Many people believe that slavery was abolished years ago through legislation, however, despite these prohibitions, slavery still exists. Slaves are often forced or coerced into prostitution or made to work in deplorable factory conditions. Learn about modern slavery in the latest How Stuff Works podcast.
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Slavery is alive and well in today’s world, and the CS crew pulls no punches. Slaves regaining their freedom in Aztec society, British slaves on the Barbary Coast, Somaly Mam’s escape from Cambodia, forced child labour on African cocoa farms, and of course a look at the Atlantic slave trade & slave ships. Also, a quick timeline of emancipation throughout the world.
Reviews the "coming of age" of Democracy Now from their book, The Exceptions to the Rulers. Examines how one person’s journalist- with-integrity is another person’s hostile crank. Discusses Christian Parenti’s response, called "Free the Truth," to Kevin Bales, founder of Free the Slaves, who claimed that child slavery in cocoa has been eradicated.
Reads the poems "Seesaws" by Samuel Hazo and "The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver to the music of Trilok Gurtu. Reviews a new book by Tracy Kidder called Strength in What Remains. Asks whether the international development aid that antagonized the Hutu-Tutsi relationship was "unwitting." Consults Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies for advice on life after FRSC.
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