Tag Archives: Savar

In Memory – Rana Plaza one year later

Today is the anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka killing 1,136 workers – most of them women. I remember being there in Dhaka when the news broke and agonizing over whether to get on a … Continue reading

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Throwing money at Bangladeshi garment girls will keep them in slavery

The Savar tragedy is now over and we can forget the 1,127 who were, effectively, forced to die in a building illegally constructed and (patently obvious to all who were there) unsafe to work in even the day before. In … Continue reading

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Counting the Cost: The Savar Tragedy and the Search for Blame

Sometimes, being an observer of life in a culture foreign to your own just isn’t enough. On Wednesday morning I arrived in Dhaka for a single day of ‘bachelor life’. I had to pick up my laptop (which had suddenly … Continue reading

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