It's Black Breastfeeding Week. Wondering why? One gut-wrenching poem says it all. Eight children file child slavery lawsuit against Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey. The world’s biggest chocolate companies are now facing legal action for allegedly aiding and abetting the illegal enslavement of "thousands" of children on cocoa farms in their supply chains.
Eight children who claim they were used as slave labor on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast have named Nestlé, Cargill, Barry Callebaut, Mars, Olam, Hershey, and Mondelēz as defendants in a lawsuit filed in Washington DC. According to The Guardian, this is the first time a class action of this kind has been filed against the cocoa industry in a US court. I wish this was getting national attention. You have eight former child slaves of the Ivory Coast taking on western capitalists. Charles Preston (@_CharlesPreston) February 13, 2021. Are the Persian Gulf city-states slave societies? The six city-states on the Arab side of the Persian Gulf, each formerly a sleepy, pristine fishing village, are now all glitzy and futuristic wonderlands.
Europe's Dirty Little Secret: Moroccan Slaves and a 'Sea of Plastic' It seemed like a wonderful idea—driving the Spanish coast from Barcelona all the way down to the Straits of Gibraltar.
We got there in April, right before tourist season, and happily missed much of the vacationing European onslaught. Our goal was to hit the smaller less-touristy beach towns to do some diving, paddleboarding and beachcombing along the Mediterranean Coast. South of Barcelona, we stayed in L'Ampolla and enjoyed near-deserted beaches, hotels and restaurants. The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves. TORTYR PÅ ENTREPRENAD — Tidningen Re:public. Kachin women from Myanmar 'raped until they get pregnant' in China.
Burmese and Chinese authorities are turning a blind eye to a growing trade in women from Myanmar’s Kachin minority, who are taken across the border, sold as wives to Chinese men and raped until they become pregnant, a report claims.
Some of the women are allowed to return home after they have given birth, but are forced to leave their children, according to an investigation by Human Rights Watch, titled Give Us a Baby and We’ll Let You Go. One survivor said: “I gave birth, and after one year the Chinese man gave me a choice of what to do. I got permission to go back home, but not with the baby.” China is grappling with a severe gender imbalance; the percentage of the population who are women has fallen every year since 1987. Researchers estimate that factors including sex-selective abortion, infanticide and neglect of female babies mean that there are 30 to 40 million “missing women” in China, who should be alive today but aren’t.
The “German Model” : 17 years after the liberalization of prostitution — Linnéa Engström. Speech by Dr.
Ingeborg Kraus at the Italian parliament in Rom, 28.05.2018. Proofreading by Mary Veronica Clancy. “I am honoured today to have the opportunity to share our experiences with a law that legalises and normalises prostitution. Far from protecting the women, “the German model“ has become “hell on earth“ for them. I use this strong comparison on purpose, because the situation in Germany has become extremely serious. Human zoos existed: 16 Depressing Photos That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity. Zoos induce rather mixed feelings; of course, you get to see your favourite animals up close, but then again, they are in captivity, and that’s not something great.
All of that aside though, zoos are, in general, enjoyable places. Zoos that contain animals, that is. But isn’t that the only kind of zoo there is? Well, we’re sorry to disappoint you; until the very recent future, another kind of zoo existed – human zoos. Europe's Dirty Little Secret: Moroccan Slaves and a 'Sea of Plastic' - EcoWatch. Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: slavevoyages.org For the full interactive version, use a larger device.
Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. Lisa Kristine: Photos that bear witness to modern slavery. You're Underpaid, and So Is the Rest of the World: A Breakdown of Minimum Wages Around the Globe.
"No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.
" That's what former Pres. Franklin Roosevelt said in 1933, in a speech announcing his plan to help America's recovery and forever shaping what would become one of his landmark ideals. Five years later, he signed into law the first federal minimum wage standard: It was 25 cents and set a maximum of a 44-hour workweek. ProductsOfSlavery.