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2018/07/10 | Coco Dollanganger
PHILIPPINES: Is the #BabaeAko Movement Really About Duterte?
The #BabaeAko movement grew out of anger with the misogyny of President Duterte - or so we thought. Many Filipino women resent efforts to politicize their struggle for equality.
2018/05/18 | Chee Soon Juan
OPINION: Singapore Must Accept Protest to Emulate Malaysian Tsunami
It has taken Malaysia decades of civil and political struggle to achieve democratic regime change.
2018/03/12 | Nick Aspinwall
Dancing to Break the Chain: Taiwan’s Foreign Caregivers Protest Sexual Abuse, Labor Standards
Migrant domestic workers gathered in Taipei Main Station on Sunday afternoon to fight for recognition under the Labor Standards Act, the abolition of the brokerage system, and an end to sexual harassment
2017/09/28 | Michael Beltran
5 Signs the Philippines is Drifting Toward Dictatorship
Filipinos are accustomed to chaotic periods in politics, but the killings of several young boys by police brought tens of thousands of protesters onto the streets. As tension between Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and the public escalates, the threat of martial law and a repeat of the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos is all too real.
2017/09/25 | Brian Hioe
Attacks on Pro-independence Demonstrators Protesting China Singing Competition
The protest saw violence against students from members of the Chinese Unification Promotion Party and the Concentric Patriotic Association, pro-unification groups with a history of political violence against pro-independence demonstrators, members of the Falun Gong and others.
2017/08/21 | Justin Hugo
Taiwan’s ‘Grim Truth’: Vicious Low Wage, Low Productivity Cycle Crippling Workers and Companies
As Taiwanese businesses are unwilling to increase wages for the want to hold onto their profits, they are also complicit in causing themselves to lose demand, and therefore their business sustainability. The government needs to act.
2017/08/11 | Edward White
Security Beefed-Up as Taiwan’s Biggest-Ever Event is Politicized
Protests loom at a rare major sporting event in Taipei, as China continues to block Taiwan’s presence on the international stage.
2017/08/06 | Kevin Carrico
BOOK REVIEW: Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow
'Generation HK' is a welcome addition to the literature on contemporary Hong Kong.
2017/07/17 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Protest in China Over Fertility Treatment Price Hikes
A fivefold increase in the cost of some fertility treatments in China sparked protest.
2017/04/14 | Kuan Chen
Two Years in Jail for Calling Xi Jinping a ‘Steamed Bun’
It is a dangerous game playing fast and loose with nicknames in China, even with your friends online.
2017/03/02 | Keith Menconi
Anti-Trump Expat Activism Gears Up in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan
'For the modern political gadfly armed with Skype and an internet connection, distance and geography are diminishing barriers to activism.'
2017/01/04 | Suzanne Pepper
Hong Kong in 2017: Off to Another Fighting Start
It is a new year and the fight goes on in Hong Kong, writes Suzanne Pepper.
What is Behind the Spike In Indian Protests?
Between 2009 and 2014, 420,000 protests were held across India - an average of 200 protests every day nationwide and a 55% rise over five years. What is behind the rise of India's protest movement?
2016/11/19 | Kirsten Han
Singapore, Solidarity and the Need for Organising
All across the world democracy seems to be taking a hit. We need to push back and reclaim the space for civil society, for activism, and most importantly, for each other, writes Kirsten Han in Singapore.
2016/11/17 | Dwi Kiswanto
The Perils of a Protest
In the aftermath of Jakarta’s Nov. 4 anti-Ahok demonstration, Dwi Kwiswanto outlines what Indonesian political actors can learn. And if lessons go unheeded, the consequences are real and severe, he warns.