grief is never good. The above is just a literary expression of astonishment, as is the title of this post. 700 more words
২৩ এপ্রিল ২০১৩ যখন রানা প্লাজায় ফাঁটল দেখা দেয় তখনই ঐ ফাটলগুলো পর্যবেক্ষণের পর বিপদজনক ঘোষনা করে একজন প্রকৌশলী একুশে টিভিতে সাক্ষাৎকার দেন। কিন্তু সন্ধায় ভবনের মালিক সোহেল রানা সাভারের তৎকালীর উপজেলা নির্বাহী কর্মকর্তাকে নিয়ে বৈঠক শেষে ঐ উপজেলা নির্বাহী কর্মকর্তা এবং সোহেল রানা দুই জনই একুশে টিভিতে ভবনটি সম্পূর্ন নিরাপদ ঘোষনা করেন। (উল্লেখিত দিনে একুশে টিভির সন্ধা সাতটার খবরটির ফুটেজ আর্কাইভ থেকে যোগাড় করলেই এটা পাওয়া যাবে)। 10 more words
Saturday is World Day For Animals In Laboratories.People coming together all over the world to raise their voices and spirits in condemning this atrocity and to let all the animals know,we have not forgotten you and we will never stop fighting to end this crime against you;and to remember all those already lost,who never had a hope,brutalized,murdered and discarded–we remember..and we will keep reminding everyone of the suffering going on,every moment of every day.It is sad that this is still necessary after campaigning for so long,but the corporate hold and investment is very strong.They have huge budgets and powerful allies,just look at the sentence handed to Debbie Vincent recently.Make an example,make people scared,show their power,brainwash the masses.The world has become backwards,where caring people are labelled ‘nutters’ and ‘terrorists’,treated like criminals and thrown in jail,while the cold-hearted are allowed freedom to do as they please.This is the world we live in.Corruption and abuse is the norm,is rewarded,while the innocent and good are trodden on and treated with contempt.As I stroke little rescued Sylvia,stretched long and sleeping peacefully on my knee,purring and comfortable,my mind is taken back to Double-Trouble(see earlier post)and how she never had any care at all.Never knew any kindness,any love,even any consideration.So,this week,as you share happy times with your companion animals,if you have them,also if you don’t,remember all those who haven’t a hope.Who are born into a life of endless suffering,with no comfort or care,no acknowledgement even of their needs.All animal cruelty and abuse is wrong.Plain and simple.Animals,all animals,our fellow beings,are not things,objects,to be dominated and used.They are living creatures with a right to their own lives,to exist for themselves,in this world which is theirs just as much as it is ours.Until people stop seeing them as things,as objects,as commodities,with a ‘value’ they can ‘use’,they will never be free.We live in a culture of violence;violence breeds violence and negative force.So please take the time on Saturday to remember all the millions of animals suffering and dying in labs every moment of every day.One animal dies every 10 seconds.Remember ALL those that are suffering and spread as much love and compassion as you can.So together we can defeat the darkness that touches everyone and everything.It does make a difference,so CARE and be proud you care and speak about it.