Discovering the world of a migrant worker near you
Published June 13th, 2011 - 16:15 GMT
Step outside your own world and into that of a cleaner for moment, Twitter crime arrests- for speaking out against your neighbor's government, Amman taxis slamming to a lethal halt, and not taking the US at face value, and historical Makkah.
"I went out of my room to see the lady who cleans our dorm, I’ve seen her before but never had a conversation with her, until yesterday.
Lina is 22 years old from Madagascar where the sand is white and the beaches are lovely not like Lebanon where the water is so polluted you can barely see blue in it."
Kuwaiti arrested for criticising Bahrain and Saudi Arabia governments on Twitter
"It may not be the first time a twitter user has been arrested for their tweets, but Nasser Abul is the first Kuwaiti citizen to face this charge. The irony in his arrest is that his criticism was not of the Kuwaiti government itself, but rather for criticizing the Bahraini and Saudi governments, particularly in relation to their treatment of the Shi’ite minority, of which he is one."
"I’m writing these words with all the anger i could gather. With all the love i have for Jordan and specially Amman one of the most wonderful cities in the world i can’t stay quite when i see something wrong. I’m pretty sure this issue was discussed before but i just had to write about it after a disturbing sight:"
In a pure coincidence, Gaddafi impeded U.S. oil interests before the war
The question asked by Glenn Greenwald on US motives:
"Why -- at a time when American political leaders feel compelled to advocate politically radioactive budget cuts to reduce the deficit and when polls show Americans solidly and increasingly opposed to the war -- would the U.S. Government continue to spend huge sums of money to fight this war? "
"Last November, the Empty Quarter Gallery in Dubai held an exhibition of the historical photographs of the Makkah in 1885 published by Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje in 1889 as ‘Bilder aus Mekka’ courtesy of Leiden University and a Dutch publisher. The original plates held by the Leiden University have been expertly rephotographed and reprinted as a portfolio of valuable platinum prints."