Peeling a banana in a brave new world

April 16, 2014
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Peeling a banana in a brave new world

In my living room, sits a golden fruit with black freckles. I peel the fruit and slice it into my morning cereal with milk, as I have done since I was a child.
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Posted in Uncategorized | 12 Comments »

Listening to al-Qaeda

March 24, 2014
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Listening to al-Qaeda

Recently, a 21-year-old boy, a textile engineering student in Bangladesh, was arrested for circulating a message from al-Qaeda.
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Posted in Religious Extremism, Terrorism | 8 Comments »

Shovelling out

February 16, 2014
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Shovelling out

The arctic vortex is bearing down upon us once again here in the North. It is the penance we paid for our control of fire.
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Posted in Science and invention | 16 Comments »

A year that has never been seen before

January 19, 2014
Frank Domenico Cipriani
A year that has never been seen before

A local church congregation that I sometimes visit begins its services by thanking God for “waking us up to this day, a day that has never been seen before.
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Posted in Positive Bangladesh | 15 Comments »

It’s only Bangladesh, after all

September 10, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
It’s only Bangladesh, after all

Is India listening? That’s what you, my dear readers said when I first wrote about the killing of Felani in 2011 (”State-sanctioned murder: India’s secret policy“, “A Letter to India…“)
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Posted in Bi-lateral Issue, Human Rights, Law and Justice, Uncategorized | 49 Comments »

Listening to a Commie

August 30, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Listening to a Commie

In my circle of acquaintances, I know a handful of “fellow travellers”, Americans who have an affection and concern for the people of Bangladesh.
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Posted in Uncategorized | 17 Comments »

The right to be penniless

August 8, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
The right to be penniless

I remember watching the birth of a calf. Two hooves came first. The cow was standing, its tail raised and contorted.
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Posted in Lifestyle, Poverty | 18 Comments »

Crime and punishment

July 28, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Crime and punishment

Not guilty. Innocent, but executed. Guilty, but not executed.
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Posted in 1971, International, Law and Justice, Politics | 34 Comments »

A limited engagement

July 18, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
A limited engagement

The rain had abated. Enough. And when I say “enough”, I mean it was still drizzling, just sufficiently to cool the sidewalk and prevent that updraft of humidity from massing
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Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments »

On Obama and Ashraful

June 16, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
On Obama and Ashraful

Father’s day has arrived once again here in the United States. As I reflect upon my life as a father and son, I wonder what sort of world my children will help shape for their future generations.
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Posted in International, Politics, Sport | 10 Comments »

My garment industry (part I)

My garment industry (part I)

My grandmother came to the United States with a vast education in the economy of the home; sewing, cooking, raising a family, these were the indigenous skills
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Posted in Human Rights, RMG | 18 Comments »

Build your own write-up

Build your own write-up

A= Argentina It was the beginning of Shahbagh Argentina. It was an unforgettable week, although it has
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Posted in Democracy, Human Rights, International | 20 Comments »

Madame Prime Minister, tear down that firewall

March 31, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Madame Prime Minister, tear down that firewall

First of all, I want to start with an apology to bdnews24.com. During our own American Apartheid, when we were slaughtering natives and driving the rest into infertile, restricted areas
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Posted in Media | 9 Comments »

Idolators and atheists

February 23, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Idolators and atheists

“Online activists claimed that Rajib had been blogging against the activities of Jamaat and Shibir which made him a possible “target” of the religion-based organisation for his interpretation of Islam from the standpoint of a self-proclaimed atheist.”
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 18 Comments »

Hanging dirty laundry

February 12, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Hanging dirty laundry

Lately, I’ve been invited to give my reaction to what’s going on there in Bangladesh in regard to Abdul Quader Mollah’s life sentence. Why wasn’t he given the death penalty?
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 31 Comments »

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