Debt Bondage

Shylock's grip: A spotlight on Chinese debt bondage – dtnext
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Shylock's grip: A spotlight on Chinese debt bondage – dtnext

Editor’s note: lending and how countries and extra-national groups manage their banking is beyond our scope, so this is presented as an opinion piece for you to consider in your research. To be sure, since the start of the made-in-China Covid-19 pandemic, China’s overseas lending for infrastructure projects has been on the decline (until 2019,…

'Live like a worm, or risk your life': Desperate Albanians plot escape to the UK | UK News
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'Live like a worm, or risk your life': Desperate Albanians plot escape to the UK | UK News

In the backstreets of Albania’s capital, Tirana, there is a little less light and less hope.The alleyways we navigate are home to some of the poorest people.  Here Inglita Vera lives with her children and extended family. The house consists of two small rooms where they cook, eat and sleep. She points to an outside…

Thailand's fishery nightmare a global challenge – Big News Network.com
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Thailand's fishery nightmare a global challenge – Big News Network.com

The reported horrors faced by some migrant workers in Thailand’s fisheries point to a crisis affecting the world. Many migrants who sign up to work in Thailand’s fishing industry have no idea what awaits. Many are tricked and promised steady work with monthly earnings to deceive them into modern slavery. The reported conditions are hellish:…

Holiday Season Routinely Sees Rise in Human Trafficking | Post News Group
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Holiday Season Routinely Sees Rise in Human Trafficking | Post News Group

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent | @StacyBrownMedia Federal prosecutors said the fight against human trafficking, a crime that harms some of the most vulnerable members of society, counts among their highest priorities. “We are committed to vindicating the rights of human trafficking crime victims by bringing their traffickers to justice and…

Is there slavery in Qatar? Country receives complaints – The Goa Spotlight
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Is there slavery in Qatar? Country receives complaints – The Goa Spotlight

Modern stadiums, hundreds of large mirrored buildings, modern infrastructure throughout the cities, Qatar seems like a futuristic dream. But the new structures built to host the 2022 World Cup carry a somber imprint. A report by the British newspaper The Guardian revealed that 6,500 workers have died since the Asian country received the right to…

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2022: What is the annual UN event?
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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2022: What is the annual UN event?

According to the ILO, there are more than 40 million people worldwide who are victims of modern slavery (Alamy/PA) International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, an annual United Nations (UN) designated day focusing on eradicating modern forms of slavery, takes place every year on December 2. Modern slavery is defined as a person who…

More needs to be done to achieve carbon neutrality – Basingstoke Gazette
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More needs to be done to achieve carbon neutrality – Basingstoke Gazette

I was hugely disappointed to hear of the snubbing of Greener Basingstoke by council leader Simon Bound and his cabinet member for environment Hayley Eachus. Greener Basingstoke’s Climate and Ecological Town Hall Meeting was a wake-up call for Basingstoke and Deane. The excuse offered was laughable: that it had “become politicised by one political party”….

Authorities Warn: Human Trafficking Rises During the Holiday Season
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Authorities Warn: Human Trafficking Rises During the Holiday Season

Federal prosecutors said the fight against human trafficking, a crime that harms some of the most vulnerable members of society, counts among their highest priorities. “We are committed to vindicating the rights of human trafficking crime victims by bringing their traffickers to justice and working to ensure that survivors have access to restitution, services and…

Seasonal workers in debt after being sent home early from U.K. farms
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Seasonal workers in debt after being sent home early from U.K. farms

Sajit* sold his shop in Nepal to go to the United Kingdom to work on a farm. “They told us six months will be good money for us,” he said. But just two months into the job, when he still had over £3,000 ($3,500 approximately) of debt to repay, he was told he had to…

Episodes 1-7: Slavery At Sea | The Outlaw Ocean | CBC Podcasts | CBC Listen
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Episodes 1-7: Slavery At Sea | The Outlaw Ocean | CBC Podcasts | CBC Listen

The high seas are beyond the reach of international law – and beyond the beat of most reporters. But Pulitzer-Prize-winner and former New York Times journalist, Ian Urbina, has sailed into uncharted territories. Urbina sets out on a years-long quest to investigate murder at sea, modern slave labour, environmental crimes and quixotic adventurers. Part travelog,…