May 20, 2014

21ST CENTURY COLONIALISM: N.Y.U. Apologizes to Workers Mistreated on Its Abu Dhabi Campus. “The article described workers being arrested, beaten and deported to their home countries after striking over pay. Recruitment fees, of approximately a year’s wages, were all but required, and laborers had to work overtime, sometimes seven days a week, to earn the base pay they were promised. Not one of the dozens of workers interviewed had his own passport. Some were living in filthy, crowded apartments.”