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PostModern-Day Slavery (John Heelan, -UK, 03/31/19 4:43 am)
In this discussion on slavery, we should not forget that it still exists in practice.
Consider the implicit but relatively gentle slavery-by-choice of Saudi Arabia. Incoming slaves need to surrender their passports to their employers: the employers of outgoing slaves have to advertise their imminent departures in newspaper adverts and can withhold exit permission just in case the slave owes somebody money.
JE comments: Whose choice is it? I suppose the idea is that the Saudis do not capture and export the victims from their countries of origin. But the enslaved's experience "on the ground" is anything but gentle.
Adrian College has a very active chapter of Not for Sale, a 501 non-profit foundation dedicated to ending exploitation and forced labor. Its mission is a noble one: