Exclusive photos from #ForcedLabor in #Xinjiang. Inmates of a re-education camp are picking cotton and doing other field work. #Thread
Aerial images of the re-education camp from which the above pictures were taken #Xinjiang
The camp is protected by fences and barbed wire, preventing any escapes. Watch towers looming over the scene #Xinjiang
More pictures from the labor cohorts, doing manual field work that could easily be finished with mechanical machines instead. #ForcedLabor #Xinjiang
These pictures recollect memories of slavery in the Southern states of the US 🇺🇸...
... maybe because these are actual images of ongoing #slavery in the US 🇺🇸 south, from the Angola farm that is now the Lousiana State Penitentiary.
Further reading about the Louisiana State Penitentiary:
*Louisiana
Meanwhile, the @nytimes has its own priorities when reporting from Angola, Louisiana
Also, please consider boycotting all those movies shot in Louisiana
"In November 2012, Shannon Hurd, who was serving a life sentence for stealing $14, began losing weight and experiencing flu-like symptoms."
aclu.org/blog/prisoners…

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