Politics and International Relations

Riots in Rio: what’s going on?

Posted by uatemp13 at Jun 24, 2013 01:00 PM |

The protests in Brazil need to be understood within the context of Brazilian politics over the last 40 years.

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For the love of Reshma

Posted by uatemp13 at May 15, 2013 02:15 PM |

On 10 May young mother Reshma Begum was pulled from the ruins of the Rana Plaza shop and factory complex fully seventeen days after it collapsed onto its circa 3,120 occupants. Rana Plaza was an illegal building. Its owner added floors without permission. Perhaps because of the owner’s political connections and economic import of the garment industry (which accounts for 77% of Bangladesh’s exports and is worth $20 billion) surveyors turned a blind-eye. When cracks appeared (due to a combination of poor materials and vibration from generators and sewing machines) Sohel Rana told tenants the building was safe. Mr Rana is now in custody along with four factory owners.

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Margaret Thatcher, 1925 -2013: Power, Politics and Gender

Posted by uatemp13 at Apr 15, 2013 01:05 PM |

In death as in life, Margaret Thatcher is a very divisive political figure.

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