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  • 42 charged with mass murder in Bangladesh factory collapse
    42 charged with mass murder in Bangladesh garment factory disaster
    Authorities in Bangladesh have charged 42 people with murder regarding the collapse of a garment factory outside the city of Dhaka, which killed more 1,137 workers and injured 2,500 others back in April 2013.. Not only had factory officials...
  • Murder charges brought against owner of Rana Plaza garment factory that collapsed.
    Murder charges brought against owner of Rana Plaza collapsed garment factory
    In April 2013, Rana Plaza a garment factory in Savar Upzila, Bangladesh collapsed killing over 1,100 people and injuring over 2,500. On June 1, formal charges were brought against the owner of the factory, Sohel Rana and 40 others. As reported by...
  • Tongi, Bangladesh, Muslim return home on the last day of the annual Bishwa Ijtema in January
    Another Blogger butchered in Bangladesh for "anti-Islamic" writing
    Blogger, Washiqur Rahman Babu was butchered to death in Bangladesh, in front of bystanders that did nothing to stop the attack. According to sourcesreported today, Babu was attacked for his anti-Islamic writings. This is the second time in a month...
  • Nasreen Rahim, president of BADC and EVC faculty, speaks at the International Women's Day event in San Jose
    Celebrating International Women's Day in San Jose
    More women must run for public offices because they bring more humane gifts to the mix. They are better at forging consensus. They know how to appeal to the better angel of our nature to reach common ground on contentious issues. They act on the...
  • Rising sea levels will soon force largest human exodus in history
    Rising sea levels will soon force largest human exodus in history
    Scientists calculate that within the next three decades a substantial area along the Bay of Bengal, a region of delta approximately 200 delta islands in India and Bangladesh called the Sundarbans, will be underwater due to climate change and...
  • Alam Khorsehd, Founder of Bistaar
    Blossoming of an artistic vision
    A renaissance person is a rarity in this age of narrow specialization and selfish aspirations. So it is a thrill to come across one whose disarming smile masks a fierce determination to make the Arts the catalyst for community awakening in a city...
  • Dan Mozena, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh, addresses Bangladeshi-Americans in Silicon Valley, CA.
    An American ambassador focuses on education as the key to progress
    Dan Mozena, the American ambassador to Bangladesh, recently visited Silicon Valley in California to address the local diaspora on the importance of universal education in Bangladesh. The town-hall meeting was organized by Agami, a non-profit...
  • A factory in Bangladesh  courtesy of theme.com
    When Fashion Becomes Fatal: Exploring the Calamities of the Garment Industry
    Last spring, Bangladesh, the world’s second-leading exporter of clothing, trailing China, became the center of one of the worst disasters in garment history when a factory at the Rana Plaza in Savar, collapsed killing 1,127 people. A 400...
  • Prof. Nasreen Rahim of EVC giving a seminar at a public school in Chittagong, Bangladesh
    Education and technology in a global context
    The impulse to give something back to the Old Country runs deep among immigrants. So it was the case with Professor Nasreen Rahim, faculty of instructional technology and coordinator of distance education at Evergreen Valley College.During this...
  • Flashbacks on Triangle Fires and Rana Plaza
    Flashbacks on Triangle Fires and Rana Plaza
    No one who has taken a course in Women's History is unfamiliar with the with 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. During the turn of the last century, many immigrant women considered themselves fortunate to work in one of over 450 textile...
  • Gavel
    Bangladesh court hands down 152 death penalties for 2009 mutiny
    In a case of mutiny from 2009, 152 paramilitary ex-soldiers have been given the death penalty for their roles in the killing of 74 people, of which 57 were army officials, in Bangladesh. According to the LA Times on Nov. 5, Judge Mohammed...
  • Made in the U.S.A.
    Corporate social responsibility in the garment industry
    On Thursday, October 24, 2013, British and Canadian retailers Primark and Loblaw announced plans to pay additional compensation to the victims of the collapsed garment factory in Bangladesh. The Rana Plaza complex collapsed on April 24, 2013...
  • atheist blogger Asif Mohiuddin
    Atheist bloggers indicted for blasphemy in Bangladesh
    In Bangladesh, four atheist bloggers have been indicted on charges of blasphemy, accused of hurting people's religious feelings by defaming Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.On Sunday, Sept. 8, Metropolitan Sessions Court Judge Zahurul Haque said...
  • International garment buyers play critical role in the safety of garment workes
    International garment buyers play critical role in the safety of garment workes
    Rana Plaza located in Savar, Bangladesh's Capitol collapsed in a tragic fire on April 24, 2013, due to poor design and construction. The tragic event left over 1000 factory workers mostly women dead.Recent pictures of the site reminds the...
  • Tracy Feith - Made in USA
    Hold that T-Shirt! Fast Fashion and H&M, Zara, Gap etc.
    It has always been a marvel of a question to think and wonder how is it possible that an all-cotton (though less and less so) tank top can be priced at $4 dollars? Granted, on sale, so down from $7.5, let’s say, but still. What did it cost...
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