Archive for December 2nd, 2020

02/12/2020

The Tragic Human Cost of Modern Slavery 

Watch this short extract from the award-winning film ‘The Boss: Anatomy of a Crime’, produced and directed by 50 for Freedom supporter Sebastián Schindel and staring 50 for Freedom supporter Joaquin Furriel.

Learn more about this poignant movie by listening to the productor and director, Sebastián Schindel and to the lead actor, Joaquín Furriel.

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02/12/2020

‘This year’s global protests against systemic racism have brought renewed attention to a legacy of injustices all over the world whose roots lie in the dark history of colonialism and slavery’

Black and white image of a group of men walking through a hall in UN headquarters in New York.

But slavery is not simply a matter of history.

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02/12/2020

Slavery Is Not Merely a Historical Relic

A young child leans against a row of bricks laid to dry.

Hundreds of families with young children work and live in these brickyards near Islamabad – often under conditions of bonded labour. PHOTO:ILO / Marcel Crozet

2 December 2020 (United Nations)* — According to the  International Labour Organisation (ILO) more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery. Although modern slavery is not defined in law, it is used as an umbrella term covering practices such as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking. Essentially, it refers to situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, deception, and/or abuse of power.

In addition, more than 150 million children are subject to child labour, accounting for almost one in ten children around the world.

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02/12/2020

Corrupt Science and Elite Power: Your Techno-Slavery Is Now Imminent

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert J. Burrowes*

Do you like to believe that scientists are studying the evidence – whether in relation to Covid-19 or anything else – and delivering high quality knowledge that can be used to guide public policymaking so that it might better serve the interests of ordinary people?

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Robert J. Burrowes

It is certainly a comforting idea, isn’t it?

After all, we have long been told that science is an ‘evidence-based approach’ to understanding particular phenomena and thus providing accurate guidance on how to proceed to achieve productive outcomes.

Unfortunately, this claim is just propaganda for the unwary.

In his 2005 study of the validity of published medical research, John P. A. Ioannidis, a professor of medicine who also studies scientific research itself, explained why ‘It can be proven that most claimed research findings are false.’ Most? False? Here is what Professor Ioannidis concluded but you can read his entire article, cited below.

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