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Archive for the day “December 19, 2007”

Slave Labour that Shames US

From Information Clearing House

Migrant workers chained beaten and forced into debt, exposing the human cost of producing cheap food

By Leonard Doyle

12/19/07 “The Independent” — — Three Florida fruit-pickers, held captive and brutalised by their employer for more than a year, finally broke free of their bonds by punching their way through the ventilator hatch of the van in which they were imprisoned. Once outside, they dashed for freedom.

When they found sanctuary one recent Sunday morning, all bore the marks of heavy beatings to the head and body. One of the pickers had a nasty, untreated knife wound on his arm. Police would learn later that another man had his hands chained behind his back every night to prevent him escaping, leaving his wrists swollen.

The migrants were not only forced to work in sub-human conditions but mistreated and forced into debt. They were locked up at night and had to pay for sub-standard food. If they took a shower with a garden hose or bucket, it cost them $5.

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Islamic Quotations: If you love Allah…

If you love Allah and spread the love of Him, all things in heaven and Earth will love you. Obey Allah, and all those in heaven and Earth will obey you.
Ibrahim Dassuki

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