Somali Piracy

This really is the best journalism about Somali piracy I have read.  It is immensely sympathetic to the ordinary crewmen, many often belonging to the global South, who are the victims of the piracy.  But it also shows the extent to which piracy itself is today a form of enterprise; with wage workers who are starving former fishermen, investors, accountants, negotiators and the like.  Structures of exploitation and violence:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/04/20/escape-or-die

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