Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 31, 2016

Michal Addady, Fortune: Global Slavery Is Still Staggeringly High

A measure of enslaved people has increased by almost 30% since 2014.
Australian human rights group Walk Free Foundation measured the prevalence of slavery in the 167 most populous countries for its 2016 Global Slavery Index.

The index found instances of slavery in every one of the countries looked at, with 45.8 million people enslaved overall—that’s up from 35.8 million in 2014. The forms of slavery included were sex trafficking, debt bondage, and forced labor. This estimate is more than double that of the United Nation’s International Labor Organization, though the U.N. doesn’t consider all forms of slavery.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 31, 2016

Evasive Victory: Why Baghdad's Future Depends on Retaking Fallujah -- Sputnik

Iraq may retake Falluja – but to defeat Isis it must win back hearts and minds -- Ranj Alaaldin, The Guardian

Will Israel move from occupation to annexation? -- Uri Savir, Al-Monitor

South Korea, THAAD, and the China Problem -- Phillip Schrank, Diplomat

Abe's Next Step in Japan's Economic Recovery -- Japan editorial

Niger Delta crisis escalates -- Mark Caldwell, DW

America gives Egypt free armored vehicles. Egypt gives America a slap in the face. -- Jackson Diehl, Washington Post

The long road to justice for Chad's Hissene Habre -- Salil Shetty, Al Jazeera

The African surge into Europe -- Margarent Wente, The Globe and Mail

The Resolve Behind Russia Sanctions Is Weakening -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Violent strikes against labour reforms are causing chaos in France -- The Economist

How the British Army Cooperated with the Murderous Guatemalan Regime -- Phil Miller, VICE

In Venezuela the stage is set for a chaotic exit -- Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, Financial Times

Scarcity, riots and drought: Venezuela is in trouble -- Bruce Konviser, DW

Can the US combat its enemies in the digital age? -- Mark Pomerleau, The Hill

4 reasons disease outbreaks are erupting around the world -- Julia Belluz, VOX


Unknown said...

Why does slavery persist?

Because they can.

TWN said...

Why does slavery persist? Because it is very profitable. The thing is we know why it exists, the problem is the world is run by a bunch of panty waists that won't do what need to be done, the same is true with drugs ,corruption, fraud and crime in general. Police intelligence know who the bad guys are, most have records as long a your arm,so the solution is hunt them down and hang them.

RRH said...

A big part of the reason.


RRH said...

India. The the world's largest democracy....