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Politics of Spatial Imagination in the Dutch Colonial Myth

“The modern world hates to see black folks resting.” — Lewis Gordon, “African American Philosophy, Race, and the Geography of Reason.”

In the 19th century, the opponents of penal colonialism thought it inadvisable to deport prisoners to hard labour. 3,906 more words

Afterlife Of Slavery

Is Fair Trade Enough?

A few months ago my colleague, Jenn wrote about the chocolate industry and how if it’s not fair trade chocolate, there is a good chance child slavery has played a role in it’s production. 651 more words

Liars! The National Charity Who Are Deceiving The Public About Their Role In Workfare

UPDATE – Wednesday 23rd July: After five days of silence Age UK have issued furious denials on twitter and their name has been removed from the list of G4S Placement Brokers. 580 more words

DWP

Recommended Link: Bonded labour in India's brick kilns

I have great respect and affection for many aspects of life in India. I have visited there many times over the last three decades. I have always been aware of the dark side but there is also much which is vibrant and positive. 532 more words

Bahá'í Faith

Trafficking in Persons Report Downgrades Thailand and Malaysia to Lowest Tier

In the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report, the U.S. government has downgraded Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela to Tier 3, the lowest ranking of fighting against modern-day slavery. 361 more words

E-Prayer

Feature article on human rights concerns with Irish businesses in Qatar

TheJournal.ie has a large feature today regarding the risk that Irish companies working on construction projects for Qatar 2022 might become implicated in forced labour. Considerable coverage has been given in the Irish and international press to human rights violations occurring in the run-up to the World Cup, particularly under the  2,151 more words