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The Left Democratic Alliance protest the latest hike in gas price in front of National Press Club, Dhaka on Saturday. Focus Bangla Left Democratic Alliance calls strike against gas price hike in Bangladesh

The government raised the price of gas in eight categories, including that of household users, despite persistent opposition from consumer rights groups.

Striking Bangladesh jute mill workers Bangladesh jute mill workers go on strike to demand unpaid wages

The workers have not been paid for 6 to 13 weeks, and have been demonstrating in different parts of Bangladesh’s industrial belt. The strike entered its fifth day on May 18.

Textile workers in Bangladesh fight against state repression

‘Thousands of workers dismissed earlier haven’t been re-appointed yet and in most cases, workers didn’t even receive their legal compensation,’ says workers’ organizer

Bangladesh workers strike Bangladesh unions demands release of garment workers

Unions in Bangladesh have asked the government to intervene in false cases against thousands of workers arrested and fired from their jobs for participating in the December protests.

Arundhati Roy Shahidul Alam Chobi Mela Dhaka police revokes invitation for Arundhati Roy’s event

On Tuesday, the Dhaka police denied permission to noted writer and activist Arundhati Roy’s event, hours before the program which was scheduled to be held in Dhaka.

Around the world in 8 mins ep 11 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 11

In this episode, we report about the protests in Belgium and Haiti, and termination of thousands of Bangladeshi workers

Over 11,000 more workers fired in Bangladesh for trade union activity

According to local reports, the companies have forced many senior employees to resign, presumably to avoid paying higher wages and social security benefits. Earlier, over 5,000 employees had been arrested for taking part in protests in January

Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers fired for protests

Over 5,000 workers were dismissed for taking part in protests, demanding higher wages earlier this month. The workers had pointed out that even after the government announced a hike, they were still living on poverty wages.

One killed in police repression against Bangladeshi garment workers’ protest for higher wages

On January 8, police fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at protesters. As many as 50,000 garment workers walked out of 4,500 factories in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Elections Awami League wins polls in Bangladesh amid accusations of irregularities

The Grand Alliance, led by the Awami League of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, secured 288 seats while the National Unity Front was able to secure only 7.

Bangladesh’s moment of reckoning

The elections in Bangladesh on December 30 are a key moment in the country’s history with critics accusing the Sheikh Hasina government of authoritarian tendencies

The struggle for health is the struggle for a more caring world: Dr Amit Sengupta

Amid the global health and economic crisis perpetrated by the neoliberal economic model, Dr. Amit – in the words of Bertolt Brecht – reminds us that in the dark times, there will be singing, about the dark times.

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