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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Slavery

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# History
Wooden shoes, leather-belt beatings and hunger: Slavery, in their own words
Extracts from the WPA Slave Narrative Collection.
# Bristol
Three men rescued in slavery raid by British police
Police carried out a series of raids in the Bristol area earlier today and rescued the three men.
# domestic slavery
London slavery case couple were leaders of a Maoist collective
The two have been named by British newspapers as Indian-born Aravindan Balakrishnan and his Tanzanian wife Chanda.
# London Slavery
Slavery suspects linked to 13 properties across London
British media have reported this morning that the investigation has been widened by Met police.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
That edge-of-seat All Blacks clash, the Iran nuclear deal, more details in the London slavery case… and a fun day for Fungi.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
New developments in the London slavery case, the latest on the Iran talks, Labour’s strong poll showing, and a big birthday for ‘The Doctor’.
# domestic slavery
Met Police: Slavery suspects originally from India and Tanzania
Police say the suspects and victims had lived together “in a collective”.
# Forced Labour
Concerns over Irish procedures for handling domestic slavery cases
The MRCI, which has dealt with over 200 cases in the last six years, says there are lessons to be learned from this week’s high-profile case in London.
# London
'Invisible handcuffs' used to control women enslaved for 30 years
Police investigating the case understand that they were not physically constrained.
# London
Enslaved women traumatised but doing ‘remarkably well’
Founder of Freedom Charity, Aneeta Prem, has met the three victims on numerous occasions recently.
# Forced Labour
Suspects in London domestic servitude investigation bailed
Three women were allegedly held against their will in a London home for more than 30 years.
# Consular Assistance
Irish Embassy in London look to establish details behind woman freed from slavery
The Department of Foreign Affairs said tonight that consular assistance is available if needed.
# frederick douglass
Plaque honouring inspirational former slave unveiled in Waterford
Frederick Douglass was a former slave and abolitionist who gave a number of speeches about human rights in Ireland in the 1800s.
Column: How did we surrender our liberty and become voluntary slaves?
We sold our freedom long ago when we accepted mountainous debt in search of power and status, writes Steve Bonham. The lesson? Avoid committing to things that make us dependent upon the whims of others.
Column: Modern day slavery exists in many aspects of Irish life
Today, with the passing of the Human Trafficking Amendment Bill, we are one step closure to ending slavery in our country, writes Aoife Murphy.
# Slavery
Trafficked worker in Ireland: I was threatened, confined and treated as a slave
Over 180 cases of modern day slavery have been uncovered here in the last six years and victims are calling for protection in the law.
# Slavery
As Norwegian PM boycotts Ryanair, O'Leary insists staff not treated like slaves
Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg said he would never travel Ryanair as it is sued by two former stewards for unfair dismissal.
# oversight
Mississippi formally abolishes slavery (after forgetting to do it before now)
The state was the last to formally ratify the 13th Amendment in 1995 – but had forgotten to file the proper paperwork.
# Magdalenes
Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet with Magdalene survivors
Eamon Gilmore said the government is eager to listen to the women about their needs and about what its response to the report should be.
# Magdalenes
Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due
Survivors are demanding an official State apology, as well as the return of lost wages and a proper compensation scheme.
# Outlawed
'Modern day slavery' to be criminalised
Alan Shatter defined the term ‘forced labour’ in the new Human Trafficking Bill.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with an offer you might refuse
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Slavery
Irish Traveller family found guilty of 'slavery'‎
The trial heard that their victims were often homeless drifters or addicts, who were forced to live in squalid caravans.
# Forced Labour
Forced labour 'alive and well in Ireland'
Senator Jillian Van Turnhout is calling on the Government to legislate against forced labour, saying that 160 cases have been documented in Ireland since 2006.
# Heartbreaking
A life unlived: 35 years of slavery in a Magdalene Laundry
One woman tells the story of her mother who was sent to a Laundry in Dublin at the age of 16 – and died there at the age of 51.
# Slavery
Genealogists believe Obama may be descended from slaves after all
Barack Obama’s father could not be traced back to slavery – but nobody had checked the records on his mother’s side…
# servitude
Traveller family members found guilty of keeping homeless men as 'slaves'
The victims were beaten, fed little and forced to work almost non-stop, a UK court heard.
# Trafficking
Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report
US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.
# Adidas
Adidas scraps outrageous 'shackle sneakers'
The controversial ‘shackle sneakers’, designed by Jeremy Scott were removed from Facebook after strong criticism from users.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
Column: Why isn't modern day slavery criminalised in Ireland?
There have been 169 cases of forced labour in Ireland in recent years – and this is only the tip of the iceberg, writes Gráinne O’Toole.
# Slavery
Pregnant woman is latest to face slavery charges over UK site
Josie Connors, 30, is the fifth to be charged with slavery offences after a police raid on Sunday.
# Slavery
'Slaves' kept and forced to work in Irish homes and restaurants
People are being held in conditions with parallels to those suffered by 24 men rescued in England, a charity has warned.
# Leighton Buzzard
Five arrested after men found in shocking conditions on UK traveller site
Twenty-four men were found in filthy and cramped conditions on the site in Bedfordshire. Five have been arrested on slavery offences.
# China
Mentally disabled 'slaves' rescued from Chinese brick factories
The victims were abducted and sold to factory owners, who abused them in Dickensian conditions.
# Brothel Owner
Brothel owner ordered to pay €2m
TJ Carroll ran a prostitution network from 35 locations in Ireland – forcing trafficked women to work in the sex industry.
# Slavery
Your country needs your...Sunday morning lie-in
Former Bank of Ireland chief turned Central Bank board member Mike Soden is calling for the introduction of a five and a half day working week.