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Teens lead charge to end Kentucky prison slavery

From “Ellie Finkelstein, Freedom United”

November 12, 2023

News Digest

Anti-slavery activists
Teens lead charge to end Kentucky prison slavery
A group of teens from Kentucky, U.S. has been sharing an unsettling truth in their home state: the state’s constitution still allows slavery. Section 25 of the Kentucky Constitution states, “Slavery and involuntary servitude in this state are forbidden, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” Read more…
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Supply chains
Testing Germany’s supply chain act
German supermarkets are being questioned for disregarding evidence of human rights abuses from their suppliers. The accusation asserts that the supermarkets are indifferent to evidence of deplorable working conditions, low wages, and suppression of trade unions on South American banana and pineapple plantations. Read more…
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Forced labor
The fish you buy in Ireland swims in a current of forced labor
Recent investigations of modern slavery and human rights abuses reported onboard Chinese fishing vessels. The investigators traced the seafood supply chain caught by Chinese vessels and processing plants where abuse had been reported to prominent grocery store chains across Ireland and Europe. Read more…
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Ellie Finkelstein
Freedom United


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