The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier by Ian Urbina
Drawing on five years of reporting, the writer uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation on the high seas. An Amazon Best Book of August 2019.

In mid-August, leading apparel brands, trade unions, and women’s rights organizations signed binding agreements to combat gender-based violence and harassment at key suppliers’ factories in Lesotho.

The International Labor Recruitment Working Group published a report stating that the J-1 program “has seemingly transformed from a program designed to foster international goodwill into a source of cheap and exploitable labor.”
Human Rights Watch has released a new report describing high rates of serious injury and chronic illness among workers at chicken, hog, and cattle slaughtering and processing plants.

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