Enslavement, trafficking, sexual starvation. Abuse of workers in the Gulf Arab Region.
A stark expose of the enslavement, trafficking, sexual starvation and general abuse of workers in the Gulf Arab Region.
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..........Kakande reports on the terrible conditions and quandaries faced by Kafala proletarians from Pakistan, India, Ethiopia, Uganda, Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Philippines and the like. Many fall out of the system and continue illegally within the GCC as ‘runaways’ or escapees. Mass deportations occur. Strikes break out which do not last or succeed. The immigrants are the great majority in these countries, which have never had a local proletariat. As such, Kafala is the local capitalists’ way of controlling or crushing that proletariat. Kakande gives you an inside, personal look into how these glitzy profiteering economies work that no GCC government or corporation wants known. ~ Gregg Gibbs, May Day Books & Blog
With the world climate at peak awareness at this point it is important for all of us to become familiar with the information Presented by the fine journalist Yasin Kakande. The more we know the better informed we can be about both sides of the clash of titans that exists at present. Grady Harp ~ Grady Harp, http://www.amazon.com/Slave-States-Practice-Kafala-Region-ebook/dp/B0182XGO88/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8
Kakande's expose of the seamy side of life in the Gulf is an important counterweight to the free pass the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) gets in the western press. Oil corrupts, and the oil alliance that the West has with primitive tribal 'emirates' and the Saudi kingdom has poisoned world politics for long enough. Time for a new world order, where the practice of kafala plays no part. ~ Eric Walberg, author of Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games
In this moving and inconvenient account Yasin Kakande makes a compelling case for labor rights, press freedom and a reform of the kafala-sponsorship system. ~ Eckart Woertz, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and author of Oil for Food