People and Power explores working conditions on Liberia’s rubber plantations, internet farming in India, and a campaign by London cleaners to gain better rights.
LIBERIA’S FIRESTONE STATES
Firestone own the biggest rubber plantation in the world in Liberia. They have been accused of slave-like working and living conditions. Juliana Ruhfus takes an official tour round the estate, then is shown the flip side by the lawyer bringing a lawsuit against the company. She stays with the rubber tappers and assesses what conditions are really like.