Collection of Pics Featuring Bangladeshi Garment Workers

0424-BANGLADESH-BUILDING-COLLAPSE_full_600A good article in The Guardian featuring a collection of photographs by photo-journalist Homa Kahleeli documenting the lives of Bangladeshi garment factory workers. The article reports on deadly accidents that have recently happened in the garment industry there, especially last week’s factory collapse which reportedly killed 327 people.  But the photos by Kahleeli are more powerful than words…and all of them against unbridled capitalism.

Indifferent Indian Police Address Sex Crimes Against Women

indexA good article in the NYT on how the Indian police forces are poorly equipped and even less motivated to address sex crimes against women. And what is even more woeful is none of the discussed problems are easily or quickly solved.

Read here.

Sex Crimes in India and Around the World

INDIA-2-popupThere is no more heinous or vile crime than a sex crime. Rather one engages in incestuous sexual relations with a child, or commits male-on-male rape in a single-sex penitentiary, or participates in the rape of an estimated 15,000 German women during the Soviet occupation of Berlin during the last days of WWII. So here are two articles from the NYT on the issue of sex crimes in India and other countries (including the U.S.) that outline the horrors of sex crimes worldwide in light of the rape of a young Indian woman who was gang-raped, and later died, on a crowded bus.

Article on Indian sex crimes here.

Nicholas Kristof Op-ed here.