Saturday, March 15, 2014

Qatar World Cup built on the corpses of slave workers

Some 900 workers have already died in the construction of the Qatar World Cup facilities, and they have just begun. 

For comparison, 25 workers died in Sochi Olympics and 6 in the World Cup works of Brazil. 

The ITUC estimates that, at this pace, the human cost of the Qatar football festival will be of at least 4000 lives.

Why do so many workers die in Qatar? It is just normal in that area (not just Qatar but all the other fascist regimes of Arabia): the legal conditions for foreign workers are those of slavery and workers die in troves as result, not even considering all the other related abuses. 

Between 2010 and 2012 at least 700 Indian workers died in the Qatar construction industry (and that is just one nationality among many). Workers are retained wages (sometimes never paid) and passport, have no legal rights whatsoever and are being forced to work at 50 degrees Celsius (122F) without even access to free water. 

This is a true working class genocide being executed with all the blessings of the Western Capitalist Empire.

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