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Bangladeshi Police Attack Garment Workers’ Protest

By K. Ratnayake 21 May, 2013 WSWS.org Police fired rubber bullets on tens of thousands of protesting Bangladeshi garment workers in the Ashulia industrial belt near Dhaka yesterday, injuring at least fifty. Workers were protesting to demand higher wages and… Continue Reading →

Fast fashion, fair wages: Vietnam’s lesson to Bangladesh

AFP, May 2, 2013  Relations hit a sour note: Fashion brand Mango placed orders for clothing items this year at one of the factories housed in the now collapsed building in Bangladesh. Photo: AFP   From factory fires to slave labour,… Continue Reading →

Whose side are you on?

  By Javed Anand Leaders and the led from a host of rightwing Indian Muslim organisations – Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JEI), All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, All India Milli Council, All Bengal Minority Youth Federation, West Bengal Sunnat Al Jamaat Committee included –… Continue Reading →

Bangladesh SC uphold death penalty to 2 army officers

30 April 2013 Press Trust of India DHAKA, 30 APRIL: Bangladesh‘s Supreme Court today upheld the death sentences of two fugitive junior military officers awarded by a local court for killing four top national leaders, including the then acting president Syed… Continue Reading →

Loud and clear: Bangladeshi youth choose their platform

 Dhaka Tribune, April21, 2013 The next generation has found its voice through the Internet Photo- DhakaTribune I never knew how active Bangladesh, as an entire country, was virtually until the Shahbag story broke out on social media this year. You… Continue Reading →

Bangladesh -Jamat-e-Islami misguiding international human rights bodies

Thursday, 07 March 2013 20:28by Farooq Sulehria , viewpointonline.com The Communist Party of Bangladesh or Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dol (Socialist Party) have been unwavering in their commitment to the war criminal trials ‘Sadly, the Awami League has not fully restored the 1972… Continue Reading →

Bangla young crusaders on a song at ‘ carnival’ of protests

ByCaesar Mandal, TNN | Mar 13, 2013, DHAKA: It’s a carnival that’s rocking the entire nation. Quite literally. The Shahbag Movement — fuelled by music, art, blogging and the sheer spontaneity of youth — is teaching a new way of protest to… Continue Reading →

Bangladesh moves Supreme Court for #deathpenalty to Abdul Quader Mollah

PTI Mar 3, 2013, DHAKA: Bangladesh government today moved the Supreme Court seeking death penalty for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, who escaped with life imprisonment from a court here for committing “crimes against humanity” during the country’s independence war in… Continue Reading →

Shahbag: Story of two hangings; differences in their dynamics #deathpenalty

  The name Shahbag will not evoke much recognition from the Indian pretenders to ‘global citizenship’. Dhaka is the city many Indians believe that ‘they’ liberated in 1971. Shahbag is one of the main street intersections of Dhaka where the… Continue Reading →

Bangladesh amends war crimes law, mulls banning Islamists

By Anis Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) – DHAKA | Sun Feb Feb 17 (Reuters) – Bangladesh‘s parliament, meeting the demands of protesters thronging the capital, amended a law on Sunday allowing the state to appeal any verdict in war crimes trials it deems… Continue Reading →

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