Forced Labour

Country Profile: India

[James Clough] …it is very common for these young children – some aged as young as 7 – to be taken advantage of, deceived and forced into a life of slavery. India is well renowned for being a hugely populated country. It is the second largest population on the planet amassing a whopping 1.35 billion […]

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Forced Labour at Sea

[Martyna Żuchowska] This type of industry is prone to forced labour type of slavery where people are held against their will to work grueling hours in terrible conditions, for little to no money. Seafood has a huge impact on the trading industry because it is one of the most traded foods in the whole world. Seafood […]

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Country Profile: Turkmenistan

[Martyna Żuchowska] Human Rights Watch has stated that the country’s government is one of the most repressive in the world When we talk about a country being disconnected from the rest of the world, it’s citizens being repressed and their rights and freedoms being extremely limited, the country that comes to mind is usually North Korea. […]

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Realities of History: Who Was Christopher Columbus?

[Sam McKenzie] If not for a journal he wrote, we may not be aware of the full extent of the atrocities that Columbus committed Christopher Columbus is infamous for discovering the Americas. Whilst he did not discover the ‘New World’, as it had already been populated, his expeditions marked the beginning of transnational conquest and […]

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The Missing Citizens of Russia

[Martyna Żuchowska] …defenceless humans are only treated as a means to make money for the recruiters and their lives essentially have a price tag on them. This week on 30 Million to None, we are acknowledging the efforts and bravery of two men in Russia who are freeing people from modern slavery. Zakir Ismailov and Alexey […]

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The Blackbirding of South Sea Islanders

[Sam McKenzie] Around 30 percent of all South Sea Islanders died due to malnutrition, exposure to European diseases and mistreatment Australia has a relatively short history when compared to other first world nations. Sadly, this does not mean an absence of slavery. The ‘Blackbirding of South Sea Islanders’ started in the 1842 and continued until […]

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Samsung vs Apple: Who’s Making the Right Calls?

[Brayden Sharp] When it comes time to buy a new phone, there are two main players: Samsung and Apple. Apple basically invented and popularised the smartphone industry, while Samsung have steadily caught up with the tech-giant and are now seen as their main alternative. But which one, if either, has clean hands when it comes […]

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Everything Is Not Always As It Seems: Forced Labour In Australia

[Sam McKenzie] Australia is stereotyped on its rich farming history and the iconic hard-working farmers who have made Australia great.  Farming is considered the back-bone of Australia and is integral to the notion of ‘Australia, the lucky country’. However, farm-labour has recently come under scrutiny, with many cases of modern slavery emerging. So is there […]

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Supply Chain 101: The Truth Behind Your $100 Pants

[Martyna Żuchowska] The purpose of this week’s article is to shine a light on what exactly a clothing supply chain is and how it is a detrimental aspect of modern slavery. Next time you are out shopping and decide on a shirt to buy from a big brand clothing store, take a moment to ask yourself […]

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