Coffee Is The Spirit Of Exploitation In Brewed Form

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Throughout history, coffee has been part of exploitation and human rights abuses. It was the reason why the dictator Idi Amin had Uganda in a chokehold for so long. Having had destroyed all of Uganda’s other industries by the 1970s, Amin depended on the coffee industry to fund his reign. American coffee roasters refused to stop importing Ugandan green coffee beans despite the blatant human rights violations in the country until 1978, when it was clear that the government was going to ban trade with Uganda anyway. Read full article here

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