Not As Serene As They Seem To Be

The current state of the plantations is nothing short of modern-day feudalism — taking the migrant population, placing it in social isolation and ensuring the people live in abject poverty with little to no access to education, health, food or an alternative livelihood. Plantation owners eliminate any opportunity for social mobility. Similar to feudal land shares, this oppressive social system is designed to establish workers’ dependence and entrap them and their children in an endless cycle of generational servitude, providing plantations with a perpetual source of cheap labour.

Joe Wheeler