Category: Corruption

  • Making us pay with our lives

    ‘Could you get a small size pizza and some French fries for Zafrullah and send to GK? He is not eating and maybe a change in menu will help.’  It was our very own freedom fighter Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury that Shireen Huq, his wife, was talking about, and I wasted no time in my search…

  • The Gonoshasthya Kendra’s Corona Test Kit. Cui Bono?

    Cui bono is often a good starting point in an investigation. Literally meaning ‘who benefits?’ Whoever appears to have the most to gain from a ‘crime’ is probably the culprit. Stepping back from the ‘whodunnit’ nature of the drama that is playing out, we could be less dramatic and just look at the meaningfulness or…

  • The Price of Social Distancing

    Rahnuma forwarded me Laily’s wrenching FaceBook post. Her father is dying, far away in a UK hospital. Heart breaking, holding back tears, she and her family watch from afar. Unable to touch, to hold, to caress the person who is dearest to them. This is what Corona means in real terms. It was through her…

  • Obituary of a Democracy

    In an interview with Shahidul Alam from his hospital bed, Chief Coordinator of Ganosamhati Andolon, Zonayed Saki, talks about the attack by police which left over fifty of his comrades injured. General Secretary of Biplobi Workers’ Party Saiful Haq was also injured. They were protesting the rigged elections on 30 December 2018. Opposition activists remember…

  • The Tide Will Turn

    Shahidul Alam: The Tide Will Turn Edited by Vijay Prashad Texts by Shahidul Alam and Arundhati Roy To my fellow prisoners in Keraniganj Jail, and the youth of Bangladesh who continue to resist, and to Abrar Farhad who was murdered by fellow students for his defiance. Book design by Shahidul Alam and Holger Feroudj /…

  • We will not be silenced

    By Mike van Graan “Let us remind you” They say These new tyrants Grown deaf with their own propaganda Drunk on the spoils of incumbency And their patrons’ gifts Blinded by the arrogance Of too-long Too-much power “It is us who brought you freedom If it were not for us You would not have the…

  • Supreme Court order supremely ignored

    This article was written in September 2017, and published in The New Age, but couldn’t be uploaded on ShahidulNews as a result of a series of cyberattacks on sites related to me. It is prescient now, given the protest in the streets by garment workers demanding minimum living wages. Ironically, I myself was arrested for my…

  • A Shadow World perspective on the UK election

    By Andrew Fienstein Dear Friends,   An apology for mass mailing in this way, but as someone who has seen the Shadow World film (http://shadowworldfilm.com/) and/or knows my work on the global arms trade, I wanted to share these thoughts with you. In terms of the issues I have devoted myself to over the past…

  • What Joy Bangla means today

    Originally published in New Age By Shahidul Alam Joy Bangla in those days had not been commandeered by any political party. It was a slogan we all used. Some took it more to heart than others. I was on a rickshaw heading towards mejo chachi’s house, (she is mother of my footballer cousin Kazi Salahuddin,…

  • The Ruin of Indonesian Society

    Indonesia: 50 Years After the Coup and the CIA Sponsored Terrorist Massacre. The Ruin of Indonesian Society By Andre Vltchek Global Research, October 13, 2015 andrevltchek.weebly.com Region: Asia Theme: Crimes against Humanity, Culture, Society & History,Politics and Religion Last year, I stopped travelling to Indonesia. I simply did? I just could not bear being there,…