Sheep magazine Archive 2: issues 10-17

AlfRodchenko

Lefty online magazine: issue 10, May 2016 to issue 17, November 2016

In trying to understand the migrants determination despite the obvious

dangers, just what would compel someone to risk his/her life for an

uncertain, and often unrealistic, future? Some will be convinced by the

mythology of success and riches to be had in Europe, bravado stories

from those who have managed to ‘disappear’ in Europe’s ghettos trickle

back – but many others will live or die making this hazardous journey,

hoping to escape intolerance, poverty and war ... even slavery!

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2. A MAURITANIAN MORATORIUM?

From an article by Kate Hodal, 2016

Two brothers who say they were regularly beaten and forced to work as

child slaves in Mauritania have taken their case to a regional African

child rights body, where they are testifying against their abuser and the

Mauritanian government.

The move has been heralded by human rights groups as hugely

significant for the abolitionist movement in the west African republic,

where modern-day slavery is more prevalent than anywhere else in the

world.

Said Ould Salem, now 16, and his brother Yarg, 13, became slaves at

birth to the wealthy El Hassine family due to a highly rigid caste system

and the practice, entrenched over the course of centuries, of passing

down slave status from mother to child.

SHEEP IN THE ROAD : NUMBER 17

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