BBC News – How China’s trawlers are emptying Guinea’s oceans http://www.bbc.co.uk./news/world-africa-36734578
You won’t see the chains because modern slavery doesn’t work like that.
Emeritus Professor of Social Justice, University of Hull
July 14, 2016
The government, which introduced legislation banning modern slavery last year, thinks there may be up to 13,000 people held in modern slavery across the UK. But many believe this is a serious underestimate.
You may be surprised to hear slavery still exists, thinking it has long been abolished, but the truth is it never went away. Traditional versions of slavery have morphed into forced prostitution, cannabis farming and labour exploitation, which are now being seen in both “developing” and so-called “developed” countries.
Forced labour is one of the most common forms of modern slavery, and is found in many sectors across the UK, including agriculture, food production, construction, fishing and leisure and hospitality.
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From the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, average hourly pay figures for American workers:
More from the Center:
At the bottom of the distribution, low-wage workers from different demographic backgrounds have relatively similar wages. Low-wage Latinas and African American women earn the least ($8.14 and $8.15 per hour, respectively), while low-wage white men earn the most ($10.00). This clustering of wages at the bottom is likely a result of current federal and state minimum wage policies, which legally mandate employees to be paid at least $7.25 per hour (or more, in many states).
For workers in the middle range of each demographic group, the gender gap is bigger. Median-wage Latinas and African American women are the lowest-wage recipients, earning $12.65 and $14.25 per hour, respectively. In contrast, white men earn the highest median wages, making $21.79. At the top, where the gap is largest, the lowest wages are $28.83…
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Post by @matt_lmel2011.
Hat-tip to CFBostonBrian who referenced a link on his blog. Reading that link, I found another link to a 20 page report by Phillip Atiba Goff and Matthew Christian Jackson of the University of California, Los Angeles; Brooke Allison Lewis DiLeone of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Boston, Massachusetts; Carmen Marie Culotta and Natalie Ann DiTomasso of the University of Pennsylvania. The research paper is titled “The Essence of Innocence: Consequences of Dehumanizing Black Children.”
Their study, conducted in 2008, indirectly corrected me on using the term “demeaning”. I should have been using the term “dehumanizing.”
When Trayvon Martin was killed in 2012, there were people online who vigorously argued against Trayvon being a child. That argument continues today. Memes of Trayvon and his family being apes and raccoons were used to justify his killing. On May 4, 2014, I blogged some of the screenshots. …
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This is at least the third time it has happened. That a massacre of Kurds has been immediately followed up by a Turkish State attack on Kurds. In this case the ‘Childrens Massacre’ is being used as an obvious pretext to invade Syria. These are the 3 apparent ‘False Flag’ attacks:
- – July 20, 2015, Suruç: 34 Kurdish humanitarian volunteers were killed and about 100 injured in a suicide bombing in the predominantly-Kurdish town of Suruc near the border with Syria. Turkish officials blamed ISIS.
But instead of cracking down on ISIS they immediately began a blitzkrieg persecution of the Kurds themselves who were the victims, resulting in the end of the ceasefire and the whole Peace Process initiated by the Kurdish leader Ocalan, and a…
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