Monday, June 18, 2007

Wealth Inequality and Slavery

Barbara Ehrenreich has an interesting post on the new bottom rung of the American ladder: slavery.

Although Ms. Ehrenreich only mentions one case of actual slavery, the CIA estimates that 50,000 people are sold into slavery in the United States every year from Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa. This does not include the number of people held as slaves abroad for the benefit of American corporations like Unocal.

For more information, please see humantrafficking.org and The American Anti-Slavery Group.

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