Black People : Post 9/11 slavery in the United States

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    Portable Contemporary Slavery Museum


    Published on Monday, March 29, 2010 by The Nation
    Modern Slavery
    by Katrina vanden Heuvel


    ...The bulk of the museum is housed inside of a 24-foot box truck--a replica of the one used by the Navarrete family in Immokalee to hold twelve farmworkers captive from 2005 to 2007. The workers were beaten, chained and imprisoned inside of the truck, and forced to urinate and defecate in the corners. US Attorney Doug Molloy called the operation "slavery, plain and simple."

    Inside of the truck visitors learn about seven cases of farm labor servitude in Florida successfully prosecuted by the US Department of Justice over the past 15 years. Workers were held against their will through threats, drugs, beatings, shootings, and pistol-whippings. These cases meet the high standard of proof and definition of slavery under federal laws and resulted in the liberation of over 1000 farmworkers--CIW worked ....



    full article;
    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/03/29-0
     
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