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kafala and racism

ARM: Lebanese Beaches that openly segregate [Video]

By Joey Ayoub The Anti-Racism Movement released this video of a member calling different establishments and asking them if they would allow a migrant worker to swim if he/she paid like any customer. Check out the answers. Those that do not let migrant workers swim even if they paid like any customer are: Golden Beach: […]

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kafala and racism

St. Georges Beach Club refuses entry to migrant worker

By Joey Ayoub Another racist incident was reported by the Anti-Racism Movement in Lebanon. Al-Akhbar wrote about it here. We should however note that St. Georges Beach Club is far from being the only one. Two other examples are Riviera and Coral Beach which specifically ban migrant workers from entering. Lazy B has a more […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]