Monday, May 15, 2017

GCC funding of DC think tank and Western media at work: The silence of mainstream media over AwamiaSiege2017

"The planned "renovation" of the historic 400-year old Almosara district has been highly controversial. In April, the United Nations called on the Saudi government to halt the project, warning that it threatened "the historical and cultural heritage of the town with irreparable harm". “Residents have been pressured in many ways, including through power cuts, to vacate their homes and businesses without adequate alternative resettlement options, leaving them at best with insufficient compensation and at worst, with nowhere to go," said the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha." (thanks Amir)