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Vulnerable Foreign Laborers Toil on U.S. Bases in Afghanistan

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Posted on Mar 10, 2014

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Al-Jazeera America looks at the human trafficking system that brings tens of thousands of foreign laborers to work on U.S. military bases in Afghanistan.

“Democracy Now” reports Monday:

“America’s War Workers” examines how these laborers regularly end up deceived and indebted, victims of local recruiters who charge thousands of dollars and offer false promises of high-paying jobs. They are easy prey for labor traffickers who profit from military contracts. We are joined by Al Jazeera America correspondent Anjali Kamat and producer Sam Black, whose investigation spanned five months and several countries.

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—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


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