Monday, November 28, 2005

Slavery raises it's head again.

See interactive graphic at BBC.

Types of slavery:
It is defined as work which is exacted under the menace of a penalty and undertaken involuntarily. Forced labour can be imposed by the state or private agents and takes different forms, including debt bondage, chattel slavery and prison labour.

Emphasis mine.

Debt bondage. You mean where your credit card company can unilaterally raise your interest rates into the sky on debt you agreed upon at a much lower rate and then your Congress (mostly Republicans) votes to cut off the protection of bankruptcy?

So now indeed we do have slavery back in the US.

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