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The Post-Crisis Rumor Mill
Facebook / Political Islam / Social Media / Terrorism

The Post-Crisis Rumor Mill

During an unprecedented attack like the one at Holey Artisan Bakery, crisis management is of utmost priority. Looking back, security forces did well to set up cordons to keep at bay meddlesome reporters. The subsequent media blackout, though late, was a good call and could feature in a standard operating procedure. In comparison with regional incidents, … Continue reading

Unpacking Capitalism-Democracy-Religion
Development / Politics / Religion / Terrorism

Unpacking Capitalism-Democracy-Religion

by Nadine Shaanta Murshid Capitalism prioritizes policies that promote efficiency in resource allocation, while democracy espouses ideas of equality and fairness. Capitalism focuses on autonomy, individualism, and a particular brand of [economic] success, while democracy focuses on community and participation of the people in matters that govern them. The two constructs are “ideologically” at odds. … Continue reading

The Battle of the 0.5 Degrees: Does Bangladesh Need to Care?
Bangladesh / environment / Science

The Battle of the 0.5 Degrees: Does Bangladesh Need to Care?

Armin Zaman Khan for Ergo Mag The World Economic Forum has persistently pointed out “Climate Change” as one of the most pressing issues of the 21st Century. The primary human activity affecting the amount and rate of climate change is greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions which increases the greenhouse effect and causes Earth’s surface temperature to rise. … Continue reading

Obituary: Shirin Banu Mitil
Activism / Bangladesh / Feminism / Gender / Justice & Rights

Obituary: Shirin Banu Mitil

By Firoz Ahmed Translated from Bengali by Farida Khan Shirin Banu Mitil was honored at the Shaheed Minar today. I met so many people there –nearly everyone had a tale about her. She was very active in CPB’s (Communist Party of Bangladesh) politics. Her children also remained very active in politics. When Junayed Saki ran for mayor, the … Continue reading