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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 […]