On Contact: Global Economic Machine

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Fabian Scheidler about how the global economic machine came to dominate our lives, and with looming social upheavals caused by predatory capitalism, [...]

1,200 Dead; Up To 41 Million Affected In Asian Flooding

By Andy Rowell, www.priceofoil.org -

By Andy Rowell for Oil Change International - As much of the North American media focuses on the ongoing unprecedented flooding and relief efforts in Texas and now potentially Louisiana, another [...]

Bangladesh Coal Plant Protests Continue After Demonstrators Killed

By John Vidal, www.theguardian.com -

By John Vidal for The Guardian - Bangladeshi villagers staged further protests on Tuesday after police opened fire and killed at least four people demonstrating against the planned construction [...]

Coal Protesters Shot By Police, 4 Killed

By Samantha Page, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Samantha Page for Think Progress - Bangladeshi police opened fire on a group of protestors Monday, killing at least four, according to local news reports. Thousands of people were charged with [...]

Thousands March Over 100 Miles Against Coal Projects

By Cindy Carr, www.content.sierraclub.org -

By Cindy Carr for Sierra Club - DHAKA, BANGLADESH -- Early this morning, thousands of activists from Bangladesh and India joined together in Dhaka to trek more than 100 miles in protest of the [...]

Militant Group Publishes Global Hitlist Of Bloggers & Activists

By Jason Burke, www.theguardian.com -

By Jason Burke in The Guardian - An Islamic militant group in Bangladesh has issued a hitlist of secular bloggers, writers and activists around the world, saying they will be killed if its [...]

Victory: Bangladesh Garment Workers Win Full Compensation

By International Labor Rights Forum, www.facebook.com -

By International Labor Rights Forum - The International Labor Rights Forum is thrilled to announce that two years of campaigning, with over one million people participating, has succeeded in [...]

40+ Charged W/ Murder For Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse

By Beenish Ahmed, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Beenish Ahmed in Think Progress - The owner of a collapsed garment factory building in Bangladesh that’s 2013 collapse killed more than 1,100 people has been charged with murder. Sohel Rana is [...]

Women Around The World Rise Up To Remember Rana Plaza

By Sarah Lazare, www.commondreams.org -

Marking two years since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, protesters are converging on the country's capital and feminist actions are sweeping the globe on Friday, to honor the lives [...]

What Hasn’t Changed Since The Bangladesh Factory Collapse

By Jason Motlagh, www.pulitzercenter.org -

When I met Rajina Aktar in February of last year, her eyes were still red and her memory still fuzzy from the toxic smoke that had knocked her unconscious three weeks earlier. The 15-year-old had [...]

Walmart Still Shirks Responsibility For Supply Chain Catastrophes

By Erica Smiley, www.jwj.org -

April 24 marks the one-year anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, where at least 1,138 people were killed and more than 2,500 were injured. Known as the worst [...]

Rana Plaza Factory Disaster Anniversary Marked By Protests

By Agence-France Presse in Savar, www.theguardian.com -

Thousands of people, some wearing funeral shrouds, staged demonstrations at the site of the Rana Plaza factory complex on Thursday on the one-year anniversary of the Bangladesh disaster that [...]

This Activist Gave His Life To Sound The Alarm On Bangladesh’s Labor Crisis

By Michelle Chen, www.thenation.com -

A year before Bangladesh was hit with its worst modern industrial disaster, the murder of a trade unionist portended the lethal dangers looming over the country’s booming garment industry. This [...]

The Most Important Labor Strike in the World Is Happening Right Now

By David Callahan, space4peace.blogspot.com -

Millions of workers across Indonesia are joining a national strike this week to press for a higher minimum wage and universal health coverage. This is actually a big deal for Americans, not that [...]

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