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More than 500 Indian workers have died in Qatar since 2012, figures show

As Qatar construction boom gathers pace ahead of 2022 World Cup, Indian government confirms scale of death toll The Guardian, Tuesday 18 February 2014 17.33 GMT   Link to video: Qatar: the migrant workers forced to work for no pay in… Continue Reading →

Poet Mohammed al-Ajami will spend 15 years in prison for his Arab Spring-inspired poem #FOE

Qatar: A poet sits in a desert cell for reciting his work at home Op-Ed: Poet Mohammed al-Ajami will spend 15 years in prison for his Arab Spring-inspired poem — unless Qatar’s new emir can be convinced to grant him a… Continue Reading →

Raped, Impregnated and Imprisoned: Qatar’s Forgotten Workers #Vaw #mustread

Kerry Ann Akers Posted: 07/10/2013 00:00 Sexual violence and imprisonment are facts of life for many of Qatar’s women workers. Largely women from Nepal, India and the Philippines, Qatar’s domestic workers face isolation and exploitation in the world’s richest country…. Continue Reading →

Syria: Accidental Diplomacy in the Devils’ Playground #mustread

Posted: 09/16/2013 5:46 pm Iara Lee Activist and filmmaker, huffingtonpost It’s unfortunate that diplomacy has now become an accident of U.S. foreign policy. After John Kerry’s slip-of-the-tongue in London last week, warmongers in and outside the beltway are sulking at… Continue Reading →

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