October 17, 2006

Modern Slavery

Around 12 million in slavery:
Thousands of people have been abducted and enslaved in Sudan since the outbreak of civil war in 1983, she said.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Burma have been forced to work as farm labourers, army porters or construction workers for little or no pay.

Women are trafficked from countries like Albania and Moldova and forced into prostitution in France, Italy and Britain. Men are trafficked in Mexico and forced to work on US farms.

The child sold as a camel jockey, the woman forced into prostitution, the migrant worker whose passport is confiscated by his gangmaster boss - all in effect are slaves, she said.
Think yourselves lucky, ye corporate slaves...


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