The dragnet approach to the wiretapping of AP is very chilling. Read the full letter here.
More than 50 media companies signed a letter of protest to the attorney general a day after learning about the Justice Department’s subpoena of Associated Press phone records.
‘Air Force’s sex-abuse prevention honcho charged with sexual battery’
Suicides now exceed deaths from car crashes. And the middle-aged have seen the biggest increase in suicide rates.
Westerners horrified by the latest factory disaster would make matters worse by not buying clothing made in Bangladesh. The key to improved worker safety is law enforcement and worker empowerment.
Source: The New York Times
A very interesting story. Kudos to the students organizing this event. I am happy that they did, and that the event went well! At the same time, it saddens me that the news story mentioned that some parents still organized an all-white “traditional” prom, a week before this integrated one took place.
The owner of the collapsed clothing factory building in Bangladesh has been captured attempting to flee the country to India. Mohammed Sohel Rana had been on the run since the disaster last week, and will face charges of criminal negligence. On Sunday, a fire at the site put a temporary halt to rescue efforts, where hundreds are still believed to be trapped in the rubble. The death toll of the tragedy is approaching 400.
The day before the eight-story building collapsed, cracks in the structure appeared that were so large that they drew the attention of local TV reporters and area police, who ordered that the factory be closed. But when workers showed up the next morning, factory managers demanded that they enter the building and begin working. It’s also been revealed that parts of the building were built without permits. The collapse highlights the dangers and poor working conditions associated with Bangladesh’s $20 billion clothing industry …
To quote a friend of mine (an American living in Bangaldesh), who said it so poignantly: “How many people died so that you a country could save face? Shame on you Bangladesh. How different Bangladesh would be if it had any concern for it’s people, especially the powerless.”