Tag Archives: ACTIVISM

Netizen Slams Chiobu For Not Being Woke Enough

A netizen responds to TODAY article “Gen Y Speaks: This is why I don’t want to be woke. Don’t cancel me for it” ——————– Cool story but I will need back my pitchfork after reading your article, not for harm but for its intended purposes, picking up LOOSE material.  Woke: …

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HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATION: DON’T PUT BARRICADES AT PINK DOT, YOU ARE SUPPRESSING ACTIVISM

Amnesty International, which campaigns for human rights, published a statement on Singapore's restrictions to this year's Pink Dot. It asked the authorities to revoke the idea of putting barricades at the Speaker's Corner and claims it is an attempt to suppress activism. "Amnesty International calls on the Singaporean authorities to respect and protect the right to peaceful assembly and ensure that they work to facilitate peaceful demonstrations instead of creating more restrictions to silence communities, or their critics." Do you also think barricades are too much?

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CPF ACTIVIST ROY NGERNG HAS MOVED TO TAIWAN SINCE LAST YEAR

Prominent CPF activist and blogger Roy Ngerng has left Singapore to work in Taiwan, says socio-political commentator and president of MARUAH Leong Sze Hian. Roy Ngerng has been quiet on Facebook in these past months, but his instagram account (@ROYNGERNG) suggests that he is indeed in the Republic of China.

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: CONVICTION OF ACTIVISTS MUST BE OVERTURNED

The Singapore government should end the harassment through the legal system of peaceful protesters and government critics Han Hui Hui, Ivan Koh and Janet Low, who have been convicted and fined for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression. The three activists will attend an appeal hearing on Wednesday, 22 February.

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AMOS YEE OUT OF JAIL, VOWS TO PERSIST FIGHT AGAINST PAP GOVT

So as you guys can tell from immediately criticising the Singapore Government upon my jail release, I am fine. Occasionally I might have felt shaken and depressed by all of this, but like all previous instances I managed to overcome. I think my arrest for ‘intending to wound religious feelings’ was most likely a political stunt by the Singapore Government to try to discredit me and silence dissent, they might have thought putting me in jail twice could be an effective deterrent, not effective enough apparently, so the fight continues!

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WORKERS PARTY WILL NEVER SUPPORT LOUDMOUTH POLITICAL ACTIVISTS

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) member Teo Soh Lung who contested in General Elections 2011 under Yuhua Single Member Constituency has posted a note to express her disappointment with opposition political parties as they did not express support for activists who got into trouble with the law (The note is appended at the end of this post). Teo is referring to CPF activists Han Hui Hui & Roy Ngerng, human rights activist-cum-lawyer M Ravi and gay rights activist Alex Au. She wrote that opposition political parties fail to speak up when civil society “is under attack”.

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MANUAL FOR ACTIVISM IN SINGAPORE

Many people have compared the recent #ReturnOurCPF protest with the Occupy Central protests in HK and some have said that ours pale in comparison while others have criticised Roy and Hui Hui for heckling the children. Whatever the misunderstandings, it is a fact that we do not have true democracy in Singapore because we cannot even hold a protest outside of a designated spot and it still requires speakers to apply for a permit, whereas in HK, the people are free to protest anywhere they like. The PAP have also made use of the police to clamp down on activists and this time it is no different as Hui Hui and other activists were made to report to Cantonment for police questioning.

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PINKDOT ORGANISERS CENSORED LGBTQ ACTIVISTS TO ATTRACT MAINSTREAM SINGAPOREANS

I made the decision last year after reading Alfian's criticism of the pinkwashing at Pinkdot, after hearing from various friends of the Pinkdot organisers' heavyhanded censorship of community booths and disrespect of the LGBTQI community's diversity and needs. My activist friends reported the organisers lecturing that this event is not for them, not for the benefit of the LGBTQI community, but for the benefit of appearing safe and unthreatening to mainstream Singapore and their straight allies. And so: a complete gag on safe sex. Straight people will freak out if you give out condoms and safe sex brochures and talk about safe sex!

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