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Trapped: Modern-Day Slavery in the Brazilian Amazon

Trapped: Modern-Day Slavery in the Brazilian Amazon

by Binka Le Breton
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    ISBN-13: 2901565491563
    Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.
    Publication date: 01/28/2003
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 256
    Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

    About the Author

    Binka Le Breton lives on a rainforest farm, runs the Iracambi Rainforest Research Center (where her duties requires her to check frequently on the state of the forest), lectures and broadcasts internationally on rainforest and human rights topics, is president of Amigos de Iracambi, and in her spare time writes books. If you want to find out more about any of the work that she does, or you would like her to come and give a lecture for your organization, you can contact Binka at:

    Table of Contents

    Foreword Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Preface Kevin Bales; Introduction: Slavery Alive and Well Around the World; 1) The Chain of Slavery: The Nuts, Bolts, and History of Modern-Day Debt Bondage; 2) Links in the Chain: Boss, Contractor, Gunman; Peon, Prostitute, Lodging Keeper; 3) The Occupation of Amazonia: Land Without Men for Men Without Land; 4) Debt Slavery: The Bosses: Connivance and Impurity from the Ruthless Rich; 5) The Gatos: Men in the Middle: Overseers and Gunmen; 6) The Peons: Held Fast by Their Debt, Their Isolation, and Their Ignorance; 7) The Women: Those Who Wait, Those Who Comfort, Those Who Profit; 8) Violence: The Cycle of Rural Conflict; 9) Resistance: Liberation Theology and the Role of the Church; 10) The Landless Movement: An Alternative for Landless Workers?; 11) The Vila Rica Commission: One Town’s Attempt to Deal with Debt Bondage; 12) A Case History: Slavery Through the Eyes of a Peon and His Wife; 13) Volkswagen’s Model Ranch: What Went Wrong; 14) Model Ranch 2001: A State-of-the-Art Ranch Is Accused of Slavery; 15) Black Slaves, White Slaves: “I Used to Be Somebody, Now I'm Nothing” — What Can Be Done?; 16) Into the Enemy's Camp: On the Road with the Flying Squad

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