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    Global challenges require global cooperation

    Rayhan Ahmed Topader | Updated at 12:00am on June 16, 2021

    MORE than a year has now passed since the Covid outbreak at a global level. Now that we are in the second year of the pandemic, it is obvious that the worldwide vaccination effort is essential to decreasing the...

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    Tea workers must have a living wage

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 16, 2021

    THE proposal of the Minimum Wage Board to set the daily minimum wage for tea workers at Tk 117, an amount that the workers have received since January 2019 under an agreement with tea garden...

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    Police must find missing Islamic instructor, associates

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 16, 2021

    THE unwillingness of a police station in Dhaka to record a missing person report about an Islamic instructor by the name of Afsanul Haque Adnan who is known as Abu Twaha Muhammad Adnan on social media and...

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    Global step to achieve freedom from war

    Peter Langille | Updated at 12:00am on June 15, 2021

    HUMANITY’S urgent trillion-dollar question is what will stop war and violent conflict? Aside from vast human suffering and death, with ever-higher risks in war, people and the planet just can’t afford...

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    Neoliberalism and problem of neoliberal politics

    Rob Urie | Updated at 12:00am on June 15, 2021

    THE answer to the question of which is better from a strategic political perspective, hurtling or stumbling towards catastrophe, depends on assessments of the causes. Neoliberalism, the corporate-state...

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    A war by any other name…

    Brian Berletic | Updated at 12:00am on June 15, 2021

    IF THE promise of a US withdrawal from Afghanistan has been met by extreme scepticism by not only the American public, but by the rest of the world, the US government has only itself to...

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    Significance of cultural education in social change

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 15, 2021

    AS SCATHING columns critical of contemporary social ills often take up pages of our national dailies and urgent social and political issues turn out to be the topics of discussion in webinars, we can assume that the...

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    Government must address workers’ grievances

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 15, 2021

    POLICE high-handedness has for long become worryingly customary in quelling labour unrest, often resulting in deaths and injuries of workers. When labour rights organisations have continuously demanded an...

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    Political elite continue to represent patriarchal values

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 15, 2021

    IN A rather discriminatory move, the parliamentary standing committee on liberation war affairs recommended that woman upazila nirbahi officers and deputy commissioner be barred from leading the state-level posthumous...

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    Israel’s new govt will be more dysfunctional

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 14, 2021

    A NEW government is expected to be formed in Israel, finally ending the 12-year reign of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister. Yair Lapid, the leader of the centrist party Yesh Atid, managed to convince the...

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