Monday, August 01, 2005

International Slave Trade – Where’s the Outrage?

By Lisa Haddock
NJ Faith Forum Editor

Do you think slavery is a relic of the past?

Think again.

Around the world, roughly 27 million people—including 8.4 million children—are trapped into lives of slavery by threat of violence. By comparison, that's the combined populations of New Jersey and New York state. According to the CIA, 100,000 slaves live in the U.S. The typical U.S. slave is lured from a poor nation with a promise of a good job. Upon arrival, organized crime ring members force captives to work as prostitutes, domestics, garment workers, and farm hands.

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  • 1 comment:

    njfaithforum said...

    jan said...
    We don't hear what happens to those whose 'masters' are arrested here. It seems that we should be more aggressive in stopping the slave trade here and elsewhere.
    It's really sickening that these young children are sold as prostitutes to even tourists to their countries.
    For the garment workers who work as slaves sewing our clothes/shoes overseas, we should be more mindful of what we buy in our mega stores.

    7:10 PM