Modern Slavery in America

Modern Slavery in America - by Stephen LendmanCalled human trafficking or forced labor, modern slavery thrives in America, largely below the radar. A 2004 UC Berkeley study cites it mainly in five sectors:-- prostitution and sex services - 46%;-- domestic service - 27%;-- agriculture - 10%;-- sweatshops or factories - 5%; -- restaurant and hotel... Continue Reading →

Human Rights in Israel and Palestine

Human Rights in Israel and Occupied Palestine - by Stephen LendmanThe Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) publishes annual reports on "The State of Human Rights in Israel and the Occupied Territories." This article reviews its December 2008 one as human rights activists commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights... Continue Reading →

Systemic Failure: Capitalism “Lays an Egg”

Systemic Failure: Capitalism "Lays An Egg" - by Stephen LendmanAfter the 1929 October 24, 28 and 29 market crash, the weekly entertainment industry magazine Variety (on October 30) published its most famous ever headline: "Wall Street Lays an Egg." In October 2008, history repeated, and since the October 2007 peak, equity prices plunged over 50%... Continue Reading →

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