Despite the bad pay, bad working conditions and risk of injury and death; Bangladeshi garment workers are often asked to be grateful to the Western clothing giants who they supply with cheap clothes. Grateful for jobs they might not otherwise and for the benefits the economic elite reap from setting up large-scale factories dependant on [...]Continue Reading →
Another disaster related to the clothing industry in Bangladesh is proof that cheap clothing comes at the cost of worker’s livesContinue Reading →
Bangladesh’s hopes of becoming a tiger economy rely on improving basic human rights and the removal of corruption and political violence.Continue Reading →
Burma’s leaders have claimed that they can do nothing to stop violence against ethnic Rohingyas but activists disagree and even accuse them of complicity in the attacks.Continue Reading →
There are few countries more concerned with national identity than Israel. Most of the time, these concerns are expressed in relation to its conflict with the Palestinians who are allegedly a threat to this identity.
Lately however, there has been increased [...]Continue Reading →
Failed Tamil asylum seekers returning to Sri Lanka risk being tortured but the UK government is still deporting them. Human Rights organisations are trying to pressurise it into stopping this policy.Continue Reading →
Europe’s leaders are using the Arab Spring to press into force measures that will heavily restrict immigration coming from North Africa.Continue Reading →
Attacks on benefit claimants are usually associated with Britain’s tabloids but the BBC are now being accused of making a working mum look like a ‘scrounger’.
Shanene Thorpe faced aggressive questioning on Newsnight in an interview that she thought was about struggling to pay rent as a working mum. She’s now using petition [...]Continue Reading →
A matter of weeks after his election as Mayor of London, Boris Johnson seems to be backtracking over pledges to control private rent prices in London.
At May’s Mayor’s Question Time, he was apparently unaware that he had pledged to set up a London letting agency that would help regulate rent, which rose 4.5% in [...]Continue Reading →
A hunter mentality means that soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan see their enemies as animals according to new research.Continue Reading →