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Dubai Labor Fighting Back Vs. Indentured Globalization: Against The Current vol. 132
Francis, Vicky
October, 2007 saw the government of the United Arab Emirates halfway through a "humane" immigration amnesty which, in turn, paved the way for a clampdown on labour. In November a huge strike wave erup...
How the UAE Tried to Silence a Popular Arab Spring Activist
Hussain, Murtaza
Earlier this year (2014), as a wave of counterrevolution and repression continued to roll back popular democratic uprisings across the Middle East, one of the Arab Spring’s most popular online activis...
Report from Dubai: Against The Current vol. 131
Francis, Vicky
Dubai — This gulf emirate is shaping up into a key tourist destination. For golf, luxury hotels and high-end shopping, it is firmly established as a key player in the Middle East region. Dubai’s geogr...

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Leading news website blocked in 3 Arab countries
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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed its deep concerns today following the blocking of news web site al-Araby al-Jadeed and its English counterpart The New Arab, in Saudi Ar...
Ugandan journalist’s damning account of UAE media censorship
The Emirati English-language newspaper The National fired Ugandan journalist Yasin Kakande for writing an autobiographical novel describing the conditions of migrant workers and media censorship in th...

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