Bangladeshi Government forced to renounce mine project

burning log blocks Phulbari rail line.

In the face of mass resistance, Bangladeshi Government forced to renounce mine project. More actions threatened in garment industry.

News from Bangladesh

Unrest continues across Bangladesh, with widespread strikes and the mass revolt against an attempt by a British company to begin destructive open cast mining in Phulbari.

Garment workers revolt in Bangladesh

RM analyses the strikes, riots and fires of the garment workers of Bangladesh for libcom.org/news.

Bangladesh: Textile workers win right to unionise

Bangladeshi authorities have said they will grant union rights to workers in the clothing industry in a bid to end protests that have left one man dead and scores injured and cost the industry an estimated $140 million.

Bangladesh: Police open fire on striking workers, killing one

At least one person was killed and 80 injured as police opened fire on garment workers who have been on a wildcat strike demanding a pay increase and the release of two imprisoned colleagues.

Bakunin on trial


The ghost of Bakunin appears in a Chinese courtroom to haunt bureaucratic Maoism! The incident described below occurred in the aftermath of the Chinese 'Cultural Revolution'. The power battles between opposing factions of the ruling bureaucratic elite in Maoist China set in motion great upheavals and mobilizations of students and workers that sometimes went further than either ruling faction intended, as can be seen below.

Iran: Wave of strikes shakes Tehran

The Iranian government also has an internal crisis on its hands. The country's high level of poverty has triggered a series of intense social struggles.

A Visit to Bangladesh

China and Vietnam: Thousands of clothing workers strike

In Shangdong, China, more than 1,000 textile workers were on strike last week, while in Vietnam around 4,000 workers at a shoe factory struck for a wage increase.

Textile workers strike in Long Eaton

The TGWU has warned that textile workers could stage further action after they walked out of work yesterday in a strike over pay.