Politics of Poverty

Food, agriculture, and livelihoods

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Chocolate, slave labor, and corporate greed

There’s a dirty secret about the chocolate industry: it profits from child labor and enslavement. The Supreme Court just made it harder for six abused laborers to seek redress.

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“Business as usual” won't fix inequality in supermarket supply chains

A new Oxfam report illustrates how the pandemic is deepening the divide between winners and losers in the global food supply chain. Huge supermarket chains are delivering billions to shareholders and executives, while their workers are facing financial precarity and exposure to potentially fatal disease.

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