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  1. Aga Khan Foundation Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  2. Bangladesh: Challenge of the Students Uprising - Its historical background
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    The students’ movement that erupted on 29 July following the death of two students in a tragic road accident in Dhaka spread to almost all the major cities of the country. Thousands of outraged school and college students laid siege to the streets of the capital Dhaka for a week demanding road safety across the country.
  3. Bangladesh extends block to online voice and messaging services
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has ordered Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and mobile phone operators to block access to online voice and messaging services including, WhatsApp, mypeople and Line, while Viber and Tang
  4. Bangladesh factory fire: brands accused of criminal negligence
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions & labour rights organisation, is calling for immediate action from international brands following the fire in Dhaka Bangladesh which killed over 100 workers.
  5. Bangladesh Journalist attacked with harpoon at home
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) in condemning the attack on journalist Nasrul Anwar on August 2.
  6. Bangladesh: Of Disasters and a Disastrous Development
    Resource Type: Article
    Dispossession, disparities in land distribution, and inappropriate development strategies in Bangladesh.
  7. Bangladesh and the shrinking space for free thinkers: 'Don't call me Muslim, I am an atheist'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Writer Taslima Nasreen fled Bangladesh in 1994 when extremists threatened to kill her for criticizing Islam, and has been living in exile since. Her country has, in recent times, seen many intellectuals expelled or killed. In this interview, she speaks about the shrinking space for free thinkers in Bangladesh and says that Islam cannot be exempt from the critical scrutiny that other religions undergo.
  8. Bangladesh volunteers learn to make a life-or-death difference in a disaster
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse, civilians - often first on the scene of disasters in poorer countries - are being trained to support emergency teams.
  9. Bangladeshi journalist detained for reporting on dead goat
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobodhikari Sambadhik Forum (BMSF) condemns the detention of a journalist for posting allegedly derogatory comments about a minister on Facebook. The IFJ demands immediate drop
  10. Bangladeshi and Tibetan bloggers win Reporters Without Borders category awards
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Bangladeshi and Tibetan bloggers win Reporters Without Borders category awards.
  11. Bangladeshi Tribals Evicted For Tea Plantation Expansion
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A Bangladeshi company has been accused of using armed men to evict ethnic minority communities in order to expand a tea plantation in Sreemangal in northeastern Bangladesh.
  12. Bangladesh's exploitation economy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Before the collapse of Rana Plaza, which killed over a thousand people, most of them textile workers, there was the fire that killed a hundred at the Tazreen factory. A major cause is western companies' greed for profits.
  13. Bloggers Under Fire: The Fatal Consequences of Free Thinking in Bangladesh
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Six secular Bangladeshi writers have been killed since November of 2014: Rajshahi University professor AKM Shafiul Islam, literary publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan, and bloggers Avijit Roy, Oyasiqur Rahman Babu, Ananta Bijoy Das and Niloy Neel. At least a dozen more bloggers and progressive activists have been killed and scores of others attacked or threatened with death for their progressive and secular views since 2005.
  14. British journalist convicted of contempt for questioning death toll
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is shocked by the Bangladesh court's conviction this week of Dhaka-based British journalist David Bergman on contempt for questioning the official death toll of 1971 liberation war.
  15. Buddhist Pogropms and Religious Conflicts
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Most observers would, rightly, reject the idea that there is something inherent in Buddhism that has led to the violence. Rather, most would recognize that the anti-Muslim violence in both Myanmar and Sri Lanka has its roots in the political struggles that have engulfed the two nations. The importance of Buddhism in the conflicts in Myanmar and Sri Lanka is not that the tenets of faith are responsible for the pogroms, but that those bent on confrontation have adopted the garb of religion as a means of gaining a constituency and justifying their actions.
  16. Cheap Clothing - At Whose Expense?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
  17. Cheap clothing proves far too dear
    The death of workers in Bangladesh are just the latest tragedy that springs from the west's addiction to fashion

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    In Bangladesh one hundred workers died in a garment fire, a common occurence plaguing a workforce that already has the distinction of being the "most poorly paid in the world". The author investigates the market forces that drive the terrible conditions and compensation for workers in this export industry.
  18. CHF
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  19. Climate Change in Asia and Brazil
    The Role of Technology Transfer

    Resource Type: Book
    This book focuses on the transfer of energy-efficient technologies against the backdrop of climate change by using 10 country case studies.
  20. Coal plant threatens world's largest mangrove forest - and Bangladesh's future
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    As COP21 reaches its endgame, there are plans to build 2,440 coal-fired power plants around the worl. Their completion would send global temperatures, and sea levels, soaring. Yet Bangladesh, the world's most 'climate vulnerable' large country, has plans for a 1.3GW coal power plant on the fringes of its World Heritage coastal wetlands.
  21. Connexions Library: Central and South Asia Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on central and southern Asia.
  22. Crisis of External Dependence
    The Political Economy of Foreign Aid to Bangladesh

    Resource Type: Book
    This book presents an informed, wide-ranging and critical account of the impact of foreign aid on Bangladesh's economy and society. The author shows the distortive consequences that, in practice, aid has on his country's path of development, productive forces, and process of class formation. He demonstrates conclusively that Bangladesh cannot continue to rely on aid as its principal strategy of development.
  23. Editor, publisher charged with sedition in Bangladesh
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    CPJ is deeply concerned by sedition charges leveled against Mahmudur Rahman, the acting editor and majority owner of the Bengali-language pro-opposition daily Amar Desh and the paper's publisher, Alhaj Hasmat Ali.
  24. Embassy Row Online
    Resource Type: Website
    Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
  25. Encyclopeida of Asian History
    Resource Type: Book
  26. Female Well-Being
    Toward a global theory of social change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
  27. Fourth blogger on radical Islamist hit-list hacked to death
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Niloy Neel, a secularist blogger and activist who had been threatened by Islamist militants, was hacked to death today in his Dhaka home by five intruders armed with machetes.
  28. From Policy to Practice
    The Future of the Bangladesh National Drug Policy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    In 1982, Bangladesh became the first country to introduce a National Drug Policy based on such conceptions as primary health care and the need for essential drugs. Ten years later, it had one of the best records in terms of stable drug prices and less dependence on imported products.
  29. Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, according to Freedom House's annual media study.
  30. Interview with director of "Like"
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The director of a documentary about Bangladeshi workers who get paid to "like" Facebook posts discusses the people and ideas behind her film.
  31. Journalist arrested over Facebook post in Bangladesh
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) in expressing serious concern over the arrest and detention of a journalist in Dhaka over a Facebook post.
  32. Journalist gets seven-year jail sentence for decade-old articles
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Reporters Without Borders condemns the seven-year jail sentence that a Dhaka court imposed today on former magazine editor Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury in connection with articles criticizing Islamism a decade ago.
  33. The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
  34. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2015
    Urban agriculture and local food production

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices ranges widely, from increasing worker activism and strikes in China, to advances in battery technology that make it much easier and cheaper to store solar and wind energy for future use, to testimonies from Israeli soldiers about the war crimes they committed routinely and as a matter of policy in last summer's attack on Gaza.
  35. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter June 26, 2017
    Public Safety

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    The June 26, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter is about public safety.
  36. Pakistan: Bloody Origins of the Z.A. Bhutto Regime
    Part One: Hidden History of the 1968-69 Workers Upsurge

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Pakistan’s 1965 war with India over Kashmir -- a reactionary war in which the working class had no side -- was a key turning point in Bhutto’s career. The Pakistani military's poor showing provoked a bitter backlash against the regime among much of the population. Following the signing of a January 1966 armistice agreement in Tashkent, student demonstrations erupted in cities throughout the country. Despite being a principal architect of the war, Bhutto emerged as a national hero, denouncing the Tashkent accords (which he had helped negotiate) and accusing the regime of having given away at the peace table what the generals claimed they had won on the battlefield. In November 1967, Bhutto launched his Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) based on a combination of virulent anti-Indian chauvinism, "socialist" demagogy and paeans to Islam.
  37. Pakistan: Bloody Origins of the Z.A. Bhutto Regime
    Part Two: The Bangladesh War

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The Pakistani military expected to put a quick end to the nationalist aspirations of the Bengalis. Just before midnight on 25 March 1971, Pakistani troops led by General Tikka Khan launched "Operation Searchlight," an orgy of killing directed against the civilian population of Dhaka and other cities and towns. Working-class and Hindu neighbourhoods in Dhaka were attacked with tanks, mortars and machine guns. Using prepared lists, soldiers went door-to-door gunning down Awami League activists. U.S.-supplied tanks led a military assault on student residences at the University of Dhaka. The students and teachers who were killed were dumped into a mass grave in the football ground.
  38. Peasants and Classes
    A Study in Differentiation in Bangladesh

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Dr. Rahman shows how in Bangladesh old relations of production and exchange are changing, poor peasants are being dispossessed as the rich enlarge their landholdings, and proletarianization is making headway. Mass rural impoverishment and political unrest are the likely long-term consequences. An introduction by Dr. Terry Byres brings out the wider significance for peasant studies of Rahman's methodology and conclusions.
  39. Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
  40. The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
  41. A Quiet Violence
    View from a Bangladesh Village

    Resource Type: Book
    In this book, two Bengali-speaking Americans take the reader to a Bangladesh village where they lived for nine months. There the reader meets some of the world's poorest people, and some of the not-so-poor people who profit from their misery. This book describes the quiet violence of needless hunger.
  42. Recovering Nonviolent History
    Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Essays showing, in considerable detail, the varied roles played by civil resistance in fifteen liberation struggles in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
  43. Religious extremists murder fourth blogger in Bangladesh
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly deplores the murder of Niladri Chattopadhyay on August 7 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The IFJ demand immediate action from the Bangladeshi Government to end the continued and systematic attacks on freedom of expression in Bangladesh.
  44. Religious extremists murder fourth blogger in Bangladesh
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly deplores the murder of Niladri Chattopadhyay on August 7 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  45. The Rising Seas
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  46. Seeds of Fire - January 2
    Resource Type: Unclassified
  47. The Socialist Register 1971
    Volume 8: A survey of movements and ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1971
  48. Spelling mistake prevented hackers taking $1bn in bank heist
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    New York Fed reveals spelling of 'foundation' as 'fandation' prompted bank to seek clarification and stop transfer, but hackers still got away with about $80m.
  49. Storming Heaven
    1968 Revisted

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The eruptions of 1968 challenged the power structures north and south, east and west. Countries in each continent were infected with the desire for change. Hope reigned supreme.
  50. They Are Still Killing Trade Union Leaders
    Global Capital's Death Squads and Night-Riders

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Question: So what happens these days in developing countries when a prominent, charismatic union activist - with the courage to stand up to sinister, government-supported business groups who have, on more than one occasion, already threatened his life - attempts to get the country’s underpaid, under-benefited workers to join a labor union? Answer: They kill him.
  51. Threatening email orders Bangladeshi media to fire women
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Reporters Without Borders condemns the threats against news media and bloggers contained in a email that was sent to a score of Bangladeshi print and broadcast media outlets on 19 October, and calls on the authorities to take concrete measures
  52. TV presenter slaughtered in Bangladesh
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) deplore the slaughter murder of a television host in Dhaka on Wednesday night, August 27.
  53. What Development Is All About: China, Indonesia, Bangladesh
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
  54. "What followed horrified us beyond our wildest imaginations": an eyewitness account of the Bangladesh student protests
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Like other high school students, Abdul Karim Rajib, 18, and Dia Khanam Mim, 17 had many hopes and dreams for their lives. One had hoped to become an army officer, the other, a banker. On July 29, 2018, around noon, the two teenagers were killed in the streets of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, by three buses speeding against each other for no reason other than to arrive first and cram as many passengers into their already overcrowded interiors, for maximum profit.
  55. World Minorities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    An account "of the plight today and the problems of some of the world's oppressed minorities".
  56. The Young Man Was
    Part 1: United Red Army

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    The start of a film trilogy that traces 1970s ultra left movements' turn to violence; Part One is based on the negotiations of the 1977 JAL hijacking, between the Japanese Red Army members on board the plane and the Dhaka control tower in Bangladesh.

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