Brooklyn Man: First US Conviction For Organ Trafficking

 All trafficking is abhorent.  This one destroys even more of the boundries you thought existed in a civilized world.  Organ trafficking is not new.  It exists anywhere slaves can be bought cheaply and used, or stolen and thrown away. This case is in set in New York and New Jersey. The perpetrator is not some…

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Preventing Exploitation By Those Who Pledge To Help

Do your homework before donating to an organization.  Decide what it is you hope to see accomplished, choose an organization with a proven track record and check to see who they’re affiliated with.  Most established NGO’s  (Non-governmental Organizations) and FBNGO’s (Faith Based Non-govermental Organizations) will have other reputable agencies that they partner with.  It helps…

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U.N. Official: US Must Stay In The Fight

U.N. official: Fight against slavery still needs U.S. help Written by MATTHEW S. FRIEDMAN ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  MATTHEW S. FRIEDMAN is the regional manager of the United Nations’ Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking in Bangkok, Thailand. Contact:matt.friedman@one.un.org Americans and people the world over now recognize that slavery is no relic of the past. Today, because…

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Siddharth Kara : Attacking Slavery from The Economic Side

I remember the first time I read Mr. Kara’s work.  I was still in the first throes of shock,  learning the extent and horrifying details of slavery.  I was dumbfounded and admittedly disturbed that he could have what appeared at the time to be such a coldly analytical view of an emotionally volatile problem. I…

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India: Airport Finds Fake Visa Seals Used In Human Trafficking Racket

Fake seals lead to human trafficking racket at IGI Raj Shekhar, TNN | Oct 24, 2011, 05.58AM IST NEW DELHI: CISF personnel at IGI Airport reportedly stumbled upon a human trafficking racket on Saturday night as they arrested a man carrying fake Air India and immigration seals while he was trying to clear the security check for an Amritsar flight. Two…

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From Cambodia to CA, The Global Nightmare Of Sex Slavery

Sex slavery: A global nightmare in your own backyard KALWNews.org By kalwnews@sfgate.com (KALW News) Listen: 13:32 min (Download Audio) An estimated 30 million people or more live as slaves today – working against their will for someone else. And every year, some 17,500 are trafficked into the United States. Many of these people don’t have allies, but here…

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Could Drugs And Slaves Be Fueling The Beginnings Of The Biggest War Ever?

It’s not just control of drugs and human trafficking markets around the world they’re after (although this article suggests only the Zeta’s do, the Sinaloa’s also deal in the immensley profitable human trafficking trade). They’re battling with international syndicates as well.  This is not a street-gang quarrel on our doorstep, it’s part of a global…

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Canada: Connecting The Dots To Fight Slavery

 Joy Smith, M.P. Member of Parliament Be a “Dot”– Protest Human Slavery Posted: 10/20/11 09:15 AM ET Debt bondage. Sex Slavery. Forced labour. These are all forms of human trafficking, the modern day slave trade. The gravity of human trafficking has been well established with an estimated 27 million people enslaved around the world. It…

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This One Could Have Been Saved

The thousand words I would have inserted into this article about how this man could have allowed the girl in such an obviously dangerous and abhorent situation to leave and wait 2 days to report is better left unwritten. He could annonymously done a multitude of things to help her escape.  The unmentioned speaks eloquently…

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San Francisco PD’s Special Victims Unit: More Focus On Human Trafficking

San Francisco police say Special Victims Unit to investigate more cases for evidence of human trafficking By  Jason Winshell SF Public Press Oct 18 2011 – 5:10pm The need to focus investigations on cases of suspected human trafficking was one of the key reasons for the reorganization of the San Francisco Police Department’s Special Victims Unit starting this…

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UK Studies Swedish Anti-Trafficking Law: Prosecute The Johns

Men who use trafficked girls may be prosecuted Published on Wednesday 19 October 2011 03:27 As Anti-Slavery Day was marked across the UK yesterday, it was confirmed that prosecutions are being considered against men who unwittingly buy sexual services from human trafficking victims in Northern Ireland. Consultation is ongoing in Northern Ireland about enforcing legislation which…

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UK: Peter Davies, CE of Ceop: “Child traffickers constantly alter tactics’

Children trafficked for ‘sex work and drug production’ 18 October 2011 Last updated at 09:45 ET Sexual exploitation and cannabis production are the main reasons why children have been trafficked into the UK, according to latest figures. The information comes in a report by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop). Of the 202 children trafficked so…

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Aiding Trafficking: When Political Bias Can Hurt Or Kill The Victim

Fuzzy politics?   After last year’s videos showing federally funded clinics providing abortion and contraceptive advice to undercover reporters they thought were traffickers and the foreign minors they owned and pimped, this would seem elementary.  You do not provide traffickers with help in keeping their victims endlessly raped.  One “health care” provider even told the…

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UK: Human Traffickers Will Be Pursued And Brought To Justice

Damian Green  Immigration Minister Human Trafficking has no Place in Modern Society Posted: 18/10/11 00:00 GMT Human trafficking is a brutal crime which ruins lives, and which is appallingly one of the fastest-growing international criminal activities. Traffickers treat people like commodities. The message from the British Government is clear. The UK is not a safe…

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Australia: Like America, Realizing Existence/Extent Of All Forms Of Slavery

Initially recognizing human trafficking is always a shock.  Realizing that slavery still exists in all of it’s former facets even more so.  Larger countries such as Australia and America need to stop being surprised and get to work.  This is slavery, period.  It hasn’t changed except it’s a much, much bigger problem.  The “We’re enlightened,…

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Russian Cinema: Yan Vizinberg’s ‘Cargo’ Exposes Sex Trafficking Trade

A Russian girl’s road trip through hell October 12, 2011 Nora FitzGerald In “Cargo,” which comes to New York this month, Russian director Yan Vizinberg exposes the sex trafficking trade and still finds room for redemption. The producers of “Cargo” hope to fund the film’s release through Kickstarter. Source: Press service. In the compelling scene…

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Guatemala: A Trafficking/Drug Tug-of-War Between Cartels

At least 6 Colombians killed in Guatemala attacks WEDNESDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2011 06:48 TONI PETERS The number of Colombians killed in organized crime-related attacks in Guatemala over the past week has been raised to at least six, according to information from the police to the Guatemalan press. “Primary investigations of the Public Ministry, the Guatemalan…

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