Special to the CIW: Read the Publix Op/Ed the Atlanta Journal Constitution refused to publish! | Coalition of Immokalee Workers
In Florida, since 1997, the Department of Justice has successfully prosecuted seven farm labor slavery operations involving a total of well over 1,000 workers. Two additional slavery indictments in the state’s agricultural sector were handed down recently where workers, stripped of their photo identification and threatened with violence, were “denied necessary medical care” and endured rape, “chronic hunger, weight loss, illness and fatigue.” One official from the Justice Department was, therefore, compelled to label the state “ground zero for modern slavery.”
via Special to the CIW: Read the Publix Op/Ed the Atlanta Journal Constitution refused to publish! | Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
Publix’s Media and Community Relations Manager said, “If there are some atrocities going on, it’s not our business.”
There’s no “if;” atrocities are ongoing, and Publix knows it.
Slavery is everyone’s business, so please take action with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
And if you subscribe to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, please give them a call and ask them to publish Emory University professor Carol Anderson’s op-ed.