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Las Vegas, NV: Frontline Work in the Human Trafficking Heartland

This July I travelled to Las Vegas, Nevada, aided in part by the University of Edinburgh’s Go Abroad Fund, to widen out my PhD research examining the intersection between human trafficking, politics and the impact that trauma has on survivors. 450 more words

Blogs

Soundtrack to 'Michael' - dir. Jonathan Kemp

Hello all,

Here are five tracks which were written for ‘Michael’, a short film entered into the Unchosen Film Competition whose mission it is to combat modern-day slavery in the UK. 109 more words

Film

Urgent: China - Do not send refugees back to North Korea

Four families, including a one-year-old baby, fled to China to escape the tyranny of North Korea.  Now China might send them home where they could face… 97 more words

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Huronia Regional Centre - A Tour Behind the Doors of A Closed Institution

This post was written by current student, Kim Collins.

“Welcome.”

“To start your experience, please help yourself to coffee, tea and muffins,” bubbles the animated woman in the bright purple t-shirt as she points to the breakfast spread laid out before us. 911 more words

Disability Studies

A new push to end slavery in Australia

It may come as a shock that slavery still exists right here in Australia. And it’s not just in the sex slave trade. More and more the figures are reflecting a trend towards forced labour, where workers are either brought into the country to work as slaves or existing residents are coerced into work for no pay. 105 more words

Catherine Zengerer

New Zealand Fisheries: Slavery at Sea and Forced Labour Case Study

The first case study covering the topic of slavery at sea relating to New Zealand fisheries has been published by HRAS. The detail contained therein is authored and supplied by the New Zealand NGO, Slave Free Seas. 271 more words

International Issues

Politics of Spatial Imagination in the Dutch Colonial Myth

“The modern world hates to see black folks resting.” — Lewis Gordon, “African American Philosophy, Race, and the Geography of Reason.”

In the 19th century, the opponents of penal colonialism thought it inadvisable to deport prisoners to hard labour. 3,906 more words

Afterlife Of Slavery