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  • Big rise in slavery follows Tory cuts to policing, says Abbott


    SUSPECTED cases of slavery and human trafficking have doubled in the last three years, the National Crime Agency (NCA) revealed yesterday.

    There were 3,805 people reported as potential victims last year compared with 1,745 in 2013, an agency report said.

    The crime was most...

    Wednesday 5th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Slavery ‘thrives in modern Britain’


    SLAVERY is thriving in Britain, police statistics revealed at the weekend.

    Children are among the victims of forced work, domestic servitude and sexual exploitation, according to figures disclosed by the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

    Since May last year, officers have...

    Monday 21st Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • May’s poor track record makes pledge unlikely


    THERESA MAY’S drive to stamp out modern slavery has been undermined by her shameful track record in tackling child victims of slavery during her tenure as home secretary, Labour said yesterday.

    The Prime Minister has pledged a £33 million investment aimed at clamping down...

    Monday 1st Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Timeless transports of terror and profit


    A book of narratives and songs sheds new light on the horrific cost of emigration, slavery and transportation, says JAMES MILLER

    Thursday 21st Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • Thailand: Government flounders over seafood slave scandal


    by Our Foreign Desk
     
    THAILAND’S government struggled to defend itself yesterday against charges that it was ignoring slavery and forced labour in its shrimp industry.
     
    Press reports last week revealed gross...

    Tuesday 22nd Dec 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Eight slaves sue Seoul for being slow to save them


    EIGHT disabled South Korean men who spent decades working as slaves on salt farms sued the government yesterday over negligence and inaction that prolonged their ordeal.

    The plaintiffs, who have varying levels of disabilities, were enslaved on rural islands off South Korea’s...

    Saturday 14th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Forging unity against race and class divide


    John Moore sees much to laud in the reprint of Vron Ware’s history of organised feminism in Britain against a background of anti-slavery demonstrations from the 1780s to the end of the 1860s

    Monday 17th Aug 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • Indonesia: Freed slaves head home to Myanmar


    MORE than 100 fishermen recently liberated from slavery in Indonesia were awaiting transport to their homes in Myanmar yesterday.

    The 125 men, some of whom had been separated from their families for years, arrived in the city of Yangon by plane from Ambon in eastern Indonesia on...

    Saturday 16th May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Three are charged over trafficking and slavery


    Police have charged three people from Norfolk with slavery and trafficking offences linked to the food industry, authorities said yesterday.

    The charges follow raids on properties in Great Yarmouth on Wednesday as part of a joint operation by Norfolk Police, Suffolk Police and the...

    Friday 6th Mar 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Domestic workers urge MPs to back slavery Bill change


    Migrant domestic workers handed peers flowers on their way into Parliament yesterday to thank them for a vital scrap of legislation protecting them from modern-day slavery.

    Existing laws signed off in 2012 prevent migrant workers employed as “domestics” moving from one...

    Thursday 5th Mar 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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