A Fight for Land and Livelihood

by Ahmad Ibrahim PHOTOS: KAZI TAHSIN AGAZ APURBO (http://www.thedailystar.net/) Mondagini Bakti stands in front of me with her left hand on her hip and her right hand outstretched towards the light, her palm stained with the yellow of ground turmeric. “Usually, I grow tomatoes, sometimes potatoes and also eggplants. But this year, I've also planted... Continue Reading →

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Beware of These 10 Popular Chocolate Brands that Exploit Child Slaves

[Although boycotts aren't a good tool for social change, this article contains important truth behind imperialist corporations and First World lifestyles. Sweet tooths are based on slavery. -LL] Beware of These 10 Popular Chocolate Brands that Exploit Child Slaves by Nathan Wellman (http://usuncut.com/) Americans spend over a billion dollars every Halloween on chocolate, accounting for... Continue Reading →

At the coal face: Mineral processing factory in Bangladesh where the women do all the hard work

(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/) A photo essay of the tremendous oppression of women in Bangladesh, where capitalism intersects with patriarchy: Dusty days work: The women at the coal processing plant in Munshiganj, Bangladesh, sort through the waste coal using a giant sieve : Still smiling: Despite working long hours doing back breaking work, this coal worker happily offers... Continue Reading →

Paraguay paralyzed by anti-privatization strike

[Neoliberalist attacks on the public sector continue worldwide. The solution to the corporatization of the state and its functions is not reformism. Revolution is the real solution to neoliberal crimes against the people. --  NP] Paraguay paralyzed by anti-privatization strike ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Public life in Paraguay was largely paralyzed on Wednesday by a... Continue Reading →

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