. The country’s current conflict that began in December 2013 is marked by thousands of civilian deaths,...
  • Help to Sing Redemption Song – Bob Marley

    ‘Redemption Song’ by Bob Marley is one of those songs that stick in the head of anyone who listens to it, because it brings together the strength of the lyrics and the sweetness of the melody. Recorded entirely acoustically, it differs from any other Marley’s songs, so much that...
  • Tackling Homophobia in Pakistan

    The LGBTQ rights movement has turned to good account this month with the launch of UN’s Bollywood inspired video promoting gay rights in India. Meanwhile in the neighbouring country of Pakistan, a children’s book addressing the issue of homophobia is quietly gaining steam. The book titled, ‘My Chacha is Gay’...
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