Forced Labor

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World Investigation of Forced Labor

New Battleground in East-West Conflict

The world investigation of forced labor, voted by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations during its recent session at New York, will be put under way by the International Labor Organization when it meets at Geneva in June. The investigation will open a new front in “the thought war with the Kremlin.” It will bring under close public scrutiny the rival humanitarian claims of democratic and communistic systems of government, and on the relative validity of these claims the world's choice between the two systems may finally turn.

The Economic and Social Council had two rival resolutions on forced labor before it when it took action in March. The first, and the one adopted, ...

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