UK Slavery

Slave Songs and Signing on: Exploring the Career Opportunities Open to an Under Qualified Over the Top Freelancer

Harry Deansway | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Harry Deansway

As William Shakespeare once said "Not even being able to afford your bus fare to the dole office is the great leveller" there is nothing quite like standing in the street claiming to be the owner of a yellow ticket in order to collect £27 to make you reconsider your chosen career path in the entertainment industry.

Warning Over British Children Trafficked Abroad

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

More needs to be done to raise awareness about British children being trafficked abroad according to European experts. A report on how well British...

Adidas JS Roundhouse Mids, Vagina 'Brightener' And Thongs For Ten-Year-Olds (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

As Adidas throws in the towel and withdraws its proposed JS Roundhouse Mids following a race row, cast a backwards glance at these controversial produ...

Adidas Withdraw JS Roundhouse Mids 'Slave' Shackle Trainers After Race Row (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

The new Adidas JS Roundhouse Mids feature orange shackles Adidas has shelved plans to release a pair of trainers with bright orange "shackles" tha...

Adidas JS Roundhouse Mids 'Slave' Shackle Trainers Cause Race Row (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

The new Adidas JS Roundhouse Mids feature orange shackles UPDATE: Adidas has now withdrawn plans to release the JS Roundhouse Mids Adidas is p...

India's Tobacco Girls

Davinder Kumar | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

Five-year-old Aliya thinks it is some kind of a game she must soon master to be a winner. From the time she wakes up till she goes to bed Aliya watches her mother and all girls and women in her neighbourhood consumed in a frantic race. They all make beedis - the traditional hand-rolled Indian cigarettes.

Does the Fashion Industry Need a Leveson Inquiry?

Esther Freeman | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK
Esther Freeman

Last week Anti Slavery International and SOMO released a report that claimed a factory producing clothing for M&S, Tescos and Mothercare were operating near slave like conditions

Vulnerable Workers Kept 'In Fear' By Traveller Family

PA | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

Vulnerable men were enslaved and exploited by a family of travellers who made them work from sunrise to sunset with no pay, live in tents and suffer b...

Catholic Church Must Change Stance on Same-Sex Marriage

Manuel Barcia | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Politics
Manuel Barcia

This bill is not about the Catholic Church or about the Catholic faithful, but about a human right for a considerable number of fellow human beings that has been neglected for far too long.

London Courts Must Remain Open to Fighting Injustice Overseas

Joss Saunders | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Politics
Joss Saunders

As their Lordships debate the Bill, and lawyers thank Messrs Abramovich and Berezovsky for their fees, it is not too late for the government to propose a small change in the Bill that would enable the poor person at the gate to have entry as well as the billionaire.

Obscuring the African Contribution: More about School Textbooks

Manuel Barcia | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Manuel Barcia

Some weeks ago a group of Tea Party activists in Tennessee demanded from state lawmakers that any references that could tarnish the image of the founding fathers were removed from school textbooks.

'Cellar Girl' Treated As 'Virtual Slave' Tells Of New Life

Posted 27.02.2012 | UK

A deaf and mute woman who claims she was kept in a cellar and treated as a virtual slave for almost a decade has told a court of her new life away fro...

What Freedom Are We Calling For? Part 1/5

Ziad Abu-Saud | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK
Ziad Abu-Saud

There is a call for 'freedom' in the Middle East, both from citizens within its troubled borders, and from our own Western supporters of democracy ove...

Free Willy! Orcas 'Sue' SeaWorld Over Marine Park 'Slavery'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

Five killer whales are 'suing' SeaWorld, after Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) filed a lawsuit on the orcas' behalf. The animal ...

As We Approach the Olympics, it is Time to Start Taking Slavery Seriously

Antony Timlin | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Politics
Antony Timlin

As we approach the Olympic Games, it is time for us all to start taking contemporary slavery seriously. Far from being resigned to the history books, it is still endemic. Slavery is a perennial problem and requires coordinated and systematic international action.

High Ideals and the Dismal Science: Atlantic Britain at the Tate Britain

Neil Simpson | Posted 14.02.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

This exhibition highlights how solid economic bonds can be extinguished, almost overnight in a hail of political wrangling and arguing. It is prescient, although perhaps without meaning to be. Indeed, just as it is impossible to tell the story of Britain after 1945 without reference to Europe, so to is it impossible to tell the story of 18th-century Britain without reference to the Atlantic.

Sepp's Slip-Ups: Fifa President's History Of Gaffes

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is facing calls for his resignation after he suggested there was "no racism" in football. Asked during an interview whe...

Businesses Risk Complicity In Forced Labour Overseas

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK

Forced labour is still widespread in emerging economies that are vital to the supply chains of major multinational businesses, according to analysis f...

How Many Slaves Work For You? Site Reveals Extent Of Modern Slavery

Melanie Hick | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK Tech

Today is anti-slavery day in the UK but you might think that in 2011 there's no way that slaves could be working for you. It's illegal, right? Yet ...

Human Trafficking has no Place in Modern Society

Damian Green | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK Politics
Damian Green

Trafficking has no place in a modern society. Anti-Slavery Day is a chance to reflect on the plight of those who fall victim to this terrible crime and remind ourselves of the role we can all play in stopping it.

Start-Up Memoires: Materiality, Boobies & Chocolate

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK
Louisa Leontiades

I started a business. It made me want to drink copious quantities, smoke myself into oblivion and hit my head against a brick wall. Instead I wrote a ...

Modern day Slavery

Mike Nicholas | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Politics
Mike Nicholas

Modern day slavery is rearing its ugly head in cities across the UK as reports of unscrupulous gangs targeting rough sleepers have started to emerge. London has in recent years seen a reduction in the number of UK rough sleepers but a large increase in the number of rough sleepers from Central and Eastern Europe who entered the country seeking work after European Union expansion.

Ned Simons

Criminal Gangs 'Enslaving London's Homeless' | Ned Simons | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK

The UK is seeing a rise in the number of rough sleepers being exploited and enslaved by criminal gangs, charities are warning, following the revelatio...

Four In Court On Slavery Charges

PA | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Four men are due to appear in court charged with slavery offences relating to four people found at a travellers' site. Tomm...

Men From Travellers' Site Charged With Slavery

Sky News | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK

Four men have been charged with slavery offences relating to four people found at a travellers' site in Bedfordshire, the Crown Prosecution Service ha...