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archives 2012 kafala and racism

Do Not Forget Alem Dechasa

“What makes it harder is when this girl is killed and then claimed that she had committed suicide in order to protect the Lebanese employer from legal prosecution.”

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archives 2012 kafala and racism

Alem Desisa, the Ethiopian lady who was abused by Ali Mahfouz, commits suicide today

LBCI reported today that the Ethiopian lady has committed suicide in Deir el Salib. I repeat once more that I, as a Lebanese citizen, want Ali Mahfouz in jail and will not stop before justice is done. It will not stop the daily abuses but it will make it known that the migrant workers that […]

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archives 2012 kafala and racism

Lebanese Man beats an Ethiopian Woman, Raises Questions over Kafala System – Video

“What we need is to abolish the racist Kafala System condemned by the International Labor Organization”

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archives 2012 feminism & masculinity

Silent March of Women

On average, 1 woman dies every month from family violence in Lebanon. To honor their memories and press for the law to protect women from family violence, we will be marching through the neighborhoods of Beirut this Saturday, March 10 starting at 3pm. The event A protective law is our only hope to stop these […]

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archives archives 2012

Week of Resistance Against Israeli Apartheid and Colonialism – Beirut

Monday, 12th of March  2012 at 18:00 – Friday, 16th of March 2012 at 20:00 Announcing the 3rd annual Week of Resistance Against Israeli Apartheid and Colonialism in Beirut, March 12th-16th, 2012, as a part of global Israeli Apartheid Week movement (IAW). Please join us for a week of events that aims to raise awareness […]

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archives 2012 cinema

Worlds Alike: Irish Film Week

For the first ever festival of Irish film in Lebanon, Lebanese NGO Nahwa Al Muwatiniya, in association with Metropolis, will screen a series of nine feature length films and twelve short films at the Metropolis Empire Sofil Theatre from February 29 to March 4. The festival is the first edition of WORLDS ALIKE, a new, […]

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archives 2012 cinema kafala and racism

Film Screening of “Beirut” by Rahel Zegeye

Reblogged from Migrant Workers Task Force Rahel Zegeye, an Ethiopian migrant worker, MWTF member, language student, and filmmaker, is proud to be presenting her first feature film with the support of MWTF and AltCity. Join us this Monday 27 Feb at 6.30pm. The film is about an hour and half long and will be followed […]

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archives archives 2012

Do Not Forget Khader Adnan

By Joey Ayoub “My dignity is more precious than my food”, said the 33-year old Palestinian man as he now ends his 64th day of Hunger Strike – the longest in Palestinian history – in protest of Israel’s arbitrary detention of him and his fellow citizens. Khader was arrested by the Israeli Army on the […]

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archives archives 2012

Why I Don’t Tolerate Creationists

By Joey Ayoub Today we celebrate Darwin’s 203rd birthday and in his honor I will try and explain why I do not tolerate creationism. I received quite a few attacks – and even threats – in recent times by creationists who ask me to be more ‘open’ to the idea that their view might have […]

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archives archives 2012

We support the Animal Welfare law

HummusForThought.com supports The Animal Welfare Law Dear Joey, You certainly featured the work of Animals Lebanon on your website, and I am writing to see if there is a possibility for Hummusforthought.com to support our campaign to enact animal welfare laws. November 24 was an extremely significant day for animals and Animals Lebanon. We formally […]

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archives 2012 kafala and racism

Lebanon: Nepali suicide last Sunday in Ashrafieh

From Migrant-Rights.org Lebanese news website Elnashra.com reported last Sunday evening that, according to Lebanese security sources, a Nepalese domestic worker hung herself in her employer’s house in Ashrafieh, a Christian suburb of Beirut. Her employers discovered the body hanging on the kitchen balcony. The Lebanese Red Cross and security forces headed to the location to […]

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archives 2012 kafala and racism

Beirut death of Nepalese migrant worker Lila – video

by Joey Ayoub Lila Aacharya left Nepal hoping to make a better life for her two young daughters. Two months later her body was flown home. Lila’s case exposes the toll of human trafficking – from her attempt to escape the poverty of her village in the Himalayan foothills to her exploitation and death as […]

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archives 2012 kafala and racism

“Life Bar” Gemmayze asks guests to dress as maids

“This Friday Night, Be Sinkara or Milenga.. Be Soumatra or Domma.. Create your own Maid Costume, Speak Like them and look like a Philippino, Bengladish, Sri Lanka or any maid you want and definitely win 100$ in cash. They do work all the month to get it.. Imitate them and win it in some few […]

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archives archives 2012

My Question to Noam Chomsky

by Joey Ayoub I sent an e-mail to Prof. Noam Chomsky almost a year ago on the 28th of March, 2011 and received a reply less than 2 hours later. Dear Prof. Chomsky, First of all, I’d like to thank you for everything you’ve done, you’ve really been an eye-opener for many of us. I […]

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archives archives 2012

Jimmy Wales and Palestine

ByJoey Ayoub I’ve had a discussion with Jimmy “Jimbo” Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, concerning the fact that he was participating in the Israeli Presidential Conference despite the international call of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) Movement. Thought I’d share it with you. I’ll talk more about the Palestinian *issue* in other posts. in […]