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[Nettime-bold] [ShahidulNews] May issue of Meghbarta now out

Editorial: Words and pictures commemorating May Day.

In search of the shade of the Banyan tree: Shahidul Alam looks at
transterritoriality. Exiles, displacement and the dreams of migrant

Flood Control: Water Management and Water Logging : Water, once an
asset of Bangladesh has now become a liability. Mahmud Hanif

Globalization, deprivation and poverty: Fidel Castro looks at
capitalist globalisation.

Alamtaj Begum : Freedom Fighter Shamim Ara interviews fellow freedom
fighter Alamtaj Begum reliving their shared histories of '71.

Washington seize, an assessment: An overview of resistance programmes
in April 16th and 17th against the World Bank and IMF in Washington,
by Michael Albert.

In the Streets around IMF: Deirdre Griswold, gives an hour by hour
account of the historic day.

Land, Shrimp and People: Export oriented shrimp cultivation at
Sudharampur thana in Noakhali Zila caused violence, killing,
eviction, crime and court harassment for the local inhabitants.
Arshad Siddiqui investigates.

Setting fire in slums : New way for eviction? The government,  facing
protest from socio-political organizations and resistance from slum-
dwellers, as well as a Supreme Court order not to evict slum dwellers
without proper rehabilitation, has changed tack. Mysterious fires are
now setting ablaze the slums. Barkat Ullah Maruf elaborates.

Fuel of the poor: The poor of Bangladesh spend more on fuel than the
rich. Zahidul Islam narrates experiences of poor households in Dhaka
city who struggle to collect fuel.

1000 million taka arrears for Garment workers: Garment workers, human
component of the highest foreign exchange earning sector, have never
received their low wage regularly. Barkatullah Maruf reports on one
garment factory.

Sunrise to sunset for 15 taka: Fulrani earns 30 cents for a full
day's work. S.M. Masud Al Mamun looks at her life.

Selina: Munira Morshed Munni tells the story of one of the thousands
of women food sellers in Dhaka exposing their class and gender

Life of a Worker, Personal and Collective: Ayub Ali an old activist
and an ex-industrial worker expresses his anger, frustration but also
his determination. This is the first part of his long story.

Fish in danger: Taslima Miji writes on environmental effects of
chemical fertilizer and pesticides on traditional fish resources of

Dollar, Pound, Hot and Spicy: Audity Falguni looks at the black
market trading in cash foreign exchange.

Ethnic Minorities undercounted: Priscilla Raj summarizes findings by
SEHD which reveals a number game the government plays to undercount

Exams are a privilege: Taslima Akhter reports on a month long
campaign of 132 girl students to appear for the H.S.C. examination.

Photo Story: 1407, Bangla New Year  in Dhaka.

Takdoomadoom: Stories, paintings and reports by children.

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