FIFA Human Rights Controversy Ignored By Kansas City Hype Machine

This morning the newspaper is running promotional garbage for the World Cup.

We're rather focus on something more real.

Here's a worthwhile note and report from the Human Rights Watch about an organization that's soon to set up shop in Kansas City . . .

FIFA is responsible not just for stadium workers, a minority of the total migrant workforce whose employers are held to higher standards for workplace conditions, but also for workers to build and service projects for tournament preparation and delivery, including transport and accommodations, security, cleaning, and landscaping.

Despite repeated warnings from the workers themselves and civil society groups, FIFA failed to impose strong conditions to protect workers and became a complacent enabler to the widespread abuse workers suffered, including illegal recruitment fees, wage theft, injuries, and deaths, Human Rights Watch said.

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Qatar: Rights Abuses Stain FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup from November 20 to December 18, 2022, will be played following years of serious migrant labor and human rights abuses in Qatar, Human Rights Watch said today, publishing a "Reporters' Guide" to support journalists covering the Qatar World Cup.