Slavery

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Slavery

The practice in which one person owns another person, or at least that person's labor. In either case, the owner does not compensate the slave for his/her work. Slavery is one of the world's oldest institutions. In the modern world, it is considered one of the most egregious human rights violations. It is illegal in nearly every country, but still exists. In the present, it is strongly associated with sexual trafficking and forced domestic servants.
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Kevin Bales is author of Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy and director of Free The Slaves, an American branch of Anti-Slavery International.
Sixty years ago the Nazi regime -- driven not by any wish to cure disease but rather by the simpler wish to remove from this earth some souls within their grasp -- had a word for other such disposable people: Ballastexistenzen (lives not worth living).
DISPOSABLE PEOPLE: NEW SLAVERY IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY By Kevin Bales University of California Press, 298 pages, $16.95
Bales, Kevin, Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy, University of California Press: Berkeley, 1999.