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Human Trafficking

How to Avoid (or Not Avoid) Your Neighbor

Raleigh Sadler | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Raleigh Sadler

"Love your neighbor!" That's what I said as I challenged my church with the Parable of the Good Samaritan. After concluding the service, I made my way...

Five Harmful Myths About Human Trafficking

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger

Human trafficking is complicated. It's kept under wraps, overlooked, and often ignored. Few reliable studies exist about its prevalence. As a result, it's often hard to separate myth from fact when trying to understand this horrific abuse of human rights.

The Dangerous Rise of Online Child Pornography

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 01.18.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

Child pornography has found a welcome home on the internet, and is in truth a multi-billion dollar online industry, with over 100,000 sites dedicated to the crime, and is one of the fastest growing online businesses.

Human Trafficking and Racial Justice

Juhu Thukral | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

Even as there is greater understanding of these issues of coercion, there is still a basic confusion over how to describe trafficking, and how to convey the experiences of victims and survivors.

"It's Not My Problem" Is No Longer Acceptable: Child Trafficking in the United States

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

With domestic and international terrorism, refugee crises around the world, and a Presidential race filled with ugly diatribe dominating the news cycles, it seems there is no place for an issue like child exploitation in the news.

It's Time To Take Note and Take Action Against Human Trafficking

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Dr. Michael B. Brown

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a time for realizing that slavery actually did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation. As a matter of fact, the U.S. State Department tells us that there are 12.3 million "trafficking slaves" around the world today.

When Human Trafficking Victims Are Among Your Church Congregation

Raleigh Sadler | Posted 01.12.2016 | Religion
Raleigh Sadler

Everyone is looking to be loved. Anna was no exception. While still in her late teens, she met and fell in love with an older man who gave her what she craved. "Could he be the one to love and accept me for who I am?" she wondered.

The Next Wave of Retail

Diana Mao | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Diana Mao

The Global economy experienced sluggish growth in 2015 with large retailers like Fossil, Michael Kors, and Macy's experiencing dips in their revenue e...

The Reality of Child Sex Trafficking and Foster Children

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 01.11.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

Child Sex Trafficking. It's an ugly secret that many in the 21st century simply do not know about. It is also an ugly dark secret that many today wi...

The Epidemic That's Taking Children's Lives But Almost No One Is Talking About

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Most of the work currently being done by those who care for child trafficking victims is "rescue and rehabilitation" but precious little is done to interdict or disable the trade in and use of children for slavery, especially sexual slavery.

Massage Parlor Owner’s Robbery Story Doesn’t Have A Happy Ending

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.08.2016 | Crime

If you're going to report a theft to police, it's a good idea not to be a pimp. John Sherman, owner of Oriental Massage in the Milwaukee area, called ...

FBI & Local Police Seize Adult Entertainment Website "The Review Board"

Katherine Koster | Posted 01.07.2016 | Crime
Katherine Koster

On Wednesday morning, dozens of local adult workers and clients in the Pacific Northwest were logging onto The Review Board to place advertisements, c...

An Vote Tomorrow to Keep Kids Safe

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.06.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Homeless young people strive to remain invisible, knowing that if they look like they don't have a safe place to sleep at night, they can be exploited by the forces of the street -- pimps, thieves, criminals who want to recruit them, violent people who want to harm them just because they can.

U.S. Ban on Thai Seafood Unlikely

Matt Rusling | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Matt Rusling

Calls are growing louder for a U.S. ban on Thai seafood imports amid shocking reports of slave labor used in the industry. But the United States is unlikely to take any major action against Thailand right now.

Florida Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors Required To Post Signs To Help Trafficking Victims

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact

To continue to ramp up its efforts to fight human trafficking, Florida is soliciting help from strip clubs and massage parlors. A new law requires res...

How to Tell TPP Is a Bad Deal

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

The power relationships in TPP will be great for factories in Vietnam, where 90,000 workers make Nike's shoes. TPP will be great for Hewlett-Packard, Intel, AMD, Dell, Apple and other electronics producers who use components from Malaysia, where 28 percent of workers in the electronics industry are subject to forced labor.

Celebrating the 153rd Anniversary of Freedom's Eve: A Call to Action

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 12.31.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

This year-on the 153rd Anniversary of Freedom's Eve, African Americans across the Nation will come together for a time of fellowship, prayer and reflection; and offer tribute to our ancestors for their courage and strength.

15 Years of Fighting for Freedom Timeline

Free The Slaves | Posted 12.30.2015 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Terry FitzPatrick Free the Slaves Communications Director This year marks our 15th birthday and two important milestones. In 15 years, Free the Sl...

New Animated Video: Our Formula for Freedom

Free The Slaves | Posted 12.30.2015 | Impact
Free The Slaves

It takes more than passion and indignation to eradicate the evil of slavery. It takes science. That's why Free the Slaves has developed our Community Based Model for Fighting Slavery.

The Disturbing Reality of Human Trafficking and Children

Allison Chawla | Posted 12.20.2015 | Impact
Allison Chawla

Slavery is not dead at all. It is actually thriving and cashes in more than $8 million a year without any law that prohibits this type of slavery.

Thailand Is Losing the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Matt Rusling | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Matt Rusling

Thailand is known worldwide as a hotbed for modern slavery, something the Thai government has vowed to fix. But the situation is not getting any bette...

There Is No Justice Until We All Are Free

Alicia Nunn | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact
Alicia Nunn

Laquan McDonald was killed in cold blood by a Chicago police officer on October 20, 2014. And, the murder was covered up until a court order demanded ...

Why You Should Think Twice Before Eating Tuna

Eve Turow Paul | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Eve Turow Paul

Tuna is a staple for many Americans. But unlike most other everyday ingredients, some tuna is on the verge of extinction -- yes, we said extinction -- and tuna fishing is plagued with stories of human trafficking.

How Can We End Modern Slavery by 2030?

Nick Grono | Posted 12.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Nick Grono

Co-authored by Dr James Cockayne, Head of Office at the United Nations, UN University Photo credit: Hussein Malla/AP/Corbis On 2 December,...

Environmental Group Assails 'Polluter-Friendly' Obama Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Sierra Club on Wednesday released a report on the final text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, concluding that the landmark trade de...