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    Notes on labour movement: Egypt in 2016

    by Nehal Amer | Updated at 10:05pm on January 16, 2017

    ON THE morning of September 24, 2014, 48-year-old transport worker Farag Rizk was found dead...

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    Bourgeois democracy faces threat from within

    by Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 10:10pm on January 16, 2017

    Bourgeois democracy is facing threat from within. It is the perception of the world elite...

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    Police harassment to repress labour movement unacceptable

    | Updated at 09:25pm on January 15, 2017

    THE government has adopted an excessively repressive attitude towards agitating apparel workers of Ashulia who took to the streets in December 2016 demanding an increase in minimum wage...

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    Lurking dangers of coal cargo capsize

    | Updated at 09:45pm on January 15, 2017

    A CARGO vessel carrying 1,000 tonnes of coal sinking in the River Passur near the Sunderbans in Bagerhat is concerning on a few counts...

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    China, Russia to counter US anti-missile systems in Asia

    by Peter Symonds | Updated at 09:50pm on January 15, 2017

    CHINA and Russia have agreed to take unspecified ‘countermeasures’ against US plans to install a sophisticated anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea...

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    Had cadmium ever glowed so red?

    by Shahidul Alam | Updated at 10:00pm on January 15, 2017

    I’D PRETTY much perfected the art. I’d go down to the newest library I could find. Become a member as quickly as I could, and armed with my new membership card head straight to section 770, the magical number for photography at UK public libraries...

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    The entire world is ‘fake news’

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 09:55pm on January 15, 2017

    IMPERIALIST demagogues, as well as religious fanatics, are known to live in their grotesque realities. They erect huge sand castles, invent mascots, and bombard the public relentlessly with self-promoting messages...

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    Western intelligence on sixes and sevens

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 09:50pm on January 15, 2017

    PARDON my naiveté, but I cannot for the life of me, comprehend why the entire US establishment, with the Intelligence Community in the vanguard, is in convulsions about the alleged Russian efforts to hack into the US elections which brought Donald Trump to power...

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    To the benefit of all

    | Updated at 10:20pm on January 14, 2017

    For centuries, women around the world have struggled for even the most basic rights. The fight for equality has been an uphill climb — one that is far from over...

  • Spinning a yarn unparalleled

    | Updated at 10:10pm on January 14, 2017

    A LEGENDARY fabric, muslin, has legions of tales in its telling. This ultrafine cotton cloth from the phuti karpasand now extinct gosspypium arboreum plant, woven on the humble pit looms of Bengal, captivated the imagination of poets and fashionistas for millennia...