Foreign slaves serving the U.S. military machine
Sarah Stillman has won several awards for her investigation of America's "Invisible Army". (Photo by Alan Chin)
When the recruiter offered Lydia and Vinnie high-paid jobs in Dubai, they jumped in, not realizing they'd been sucked in, like so many other foreign workers.
By some estimates, as many as 70,000 work in appalling conditions on American military bases, locked into punitive contracts by unscrupulous contractors accountable to no one.
They're America's "invisible army."Journalist Sarah Stillman was struck by their stories during her time in Iraq in 2008, especially when she looked into how they were living.
The article she wrote about those workers -- which appeared in The New Yorker last year -- has won several awards. This month she picked up the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism and a National Magazine Award for her story.
Categories: News Promo
|Radio One||Thursday 1 pm, 1:30 pm NT Sunday 7 pm, 8 pm AT and 8:30 pm NT|
|Sirius 137||Friday at Midnight & 9 am, Sunday at 10 pm|
Download Flash Player to view this content.
- New CIA says Russia intervened to help Trump win White House, U.S. official says
- The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help president-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.
- CBC IN HONG KONG Are democracy's days numbered in this former colony?
- The push is on to strengthen Chinese control of Hong Kong. The red flags are flying, the loudspeakers are at full volume.
- 5 killed in Bulgarian explosion following train derailment
- Five people were killed in northeastern Bulgaria when containers of gas exploded on a derailed train this morning.
- Meet Thuli Madonsela — South Africa's conscience
- As South Africa's Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela has faced down death threats and smear campaigns to expose wrong-doing at the highest levels of her country's government. Along the way, she has made some powerful enemies, who have accused her of everything from being a CIA spy to having a God complex. She has just completed her seven-year term.
- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos collects Nobel Peace Prize
- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway.