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Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
Sat Jan 3, 2015, 12:15 AM Jan 2015

Slave labor farms left to continue undisturbed by police

Heartrending --

Inside SOUTH Korea’s slave farms where cruel families send mentally disabled relatives to toil in fields rather than care for them

* The rural island chain, off southwest coast, is home to thriving slave trade
* Tales of slavery using disabled people repeatedly emerged in last ten years
* Recent investigation found more than 100 workers were receiving no pay
* Police and officials who knew about islands have not faced punishment

In one of the world's richest countries - it is a fate too cruel to believe.

But it recently emerged that a remote set of South Korean islands have long been used as slave camps - where families send their mentally disabled relatives to toil in salt farms so that they don't have to care for them.

Slavery thrives on this chain of rural islands off the country's rugged southwest coast, nurtured by a long history of exploitation and the demands of trying to squeeze a living from the sea.

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Slave labor farms left to continue undisturbed by police (Original Post) Nuclear Unicorn Jan 2015 OP
Isn't this what we are proposing daredtowork Jan 2015 #1


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1. Isn't this what we are proposing
Sat Jan 3, 2015, 12:58 AM
Jan 2015

When we implement work-for-welfare programs that are less than minimum wage and covered by no labor law?

This is why I am strongly opposed to work-for-welfare. It's basically slavery for people who couldn't get mainstream work. If we want everyone to work, then everyone should just get a regular job, paying at least minimum wage and covered by labor law.

By the way, we also use quasi-slave-labor from prisons.

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