Cost of slaves falls to historic low; Not least in the Middle East
"Depending on the kind of person you are that sentence could be at once shocking, saddening or darkly comical. However you might feel though, it’s the plain truth, says Kevin Bales."
"The modern-day slavery expert explained to CNN that the current $90 rate for a human slave is actually at an historic low. Two hundred years ago, a slave cost about $40,000 in today’s money. The reason for this price slide: a massive boom in the world’s population, especially in developing countries, has increased the supply of “slaveable” people."
"The regions of Latin America and the Middle East both have about 10% of the world’s forced labor. Sub-Saharan Africa has just more than 5%."
A play within a play? A viral tip within a viral example? Introducing the irony of a lesson in going viral in a YouTube that went viral.
"This is one of the best viral videos so far this year, it got close to 2.5 millions views in 2 days! The video features Jennifer Aniston in a commercial for Smart Water, and the funny part is that it touches on how to get your video to go viral"
The Israel apartheid events* are already being attacked ahead of the events.
We are now writing from Colorado where we had our first US stop and where
the local groups arranged a number of appearances for us to launch the
apartheid Month. In three days we have public lectures at a church, two
universities, a bookstore, interview with two radio stations, informal
meetings with community leaders, and a meeting with a congressman. Some
anti-Semitic Ashkenazi Zionists have been writing to organizers telling them
that we are “anti-Semitic” and sending them the link to the ferociously
right-wing and settler supporting and misnamed “Anti-Defamation League” (ADL
should be called Arab Defamation League). The link they send is this that
includes a serious of quotes from me
West Bank fashion show featuring Jamal Taslaq designs adorned with accents to evoke his homeland.
A model walks down the runway to the beat of remixed Arabic pop songs during a show by Palestinian designer Jamal Taslaq.
Taslaq, a Nablus-born designer who has lived and worked in Italy for the past 20 years, sent suits, gowns and wedding dresses down the runway, many of them adorned with accents intended to evoke his homeland....
On Egypt and the popular raid on State Security Agencies: With no law and order and no guard against a bloody battle people will have no recourse to 'security' so the people are advised, by this chronicler, to tread carefully.
"What happened in the past two days pave the way for the army to impose the martial laws ,we must be careful."