It is fashionable today to discourse on poverty and the necessity, if not of eradicating it, at least of reducing its extent. This is a discourse of charity, in the nineteen century style, which does not devote much time inquiring into the economic and social mechanisms which engender the “poverty” in question, and this in an epoch where the scientific and technological means at the disposal of humanity are sufficient to eradicate it totally.
Samir Amin, The Liberal Virus (via lehaaz)


This is how the realities of migrant labourers in the Gulf are concealed:

South Asian men are typically labourers who build the large buildings, elaborate homes, and sprawling malls for the wealthy, while they themselves live in terrible conditions. They have come here, to this…