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Bangladesh: Security Forces Kill Protesters

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Unless the government takes firm action to rein in the security forces, there is going to be a lot more blood on the streets before the year is over. "Bangladesh's reputation is at stake, and all responsible leaders should counsel calm, avoidance of vio

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Robert Tomlinson (62)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 7:42 am
The speaker is correct when he talks about the reputation of Bangladesh. BUT it is hard for folks to respect the law when the law almost never favors the majority. The people work in many unsafe places, are paid pittance and the law turns a blind eye.
I posted another story earlier called "Bangladesh: Three terrible exclusions". This story quoted the Borld Bank which praised the govt. for its role in reducing poverty. BUT "it failed to address the critical links between poverty and human rights, especially in three areas: disability, labour protections, and gender-based violence." Instead of just praising the govt.the WB should be pressing it and the companies, that do business there, to do a LOT MORE. How can a govt. turn a blink eye to the needs of the people? I am sure that is the question many of those protesting are asking. Unless more is done the business community and the govt. can expect more unrest.

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 10:38 am
Protesters are killed here in the USA. Remember Kent State. I do.

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 10:40 am

Dave C. (237)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 10:44 am
why do so many people still believe violence/power/strength is the answer??????????????????????????????

Give peace a chance........

Robert B. (60)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 11:01 am
Violence only begets more violence. Compassion begets more compassion. There is only one choice. The wealthy businesses need to realize that helping those that helped you get where you are (i.e. employees) makes MUCH MORE business sense in the long run. It is sheer folly to mistreat your workers. It is plain stupid.

Roger Garin-michaud (139)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 2:19 pm
very sad news, Bangladesh is going back to hell..

paula eaton (30)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:01 pm
The world is a mess and getting worse. I have lost all hope in mankind and government.

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:21 pm
Paula, don't lose all hope. It just means we have a lot of work to do in order to help make this a better place to live. While there are a lot of people just taking up space on this planet, it is up to the rest of us to do the volunteering, the advocating, the letter writing and the voting. So, Don't Give Up.

Janet MacKenzie-Cohen (21)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 11:29 pm
Worldwide we need to have a much broader understanding that free speech is a basic human right -

Michael Kirkby (91)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 4:23 pm
Noted & posted

Jeanne Rogers (1138)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:15 pm
sadly noted

Natasha Salgado (672)
Monday August 5, 2013, 10:46 pm
People are losing their senses---violence and destruction and death is a daily ritual. Thanks Robert

Nancy C. (810)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 5:30 am
I'm with Dave in that I really wish we could get a grip on worldwide peace. If those who are obsessed with power were denied the money that oftentimes is an adjunct "perk", we'd lose most of the senseless violence. The most addictive drugs are money and power...
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