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2 Food podcasts catalyzing food movement—with new addition

Contributing Author: Katherine Walla Food Tank is excited to introduce the podcast “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg.” On the podcast, Nierenberg invites chefs, experts, and activists to outline their ideal food system—and how their projects are making a better food system more attainable. This week we launched two brand new episodes with New Orleans legend, restauranteur Dickie Brennan, and activist ... Read More »

THE LITTLE SYRIAN REFUGEE

HASNA JASIMUDDIN MOUDUD THE LITTLE SYRIAN REFUGEE He is going on not stopping His four-year-old senses tell him to keep on moving beyond whoever directed him to go on to find his mom and sister He is going on he did not stop For he must find his mom He is carrying his mom’s and sister’s clothes in a bag ... Read More »

This is Moaen Shalabia

Moaen Shalabia interviewed by Malaysian poet Rokiah Hashim Rokiah Hashim: Tell me about your family and education background. Moaen Shalabia: I was born to a family of farmers in Palestine, in a village called Al-Maghar in the Galilee. I was born on 14th October 1958 and am married with two sons. I am one of the Arab Palestinian minority living in ... Read More »

Celebrating 18th Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Day

-Prof. M Zahidul Haque Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU), Dhaka celebrates its 18th founding day observed as the “University Day” on July 15 2018. The Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University is the oldest and most accomplished higher agricultural education institution of the Indian sub-continent. The SAU was established by the then Chief Minister of Bengal Sher-e-Bangla A K Fazlul Haq in 1938 as ... Read More »

Rabindra-Nazrul Jayanti celebrated at RU

Rajshahi, July 14 – Highlighting the two great literary personalities as sparkling stars of Bangla literature and to mark the 157th birth anniversary of Biswa Kabi Rabindranath Tagore and the 119th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, the Rajshahi University (RU) celebrated ‘Rabindra-Nazrul Jayanti-1425’ on Friday evening. Read More »

Will trade unions survive in the platform economy?

A new publication by our partners from the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). Via a non-exhaustive mapping of various examples in Western European countries, this Working Paper explores to what extent the collective representation and voice of digital platform workers are being shaped by current dynamics in the platform economy. Read More »

Scribes continue getting hazardous news in India

Nava Thakuria Guwahati, July 9 – We finished the first half of 2018 with the shocking news that broke from America, one of the professed liberal spaces for journalists in a democracy on Earth. A gunman stormed into the newsroom of a Maryland newspaper in the USA and killed five media employees including journalists. The 28 June 2018 shooting incident ... Read More »

BD children in Int’l Smart Holidays Camp in Turkey

Dhaka, June 24 – A two-week international camp for children of 12-16 years’ ages successfully ends on July 19, in Turkey on the Black Sea. 84 children from nine countries, including Bangladesh and their team leaders worked together for a better world in future. The camp was organized by Rosatom School Project, Russia. Read More »

New book: Can democracy survive global capitalism

Social Europe has introduced a new book by Robert Kuttner published by W.W. Norton & Company Ltd. Brilliantly brings together two strands of thought: explaining both the economics and politics of global capitalism and how our society has abandoned core principles of fairness and equality… Kuttner reminds us of the urgency with which we need to get back to a more ... Read More »

National Poet Nazrul’s 119th birth anniversary celebrated

Mymensingh, May 25 – President Abdul Hamid on Friday urged the young generation to contribute to building a discrimination-free non-communal society by enriching them through practising Nazrul’s works and ideals. “The spirit and efforts of Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam for a social change inspire us to create a ‘Sonar Bangla’. I believe the new generation will enrich themselves through practising ... Read More »

Indigenous peoples recover native languages in Mexico

By Daniela Pastrana May 18 (IPS) – Ángel Santiago is a Mexican teenager who speaks one of the variations of the Zapotec language that exists in the state of Oaxaca, in the southwest of Mexico. Standing next to the presidential candidate who is the favorite for the July elections, he calls for an educational curriculum that “respects our culture and ... Read More »