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We, The Citizens

This is We, The Citizens, a newsletter covering Singapore from a rights-based perspective.

I'm Kirsten Han, a freelance journalist and activist. You'll find more of an introduction here.

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Featured Posts

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The Kaya Toast Mini-Mentorship returns!

I announced [https://www.wethecitizens.net/introducing-the-kaya-toast-mini-mentorship-programme/] the Kaya Toast Mini-Mentorship Initiative on 6 June last year, and the first batch of mentees [https://www.wethecitizens.net/announcing-the-first-kaya-toast-writers/] on 2 July. Of the six applicants selected, two pieces made it all the way to completion, and were published here [https:

The Kaya Toast Mini-Mentorship returns!
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Primer: Civil and political rights in Singapore

Most subscribers of We, The Citizens are Singaporeans, or people who have an interest in/familiarity with Singapore and its politics. But I often meet people who would like to learn more, particularly in relation to politics, democracy, and civil liberties. I hope this primer will be helpful! Feel free

Primer: Civil and political rights in Singapore
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FAQ: The death penalty for drugs in Singapore

The following is based on observations made and research done in the course of campaigning against the death penalty and working with the families of death row inmates, which I have been doing since 2010. Efforts have been made over the years to verify information, but given the scarcity of

FAQ: The death penalty for drugs in Singapore

Recent Posts

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Slogans on T-shirts and overstaying welcomes

This week: The Ministry of Manpower says a migrant worker poet has "overstayed his welcome", and the police literally confiscated the shirt off my back.

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🏳️‍🌈 It’s not enough to get rid of S377A

This week: Support for S377A drops under 50%. HIV non-disclosure laws don't make any sense anymore. And why are migrant workers still subjected to discriminatory treatment?

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Chicken is no longer cheep

This week: The price goes up as chicken supplies go down, the National Crime Prevention Council takes down an Amber Heard meme, and some more death penalty-related WTFery.