Is seafood on the menu tonight? Well, there’s a chance it might have been caught by a slave.
That’s what the Associated Press uncovered when reporters traveled to the remote island of Benjini, Indonesia. They found workers trapped in cages, whipped with toxic stingray tails for punishment, and forced to work 22 hours a day for almost no compensation.
Democracy Now caught up with the two reporters last week in Los Angeles just before they headed to the University of Southern California to receive the 2016 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting and before receiving the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for this remarkable series.
Check it out in the video below! And share with your friends who might be eating these fish caught by slaves.