Articles by: Omar Raad Chowdhury

Graduate Unemployment and Skill Mismatch in Bangladesh: A Broader Context

Graduate Unemployment and Skill Mismatch in Bangladesh: A Broader Context

The staggering rate of unemployment among university graduates in Bangladesh, and the difficulty faced by employers in securing a skilled workforce, pose a conundrum for the country’s development journey, with implications regarding productivity, growth, social welfare and integration in the global value chain. A World Bank study found that, more than a third of university graduates remain unemployed for one[Read More…]

by 14/07/2022 Comments are Disabled South Asia
No Time to Rescue

No Time to Rescue

There have now emerged quite unbelievable inside pictures of the colossal failure of the British government in rescuing its friends, allies, and ordinary Afghans fleeing the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Raphael Marshall, a diplomat formerly in the service of her royal highness, has claimed the British evacuation operation, during the fall of Kabul, to be “dysfunctional and chaotic”, in his[Read More…]

by 08/12/2021 Comments are Disabled World
What’s not stopping capital from murdering workers?

What’s not stopping capital from murdering workers?

Capital’s absolute disregard for life once again surfaces in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, where 52 workers have been burnt to death on 9 July 2021, after they were denied exit when fire broke out in the food-processing factory which had almost no fire-safety mechanisms installed. Many more are injured and struggling for life in burn units. The factory employed child workers as[Read More…]

by 11/07/2021 2 comments World
Of double quotations and contradictions

Of double quotations and contradictions

The abject servility of the mainstream media to the US imperialist order is once again on naked display, as anti-Putin protests surge across Russia and the new Joe Biden administration seeks to capitalize them. In contradistinction, headlines, comments and presentation styles of stories on anti-Putin protests and the recent pro-Trump protest in the U.S. Capitol, would yield the hypocrisy, ulterior[Read More…]

by 28/01/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Communist Guerilla Leader of 1971 Bangladesh Haider Juno is in Life Support

Communist Guerilla Leader of 1971 Bangladesh Haider Juno is in Life Support

Haider Anwar Khan Juno, one of the most prominent communists and cultural organizers of Bangladesh, is now in life support in a Dhaka hospital. Juno, 75, was suffering from pneumonia when he countered a heart attack. He has also been suffering from several other health complications including kidney disease. Haider Juno is the younger brother of communist leader Haider Akbar[Read More…]

by 25/09/2020 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
The Movement against Patriarchy Must Address Capitalism

The Movement against Patriarchy Must Address Capitalism

Women around the world, regardless of their status, nationality, color, are at a constant state of war with the patriarchy, a war that has been raging since the Agricultural Revolution and that has its roots deeply embedded in property relations. Rapes are the by-products of that war, patriarchy’s trophies won in shameless battles. And,as long aswe would not acknowledge the[Read More…]

by 14/01/2020 2 comments Patriarchy
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PETROGRAD: Soldiers of the Keksgolm Regiment in 1917.

Remembering October Revolution: There can be no Alternative to Class Struggle

Over the last one hundred and two years, the Great October Revolution in Russia has been celebrated and condemned, cherished and abhorred, epitomized as a struggle for emancipation and identified asa “coup by criminals”. It has been subjected to merciless criticism and skeptical scrutiny, by a part of the “left” and, of course, the entire right. The one thing that[Read More…]

by 07/11/2019 2 comments World
Women And Wages: A Capitalist Reality In The Industries of Entertainment And Sports

Women And Wages: A Capitalist Reality In The Industries of Entertainment And Sports

 Known worldwide as the champion of human rights and gender equality, the United States of America, it seems, has failed miserably to live up to its own standards when it comes to the issue of gender pay gap. A report by PayScale Inc., published on July 5, 2017 said that for equal work women in the U.S are paid less[Read More…]

by 06/07/2017 1 comment Patriarchy