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. 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.
In each of these city-states one finds large tracts of ultramodern architecture, gleaming skyscrapers, world-class air-conditioned retail markets and malls, buzzing highways, giant, busy and efficient airports and seaports, luxury tourist attractions, game parks, children’s playgrounds, museums, gorgeous beachfront hotels and vast, opulent villas housing fabulously affluent denizens. The six city-states – Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Manama in Bahrain, Dammam in Saudi Arabia, Doha in Qatar, and Kuwait City in Kuwait – grew into these luminous metropolises beginning in the 1970s, fuelled by the discovery of oil and gas, an oligarchic accumulation of wealth, and unconditional grants of political independence from the United Kingdom, the former colonial master of the region.
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.
The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves. “…everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor, or they will never be industrious.”
TORTYR PÅ ENTREPRENAD — Tidningen Re:public. SEDAN AUGUSTI I fjol har jag haft regelbunden kontakt med dussintals flyktingar och migranter i Libyen.
Den första gruppen började skicka desperata meddelanden till mig efter att en konflikt brutit ut mellan konkurrerande miliser som slogs om kontroll över Libyens huvudstad Tripoli. De frihetsberövade satt fast, mitt i striderna. Fler än 400 män, kvinnor och barn hade övergivits utan tillgång till mat och vatten i Ain Zara-förvaret i södra delen av Tripoli. 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. 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. 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. So, we've come a long way. But just this week Senate Republicans filibustered Pres. ProductsOfSlavery.