All eyes turn to Bangladesh to improve labor laws after deadly factory collapse

The collapse of the garment factory building in Bangladesh this week has opened up the conversation about working conditions around the world, especially as they relate to Western retailers who outsource production to countries where labor laws are more lax.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Charles Kernaghan, executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, to discuss the role that labor and human rights should play in a more just world.

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World demands Bangladesh to stop jailing people for blasphemy

Blasphemy laws across the world are driving arrests and imprisonment of atheists and those who don’t adhere to the predominant religion of their region.

A planned protest, on Thursday against the country of Bangladesh, has been postponed in the wake of this week’s garment factory fire which has left at least 238 workers dead.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Ronald Lindsay, president of the Center for Inquiry, to discuss blasphemy laws across the world and the organization’s planned protest.


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