The British Malaya, which consisted of the Straits Settlement colony (Singapore, Penang, Malacca), the Federated and the Non-Federated Malay States under the British protectorate, at the beginning of the 20th century, turned into one of the centers and a kind of foreign base of the Chinese revolutionary movement. Chinese immigrants began to appear on the Malay Peninsula in the first half of the XIX century, but at the end of the century their inflow increased sharply.
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I am rich beyond Google’s wildest driverless-car dreams; I own a fleet of swift and reliable driverless cars that take me where I’m going while I read or stare out the window or watch beautifully limber kids turf dancing in the aisles for my entertainment. I have been riding these liberating transportation marvels for many decades; I have seen the future; it is all of us in these driverless cars we already own together.
Orwell had four phases during his revolutionary years, lasting from late December 1936 until about the early fall of 1940. Each was significant, but all were rooted in Orwell's observations of Spain's, and especially Catalonia's, anarcho-syndicalist revolution. When Orwell went to Spain he did not know exactly what he would find. He had a letter of introduction from the Independent Labour Party. He wanted to fight against fascism, defend democracy, and support workers.
With a show titled Introspective, Firstsite gallery in Colchester brings together 200 of Gee Vaucher’s art works. Some are recognisable, like the cover art for punk rock band Crass’ first album, The Feeding of the Five Thousand, while there are others that haven’t ever made it out of her studio before.
Iain Banks’ The Culture series is a technological space opera that is well-known for its smart investigation into the interplay between various alien societies. Each of the alien societies that have an associated political presence in space have a different form of government. The various systems of government each society has frequently dictate their interaction with the protagonists. Most of the books in the series are told from the perspective of people within The Culture.
Politics has been obsessing a lot of people lately, and Ursula K. Le Guin is far from immune to bouts of political anger. In an e-mail to me last winter, she wrote that she felt “eaten up” with frustration at the ongoing occupation of an eastern Oregon wildlife refuge by an armed band of antigovernment agitators led by the brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy.
If you’re a big-deal American writer, you hope for a couple of things to cement your legacy. Finding out one fine October morning that your presence is being requested in Sweden would be ideal. Almost as good is enshrinement in the Library of America, the closest thing to immortality between hardcovers.
SiriusXM announced on Wednesday it would be releasing an album of original material from comedy legend George Carlin on its “Carlin’s Corner” channel September 1st. It’s the first new material from Carlin to come to light since his death in 2008, and the reason behind its non-release quickly becomes apparent from the clip below.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the Leeward Islands as category 5 hurricanes. This storm is affected people living in the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and the United States. This guide is for people interested in supporting people affecting by these hurricanes.
The people living in the Caribbean continue to recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria (and the human-made global warming that made these storms worse). Many Caribbean residents feel that they are being forgotten and ignored, which has the basis in the reality of economic crises across the region before these storms even entered the equation. We will be covering thier stories with updates on the post-hurricane recovery, which will include links to other media.
Hurricane Harvey has devasted the coast of Texas and flooded the city of Houston and many other cities. We are sharing a list of resources for those affected by the disaster and for thos who want to provide mutual aid and solidarity.
The Fight for 15 is a growing movement in the United States which seeks to increase wages for service workers.
We bring you our round-up of post-U.S. election analysis. It's pretty clear that the U.S. election results revealed some important things about the beliefs and attitudes of many Americans. Many are suffering from ongoing economic devastation caused by global capitalism. Communities are struggling, which is causing many people to reject the system and/or embrace alternatives that aren't in their best interests.