Beneath Modern Sheen Of Gulf States Is Slave Labor May 19, 2017
Gulf states like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are well-known for their gleaming skyscrapers and other conspicuous emblems of wealth. But underneath their modern sheen lies a problem as old as civilization - a labor system
Gulf Nations Celebrated In Western Press While Silencing Their Own Journalists By Roqayah Chamseddine
Western media outlets routinely portray despotic Gulf regimes as benign and friendly states. However, these same outlets ignore the harsh realities that their fellow journalists deal with on a regular basis within those countries, including harassment, imprisonment and torture.
Whitewashing An Extremist Kingdom: Corporate Pundits Shill For Saudi Arabia By Roqayah Chamseddine
Saudi Arabia has benefited from its cozy relationship with the United States for decades, receiving funding and arms despite its horrific human rights track record. Mainstream media outlets continue to lavish praise on the kingdom while largely ignoring its misconduct.
Media Silent As U.S. Prisoners Continue To Hunger Strike Abysmal Conditions By Roqayah Chamseddine
Prisoners across the U.S. have been holding hunger and labor strikes since last year, with tens of thousands of inmates protesting abuse and poor conditions. But news reports on the strikes have been few and far between, leaving prisoners’ requests for humane treatment
Unnecessary Force – What Will Policing Look Like Under Trump? By Roqayah Chamseddine
Jeff Sessions, Attorney General for the Trump administration, has ordered a review of police reform agreements that could result in less oversight for local law enforcement agencies. This policy rollback could result in an increased incidence of police brutality.
“Collateral Damage”: Dehumanizing Millions Of Victims In America’s War On Terror By Roqayah Chamseddine
‘No matter how many times the U.S. bombs us, no one bats an eye.’ These are the words of just one of millions of Iraqis who have died needlessly in America’s ongoing ‘War on Terror.’ The country’s endless war has figuratively and literally destroyed the lives
VIDEO: iPhones Are iSpies – Wikileaks “Vault 7” Revelations Continue To Terrify By Roqayah Chamseddine
Most of us carry smartphones and watch web-enabled TVs without much thought. But the revelations found in Wikileaks’ “Vault 7” release warn that we should consider the sinister capabilities that such devices could lend to those who might abuse them.
Saudi Arabia Devastating Yemen Into Famine – U.S. Refuses To Comment By Roqayah Chamseddine
Saudi Arabia has devastated Yemen with bombing raids, throwing the already-poor nation into a state of famine. The United States has said next to nothing about the Gulf kingdom’s ongoing assault on Yemen, nor has it commented on Saudi Arabia’s penchant for other human
The Non-Muslim Victims Of Islamophobia By Roqayah Chamseddine
Most people associate Islamophobia with hatred and vitriol directed toward the Muslim community. However, there are many victims who are targeted by Islamophobes simply due to the color of their skin or the clothes they wear. These victims must be recognized as well.
Despite Campaign Promises, Trump Set To Outdo Obama On Military Adventurism By Roqayah Chamseddine
Since his inauguration, Donald Trump has sent American troops into a number of military adventures and his administration is looking to promote even greater military interventionism around the world.