Anu Muhammad

The writer is member secretary of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports.

August 6, 2022
August 6, 2022

Government’s decision to hike fuel prices will hurt every section of society

The rise in fuel prices is an illogical decision that will only harm ordinary citizens and fail to deal with the root causes of the crisis that Bangladesh is currently facing.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

GDP: A misleading measure of development

Annual GDP refers to the financial value of all the products and services produced in a country in a given year. This means as a country’s financial transactions increase, so does GDP.

May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022

We are the 99%: From factory workers to the new working middle class

In 1886, three years after the death of Karl Marx, the May Day movement took place. Earlier, in his book Das Kapital, Marx analysed the simultaneous rise of capitalism and the development of the working class.

January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022

Free our universities of suppression and violence

It is a matter of common sense that a university is supposed to create space and opportunities to generate knowledge, open up scopes for creative ideas and thinking, invite questions against the existing knowledge and system, and raise voices against injustice, discrimination and oppression.

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

The desperate plight of workers in pandemic

They work in mills and factories, also under tin sheds in squalid conditions. They begin their long days commuting in crammed public transport vehicles or taking long walks, braving monsoon rain or summer heat.

July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021

The case for unfettered internet freedom

As human beings, we enjoy the right to think and express ourselves.

December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020

From ‘socialism’ to disaster capitalism

“The demonstration of superfluous consumption amidst mass hardship must be eliminated. Thus sumptuous hotel dinners, the exhibition of costly jewellery and dress, and the display of surplus motor space speeding past long queues for heavily overloaded public transport, to mention only a few, must be limited severely.” — Professor Anisur Rahman, Member of first Planning Commission, 1974.

November 29, 2019
November 29, 2019

Media under surveillance capitalism

Yes, our world has entered into a new phase of rule which can be termed as surveillance capitalism, at home as well as on a global scale. Shoshana Zuboff, the author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism writes, “At its core, surveillance capitalism is parasitic and self-referential.

October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019

Youth against fear and injustice

The public universities, old and new, are in quite a sorry state. It seems that these institutions exist only to offer support for the government’s misrule.

May 3, 2019
May 3, 2019

Workers’ cry in workers’ land

Bangladesh is a workers’ land. More than seven million people are working here as manufacturing workers, nearly nine million in hotels and tea shops, more than four million in transport, two million in construction and more than 20 million women and men are actively engaged in agriculture.