“Situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power or deception.” That’s how the Walk Free Foundation in Australia defines slavery in their latest report. And according to that report, there are more than 45 million people living in slavery. From BBC: What does modern slavery look like?

+ Quartz: India has 18 million slaves.

+ “Archived posts say the rooms were filthy, the taps broken, the food inedible. Many reviewers complain about the staff, describing them as overwhelmed, unskilled and incompetent. What the guests didn’t know was that what they had experienced was not poor service, but modern slavery.” From The Guardian: A slave in Scotland. (I wonder if we’re not better off dropping the word modern and just calling this Slavery.)