Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery
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MTV concert raises awareness on human trafficking - Channel News Asia

MTV concert raises awareness on human trafficking - Channel News Asia | Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery | Scoop.it
MTV concert raises awareness on human traffickingChannel News AsiaBy Anasuya Sanyal | Posted: 07 June 2012 1846 hrs HANOI: A campaign to end exploitation and human trafficking hit a high note, with a concert to raise awareness in Hanoi.
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Daniel Golding's curator insight, June 13, 2014 2:23 AM

This is amazing. MTV held a concert to raise awareness for human trafficking. I am totally surprised that a company as big as MTV did something like but nonetheless it is amazing and we need to see many more things like these. It seemed like this was just to raise awareness so we need to see more events like these that raise money for the problem and unfortunately this was 2 years ago. Events like these need to happen much more as this problem is only increasing and becoming worse. Also, I'd love to see concerts like these in the states. It is just as much a problem in the USA as it is in Hanoi. 

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About – Not For Sale: End Human Trafficking and Slavery

powerful anti-slavery campaign:: http://t.co/beATB3jO via @nfs...
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Reds P Chapman sued for $18 million over Cuban-American man's conviction for ... - Washington Post

Reds P Chapman sued for $18 million over Cuban-American man's conviction for ... - Washington Post | Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery | Scoop.it
USA TODAYReds P Chapman sued for $18 million over Cuban-American man's conviction for ...Washington PostThe lawsuit claims that Chapman falsely accused Danilo Curbelo Garcia of involvement in human trafficking, leading to his 2008 arrest and...
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Controversial Cambodian Activist Fights Southeast Asian Sex Trade - Jakarta Globe

Controversial Cambodian Activist Fights Southeast Asian Sex Trade - Jakarta Globe | Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery | Scoop.it
Jakarta GlobeControversial Cambodian Activist Fights Southeast Asian Sex TradeJakarta GlobeSomaly Mam attends the Somaly Mam Foundation's Voice of Change Anti-Human Trafficking event at The Box on April 6, 2010, in New York City.
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Hundreds of Laotian women sold in China.

Hundreds of Laotian women sold in China. | Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery | Scoop.it
Over the past two years, hundreds of Laotian girls have entered illegally into China, innocent and unsuspecting victims of human trafficking.
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Revenge is Mine: R.J.Peters: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

Revenge is Mine: R.J.Peters: Amazon.com: Kindle Store (Revenge is Mine (Kindle Edition): The international trafficking of women and children is a growing phenomenon as...)...
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Doctors at War Against Trafficking Worldwide - Providing critical medical care to Human Trafficking victims

Doctors at War Against Trafficking Worldwide is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing medical care for human trafficking victims through its'international network of physicians and volunteers.
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Bluetree donates proceeds from 'Kingdom' to help wipe out human trafficking

Bluetree donates proceeds from 'Kingdom' to help wipe out human trafficking | Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery | Scoop.it
Bluetree returns with its sophomore album, “Kingdom,” which released this month amidst acclaim on Exchange Media.
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Brazil workers exploited as modern-day Amazon slaves

Brazil workers exploited as modern-day Amazon slaves | Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery | Scoop.it
ACAILANDIA, Brazil — After months of chopping down trees in the forest without pay and living on rice, beans and dirty water, Gil Dasio Meirelles decided he had to escape from the remote clearing in the middle of the vast Brazilian Amazon.
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Saldana: Human trafficking, prostitution in Oregon

Saldana: Human trafficking, prostitution in Oregon | Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery | Scoop.it
All of this happened here in Eugene and Springfield. Mere miles away from campus dozens and dozens of women and children were being trafficked. They were being forced to service up to 10 customers a night.
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Human traffick bill OK'd by House - Dayton Daily News

Human traffick bill OK'd by House - Dayton Daily News | Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery | Scoop.it
Human traffick bill OK'd by HouseDayton Daily NewsBy Cornelius Frolik, Staff Writer 10:38 PM Tuesday, May 22, 2012 The Ohio House on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation that would toughen the penalties for people convicted of human trafficking ...
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The Not-So-Free Market: How Consumerism Fuels Human Trafficking

The Not-So-Free Market: How Consumerism Fuels Human Trafficking | Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery | Scoop.it
Human trafficking is the commercialization of that which no one has the right to sell - human lives. These lives - approximately 30 million women, men, girls and boys worldwide - are bought and sold for labor, commercial sexual exploitation and war.
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Daniel Golding's curator insight, June 13, 2014 2:30 AM

This is an incredibly interesting article which I wished I had found before our presentation. It talks about "commodities produced by slave labor such as cotton, bananas, rice, coffee, tea, chocolate, bricks, fashion accessories and electronics [that] reign in the US market."


Though we all know human trafficking and slave trade is illegal, by buying products like cotton that is made in third world countries by slave labor, we are in a sense supporting it. This a solution that can easily be made in America. We can refuse to buy products from third world countries that are not Fair Trade, etc. This is an easy solution that we can make to hurt companies that use slave labor. 


GREAT SUMMARIZING QUOTE!

"That said, anti-slavery and anti-trafficking movements are geared to necessarily awaken consumers to the fact that, by virtue of consuming, they're unwittingly complicit to the free market's supply-and-demand structure that sustains the exploitation of human beings. Subscribing to the global economy needn't also be a subscription to exploitation. To awaken to the reality of the not-so-free market is also to realize that every consumer has the responsibility and capacity to think through and wisely choose, ensuring that everyday purchases are not having a detrimental impact on others."

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St. Louis woman charged with three counts of sex trafficking | KMOV ...

St. Louis woman charged with three counts of sex trafficking | KMOV ... | Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery | Scoop.it
An accused ring leader in a commercial sex trafficking operation is behind bars, but the investigation into the torture and abuse of two St. Louis area women is far from over.
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Mexico To Crack Down On Human Trafficking | FOX2now.com – St ...

Mexico To Crack Down On Human Trafficking | FOX2now.com – St ... | Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery | Scoop.it
(BBC) – The BBC is investigating the sex trafficking business in Mexico that often sends thousands of young women into forced prostitution from Mexico to the United States. Mexico City is considered the central hub in human ...
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Daniel Golding's curator insight, June 13, 2014 2:52 AM

We see that Mexico is cracking down on Human Trafficking but addressing and punishing prostituition more harshly as the federal government is taking over prosecutions. For one, I'm shocked that they hadn't done this before. But more importantly, I am writing this scoop it to say that I have seen a couple articles of examples like this where countries like Mexico or India are cracking down on Human Trafficking but very little to none involving America. Again this is an example of the US either ignoring the issue or thinking it is not an important issue. We must realize that this is a huge problem that goes against the very core of American ideals. No longer can we sit back and watch other countries make change and address this issue, because if we continue to ignore this issue and table it, we soon will be the hotbed for human trafficking. 

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Village Voice Needs a Reality Check, How Backpage is Anything But an Ally in the Fight Against Human Trafficking - Rights4Girls - Open Salon

Village Voice Needs a Reality Check, How Backpage is Anything But an Ally in the Fight Against Human Trafficking  - Rights4Girls - Open Salon | Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery | Scoop.it
RT @equalitynow: How Backpage is Anything But an Ally in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: http://t.co/nyxzU32A...
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John Dillinger Morgan, 23, convicted of human trafficking, prostituting teen girls

John Dillinger Morgan, 23, convicted of human trafficking, prostituting teen girls | Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery | Scoop.it
OCALA – A Marion Oaks man was convicted Monday in the first human trafficking case for Marion County, and law enforcement officials say the crime is steadily increasing locally.
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