Category Archives: HUMAN RIGHTS

WHO’S DRIVING THE ROHINGYA INTO THE SEA?

WHO’S DRIVING THE ROHINGYA INTO THE SEA? Tony Cartalucci As the plight of the Rohingya, driven from Myanmar into the sea, gains increasing international attention, the same familiar voices across the West have begun climbing upon their soapboxes and pointing … Continue reading

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US POLICY IN MIDDLE EAST DEMONSTRATES, HUBRIS DUPLICITY AND STATE SPONSORED TERRORISM

US POLICY IN MIDDLE EAST DEMONSTRATES, HUBRIS DUPLICITY AND STATE SPONSORED TERRORISM RODNEY MARTIN TEHRAN (FNA)- Recent conflicting statements coming from various US officials, whether they be from Defense Secretary Hagel regarding assistance from Turkey or the US State Department’s … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH V. RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS

BANGLADESH V. RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS Jawshan Ara Shatil Nationalism, socialism, democracy, and secularism are the four fundamental principles of the Bangladesh Constitution. Ironically we are living in a country where the constitution speaks for secularism, but society does not. Religious intolerance has … Continue reading

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ARE ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS POISED TO SWALLOW BANGLADESH?

ARE ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS POISED TO SWALLOW BANGLADESH? Bhaskar Roy The assassination of two liberal bloggers in quick succession in February and March raises some very disturbing questions. First was that of Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American, who came to attend the … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S RADICAL ISLAMISTS GET U.S. BACKING

BANGLADESH’S RADICAL ISLAMISTS GET U.S. BACKING Kapil Komireddi In 1971, the U.S. abetted a genocide in Bangladesh—and it’s now siding with the radical Islamist culprits, who are fomenting the country’s latest political crisis. In 1971, the United States abetted a genocide … Continue reading

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UNPACKING THE ISLAMIST AGENDA

UNPACKING THE ISLAMIST AGENDA ALI RIAZ expounds on the rise of Islamist alliances in the present political context of Bangladesh. Since the Shahbagh movement began in early February, demanding the maximum punishments for the war criminals and the banning of … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING 12 EXTREMIST GROUPS OF BANGLADESH

UNDERSTANDING 12 EXTREMIST GROUPS OF BANGLADESH Joyeeta Bhattacharjee  The Awami League (AL) government in Bangladesh on April 2009 blacklisted 12 militant organisations. The organisations are Harkat-ul Jihad Islami (HuJI) Bangladesh, Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB), Shahadat-e-al … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH BLOGGER KILLINGS HAVE ROOTS IN INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE

BANGLADESH BLOGGER KILLINGS HAVE ROOTS IN INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE ASHRAF HAQUE Ananta Bijoy Das, who was murdered in a brutal roadside machete attack in north-east Bangladesh, is the third secularist blogger to be killed by Islamist extremists since February 2015. But … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S PROGRESS ON THE MDG

BANGLADESH’S PROGRESS ON THE MDG Bangladesh has already met several targets of the MDGs like reducing poverty gap ratio, attaining gender parity at primary and secondary education, under-five mortality rate reduction, containing HIV infection with access to antiretroviral drugs, children … Continue reading

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NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISIS AND BNP

‘NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISIS AND BNP’ Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com There is no difference between the activities of BNP-led coalition and terrorist outfits like Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as both burn people alive, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH MOVES FORWARD – HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2014 RELEASED ​

BANGLADESH MOVES FORWARD – HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2014 RELEASED ​ HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT LAUNCH EVENT AT ERD July 24, 2014 was a special day for most Bangladeshis as they were about to leave the city to spend the Eid vacation … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH ADVANCES IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

BANGLADESH ADVANCES IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT    Bangladesh has improved one step in Human Development Index (HDI) to rank 142 globally, up from 143, as per the Human Development Report 2014. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released the report on its … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH FARES BETTER THAN INDIA AND PAKISTAN

BANGLADESH FARES BETTER THAN INDIA AND PAKISTAN Kamran Reza Chowdhury Apart from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, none of the countries in the South Asian region have been able to change its previous ranking this year In light of the UNDP’s … Continue reading

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BNP-JAMAAT’S ACTIVITIES ARE NOT POLITICS, BUT A SHEER TERRORIST ACT OF HIGHEST ORDER: PM

BNP-JAMAAT’S ACTIVITIES ARE NOT POLITICS, BUT A SHEER TERRORIST ACT OF HIGHEST ORDER: PM Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed her deep concern over the consequence of the terrorist activities on student’s academic life saying BNP in collusion with Jamaat … Continue reading

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MENACE ON THE MENU : DEVELOPMENT AND THE GLOBALIZATION OF SERVITUDE

MENACE ON THE MENU : DEVELOPMENT AND THE GLOBALIZATION OF SERVITUDE – Colin Todhunter – In his book ‘The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective’, economist Angus Maddison noted that India was the richest country in the world and had controlled … Continue reading

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1974 FAMINE IN BANGLADESH AND CAUSAL TRIGGERS

1974 FAMINE IN BANGLADESH AND CAUSAL TRIGGERS RABIUL H ZAKI There are different economic theories of famine, which have been analysed in the context of 1974 famine in Bangladesh. Let’s discuss demand failure first then we shall move to supply … Continue reading

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1974 UN WORLD FOOD CONFERENCE SET STAGE FOR “FOOD AS A WEAPON”

1974 UN WORLD FOOD CONFERENCE SET STAGE FOR “FOOD AS A WEAPON” AARON DYKES  In Malthusian terms, the food supply is used by governmental bodies to limit and control the population. After recently watching the documentary “King Corn” by filmmakers … Continue reading

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HENRY KISSINGER’S 1974 PLAN FOR FOOD CONTROL GENOCIDE

HENRY KISSINGER’S 1974 PLAN FOR FOOD CONTROL GENOCIDE MARK WELLS In Dec. 10, 1974, the U.S. National Security Council under Henry Kissinger completed a classified 200-page study, “National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.” … Continue reading

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KISSINGER’S 1974 PLAN FOR FOOD CONTROL GENOCIDE

KISSINGER’S 1974 PLAN FOR FOOD CONTROL GENOCIDE  JOSEPH BREWDA   On Dec. 10, 1974, the U.S. National Security Council under Henry Kissinger completed a classified 200-page study, “National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and … Continue reading

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SCREENING FOR EBOLA

SCREENING FOR EBOLA Bangladesh will screen passengers coming from West Africa’s Ebola-affected countries as ‘an additional measure’ to prevent the deadly virus from travelling to Dhaka. The health ministry has formed a committee that includes all relevant stakeholders including the … Continue reading

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