48 UNITS LABOR CAMP, Qatar — The camps sit at the end of an empty desert highway, past miles of bleak factories and turned-up concrete. The earth, walls and sky are pale gray. Dust collects everywhere — in the throat, the nostrils and in the corners of the eyes.
Fifa has said “fair working conditions with a lasting effect must be introduced quickly in Qatar” after Sepp Blatter admitted that widespread abuse of migrant workers was “unacceptable” following a meeting with international union leaders in Zurich.
Victims are supposed to provide sad soundbites, not be vocally angry or at all radical. So I’m here to remind you that you do have a powerful voice, and that you shouldn’t let society or the media dictate how loudly you use it. It’s okay to be angry. You should be.
America was built on two things: A strong worth ethic and Indian bones.
US Supreme Court won’t block Texas abortion law
NBC News: The U.S. Supreme Court said it won’t intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of new abortion regulations in Texas.
The justices voted 5-4 in favor of not taking action. The four liberal justices dissented.
Part of the new state abortion law requires doctors who perform the procedures to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics.
Women’s groups and doctors had challenged the law, and a federal court in Texas last month blocked enforcement of that provision the night before it was to take effect. The judge said the law had no medical purpose.
But just three days later, on Oct. 31, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned that decision, allowing the law to take effect. It said the law was an additional check on a doctor’s qualifications.
Photo: The U.S. Supreme Court Building is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Karen Bleier / AFP - Getty Images file)
Most charges brought against men who have been arrested in Massachusetts for soliciting prostituted women are dropped, according to findings by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.
This just fills me with a mix of sadness, revulsion and anger.
What the fuck? How about maybe…I dunno…Paying them a living wage? Possibly? I mean you are only one of the largest most wealthy companies IN THE WORLD.
*seriously why isn’t this guy in prision for good??
(Reuters) - Qatar’s construction industry is rife with abuse of migrant workers who are “treated like cattle” and live in squalid accommodation exposed to overflowing sewage, Amnesty International said in a report on Sunday.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A North Texas man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution and advertising her online for sex. A federal judge in Fort Worth on Tuesday sentenced 27-year-old Deundrea R. Miller.
This is not right…
"PAndrews has identified herself to media to fight for a stronger sentence against her rapist. She says Clem sexually abused her at age 13, then raped her twice at age 14, and again at age 18."
Steve McQueen’s new film is a historical story based on the life of a real man. It has been called a “masterpiece” and “the best film of 2013,” but to McQueen, the most important thing about 12 Years a Slave is that its story isn’t just about the past.