Promising Little, Delivering Less: Qatar and Migrant Labor Abuse Ahead of the 2022 Football World Cup

No More than a year after Qatar’s government promised limited reforms to improve migrant labor rights, hopes of true progress are fading fast, says Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.
May 20, 2015

More than a year after Qatar’s government promised limited reforms to improve migrant labor rights, hopes of true progress are fading fast, says Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.

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A Teachers’ Day Protest in Mexico City Brings an Army of Police into the Streets

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It’s Teachers’ Day. And in Mexico the teachers have been some of the most militant and vocal forces against privatization, government corruption, police repression and the failed drug war.

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Ebola cases rise, expand in Guinea, Sierra Leone (Cr@p!)

Lisa Schnirring | Staff Writer | CIDRAP News
May 20, 2015

Cases jumped from 9 last week to 35 this week, spurred by unsafe burials.

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Palestinians Banned from Riding the Same Buses as Israelis | Egyptian Streets

Israel has defended the move as a necessary step to “control Palestinians” entering and leaving Israel and reduce security risks.

“2015” Israel, not 1955 Alabama?

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