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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In fact, this rigidity is one reason given why slave labor did not often find favor in Southern factories.(1) Oscillations in demand frequently necessitate layoffs of industrial workers.
Last year the government sustained strong efforts to rescue victims of slave labor through mobile inspection operations in the Amazon and other remote locations, and improved coordination of law enforcement efforts to prosecute and punish traffickers for forced labor and sex trafficking crimes.
reduced slave labor to a consumable raw material," noted Borkin, "a human ore from which the mineral of life was systematically extracted.
The author of the report, Jan Rocher, however, told The Guardian, "After a good start cracking down, the government has given in to the landowner's lobby pressure in congress to delay a bill that would confiscate their estates when slave labor has been found, in exchange for their votes on other bills.
A grimly factual history, American Prisoners Of War In German Death, Concentration, And Slave Labor Camps: German's Lethal Policy In The Second World War is a seminal and core contribution to World War II Military History collections and supplemental reading lists.
"Homosexual victims who performed slave labor for certain Swiss companies are also entitled to claim."
Three orders of nuns that were founded in Kentucky in the early 1800s have apologized for their predecessors' use of slave labor.
I ask AAFES to exercise its conscience, to say that slave labor, sweatshop labor, child labor are abhorrent practices that run counter to everything that we as a nation stand for.
envoy to talks on compensation for Nazi-era victims of forced and slave labor says several breakthroughs have been made and he expects an agreement in about eight weeks.
If this dating estimate holds up, it will undermine the influential theory that major construction projects and other aspects of complex culture arose only in farming societies that had strict power hierarchies and plenty of slave labor.
In Dessa Rose, "'that breeding business'" (12) clearly links the maternal reproduction of the slave labor force and the material production of capital.
Prosecutions and convictions of trafficking offenders appeared to increase, and the Supreme Court strengthened the hand of the federal government in punishing slave labor through a November 2006 ruling.