The Internet & Human Trafficking: Sword Cuts Both Ways

Internet Is Potent Weapon In Global Fight Against Human Trafficking Written by USC Sunday, 25 September 2011 Los Angeles, California – New USC Report Details Steps to be Taken by Industry, Government and NGOs: “The Time has Come to Harness the Power of Technology to go After Those Using it to Enslave Others,” says California…

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“Not My Life”, Topeka, And Chocolate For Halloween

Letter: Human trafficking Posted: September 25, 2011 – 8:47pm Few films have stunned me as much as “Not My Life,” a documentary about human trafficking shown recently by Washburn University and the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice. The film explores the myriad ways criminals exploit other people, primarily children, for their own profit. The scope…

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Facing Down The Enemy

Lydia Cacho, the first woman in Mexican history to trail an organized crime ring involved in child pornography and trafficking women, arrived in Turkey in mid-September to receive her award from the Hrant Dink Foundation. She has interviewed hundreds of victims of human trafficking around the world, including Turkey, and has put her life at…

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Of Films, Fear And Reality: Trafficking and Organized Crime

Frankenstein Revisited I saw the feature film “The Whistleblower” yesterday.  Ordinarily I would have viewed it immediately upon release, pertaining as it does to Human Trafficking but the film was assigned a very limited opening release and has only now reached the large, but no “target city” state I live in.  Studios often do this…

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Immigration Officials Touring To Talk Human Trafficking

Incredibly valuable, reliable information, straight from the source.  You can find this information online, but it’s hard to beat being in a room of like-minded individuals who might ask a pertinent question you’ve not thought of.   Immigration Officials Come To SF To Talk Human Trafficking Federal immigration officials are crisscrossing the country this month…

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UK: A Well-done Slavery And Human Trafficking Review

A Slavery And Human Trafficking Review Saturday 24th September 2011 Rebecca Dufee  According to Stop The Traffik 2-4 million men, women and children are trafficked across borders and within their own country every year. More than one person is trafficked across borders every minute. Shockingly it often occurs when family members and friends deceive parents to release…

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RB Adrian Peterson to Donate 5K Per TD To Fight Child Sex Trafficking

Vikings’ Adrian Peterson a star off the field, too SEAN JENSEN ON THE NFL September 24, 2011 12:54 am Vikings star Adrian Peterson is donating $5,000 for every touchdown he scores this season to battle child sex trafficking. | Donald Miralle~Getty Photos Adrian Peterson didn’t pay much attention when Chris Johnson signed a contract with…

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Chicago Operation “Stops Today” Busts 41 in Trafficking Ring

Cops bust prostitution ring, arrest 41 Updated at 08:43 PM today Sun-Times Media Wire September 23, 2011 — Police announced Friday that they have arrested 41 people in relation to ads placed in a Spanish paper promoting locations where prostitution was being promoted and solicited. The 10-month investigation, dubbed Operation “Stops Today” or “Para Hoy” in…

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Americans Should Be Held Accountable Everywhere For Sex Crimes

Arrest Americans engaged in sex trade, says US ambassador The Philippine Supreme Court has prioritized and expedited the disposition of trafficking cases Manila: Americans arrested for engagement in cybersex and crimes with children should be prosecuted, an American envoy told Philippine justices during a workshop on the strengthening of the country’s law against human trafficking. “I…

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Adult And Child Quake survivors Fall Victim To Slavers

Quake survivors vulnerable to human trafficking and child labour Amitava Banerjee, Hindustan Times Darjeeling, September 23, 2011 Crisis of a different kind could grip the quake affected areas, trying to grapple with the devastation caused by the 6.9 magnitude quake that had hit on September 18. North Sikkim was the worst effected with nearly a hundred…

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MTV’s College Network Amplifies Student Efforts to End Slavery

PRESS RELEASE Sept. 22, 2011, 2:30 p.m. EDT MTV’s College Network Amplifies Student Efforts to End Modern-Day Slavery in the “mtvU Against Our Will Campaign” –Campaign Partners Include Free the Slaves, GEMS and Polaris Project –mtvU Launches “Slavery Footprint Campus Challenge” with the U.S. State Department and Call and Response NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011…

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How Many Slaves Work For You?

Slavery Becomes a Personal Question Online By ANDREW MARTIN Published: September 21, 2011 Do you know how many slaves work on your behalf? Michel Filho/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images  Textile workers in Brazil demonstrate against slavery. While many people may assume the answer to that provocative and unsettling question is zero, the creators of a new…

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End Slavery Now Launches “Action On The Ground” Project Map

An amazing new tool. “Leading anti-slavery nonprofits including Free the Slaves, Polaris Project, Shared Hope International and International Justice Mission helped seed the map with their work. Icons distinguish the varied forms of modern slavery, such as forced labor, child soldiers or sex trafficking.” http://www.endslaverynow.com/?goto=actionmap&section=resources Sept. 21, 2011, 9:29 a.m. EDT Global Anti-Slavery Action Map…

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The 21st Century Slave Trade: What would Wilberforce do?

The 21st Century Slave Trade: A Cacophony of Lies, Abuse, and Incompetence Often, Women Are Raped By The Traffickers Themselves to Initiate The Cycle of Abuse And Degradation  Photo Credit: indi.ca Human trafficking is a global industry worth $32 billion and places millions of vulnerable people from poor countries in servitude, but the number of successful…

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Ukranian Brothers Run Human Trafficking Ring In US

This case isn’t “rare”, it’s only more visible.  If Forbes reported on all the financial news conected to Human Trafficking they’d have to spin off another publication.  Maybe if they assisted in the victims liberation by focusing on the greed of these ethically bankrupt businesses they could call the new publication “Freed”. Associated Press Ukranians…

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Internet Is Potent Weapon in Global Fight Against Human Trafficking

New USC report details steps to be taken by industry, government and NGOs “The time has come to harness the power of technology to go after those using it to enslave others,” California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The rapid expansion of the Internet is being used to facilitate human trafficking, yet it also can…

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China’s Adoption Scandal Sends Chills Through Families in U.S.

Yet another face of human trafficking  perhaps too terrifying to talk openly about.  Who doesn’t have beloved friends and/or family members adopted from abroad? This in no way suggests that all or indeed any of those you know have come through a process such as written in this article.  But we know this problem exists,…

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5 things to know about human trafficking

Amanda Kloer’s list is comprehensive, well-written and user friendly (no NGO terminology).  I wish we could get a printed copy of this posted in every classroom, breakroom and public restroom in America, with this added to the bottom: 1-888-3737-888.   The National Human Trafficking Hotline &Resource Center.  By Amanda Kloer, Special to CNN Editor’s Note: Amanda Kloer…

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Immigration Officials Tour To Talk Human Trafficking

A valuable resource, straight from the source.  The fact that T visas are so under used is partially responsible for these information spreading conferences.  Use them.  While this information is available online, it’s incredibly helpful to be in a room with like-minded individuals, asking questions and bringing up pertinent points. Federal immigration officials are crisscrossing…

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Philadelphia: Ukrainian Brothers on Trial For Human Trafficking Ring

Not what you picture when you shop here?  Slave labor cleaning just a few hours before? “By night, they cleaned big-box stores and supermarkets, including Target, Kmart, Wal-Mart and Safeway, here and in New Jersey, Delaware, New York, and Maryland, according to court filings. They slept five to a bedroom on dirty mattresses or floors…

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Children Who Sell Themselves

This is why I believe no NGO should go into the field without a plan on how to provide sustainable freedom to those they aid.  It does no good to free someone, tell them “Go, be free!”,  and not give them tools to help themselves do exactly that. That this story is about starving children…

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14 Year-Old Escapes Hungary To Become Ensnared at 17 In Canada

“You came to this country as a very young person under circumstances in-part out of your control. Upon coming to (Canada) and seeking refugee status you became part of the very thing you were trying to escape.” Nicole O’Reilly Mon Sep 12 2011 Teen pleads guilty in slavery case Linked to “an invasion of evil”…

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