UK Parliament hears of slavery risks in NC tobacco fields

http://www.southernstudies.org/2014/12/uk-parliament-hears-of-slavery-risks-in-nc-tobacco.html

While discussing a proposal to require supply-chain monitoring for slavery risks, a British House of Commons member described human rights abuses he and a colleague witnessed on a recent fact-finding visit to North Carolina’s tobacco fields. Image: “A Smokescreen for Slavery: Human Rights Abuses in UK Supply Chains” by the Trade Union Group of MPs. ” itemprop=”image” src=”http://www.southernstudies.org/sites/default/files/images/tobacco_worker_housing_nc_uk_rpt.png?1418774863” /> Tobacco farmworker housing in eastern North Carolina. This photo is from “A Smokescreen for Slavery: Human Rights Abuses in UK Supply Chains” by the Trade Union Group of MPs. Appreciate this post? Please donate & share below. Donate » Tweet » Share » Email » Reddit » Image Caption: <p>Tobacco farmworker housing in eastern North Carolina. This photo is from <a href=”http://www.floc.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/A-Smokescreen-for-Slavery-Human-Rights-Abuses-in-the-Supply-Chains-of-UK-Tobacco-Companies.pdf“>”A Smokescreen for Slavery: Human Rights Abuses in UK Supply Chains”</a> by the Trade Union Group of MPs.</p> read more

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