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A new push to end slavery in Australia

It may come as a shock that slavery still exists right here in Australia. And it’s not just in the sex slave trade. More and more the figures are reflecting a trend towards forced labour, where workers are either brought into the country to work as slaves or existing residents are coerced into work for no pay. 105 more words

Catherine Zengerer

New Zealand Fisheries: Slavery at Sea and Forced Labour Case Study

The first case study covering the topic of slavery at sea relating to New Zealand fisheries has been published by HRAS. The detail contained therein is authored and supplied by the New Zealand NGO, Slave Free Seas. 271 more words

International Issues

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


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