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  • 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...
  • London Protest after Bangladesh Factory Collapse
    Bangladesh - the corporate paradise
    Bangladesh is a small, poor country with a history of corrupt government and natural disasters like monsoons and floods. Retail giants looked at it and said, 'What a wonderful place to build garment factories!' Bangladeshis, eager for work...
  • Bangladesh water crisis the harsh reality
    Worldwide water crisis: Featuring the Water Crisis in Bangladesh
    "Water, like religion andideology, has the power to move millions of people. Since the very birth of human civilization, people have moved to settle close to water. People move when there is too little of it. People move when there's to...
  • Sweatshop protests
    Socially conscious shoppers can find clothes made in the USA
    Bodies continue to be pulled from the collapsed garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh 17 days after the structure collapsed on workers who were producing goods for European and American markets. The Associated Press, on May 10, reports the death...
  • Woman found alive in Bangladesh sweatshop rubble 17 days later
    Woman found alive in Bangladesh sweatshop rubble 17 days later
    “I’m alive, please rescue me.” 900 dead for cheap clothing, when Rana Plaza which housed garment factories collapsed on April 24. Workers continue to find bodies, the discovery during painstaking and dangerous work found one...
  • Bangladesh garment factory
    The cost of a garment: Human lives
    "There'smoneyin the air," friends of entrepreneur, Bazlus Samad Adnan, recall him saying. "You just need to know how to grab it."Adnan saw an opportunity and seized it when foreign clothing giants swept into Bangladesh in...
  • Islamists
    Islamists riot in Bangladesh chanting ‘Atheists must be hanged’
    Chanting “Atheists must be hanged,” and demanding that the government enact an anti-blasphemy law, over 100,000 Islamists staged protests and riots in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka on Sunday, May 5.Chanting “Allahu Akbar!&rdquo...