Slave Labor

The Case For Taxing Prison Labor
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The Case For Taxing Prison Labor

Stephanie Hunter McMahon of the University of Cincinnati College of Law discusses why labor performed by incarcerated workers should be subject to tax. This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. David D. Stewart: Welcome to the podcast. I’m David Stewart, editor in chief of Tax Notes Today International. This week: prisoners’ dilemma. On…

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…

End of slavery exception in state constitutions could reform prison labor
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End of slavery exception in state constitutions could reform prison labor

In the days when the COVID-19 virus was new, less understood and more deadly, officials in Louisiana turned to state prison inmates to produce essential but scarce products to slow the rapid spread of the virus. There were occupational hazards and health concerns for the imprisoned people mixing chemicals to create hard-to-find hand sanitizer. For…

“Andor” shows how exploitation leads to the Dark Side, from bureaucratic drudgery to prison labor
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“Andor” shows how exploitation leads to the Dark Side, from bureaucratic drudgery to prison labor

There are enough stories about the wrongfully convicted to make the circumstances that land the titular hero of “Andor” in prison seem entirely plausible. In the drama’s seventh episode, “Announcement,” Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor is hiding out beachside in a place called Niamo. He has money, romantic companionship and an appropriately low profile under the…

Nobody is Safe. Human Trafficking | TikTalk on Creative Society Show
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Nobody is Safe. Human Trafficking | TikTalk on Creative Society Show

We’ll learn from Billy Joe how he maintains his courage and at the same time continues moving forward when he immerses into the worst evils of our society. YouTube Description 💬 “So one of the problems with trafficking is that people are not taught anything about trafficking in their normal life. They’re not taught anything…

International efforts to end human trafficking – Lewiston Sun Journal
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International efforts to end human trafficking – Lewiston Sun Journal

Human trafficking, also known as “trafficking in persons,” is not new. I’m particularly concerned about trafficked children. In early America, orphaned Irish children were bought to become workers on homesteads and in brothels and pubs. In the 1950s, Native American children in South Dakota were bought for ten dollars. Many were kidnapped, abused, and then…

There is a serious forced labor problem in the United States
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There is a serious forced labor problem in the United States

Genocide, slave trade, forced labor and other evil acts are the undeniable original human rights sins in the history of American colonialism and capitalism. From the slaughter and enslavement of Native American Indians by early European colonists, to the exploitation of black slaves under the prevailing slave trade in the 18th century, to the systematic…

Marco Rubio: State Department Should Have Listed China as a State Sponsor of Human Trafficking
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Marco Rubio: State Department Should Have Listed China as a State Sponsor of Human Trafficking

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a statement following the release of a U.S. State Department’s “2022 Trafficking in Persons Report,” which did not name China as a state sponsor of human trafficking. “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), under the direct authorization of General Secretary Xi Jinping, unlawfully imprisoned more than a million…

The United States’ Practice of Forced Labor at Home and Abroad: Truth and Facts (Part One)
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The United States’ Practice of Forced Labor at Home and Abroad: Truth and Facts (Part One)

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — The United States’ Practice of Forced Labor at Home and Abroad: Truth and Facts August 2022 Introduction Over the years, the United States has concocted the biggest lies of the century such as the so-called “genocide” and “forced labor” in Xinjiang, in an attempt to smear and contain China. It…

Rehabilitate prisoners? Actually, Arizona’s prison labor program is more like slavery
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Rehabilitate prisoners? Actually, Arizona’s prison labor program is more like slavery

Leasing human beings to profiteers is morally wrong. It’s no less so when the leasing is done by government and the human beings are prisoners. In fact, it is akin to slave labor. It raises serious questions about our public institutions and the people we entrust to guide them. That’s the central takeaway from a joint…