Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy
Most Americans are shocked to discover that slavery still exists in the United States. Yet 145 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the CIA estimates that 14,500 to17,000 foreigners are “trafficked” annually into the United States, threatened with violence, and forced to work against their will.
Modern people unanimously agree that slavery is abhorrent. How, then, can it be making a reappearance on American soil?
Blue Gold: The Global Water Crisis And The Commodification Of The World’s Water Supply
Increasingly, transnational corporations are plotting to control the world’s dwindling water supply. In England and France, where water has already been privatized, rates have soared and water shortages have been severe. The major bottled-water producers – Perrier, Evian, Naya, and now Coca-Cola and PepsiCo – are part of one of the fastest growing and least regulated industries, buying up freshwater rights and drying up crucial supplies.
Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, two of the most active opponents to this trend, show how the corporate giants act in their own interest and how, contrary to received wisdom, water only flows uphill to the wealthy, who can afford it.