As more and more people are arrested over the horrible neglect that led to so many deaths in the Bangladesh factories, one can't help but think of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City in 1911, and wonder how much has changed.
Would it surprise you to learn that the factory was used by companies who make federal uniforms? Labor rights organizations were able to photograph labels in the factory wreckage linking Tazreen to two US government contractors.
After 1988, as I anticipated, the news just kept getting worse. Although Hazelwood involved censorship of high school student journalists, the decision has been applied to a broad range of curricular contexts, to teachers as well as students, and to higher education.
Most don't know much about Tibet, a vast land of some of the highest peaks and widest deserts. The self-immolations are the hidden pain -- the ugly backstory -- that nobody wants to explicitly address.