June 17, 2012
Today there are up to 27 million slaves in the world, more than at any time in history, even including during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In many cases, the slave systems are facilitated by the spike in global trade in a quest for global proﬁts. Though that trade is often called ‘free’, what is in fact free is the movement of the captives across borders – free as in easy – and their labor – free as in unpaid.
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