Tag: garments

  • As Mujib Watches Helplessly

    I entered the giant graveyard. It was quiet except for my own footsteps but, in my head, I could hear the screams. Rows of blackened sewing machines, still in orderly lines, reinforced the sense that I was looking at tombstones. There were no flowers here. No epitaphs. No mourners. A fire had raged through the…

  • করোনাকালের করুণা খান

    এই গল্পের সাথে কেউ কোন চরিত্র মিলাইবেন না। যে মিলাইবেন দায় তার… কয়া দিলাম কিন্তু…. করোনার প্রকোপে আর কিছু না হোক আমি যে পাগল হইতেছি এইটা তার বড় প্রমান। সো পাগলে কী না বলে…🧟‍♂🧟‍♂🧟‍♂🧟‍♂ Nahida Ashrafi. Photo: Rahnuma Ahmed করোনাকালের করুণা খান নাহিদা আশরাফী -আপা, শইলডা বালো?  একখান কতা ছিলো। করুণা খান চোখ বড় বড়…

  • 1134 "lives not numbers" The exhibition

  • 1134 – lives not numbers

    A group exhibition dedicated to the lost garment workers of Bangladesh. Still haunted by the memories. When I close my eyes I see the procession of corpses, following me behind, taunting my sense of responsibility. 24th April, 2013, Rana Plaza collapses, 1134 lost to senseless greed, lives lost due to collective negligence. A dark day…

  • Silver threads, frayed seams

    Until

  • Activists Identify DC Cop Who Infiltrated Bangladesh Sweatshop Protests

    by Mike Elk Common Dreams Left: Still photo from a video of the May 15 protest at Children’s Place. Right: Photo from @snufftastic Twitter account.Rumors have flown for many years that DC police routinely infiltrate and spy on the frequent protests in the nation?s Capitol. But until now, activists have never been able to identify…

  • After Disaster, Bangladesh Lags in Policing Its Maze of Factories

    By?JIM YARDLEY New York Times DHAKA, Bangladesh ? Not even two months after the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building claimed more than 1,100 lives, a team of engineers arrived to assess another factory in the center of the capital. It was named Al-Hamra Garments, and it was one of hundreds of factories undergoing…

  • Justice Still Elusive in Factory Disasters in Bangladesh

    by Jim Yardley. The New York Times Associated Press Bangladeshi officials at the Tazreen Fashions garment factory near Dhaka last year. A fire at the factory killed 112 workers. DHAKA, Bangladesh ? Inside Courtroom 21, the two judges peered down from high wooden chairs as lawyers in formal black robes presented their motions. Activists and…

  • Murder not tragedy

    An exhibition of observations, both witnessed and imagined of the Rana Plaza collapse. 24th April, 2013. 1127 garment workers perished in the collapse of Rana Plaza in Savar. Excluding natural disasters this is the single largest cause of death, post-independence. Hundreds of workers have been injured. Hundreds still missing. The rescue operation at Rana Plaza…

  • Reshma alive! After 17 days under rubble.

    Reshma pulled out alive:?bdnews24.com Reshma, who was spotted alive under the debris of collapsed Rana Plaza on Friday afternoon was pulled out safely and rushed to Combined Military Hospital (CMH). She was miraculously located alive under the rubble after 16 days of the worst ever building collapse tragedy in Bangladesh?s history. Earlier, rescuers found her…