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 […]

An Unpunished War Criminal: The Trial of Henry Kissinger [Book Review]

By Asad Ismi THE TRIAL OF HENRY KISSINGER by Christopher Hitchens, Verso, 2001, $35 “Kissinger is a thug, a crook, a liar and a murderer.” – Christopher Hitchens The United States government is the most violent in the world and since 1945 has killed upwards of eight million people in the Third World. The Ribbentrop […]

The Western Heart of Darkness: Mineral-Rich Congo Ravaged by Genocide and Western Plunder

By Asad Ismi “I’m interested in land not [black people].” — Cecil Rhodes Rarely has Western savagery been more destructive than in the Congo. After 115 years of Belgian colonialism and U.S. neo-colonialism, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today is a war-ravaged, balkanized country where an incredible 2.5 million people have died during the […]