A Nation on the Brink

Mexico Cannot Endure Another PRI Government but Can the Left Really Take the Presidency this Year? By Asad Ismi Since taking office in 2012, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has faced almost constant protests against government corruption, an inability or unwillingness to deal with criminal and official violence in the country, and regressive neoliberal reforms […]

Women: The Oppressed Majority

A three-part radio documentary Written by Asad Ismi Produced by Kristin Schwartz Narrated by both The series can be heard and downloaded from the Community Radio Exchange of the National Campus/Community Radio Association. Click here for the program, and thank you for listening. All interviews conducted by Asad Ismi or Kristin Schwartz except with Matilde […]

Bangladeshis Victims of Corporate Exploitation: Western companies responsible for deaths of garment workers

By Asad Ismi In April 2013, the Rana Plaza building collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,129 garment workers and injuring more than 2,500. The building contained four garment factories. This was the worst industrial disaster in Bangladesh’s history, and the worst in the garment sector’s history. As of late January, workers and their families were […]