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Worked to death - Bangladeshi garment workers take to the streets after workmate dies

On Wednesday (2nd Jan) this week several thousand garment workers from around 20 factories completely blocked a main highway from 8am to 5 pm in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh.

Maoism in South Asia - Republican Nepal & Indian Naxalites

Cops attack anti-monarchy protesters; Katmandu, April 2006

A brief look at the recent activities of Maoists in Nepal and India.

Garment workers struggles escalate again in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi garment workers

Tejgaon, Dhaka; yesterday morning (Saturday) new clashes broke out in the city's industrial zone. Up to 25,000 garment workers came out on wildcat strike and fought both police and management-hired thugs. Over 50 people, including cops, were injured - some seriously.

Bangladesh: 100 hurt as garment workers clash with police

Production in most parts of the Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ) in Savar remained suspended throughout the day yesterday as clashes between workers and police left at least 100 people injured.

Democratic stresses in Nepal and its regional implications

Nepali protesters

A brief look at some aspects of the political situation in Nepal today and its wider regional context.

Traven, B. – An Anti-Biography

The faces of Traven(?); Feige, Marut, Torsvan, Croves/Traven...

A short biography of the writer and anarchist, B Traven, also known as Feige, Ret Marut, Torsvan, Croves...

The Long March into Parliament - Nepali Maoists take their seats

The leaders of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) on Monday (15th) entered Parliament, 10 years after leaving it to begin their guerilla war.

Bangladesh: Fifty garment workers beaten by hired thugs

Unrest - Bangladeshi garment workers fight back in the Tejgaon Industrial Area

Dozens of workers at a clothing factory were injured on Wednesday when over 200 outsiders, allegedly hired by the factory authorities, attacked the workers who were protesting against the bosses' beating of two of their leaders.

More strikes and riots in Bangladesh - garment workers take the offensive again!

Seven garment factories were severely damaged, while bosses claimed 100 other factories were vandalised; three shopping malls and 50 vehicles were also attacked on Tuesday (10th Oct) as thousands of striking garment workers fought pitched battles with the police and factory security forces in and around the capital, Dhaka. Over 100 people were injured in the clashes.

Situation normal - Bangladesh in turmoil

The riots in Dhaka from Wednesday evening continuing through Thursday morning (see earlier report) protesting frequent electric power cuts, spread to various other areas of Bangladesh and continued on Friday.