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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FOX News: Human trafficking victims mostly underage children from within the US – May 12, 2019

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Every year more than 40 million people are forced into the world of human trafficking, someone’s sons and daughters trapped in this modern-day slavery.

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President Donald J. Trump is Working to End Human Trafficking – March 13, 2018

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS AN AFFRONT TO HUMAN DIGNITY: With millions affected worldwide, human trafficking is a global atrocity that deprives millions of their universal human rights.

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Church Exposed Running Massive Slavery Ring in North Carolina – July 27, 2017

By Matt Agorist, Guest authorhumansarefree.com

Spindale, NC — Scores of former slaves have come forward to expose the Word of Faith Fellowship congregation as a hub for modern slavery in the United States in which hundreds have been victims, according to a scathing report from the Associated Press. 

To date, the church leaders have yet to be held accountable.

According to the investigation, the Word of Faith Fellowship set up two churches in Brazil and used it as a means of siphoning young laborers to the United States to use them for forced labor.

Andre Oliveira was one of those slaves who tells the AP he was forced to work 15 hours a day, usually for no pay, first cleaning warehouses for the secretive evangelical church and later toiling at businesses owned by senior ministers…..

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Watch: Abby Martin Reveals Booming Modern Day ‘Buy a Slave’ Market(Videos) — July 26, 2017

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(MR) — In this two part series on the US/Philippines human trafficking epidemic, Abby Martin recalls the history of the colonization of the Philippines and how it has led to a dramatic rise in human trafficking of Philippine workers. She interviews the executive director of Damayan, the 8,000 member strong New York City based organization created…

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