The big controversies surrounding Qatar as the site of the 2022 World Cup have been the shady bidding process and fears that the desert heat will ruin the soccer games. But in the past few days, the spotlight has finally begun to move to longstanding concerns over the treatment of the migrant workers who will be building the physical infrastructure for the sporting bonanza.
|By: Michelle Chen Saturday November 23, 2013 8:30 am|
|By: Attaturk Monday November 18, 2013 1:30 am|
FIFA, the governing body of international football is one of the the most corrupt sports organization in the world, which is saying something with the International Olympic Committee’s having as its secret motto: Higher, Boozier, Unmarked Bills Only.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday September 25, 2013 1:30 am|
When Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup in 2010 there were charges of corruption (well-founded) in the voting; and the continuing questions of how any sport is going to be played outdoors in 120 degree heat (obviously well-founded).
|By: CTuttle Thursday July 11, 2013 7:04 pm|
US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists?
|By: Tom Engelhardt Monday July 8, 2013 7:30 pm|
The 30-year-old history of U.S. foreign policy: now, there’s a dynamite issue! Explosive, in fact. Far too dangerous, it turns out, for Americans to be informed about or have access to basic documents about — so you might conclude from a recent report at Steven Aftergood’s website Secrecy News.
According to him, “A 1991 statute mandated that the State Department publish the documentary record of U.S. foreign policy (known as Foreign Relations of the United States, or FRUS) no later than 30 years after the events described.” They were years behind when President Obama, still in his sunshine mode, hit the Oval Office and ordered State “to complete the processing of the backlog of 25-year-old records awaiting declassification by the end of December 2013.”
|By: CTuttle Wednesday July 3, 2013 6:10 pm|
From the RT blurb… The US claims it has found a way to make sure the arms it sends to the rebels in Syria won’t fall into the wrong hands. This comes after leaked reports from the CIA that it’s about to start funneling heavy weapons to rebel fighters.
|By: CTuttle Saturday June 22, 2013 2:30 pm|
Before I dive into all the breaking news on our miserable Syrian foreign policy, let’s look at what Russian FM Lavrov had to say today…
|By: CTuttle Saturday June 1, 2013 8:00 pm|
The US State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism released it’s annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2012
|By: CTuttle Saturday May 4, 2013 8:00 pm|
Here’s the extended Cenk interview… Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Chemical weapon use in Syria ‘could have been an Israeli false flag operation’
|By: Michelle Chen Thursday January 31, 2013 4:11 pm|
Qatar sits like an oasis of hypertrophic capitalism amid a landscape barren in all respects except for its oil reserves. The emirate sustains itself by pumping out vast fossil fuel resources while importing human ones, in the form of legions of migrant workers from Bangladesh, Nepal and other Global South countries.
Labor activists say this fierce imbalance between the elite and the laboring underclass is headed for catastrophe as the country prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.