Kuwait Slams US Report On Human Trafficking: Guilty Of Much More

Do they really want to get in a “Flame War” with us on this issue?  I might venture a guess that they would not look good when it was over. A Top Kuwaiti Official describes our exaggerated concern: “particularly those of domestic workers are related to delays in paying wages, differences in traditions and the…

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US: Possible Largest Human Trafficking Case In US History

 Dan Rather Host, ‘Dan Rather Reports’ An American Nightmare Posted: 11/10/11 01:39 PM ET I recently finished an investigation into what’s being called one of the largest cases of human trafficking in U.S. history. The project was eye-opening because, before starting, I thought of the crime of human trafficking as inherently violent — women snatched…

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Helsinki: Aggravated Human Trafficking With Terrorist Intent

Since Human Trafficking is linked to the largest global money-making crimes ever, it might be logical to follow the money to other crimes needing ample funding, such as terrorism. Yet another chilling reason to fight harder and move quickly. Police uncover suspected human trafficking plan during terrorism investigation Helsinki man suspected of recruiting people for…

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Pilot Flying J Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

Pilot Flying J Fights Human Trafficking “Our associates, professional drivers and the motoring public can take a stand by keeping our eyes and ears open for trafficking red flags,” says Pilot Flying J CEO. In an effort to help raise awareness about human trafficking along America’s roadways, Pilot Flying J has partnered with Truckers Against…

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Human Trafficking In Maghreb: Al-Qaeda flexing its muscles

A Gordian knot no sword will solve.  I search for causal factors Human Trafficking shares with other world problems. Famine, lack of water, disease, poverty, infrastructure collapse, disenfranchisement.  Political chaos is always king. Corruption on both sides makes solutions extremely muddy.  Where’s Alexander when we need him? Al-Qaeda affiliate flexing its muscles in the Maghreb By Jennifer…

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UK: 31 Roma Gang-members Busted In New Twist On Human Trafficking

A new twist on the “recruiting agency” scam. What’s so different about this one is the victims are a purpose to an end and not the purpose at the end.  Perhaps this bust will alert our governement to require recruitment agency workers here on legally aquired visas to check in regulary.  That would allow a…

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US Helsinki Commission: Trafficking In Humans Massive Worldwide

Dismissing those with personal agendas who stand to profit from the problem, the verdict seems universal that this problem is large, uncontrolled and under prosecuted.  We need help on all of these issues and we need citizens to demand it. citizens also need to be proactive in helping. That’s what helped put slavery at bay the…

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UNODC, UN Refugee Agency To Combat Human Trafficking, Smuggling

1+1 = much more than 2 Security: UNODC, UN refugee agency to combat human trafficking, smuggling The UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday in New York, signed a joint agreement to work together more closely to combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling. PANA reported…

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Child Sex Trafficking Tough To Track: Make The Call

If you see something on the internet; observe what looks like a underage prostitute; have suspicions about anything concerning a minor that just doesn’t feel right; call the police, or call the Nation Trafficking Hotline:  1-888-3737-888 Internet, Too Few Services Make Child Sex Trafficking Tough to Combat Tuesday, November 1, 2011 By Amita Sharma On Backpage.com, you can…

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Let’s Not Get Caught Looking At The Wrong Mousehole

A large portion of our trafficking problem comes from right next door. And like the notorious 4 horsemen, it’s bringing a multitude of horrible things with it. Study: Mexican Cities Vulnerable To Drug Related Urban Unrest By: Phil Leggiere 11/01/2011 ( 6:57am) The activities of violent drug trafficking organizations (VDTOs) are not confined to drug…

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PA Attorney General Officially Joins Human Trafficking Fight

Pennsylvania Attorney General joins 43 others to fight human trafficking Daily Record/Sunday News York, PA – The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has joined 43 other state and territorial attorneys general in an effort to fight the growing problem of human trafficking and slavery, according to a news release Monday. Attorney General Linda Kelly said that a…

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San Diego: Trafficking “Recruitment” Starts As Young As 11

Pimps Recruiting Underage Girls In San Diego Through Force And Coercion Monday, October 31, 2011 By Amita Sharma Lisa’s passage into the world of sex trafficking began with a party invitation from her best friend Desiree.  The two were inseparable in high school until Desiree left to attend a charter school. Lisa felt desolate. “I never…

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Anonymous takes a laptop to a gun fight: Threatens Zetas With You Tube

Talk about walking into a firefight unarmed.  Anonymous has no idea who they’re up agains. These 2 brutal cartels, the Zetas and Sinaloas have been hacking up Mexico with death tolls in the many  10’s of thousands.  They penetrate deep into our country with drugs, human trafficking and violent crimes associated with them,  and they’re killing…

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48 Legal Immigrant Workers trafficked into slavery in Jackson,MS

This case follows a near-textbook example of how traffickers can prey on those looking for honest, legal employment to support their families.  They aren’t paying to be smuggled in, they’re following the rules, obtaining legitimate visas and still ending up in the horrendous condition of slavery. Stories like this need wide exposure to change the…

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MA: One Of The Last 4 States To Pass Anti-Slavery Laws? Maybe.

One of the last subjects you’d expect foot-dragging in passing legislation. Massachusetts  has been shamefully at the bottom of the list as one of only 4 states without comprehensive laws on the books against human trafficking.   So a few lawmakers and staff members who “are accustomed to private negotiations” were “rankled” with Senate Minority Leader…

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Katie Ford Leaves An Empire To Fight Slavery

They’re out there.  The people you think “have it all”.  Who then walk away from a perceived pinnacle of success to work in something close to their heart.  Inspiring, encouraging, empowering. Changing their world and our perceptions. Katie Ford: From recruiting models to ending slave labour Ford draws on corporate support to fight crime By…

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Does US Have ‘Policy’ Blindess Towards Foreign Slavery?

US lawmaker seeks more scrutiny on India trafficking (AFP) – 2 hours ago WASHINGTON — A US lawmaker Thursday urged more scrutiny of India’s record on human trafficking as the State Department insisted that the emerging Asian power was taking significant strides against the problem. In its latest annual report on human trafficking, the State Department…

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