Archive | giugno, 2016

Facebook immoral and inhuman

27 Giu

The images that you see on the cover and below in the article led the admin of African Voices on Facebook to get a total of 24 hours block. It is the third block in less than two months to African Voices guilty to highlight the human rights violations and murder by authoritative governments and armies killers.

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The Facebook admin write that are immoral image, which may offend the sensibilities of someone and some culture.

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These administrative blocks come upon report of some hypocritical African who does not agree with our publications or rather would like some news are not widespread.

This means that African Voices is bringing hassle to mediocre citizens, politicians, murderers Nigerians, in this case. And that makes me very happy. Your reports are gold medals for me.

The drama is not given to these mediocre and ignorant people, the tragedy is that the admins of Facebook do not have enough humanity and morality to understand that in these pictures do not show sexual acts, pornography or nude art … but murdered bodies, bodies of people who were protesting peacefully for the independence of their country, Biafra. A rule as cold ignorance.

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Officially, I invite Facebook to take a just position towards the human and civil rights and stop being the doormat of dictators and murderers governments.

 

 

The culture of racism against black domestic help in Lebanon (and the rest of the Arab Muslim world)

25 Giu

A video showing a young Ethiopian maid being dragged by the hair, beaten and forced into a car by several Lebanese men in a busy Beirut street was followed by the maid committing suicide by hanging a few days later.

OBSERVERS.france24 (H/T SusanK)   The scene, captured by a cell phone camera, occurred in front of the Ethiopian consulate in Beirut. The maid, named Alem Dechasa, is lying on the ground, crying and pleading in Ethiopian: “I don’t want to go there!” An onlooker can be heard attempting to stop the man beating her: “Stop it, what’s your problem? Let her go back to the consulate.” But a few moments later, another man grabs Dechasa’s collar and drags her on the ground, then tries to force her into a car. She resists, and one of the men violently grabs her hair – at which point the video cuts.

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The main perpetrator of the violent acts in the video, identified by the licence plate of his car, is Ali Mahfouz, the owner of a maid service agency that employs many migrant workers. He claims that he had taken her to her consulate for her to be sent her back to her country, which she categorically refused.

 Ethiopian consular officials said that they found Dechasa too unstable to be sent back to Ethiopia, and had advised Mahfouz to take her to a psychiatric hospital in the city. After they left, the consular officials said they heard screams and shouts coming from the street and called the police. According to Mahfouz, he was trying to get Dechasa into a car to drive her to the airport when the police interfered and took her to the Deir al-Salib psychiatric ward.
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She committed suicide there on March 14 by strangling herself with a sheet.
Ali Latifa Fakhri a member of the Lebanese Anti-Racism movement in Beirut, says, “Ali Mahfouz brought Dechasa to the consulate while she was in a crazy frenzy. He then justified himself by saying that she had tried to commit suicide several times and he had been forced to switch her to another house. But the question is obviously not whether or not the girl had mental problems. Violence like this can in no case be justified. It’s also worth asking whether Dechasa became unstable following the treatment she underwent at the hands of her employers.

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Personally, I consider businesses like Mahfouz’s little more than human trafficking. These recruiters go to Ethiopia, Sri Lanka or the Philippines to convince poor women to work in Lebanon. They promise good wages, days off, freedom of religion, etc… But once in Lebanon, they often find themselves working 18 hours a day with no rest, irregular pay, and limited freedom. Sometimes, their passport is confiscated and they can’t go anywhere without their employer’s permission. They’re worse than second-class citizens, they’re like slaves. [Every year, there are reports of several thousand maids being physically or sexually abused by their employers in Lebanon.]

“The simple fact that such blatant violence took place in front of the woman’s consulate is proof that nothing stops employers.” The system completely excludes these employees from the rights of other Lebanese workers: they have practically no legal protection.

Facebook intolerant African Human Rights

22 Giu

Remember you the video of the ‪‎Ethiopian‬ worker beaten by Arabs, hanging upside down?

Well, for publishing, indeed linked that video, I got (admin) seven days of total block from ‪‎facebook‬ and therefore also from the African Voices page. The blockade ended yesterday.

Now, given that the mother of ‪‎idiots‬ is always pregnant, and that the block has arrived because some idiot has flagged the video, the same idiots who often complain about a print right denied in their own country, what amazes me is the administration’s behavior facebook that should, I thought, that they were from the part of the complaint of human and civil rights. But no, once again confirms facebook to be at 90 ° in front of the big America and Arabia powers at the expense of the suffering or killed.

We fight every day for the rights of all and then, we realize that the main tyrant is precisely the means that we use every day.
I hope that one day there will be a better and balanced means, maybe an African source.

Greetings and good continuation, even the idiots.