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Neil Howard

Neil Howard is Research Fellow at the University of Antwerp and Founder-Editor of Beyond Trafficking and Slavery at openDemocracy.net.

Human trafficking

When NGOs save children who don't want to be saved

Western media misrepresent voluntary child labour as slavery.

US & Canada

Abolitionism: A hostage to capitalist forces?

Modern-day 'abolitionists' need to frame labour exploitation so that it fits the narrative of their funding sources.

Opinion

On capitalism and coercion

Are trafficking, slavery and forced labour actually necessary for maintaining liberal capitalism?