Millions of ‘slaves’ around the world still making stuff we buy today — Prepare For Change – August 13, 2019

Labourers work at a garment factory in Vietnam for brands such as Nike, Adidas, H&M, Gap, Zara, Armani and Lacoste © Reuters

by Edward Morgan

There were 40.3 million people living in conditions of slavery in 2018, mostly women, a recent report by the Walk Free Initiative shows. Researchers say slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century but just changed form.
The initiative undertakes research to build the world’s most comprehensive evidence-base of modern slavery. While there isn’t an official legal definition of modern slavery, the UN describes it as the condition of people whose work “is performed involuntarily and under the menace of any penalty.” The organization and its member states committed to eliminating slavery by 2030, along with human trafficking, forced labor, and child labor.

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Steve Beckow — Wear Yellow on Saturdays to Say: We’re Awake, We’re Aware, We’re United – December 14, 2018

Wear Yellow on Saturdays to Say: We’re Awake, We’re Aware, We’re United

December 14, 2018

Source: Golden Age of Gaia | By Steve Beckow

Credit: Hindustan Times

I’d like to see people around the world wearing yellow every Saturday.

I invite people everywhere to join in.

What we’d mean to say by it is this:

“We’re awake, we’re aware, we’re united.”

“We want peace and justice. We’re joining in the wearing of this color to secure them, peacefully.”

Anything yellow will do. A yellow shirt. A yellow shawl. Even a yellow ribbon.

And restricting it to one day a week, and a day when most people are not working, should make it do-able.

If millions participated until we achieve our aims, we could tip (1) public awareness, (2) public willingness to learn, and (3) public willingness to speak out and in other ways peacefully demonstrate.

Just one symbol can spark an experience of global unity that could change the face of the world. The assassination of John Kennedy was an example of such a spark. 9/11 was another.

But somehow we weren’t willing to act then. The sparks fell on wet ground. We regretted and adjusted and went on with life.

Years later, we see how deep the depravity in world leadership has gone – child trafficking and sacrifice, ubiquitous sexual harassment, the suppression of women in many countries, child labor, impoverishment, war, and genocide (eg., Indian children in Canada). We know how bad the situation is.

Never in human history have so many been oppressed by so few.

This is definitely a crossroads for the world. Do we tolerate the New World Order’s control over the world another day, another week, another year, with large numbers lost to child trafficking or regional wars, or do we take the world back – peacefully?

We’re ending the global suppression. The wearing of yellow is our declaration of independence. (1)

Timing is important. The matter is up now. The protest of the yellow vests in France is spreading. This is the time to act on expressing our solidarity with the people of France and the downtrodden of the world (among them, us).

We make this global declaration: We’re awake, aware, and united. Wearing yellow is our way of expressing it.

We invite all officers of the law and military forces to join us in restoring peace and justice to the world. Wear yellow.

Footnotes

(1) Someone create a #YellowForPeace.

Credit: Operation Disclosure