Victory Day Special 2017

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    Celebrating social movements

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 05:24pm on December 17, 2017

    ANY ‘national’ war of liberation means a pervasive people’s war against un-freedom imposed by forces of imperialism, colonialism or neo-colonialism. For the people of Bangladesh,...

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    ‘Yes’ to life: people’s movement to save the Sunderbans

    Anu Muhammad | Updated at 05:20pm on December 17, 2017

    WE HAVE entered the seventh year of resistance against the government-sponsored disastrous project that is going to make irreparable damage to human security by destroying...

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    Enforced disappearances and answers to two questions

    Mohammad Tanzimuddin Khan | Updated at 05:16pm on December 17, 2017

    BANGLADESH has now come to make its mark globally with an ominously growing trend — enforced disappearances. Bangladesh experienced such an event for the first...

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    Subodh escaping resistance or resisting through escape?

    Oliur Sun | Updated at 05:08pm on December 17, 2017

          Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.— Banksy ‘SUBODH tui paliye ja’ – A threat? An irony? A command? Dwelling...

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    When sugar means blood

    Pavel Partha | Updated at 05:02pm on December 17, 2017

    EVERY harvest in this country bore the mark of injustice and violence of the state. Indigo, tobacco, tea, rubber, hybrid corn, cotton and sugar cane...

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    Coal aggression and civil disobedience

    Mowdud Rahman | Updated at 04:59pm on December 17, 2017

    THE use of coal in power generation is relatively new in Bangladesh. While many countries like France, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sri Lanka are planning...

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    ‘No one deserves to die in road accidents’

    Nahid Riyasad | Updated at 04:55pm on December 17, 2017

    Ilias Kanchan, a star from the film industry and lifetime member of Nishcha, Nirapad Sarak Chai, a organisation campaigning for road safety, talks about the...

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    A textbook case of environmental justice movement in global south

    Samina Luthfa | Updated at 04:51pm on December 17, 2017

    PHULBARI is a small town in northern Bangladesh, so remote that most Bangladeshis were not aware of its existence, until it became the talk of...

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    ‘Social media is equally a site of dissent and repression today’

    Nahid Riyasad | Updated at 04:47pm on December 17, 2017

    Gitiara Nasreen, a professor of mass communication and journalism at the University of Dhaka, talks about the promise and perils of online activism in an...

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    ‘Without saving rivers, Bhabadaha crisis will remain’

    Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree | Updated at 04:41pm on December 17, 2017

    Iqbal Kabir Jahid, chief adviser to the Bhabadaha Pani Nishkashan Sangram Committee, talks about the crisis in Bhabadaha, the ongoing destruction of rivers and the...