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The battle for national symbols

The battle for national symbols

Flags (© G Schouten de Jel / sxc.hu) UNTIL the mid-1990s, the Union Jack was a symbol of the Conservative Party in Britain. Not that the UK was founded by the Tories. It was just that their opponents, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats, were more internationalist, anti-imperialist, and some even republican in orientation. […]

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Fear

Fear

Supporter wearing a “Free RPK” t-shirt. THE arrest of 23 people who participated in a peaceful candlelight vigil on the night of 9 Nov 2008 in Petaling Jaya has resulted in uproar and indignation. The vigil was meant to protest against the Internal Security Act (ISA) and to commemorate the first anniversary of the Bersih […]

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