Palestinian workers are especially attractive to Israeli employers because of a very particular legal situation that’s arisen over the past few years.
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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Romilyn Ergy Ibañez adds to the growing list of OFWs who were killed or became victims of rape and violence but whose cases remain unsolved and the perpetrators got off scot-free.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat.com The peoples’ uprisings in Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, and the brewing unrest in Saudi Arabia have been in the headlines lately. Sadly, nothing much is being written about the reasons behind the uprisings except that people are rising up against their long-time rulers because of the worsening unemployment…
The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) has condemned the attempts of the US to interfere in the conflicts in the Libya and in the Middle East, saying that the US and its allies “are hell-bent on tightening their control over all the major sources of oil and gas.”
This was not the first time Gil Lebria, 37, had gone abroad for work. Unfortunately, this was also not the first time that he and others like him encountered a major problem that the Philippine government had ignored and, as a result, they were forced to return home earlier than planned, empty-handed.
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Migrante International said the government’s “slow, dismaying and disorganized action” in repatriating overseas Filipino workers who were trapped in strife-torn Libya should not be repeated in other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, where protest actions against governments intensify. | Sidebar: OFW Recalls Danger in Libya, Denounces Neglect by Philippine Government | FULL COVERAGE: Anti-government protests in Libya and elsewhere
By ARNO J. MEYER CounterPunch International Posted by Bulatlat Israel is in the grip of a kind of collective schizophrenia. Not only its governors but the majority of its Jewish population have delusions of both grandeur and persecution, making for a distortion of reality and inconsistent behavior. Israeli Jews see and represent themselves as a…
An alliance of Middle East-based overseas Filipino workers’ (OFW) groups demanded that Philippine embassy officials who are forcing OFWs to admit to trumped-up charges filed against them by their abusive employers and deceiving them into thinking that it is the “only option left” so that they could be repatriated must be sacked from office. BY…