Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Who Said Slavery is Dead?

This morning I read this article in the Guardian, one of many such articles the Guardian has published.

In my teens Dubai was one of the must-see places I wanted to go in my life, but the more I heard the more uncomfortable I got. All this fantastic shopping, all these fabulous buildings, expats showered in money. It doesn't just spring out of the ground.

There is an army of slaves in the background, unheard, unseen, treated like animals, I mean really, treated like animals. Actually no. People in Dubai probably treat their dogs better. I really can't say more than the article does.

I'd urge you to read it and boycott Dubai as a holiday destination. Seriously, somewhere with that amount of money has no excuse to keep their hardest workers so badly paid and taken care of. It's racism, plain and simple.

1 comment:

Yorkshiregurl said...

Hi bollybutton

I've just read the following article on the bbc website about Dubai.

It's appalling. Thought you might be interested to read it, also the programme is on Panorama tonight: Slumdogs and Millionaires. I'm not sure if you're able to access bbc iplayer in Greece but it would be an interesting programme to watch.