Independent Radical Publishing
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 19:00 (GMT)
Launch event for The Truth About Modern Slavery, with Ellie Mae O'Hagan
‘A horrifying expose of how modern slavery is being used by elites against those most in need in our society – a must-read’ – Frankie Boyle
Join Emily Kenway and chair Ellie Mae O’Hagan for the launch event of Emily’s book The Truth About Modern Slavery, published by Pluto Press.
In 2019, over 10,000 possible victims of slavery were found in the UK. From men working in Sports Direct warehouses for no pay, to teenaged Vietnamese girls trafficked into small town nail bars, we’re told that modern slavery is all around us, operating in plain sight.
But is this really slavery, and is it even a new phenomenon? Why has the British Conservative Party called it ‘one of the great human rights issues of our time’, when they usually ignore the exploitation of those at the bottom of the economic pile? The Truth About Modern Slavery reveals how modern slavery has been created as a political tool by those in power. It shows how anti-slavery action acts as a moral cloak, hiding the harms of the ‘hostile environment’ towards migrants, legitimising big brands’ exploitation of the poorest workers and oppressing sex workers.
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An expert's guide to ending modern slavery