Guggenheim Protest Highlights Labor Conditions on UAE Luxury Island

By: Monday February 24, 2014 3:15 pm

Saturday night at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, art lovers experienced an intervention action designed to highlight the labor conditions on Saadiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates. A franchise of the New York’s Guggenheim, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, is under construction on the man-made resort island

 

American Sentenced to a Year in United Arab Emirates Jail for Parody Video

By: Monday December 23, 2013 3:16 pm

No joke. A parody video in the UAE can get you in serious trouble. Shezanne Cassim has been sentenced for a year in jail and faces fines of over $2,700 because of a satirical video he posted on YouTube poking very gentle fun at gangster culture in the Dubai, UAE neighborhood of Satwa.

Standing in the Sunshine, The Answer Is Blowin’ in the Wind

By: Thursday October 3, 2013 6:00 pm

Tokelau, an independent territory of New Zealand, is a small three island archipelago of about 1,400 residents about 300 miles north of American Samoa in the South Pacific. In October 2012, the Polynesian nation turned off the last of its diesel generators and became the first country to use solar power as its only energy source.

US Response Muted on Acquittal of UAE Royal Shown Torturing on Tape

By: Wednesday January 13, 2010 5:20 pm

The U.S. military and industrial alliances can’t be made to bother themselves with Sheikh Issa’s self-made how-to tape on torture and mayhem, nor the fact that their erstwhile allies can get away with horrific crimes. Should justice stand in the way of the billions of dollars in profits to be made? I only ask one thing: Watch the tapes, and consider how far down you, as a citizen of the United States, really wish this country to fall.

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