Please visit our friends at… Free the Slaves

“There are more people in slavery today than at any other time in human history.”

Disposable People…

Yes, we mean real slavery. People held against their will, forced to work and paid nothing.

Sometimes the slave holder ‘pays’ a few grains of rice to keep the slaves alive, or uses a bogus payment that the slave holder reclaims at the end of the month. But the end result is what slavery is today and has always been—one person controlling another and then forcing them to work.

Through Free the Slaves’ research, first published in Kevin Bales’ Disposable People, our conservative estimate is that there are 27 million people in slavery today. This means that there are more people in slavery today than at any other time in human history. Slavery has existed for thousands of years, but changes in the world’s economy and societies over the past 50 years have enabled a resurgence of slavery.

… from Free the Slaves: What’s the story?

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2 responses to “Please visit our friends at… Free the Slaves

  1. I am so pleased to see that you posted this site. I am a volunteer for NM-OATH, New Mexico Organized Against Trafficking Humans, based in Ruidoso, New Mexico USA.
    Raising awareness of this heinous practice is our number one goal, so thanks for providing this link. I hope many will read it and, at a minimum, reflect on this tragedy. Of course, a donation would be even better!

  2. The Chinese have slaves, including children. In the middle east persons are held for whatever reasons but it is not called slavery. But it IS.
    Haitins in the DR are called workers but they really are treated as slaves.
    Child slavery, weaving the exspensive Oriental carpets. What happens to some of the children of poor Indian families? They are sold with the understanding that they would be employed. They will be employed alright, held captive under lock and key. I’m sure you know the rest.
    Don’t forget to look at
    Africa and this time don’t blame the whites for what’s happening there.
    Really, just about everywhere in today’s world you will find slavery except it is called human trafficking, employing the underprivileged etc.

    Marcia, good luck with your work.