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TODAY’s interesting post to announce police investigation into MRT protest

Last Saturday, a group of activist held a protest on trains along the North South Line to stand in solidarity with the 22 individuals who were detained by the Singapore government 30 years ago under the Internal Security Act and urge the government to come clean on the matter. At 12:10 am of Monday (5 June), TODAY newspaper reports that “a police …

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Activists protest on MRT to show solidarity for ISA detainees

A group of activists took to the trains to protest the horrendous treatment that the Singapore government meted out upon 22 individuals who were detained 30 years ago under an operation that was entitled,”Operation Spectrum”  with the use of the Internal Security Act (ISA). After their arrest on 21 May 1987, the ISA detainees were subjected to ill-treatment, humiliation, and manipulated …

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A signal to exercise the inalienable rights of free citizens despite the threat of ISA and the law

by Christopher Tremewan Two of the Singapore regime’s greatest achievements are the Pavlovian concept of citizenship and the disguise of its daily operation through the petitionary politics of a neutered citizenry. The art of government lies in preventing collective action unsanctioned by the state, controlling not only the economy through far-reaching state capitalism but also monopolizing social space, what people …

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“1987 Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy, 30 Years On” to be launched on 21 May

Below is an extract from former detainee under the Internal Security Act (ISA), Chew Kheng Chuan’s essay in Function 8’s new publication, “1987 Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy, 30 Years On”. “You know what they say ISD now stands for?” DSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police) SK Tan of the ISD remarked to me on April 19, 1988, not without some amusement, “Instant Statutory …

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Amos Yee and Political Asylum

by Teo Soh Lung “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 14(1). Amos Yee has now been granted asylum by the United States on the grounds of persecution by the Singapore government. While the Singapore government may be unhappy with what the Immigration Judge Samuel B …

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No closure yet for Father Joseph Ho

By Tan Wah Piow Vincent Cheng has finally managed to locate the resting place of our common friend, Fr Joseph Ho who died in 1992, aged 62. This discovery is important to Vincent, as well as to my wife Beng Lan and I as we shared a common history in the 1970s with Fr Joseph Ho. When Vincent and Beng …

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Return our Surplus Value – not just CPF!

By Tan Wah Piow The Singapore government jailed 22 social activists three decades ago for being Marxists. They denied the allegations. But what was the fuss about Marxism anyway? When Marx wrote Das Capital 150 years ago, Capitalism was in its rough state with hardly any protection or welfare for the working people. While society had moved on, the character of …

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Democracy and civil society in a nanny state

By Martyn See When I started blogging and making political films in 2005, my intention was to disseminate information. To peel the scales off the eyes of my fellow Singaporeans to what Lee Kuan Yew and the People’s Action Party (PAP) did to maintain their grip on power. To counter political apathy. To wipe the dirt off of words like …

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Dialectical Postmortem Blues: “Marxist or Catholic?”

“You are a Marxist.” “No, I am a Catholic” *PIAK* Now, imagine that exchange repeating itself no less than 50 times. In addition to being repeatedly slapped across the face by an ISD Officer who was trained in martial arts, the detainee would also be doused with ice-cold water in a room where the air-condition is on full blast. That …

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