The contemporary political history of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

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Social explosion looms in Bangladesh
By K. Ratnayake, World Socialist Web Site, 8 December 1998. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of Begum Khaleda Zia, together with smaller opposition parties, is demanding dissolution of the Awami League government and an early general election. The BNP lost power in the June 1996 elections and is bidding for a comeback.
Learning from Bangladesh's practical approach
By Jehan Perera, The Island Newspaper, 24 February 1999. Bangladesh celebrates its 28th Independence anniversary on March 26. Today, it is the generation of freedom fighters who are at the helm of national affairs in Bangladesh. Not surprisingly, they look upon the struggles of other peoples for self-determination with a measure of understanding.
Bangladesh gets tough on extremists
By David Chazan, BBC News, Monday 19 July 1999. More than 50,000 people have been arrested in Bangladesh in recent months as part of a continuing operation aimed at ending lawlessness in some parts of the country. The nominally Marxist-Leninist groups seem to have abandoned their ideology years ago, devoting themselves instead to racketeering and banditry, looting and rape.
Report for the WTO General Council Review of the trade politics of Bangladesh (Geneva, 2 and 4 May 2000)
While Bangladesh has ratified six of the core ILO labour conventions, there are serious violations of all the core labour standards. Bangladesh has ratified neither of the ILO core conventions on child labour. There is much servitude of domestic workers and substantial trafficking in women and children for the purpose of forced prostitution.
Northern Bangladesh, a haven for militants
By Haroon Habib, The Hindu, Friday 14 March 2003. The authorities, who have been denying the presence of such elements in the area, have now banned one of the militant organisations and arrested many of its activists. The police unearthed a training camp of the Islamic militant group, Jama'atul Mujaheedin
Opposition to Neoliberal Policies in Bangladesh
By the CP of Bangladesh, Political Affairs, 6 October 2005. The Communist Party of Bangladesh came out with the opinion that Bangladesh is virtually being ‘recolonized’ by US imperialism. Persistent moves over the past three decades to tie up Bangladesh in the net of dozens of secret and semi-secret ‘Agreements’.