• Meet Sohel Rana, the Most Hated Man in Bangladesh

    As is typical of a certain kind of Bangladeshi garment magnate, the man who owned the factory that collapsed last week and killed over 400 people is crass, vulgar, nouveau riche, and involved in equal measure organized crime and high politics.

  • A Factory Collapsed in Bangladesh on Wednesday, and 300 People Were Crushed to Death

    On Wednesday, more than 2,500 workers outside of Dhaka went to work in a factory where cracks had just recently appeared in the walls. The building collapsed. At this writing 300 people are confirmed dead, around 600 injured. Nine hundred people are...

  • The Rohingya Movement, as Seen by a Journalist in Burma

    On Monday, we reported on the online activism surrounding the Rohingya genocide. Today we bring you an interview with a journalist on the frontlines in Burma, as well as an update on the RohingyaNOW movement as a whole.

  • Explaining Bangladesh's Month of Massive Street Protests and Violence

    The Shabagh protests are a liberal street festival with a morbid demand. Nooses and chants calling for accused war criminals to be hanged have become shorthand in a battle of what defines the nation, an unfinished struggle of identity for a pluralistic...

  • Disasters Made in Bangladesh

    We still don’t know exactly how many of Swapna’s coworkers were killed at the Tazreen Fashions factory on November 24, 2012. She was sewing shorts—“half-pants,” they’re called in Bangladesh—when on the ground floor piles of yarn and acrylic fabric...

  • World Peace Update

    Last week's World Peace Update looked at the riots engulfing Slovenia, the trigger-happy Tunisian policemen who tried to blind the citizens of Siliana, and the looming possibility of Bashar al-Assad gassing what remains of his population to death with...