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Jobs as an avenue towards freedom......

We all could use a job to get some income flowing our way......I sure have needed that help in my life and I am free to curate this site because of employment.  I thank God and my employer for that.    

Anyway, if these ideas are helpful, I offer them here with that intent;  That someone in the MENA region may be served by this information....

1. Citizen journalists selling stories/pics, and video of oppressive regimes

2. Translation services from Arabic sources if they are polylingual

3. cultural art, many people there are very gifted. Poetry, paintings, music, videography......Islamic art

4. travel planning for vacationers, business travelers to MENA....Bookings, sites, places to see, places to avoid.  Cultural, spiritual sites....tour guiding

5. If they can program or do web page design, these services are easily marketed across the web.  I am convinced of the widespread genius of people in the MENA region!

6. Some consignment sales groups operate this way. You give out brochures, you sell, they send product, you get a commission...  Amway, tupperware, MaryKay.......

 

Also there are sites on the internet:  First lets get cautious!  Some are scams:

see these sites for what to watch out for:  http://t.co/mqCotNx & http://t.co/F63UcqH

 

 

Here is a Google page devoted to this:  http://t.co/OJyY3DR

Here is a Bing  page devoted to a similar topic:  http://is.gd/ZO2Udg

 

 

If this is naive or unhelpful, please forgive me!  I am distant, and trying to help! 

 

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Bahrain: Sacked workers protest for right to work!

Bahrain:  Sacked workers protest for right to work! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

No people are more industrious than bahrainis.....

 

[Can anyone tell me about the Unleavened bread? ]

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Int'l Labor Org. complaint against Bahrain for discrimination!

Int'l Labor Org. complaint against Bahrain for discrimination! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Listed on the agenda of the meetings of the session (312) of the Board of the International Labour Organization meeting in Geneva from 3 to Nov18, 2011, a complaint  made by 12 labor organizations against Bahrain.  The  complaint concerned the  non observance by Bahrain of the Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111), made by delegates to the 100th Session (2011) of the International Labour Conference under article 26 of the ILO Constitution.

 

See:    http://is.gd/sfrgG2

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US labor team probes job purges in Bahrain

US labor team probes job purges in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A U.S. fact-finding team in Bahrain wrapped up talks Wednesday to investigate workplace purges that have spurred calls to suspend a key trade pact over the Gulf nation's crackdown on protesters.
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Gulf Air boycott campaign for sacked employees

Gulf Air boycott campaign for sacked employees | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
We, the undersigned, call on the Gulf Air to immediately return all dismissed employees to there jobs with no string attached like no vacation or any other condition and to compensate all employees for the lost salary and hold accountable those who...
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Bahrain regime continues targeting students and teachers | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Bahrain regime continues targeting students and teachers | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its deepest concern over the deterioration of the educational system in Bahrain caused by unwarranted decisions taken by the government of Bahrain targeting teachers and university students. Recently: expelled university students have been summoned for investigation, students are on hunger strike in solidarity with their detained friends, and teachers are being transferred to schools in different areas also being dismissed and replaced by unqualified teachers.

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Bahrain professor sacked for human rights activities - The Irish Times - Mon, Sep 12, 2011

Bahrain professor sacked for human rights activities - The Irish Times - Mon, Sep 12, 2011 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

DEFENDING HUMAN rights can be a perilous task. It has cost Abdulla Alderazi his job as a professor in the University of Bahrain and threatened his personal safety.

Last month he received a letter of dismissal from the university informing him of their decision, “for reasons of my activity”, he said.

In Dublin this week for a conference held by Frontline, an international organisation that supports defenders of human rights across the world, Prof Alderazi expressed an unshakeable desire to continue his work as secretary general of the Bahrain Human Rights Society.

“Otherwise the suffering of these victims will continue if we don’t go and document it and report it and show the world what happened.” What has been happening is a push from the people of Bahrain for greater political and social freedoms, in line with the sentiment crossing the region following the Arab Spring.

The professor and his society have been at the forefront of this movement which was forcibly dissolved almost two years ago for advocating personal rights.

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Bahrain job purges linger as protest flashpoint

Bahrain job purges linger as protest flashpoint | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

"We are calling for our forgotten civil rights," said Sayed Ahmad, spokesman for a committee formed by activists to aid workers claiming they were pushed out of their jobs. "We don't want to fight Sunnis, but we will stand up against anyone ... trying to cleanse a sect just because of their political views.

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Bahrain soccer stars pay price for protesting

The backlash against the Hubail brothers was part of a sweeping, government crackdown in a bid to snuff out opposition to the regime. Besides the arrest of hundreds of citizens, students were expelled from universities, government employees were fired, and doctors and nurses put on trial for treating injured protesters.

Protesters were denigrated and interrogated on state television and then accused of anti-state conspiracies in trials before a secretive, security court. Even some of the slightest infractions were dealt with harshly, including a 20-year-old woman who was sentenced to a year in prison for reading a poem critical of Bahrain's king.

Inspired by uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, Bahrain's Shiite majority took to the streets Feb. 14 to demand that the country's more than 200-year-old Sunni dynasty loosen its control on top government and security posts. After days of mostly peaceful protests, the regime cracked down on the protesters, resulting in the death of more than 30 people and the detention of thousands.

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Bahrain sacks 2,500 state workers | Pakistan | News | Newspaper | Daily | English | Online

Bahrain sacks 2,500 state workers | Pakistan | News | Newspaper | Daily | English | Online | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
About 2,500 state workers in Bahrain have been dismissed from their jobs for taking part in nation-wide protests against the ruling of Al-Khalifa dynasty. The sackings have affected a total of over 13,000 people in the tiny Persian Gulf sheikhdom.
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مدير بحريني مفصول يناشد الضمير العالمي

كلمة لسيد جلال سلمان حسن ناصر مدير إدارة تقنية المعلومات في مجلس الشورى البحريني يناشد فيها الضمير العالمي للنظر في قضية المفصولين فصلاً تعسفياً في البحرين. ...

Mr. Jalal Salman Hassan Nasser, Director of Information Technology in the Bahraini Shura Council appeals to the conscience of the world to consider the case of Bahrainis who have been dismissed on a sectarian basis .   Human Rights and humanitarian appeal Worldwide for action against the Al-Khalifa regime!

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Human rights groups push Bahrain to investigate worker dismissals

More than 2,000 workers in Bahrain have been fired from state-linked firms and government jobs in apparent retribution for participating in pro-democracy protests earlier this year, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
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Stripping perceived opposition supporters of their jobs would mark an expansion of the crackdown by targeting people’s livelihoods as a warning to others not to return to the streets.

The New York-based rights group said more than 2,000 workers and union activists were dismissed from jobs at government ministries, schools, hospitals and firms that include the state-run Bahrain Petroleum Company.

“The dismissals may have violated Bahraini labor laws as well as international standards, in particular those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of political opinion,” the rights group said in a statement calling on Bahraini authorities to investigate and reinstate unlawfully dismissed workers.
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Human Rights Watch also said Bahrain’s Education Ministry has fired 111 employees since April and the government also disbanded the Teachers Association.

Last month, the Geneva-based International Labor Organization sharply criticized the dismissal of workers and urged Bahrain to reinstate them.

In May, a major U.S.-based labor group asked Washington to suspend a free trade pact with Bahrain in response to the purging of union leaders accused of supporting pro-reform protests.

Bahrain’s Shiites account for about 70 percent of the kingdom’s population, but they claim systematic discrimination, including being blocked from top military and political posts. Their revolt in February – inspired by other Arab uprisings around the region – has been by far the biggest domestic challenge to any Gulf ruler in decades.

At least 32 people have died and hundreds of protesters, opposition activists and Shiite professionals like doctors and lawyers have been detained during five months of demonstrations and crackdowns. Dozens of them have been tried in a special security tribunal, including eight prominent opposition figures who were convicted of anti-state crimes last month and sentenced to life imprisonment.
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The so-called national dialogue began July 2. Earlier this week, the delegates of the main opposition party, Al-Wefaq, threatened to pull out of talks because they said the government is not willing to discuss political reform.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2011/Jul-16/Human-rights-groups-push-Bahrain-to-investigate-worker-dismissals.ashx#ixzz1SDwINPLH
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)
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"ألبا" تتخطى حاجز 400 مُسرَّح و"بابكو" الـ300 والمجموع يرتفع لـ2141 - صوت المنامة - البحرين (Powered by Alhajar portal)

"ألبا" تتخطى حاجز 400 مُسرَّح و"بابكو" الـ300 والمجموع يرتفع لـ2141 - صوت المنامة - البحرين (Powered by Alhajar portal) | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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المسرحون يجددون اعتصامهم امام وزارة العمل مطالبين بتنفيذ توصيات "تقصي الحقائق" | الوسط اون لاين - صحيفة الوسط البحرينية - مملكة البحرين

المسرحون يجددون اعتصامهم امام وزارة العمل مطالبين بتنفيذ توصيات "تقصي الحقائق" | الوسط اون لاين - صحيفة الوسط البحرينية - مملكة البحرين | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
احتشد عدد كبير من المفصولين عن العمل في القطاعين بسبب الاحداث التي شهدتها البحرين أمام وزارة العمل صباح اليوم (الاحد) مطالبين بإرجاعهم الى اعمالهم دون شرط او قيد وتعويضهم ومحاسبة المسئولين عن فصلهم وتنفيذ توصيات لجنة تقصي الحقائق التي أكدت على ان..

 

Bahraini protest in front of Labor Dept. to reinstate all wrongfully fired workers.  12/11/2011

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Unions in support of Bahrain freedom protesters!

Representatives of British trade unions have held a meeting with Bahrain's ambassador to the UK to register a joint protest over the treatment of workers and demonstrators in the Persian Gulf state.

“The delegation raised the matter of the thousands of people sacked and the hundreds facing trial or sentenced for supporting the pro-democracy movement in Bahrain,” the Trades Union Congress (TUC) said.

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Education International - Bahrain: End the violations against teachers, unionists and students

Education International - Bahrain: End the violations against teachers, unionists and students | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Help us end the violations against teachers, unionists and students! Go to site and click to send an online message to Bahraini authorities now!

 

Free Mahdi Abu Deeb !

Free Jalila Al-Salman!

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Bahrain: Reinstate Ousted Students, Faculty | Human Rights Watch

Bahrain: Reinstate Ousted Students, Faculty | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Universities in Bahrain should immediately reinstate all students, faculty, and staff who were dismissed solely for expressing opinions critical of the government and ruling family or attending overwhelmingly peaceful anti-government demonstrations in February and March of this year, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch also called on the University of Bahrain to stop requiring students to sign oaths of loyalty to the ruling Al Khalifa family and the government as a condition for enrollment.

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«الصحة» تمدد توقيف عشرات الموظفين لثلاثة أشهر أخرى | محليات - صحيفة الوسط البحرينية - مملكة البحرين

«الصحة» تمدد توقيف عشرات الموظفين لثلاثة أشهر أخرى | محليات - صحيفة الوسط البحرينية - مملكة البحرين | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
مددت وزارة الصحة قبل أيام، فترة توقيف العشرات من موظفي الوزارة لثلاثة أشهر أخرى، بعد أن انقضت مدد التوقيف الأولى، والتي بدأت في شهر أبريل/ نيسان 2011.وسلّمت الوزارة الموظفين الموقوفين رسائل تمديد توقيفهم عن العمل والموقعة من مديرة إدارة الموارد البشرية...
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Education International - Asia Pacific

EI and Amnesty International are calling for the release of Jalila al-Salman and Mahdi Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb, two members of the Bahrain Teachers' Association (BTA) who were arrested during the unrest in March and April 2011. They remain incarcerated awaiting trial in a civilian court, which has been postponed until further notice.
Re-elected EI General Secretary, Fred van Leeuwen, has continued to express concern over their detention for exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly and has urged the Government to immediately release them and to hold to account those responsible for their arrest and possible abuse.

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Bahrain protesters face continued crackdown

Evidence has surfaced of alleged police brutality in Bahrain. Six months since the crackdown began on the country's Shia led pro-democracy movement, activist...
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Campaign to support the Wrongfully sacked in Bahrain! - #BHSacked

#BHSacked is the Twitter hashtag for supporting the wrongfully sacked by the Bahraini Regime!  Please give them the support you are able. If it were you, wouldn't you want your brothers and sisters to care and help.  

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Trades Union Congress - Bahrain's anti-union repression escalates

Despite growing international pressure, the Bahraini authorities have stepped up the repression of the country's trade union movement, sacking more than 100 government employees in recent weeks.

 

Unions organize the people.  Individuals are easily oppresed by the Organized Governement.  Regimes have problems with individuals becoming organized and acquiring the power to fight back.  Unions must see themselves as the trustees of this power and dare to organize the people for the common good, against the will of the regime!

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Bahrain government fires hundreds of employees for political views

Bahrain government fires hundreds of employees for political views | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

More than 100 Bahraini government employees have been fired in recent weeks for their political views, signaling an ongoing campaign to crush dissent in the wake of a pro-democracy uprising this spring.

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They join 600 workers who have already been forced to leave government ministries and universities and about 1,900 workers sacked by private businesses this spring.

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Bahrain to sack 23 health workers over protests - EmpowHER.com

Bahrain to sack 23 health workers over protests - EmpowHER.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain's health ministry will sack 23 workers and temporarily re-instate 200 who were suspended during a crackdown on anti-government protests early this year, state news agency BNA said on...
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LABOUR TIME: BWI: Sackings Continue

LABOUR TIME: BWI: Sackings Continue | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
According to BWI’s affiliate the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions, currently there are more than 2,200 workers who have been dismissed out of a local Bahraini work force of 140,000. Unfortunately under the current Unemployment scheme these workers do not qualify for unemployment insurance as these dismissals are considered to be disciplinary action.

The union has stated, “An average Bahraini family consists of six persons and on this basis, this means that at least 12,000 Bahraini are without an income.”
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