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Deadspin Has the Best Headline About Qatar’s Forthcoming World Cup

Excerpt from Deadspin

Mar 25, 2014 3:00 am

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While there’s plenty of jingoism in the headline, it does speak to the attitude toward labor that’s leading the development in some of the world’s most rapidly growing tourism economies.

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Construction cranes and bulldozers operate at a real estate construction site being built by Qatar's Lucille properties in Doha. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters


Headline: “Report: Qatar’s World Cup Expected To Take More Lives Than 9/11″

“Qatar is a country without a conscience,” begins the International Trade Union Confederation’s recent report on the working and living conditions of the 1.4 million migrant workers living in Qatar, many of whom are there to build stadiums and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup. After reading through the report, it’s hard to disagree.

The ITUC estimates that 4,000 migrant workers will die before the 2022 World Cup, an estimate based on mortality trends previously reported by embassies within the country.

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