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Water, water everywhere

March 1, 2014

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Here in Australia, the government and newspapers are just waking up to another drought. Farmers have been watching the edges of their soil crack and wrinkle for months, wringing their hands in the wait for some decent rain. But now the headlines have assured the rest of us it’s real, and so the politicians are […]

Understanding #Shahbagh

April 20, 2013

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Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been watching the political upheavals that are taking place in Bangladesh with close attention. After living in Dhaka, I can remember only too well how easily political instability could send daily life into chaos – closed markets, closed businesses, school exams cancelled and all entry and exit from […]

Amar desh, amar shopno: voices of young Bangladeshis

September 26, 2011

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Amar desh, amar shopno. My country, my dream. Bangladesh is a nation of young people. About 50 million people, or one third of the population, make up the youth of Bangladesh. In Boda last week, in the far northwest of Bangladesh, about 50 of these young people met at a Youth Against Hunger forum to […]