Garments Worker Riots

It’s both noteworthy and depressing that the only person who has blogged consistently about the garment factory labour riots that are currenty gripping Dhaka is Shafiur at Imperfect World. But thanks and credit are due because he’s doing a mighty fine job of collating the reports. See his posts here and here. In fact I’d recommend reading his blog just to keep abreast of the events because this is all he has been highlighting not just now, in this current crisis, but has been consistently covering the series of factory disasters that have taken place since February that have piled misery upon disaster for some of the poorest workers in the world.

Drishtipat has printed this report by Farid Bakht on the recent events and discusses some of the issues that have culminated in the riots.

Whenever the country is slammed for its high level of corruption and squabbling - even