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NSA reportedly compiling individual digital footprints

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As Americans learn more about the National Security Agency’s tracking operations, new revelations have emerged about just how closely the NSA may be watching individual digital footprints.  (NSA reportedly compiling individual digital footprints: ...
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Qatar: the migrant workers forced to work for no pay in World Cup host country - video

Qatar: the migrant workers forced to work for no pay in World Cup host country - video | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Much of the Gulf state's expansion is being built by some of the poorest migrant workers in the world

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Gereon Ryssel's comment, September 30, 2013 6:31 PM
Looking at the international standpoint of this it is questionable if the work in Qatar is really better than the work in Nepal. Originations like Amnesty international who focus on human rights still do not pay enough attention to this problem. Article 23 section 3 in the Human Rights Charter defines this problem. “ Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.” This is clearly not given in the case. Even though it is arguable that the article 23 is not violated, from a humanitarian standpoint like amnesty international values, there should be more action against this problem. This does not achieve any development in Nepal or in Qatar. As Qatar may have a boom in 2022 due to the world cup there is still no benefits to the workers that build the stadiums and made this possible. Instead for any other events coming up the same violation of article 23 will be continued. Looking at the situation in Qatar it is questionable if Qatar deserves the attention and benefits of a event like that; it is also questionable why organizations have not yet attempted any operation against this. Amnesty international would be capable of influencing the nations enough to make them at least reduce this problem, but they focus mostly on justice than on physical labor problems.
Gyapomaa Ampofo's comment, September 30, 2013 8:21 PM
I can not seem to comprehend how these workers have been so terribly exploited, they have been completely stripped of their human rights and it is heartbreaking to watch. Although the situation in Nepal for these men is not much better at least back there they have the support of their families and aren't classified as illegal immigrants. From the 4th of June to the 8th of August this year, 44 Nepalese workers have lost their lives, about half of them suffered from heart failure or accidents. If the ministry takes the issues of these labourers as seriously as they claim to, why has nothing been done about this? It is revolting.
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Spy laws pass

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Controversial spy laws have been passed by Parliament by 61 votes to 59. (Controversial GCSB law passes by two votes http://t.co/nQ74U2pzrJ)
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National Digest

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A roundup of national news (#SuryaRay #Surya National Digest http://t.co/hegJjkkBbO @suryaray @suryaray3)
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ACLU: FBI Exercising Vast Secret Immigration Powers

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The civil liberties group says a previously unknown Bush administration program, continued under Obama, effectively grants the FBI veto power over immigration applications.
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Tenants may beat ‘bedroom tax’ with new bathrooms

Hundreds of people who could fall victim to the “bedroom tax” are to benefit from new plans to convert spare bedrooms into bathrooms.
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