Slavery’s alive and well, doing time and making profits

Postcard from a Pigeon

In George Orwell’s dystopian novel of a post apocalyptic totalitarian world, 1984, manual and menial labour is performed by incarcerated slaves

How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

June 13, 2016 at 11:58 pm

If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery

American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment for crimes” well into the 21st century. Not surprisingly, corporations have lobbied for a broader and broader definition of “crime” in the last 150 years. As a result, there are more (mostly dark-skinned) people performing mandatory, essentially unpaid, hard labor in America today than there were in 1830.

With 5 percent of the world’s population and 25 percent of the world’s…

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