Ananya Mukherjee

Ananya Mukherjee-Reed is Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science at York University in Toronto. ananya@yorku.ca

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 7:15am
After Rana Plaza, What Can We Do for World's Garment Workers?
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. — Maya Angelou More than a year has passed since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. Not a lot has changed in Canada — despite the huge public outcry in its immediate aftermath. Several...
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 12:40pm
Tragedy in Bangladesh: Time for a Different Response?
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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 9:37am
On International Day of Cooperatives: Tagore and the Idea of Cooperation
“Today, economic power has been captured by a small minority. But it has acquired this power only by accumulating the productive power of others. Their capital is simply the accumulated labor of a millions of working people, in a monetized form. It is this productive power that is the real capital, and it is this power that latently resides in every worker ...” — Samabayaniti/The Co-operative Principles, 1928.
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Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 1:17pm
Rabindranath Tagore: Much More Than a Mystic
Canada must believe in great ideals. She will have to solve . . . the most difficult of all problems, the race problem. — Rabindranath Tagore, Vancouver, 1929
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Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 1:13pm
Food Security as If Women Mattered: A Story from Kerala
Kerala, hailed as God's own country, attributes its high development indices to the local women. Through their group Kudumbashree, these women have not only rejuvenated the local agrarian economy but also brought about a social transformation in the way women are perceived. Ananya Mukherjee-Reed explores the myriad achievements of Kusumbashree as she travels across the state.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 10:04am
US Poverty Data Tells Only Half the Story...
In April this year, Fortune magazine published an insightful analytical piece Fortune 500: Profits bounce back. Two days ago as I went back to the Fortune website to read the piece again, I found something very interesting: sitting right next to it was the story Poverty in the US Spikes . I took a screen-shot right away.
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Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 8:05am
How is India?
"How is India?" asked an erudite friend of mine from North America soon after I reached India last December.
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Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 8:58am
Obama: What Is In Store For South Asia?
As I spent the last few months scouring over every poll and every commentary hoping for an Obama victory, I was also inundated by the news of a steady stream of US strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the growing number of civilian casualties. The footage of death, displacement and suffering that that I see everyday is brutal and unbearable. I can only imagine what the reality is for those who are forced to confront them. This, and the atrocity of suicide attacks, have together come to form a vicious cycle of violence from which there seems to be no respite.
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