Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Watch Fishing for Justice forum from Washington, DC, with Hawaii panelist Kathryn Xian
Congress should act immediately to improve slave-like conditions for hundreds of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii’s commercial fleet, speakers at a congressional forum said Tuesday. “These fishermen are treated like disposable people,” said Mark Lagon, a scholar at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, who told the forum the fishermen live like modern-day slaves.--Seattle Times (AP)
by Larry Geller
Here’s the YouTube video of today’s forum. Click the thingy at the lower right for full screen.
An AP story covering the forum is here via the Seattle Times.
The sound in the YouTube video was barely audible on my computer. If you’d like a version you can actually hear, click this link. It takes a while to load, it’s a big file.