Slavery

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Emancipation: the true story behind Will Smith’s slavery drama
The Oscar-winner’s much-anticipated new Apple movie follows an enslaved man fighting for his freedom

David Smith in Washington

07, Dec, 2022 @7:03 AM

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Dutch wrestle with national apology for 250 years of slavery
Advocates claim it will promote equality, detractors say it will be an empty gesture

Senay Boztas in Amsterdam

04, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Nicola Sturgeon is revealing an appalling naivety over trans rights | Observer letters
Her plan would compromise the rights of women and undermine the safeguarding of children

04, Dec, 2022 @9:08 AM

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Seasonal worker visa puts migrants at risk of exploitation, say supermarkets
Industry fears hastily designed scheme is leading to human rights abuses and debt bondage in supply chains

Emily Dugan

02, Dec, 2022 @10:01 AM

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Emancipation review – Will Smith flees slavery in fierce, sombre thriller
Smith brings movie-star presence to historical figure whose suffering and dignity became an iconic abolitionist image

Peter Bradshaw

01, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Will Smith ‘completely understands’ if audiences avoid his films post Oscars slap
Actor says he hopes his actions won’t ‘penalize’ the work of others on Emancipation, his first film since he attacked Chris Rock on stage

Sian Cain

29, Nov, 2022 @12:05 AM

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Evidence grows of forced labour and slavery in production of solar panels, wind turbines
A ‘certificate of origin’ scheme could counter concerns about renewables supply chains, says Clean Energy Council

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

28, Nov, 2022 @9:37 PM

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Barbados plans to make Tory MP pay reparations for family’s slave past
Richard Drax reported to have visited Caribbean island for meeting on next steps, including plans for former sugar plantation

Paul Lashmar and Jonathan Smith in Barbados

26, Nov, 2022 @5:16 PM

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UK rolling back efforts to tackle modern slavery, charity says
Reclassifying modern slavery as immigration issue and rhetoric of ‘abusing the system’ are among concerns levelled at government

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

08, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Cambodia’s modern slavery nightmare: the human trafficking crisis overlooked by authorities
Despite promises by government to eradicate trafficking rings, people are still being sold in Cambodia and forced to run online scams

Lindsey Kennedy, Nathan Paul Southern and Huang Yan

02, Nov, 2022 @11:59 PM

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A word about institutional racism in Britain | Letter
Letter: Dr Steve Cushion on the thoughtless use of terms like ‘plantation’ by companies

Letters

30, Oct, 2022 @5:28 PM

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The Home Office is hindering efforts to tackle modern slavery | Letter
Letter: Reclassifying the horrific crime as an illegal immigration issue benefits no one, least of all the victims, says Mary Creagh

Letters

25, Oct, 2022 @5:36 PM

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