Until Kuwaiti worker abuse becomes a topic of open debate in society, between friends and colleagues, in the newspapers, online, at the universities, and around dinner tables -- as Abolition was in the U.S. -- little will change.
Tonight, Obama will address the nation to mark the end of America's official combat role in Iraq. It is unlikely that Iraq's bitter political rivals will put aside their differences quickly enough to enable the president to announce a deliverable outcome.
It has no official website, no signs on the streets directing to it and no paved roads leading to it, but once you have reached your destination, you are magically transported into a world that not many people know exists.
The dust had barely settled following harsh criticism of his government, when Moroccan journalist Taoufik Bouachrine was slapped with a real estate and sales fraud charge and sentenced to six months in prison.
When Israel is accused, however unjustly, of any alleged misdeed against the Palestinians, the din is immediate and deafening. But when fellow Arabs are shown to be inflicting real damage on the Palestinians, there's hardly a peep.
If the rationale for not releasing the Yemenis from Guantánamo was extended to the U.S. prison system, no prisoner would ever be released at the end of their sentence, because prison "might have radicalized" them.