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The Animals Return

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On June 5, 2020
It’s amazing how quickly the ecosystem rights itself if people just stay out of the way. COVID-19 has demonstrated this repeatedly. From Thailand: Since the coronavirus pandemic accelerated in March, Khao Yai, Thailand’s oldest national park, has been closed to human visitors for the first time since it opened in 1962. Without the jeeps and […]
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Labor Notes

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On July 7, 2017
Because of being so immersed in the horribleness of daily politics, I haven’t really been doing enough labor blogging of late. This is bad on my part and I need to get back to it. Here’s a few stories to help catch everyone up. 1) With so much tech work being outsourced to India, it’s […]

Shrimp and Slavery

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On January 10, 2016

Your monthly LGM reminder that if you buy shrimp from supermarkets, you probably are buying a product produced by slaves: Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or

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Slave Labor and Asian Fisheries

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On November 29, 2015
Above: Slaves in the Thai fishing industry Nestlé, long one of the world’s most evil corporations, has finally admitted that much of its fish is procured through slave labor. Migrant workers toiling in Thailand’s seafood industry to supply global companies such as Nestle SA are subjected to hazardous, exploitative and degrading conditions in which some […]
If you buy southeast Asian seafood, which includes most of the shrimp in the frozen section of your grocery store, you are buying a product produced with slave labor. A six-month investigation has established that large numbers of men bought and sold like animals and held against their will on fishing boats off Thailand are […]
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