Archiv: slavery


12.07.2019 - 09:00 [ Japan Today ]

U.S. in call seeks to ease dispute between S Korea, Japan

Japan said last week it would end expedited shipments of chemical compounds used by South Korean companies in the manufacture of microchips and smartphones.

Tokyo is angry at South Korean court rulings that Japanese firms must compensate forced laborers from Japan’s 1910-1945 rule of the peninsula.

12.07.2019 - 08:39 [ Yonhap ]

S. Korea dismisses UNC’s alleged push to include Japan as official member

According to sources, the UNC is seeking to include Japan as one of the UNC’s „sending states,“ a move likely to inflame public sentiment in South Korea amid renewed historical tensions with Tokyo.

Should Japan obtain the membership, it would pave the way for its military involvement in the event of an armed conflict on the Korean peninsula — a scenario unthinkable for many Koreans who harbor grievances stemming from Japan’s 1910-45 colonial rule.

12.11.2018 - 19:49 [ Mint Press ]

Lawsuit: US Military Contractor DynCorp Accused of “Enslaving” American Employees in Kuwaiti Tent Cities

(24.10.2018) DynCorp’s old habits of treating human beings as commodities remain as ingrained as ever, largely thanks to the fact that the company has never been held accountable for its crimes against its workers as well as countless children.

14.10.2018 - 23:33 [ teleSUR ]

Jeremy Corbyn Says UK Schools Should Teach Colonialism, Slavery History

On his visit, he also met civil rights campaigner Paul Stephenson who organized the Bristol bus boycott in the 1960s which led to an end to a ban on people from ethnic minorities working on Bristol buses. Corbyn compared it with the famous Montgomery bus boycott by Rosa Parks in the United States.

28.06.2018 - 04:43 [ CBC ]

Protesters take on SLĀV, Montreal Jazz Fest show on music of slavery

(26.Juni) The Montreal chapter of Black Lives Matter has add its voice to the controversy, calling the show „extremely offensive“ and urging activists to join the protest.(…)
„This is cultural appropriation, and we need to think twice before doing this type of thing,“ Kwenders told CBC.

19.06.2018 - 10:49 [ Japan Times ]

Study faults Japan for inaction on modern-day slavery

(31.5.2016) “Business and governments both have a role to play,” she said. “We call on Japan to enact laws . . . to ensure that companies and other organizations are held to account for their role in using forced labor in their supply chains, and to empower independent oversight.”

The report’s estimate of 45.8 million slaves worldwide is a rise of nearly 30 percent from a similar survey two years ago. The leap was attributed to better data collection.