New York Election: Record Number of Bangladeshi Candidates Amid COVID-19 and George Floyd Protests

The coronavirus pandemic is still raging in New York, the former epicenter of the United States. But seeing the protest processions across the city, there is no way to say that even a few days ago, these city dwellers were under house arrest in fear of coronavirus. The murder of George Floyd has changed the … Continue reading New York Election: Record Number of Bangladeshi Candidates Amid COVID-19 and George Floyd Protests

Love of Country

A version of this piece can be found at http://www.newagebd.com/supliment.php?sid=344&id=2316.  On Feb 18, 2013, Kalpona Akter, Bangladesh labor organizer, and Reba Sikder, a garment worker and Rana Plaza collapse survivor, gave a talk here at Penn State University, in State College, USA. I heard about the talk through the local Bangladeshi Students Association, and went eagerly … Continue reading Love of Country