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  • NFL is Compared to a Slave Camp by (drop the ball) Adrian Peterson, Vikings fumble fingers,

    03/15/2011 5:41:30 PM PDT · by reefdiver · 43 replies ^ | 03/15/2011 04:19:49 PM CDT | Jeremy Fowler
    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson compared NFL owners' treatment of players to "modern-day slavery," according to an online interview published today by Yahoo! Sports.
  • Sex Trade Ring Busted in Houston, Ex-Police Officer and 5 Others Charged [Unbelievable!]

    08/26/2009 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,902+ views
    FoxNews ^ | August 26, 2009
    Sex Trade Ring Busted in Houston, Ex-Police Officer and 5 Others Charged August 26, 2009 HOUSTON — A sex trade ring in which young girls were allegedly pistol-whipped and forced from their homes into sexual slavery was broken up in Houston this week and several suspects are in custody. Five people, including a former Houston police officer, were arrested in the largest sex trafficking case in Texas' southern district, reported. A sixth remains on the run. John Butler, 47, William Hornbeak, 34, Jamine Lake, 27, Andre McDaniels, 39, and Kristen Land, 28, all of Houston, as well as Tulsa,...
  • Pyongyang offers slaves in exchange for Russian oil

    11/03/2006 3:30:20 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies · 1,018+ views ^ | 3 November, 2006
    Primorsky (AsiaNews) – The North Korean government is paying for oil imported from Russia by dispatching forced labour at zero cost since it has no other way to pay in goods or services. This was confirmed by the investigations of independent journalists, a professor of the Far Eastern Research Centre of Vladivostok and members of the Russian government. According to statistics of the local administration of Primorsky city, Pyongyang’s oil imports increased from 62,000 dollars in 2001 to 4.4 million dollars last year. An expert who lives in North Korea, anonymous for security reasons, said: “The city from where the...
  • Why marriage is good medicine for men

    06/18/2006 3:59:27 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 143 replies · 2,854+ views
    Parade Magazine ^ | June 18, 2006 | Gail Sheehy
    The biggest fiction behind James Bond is that the fantasy master spy and world-class heartbreaker lived past 40-something. It’s not just the death traps and vodka martinis, or even the three packs of cigarettes a day, that would have shortened his life. His naked ring finger would have too. Because real men need wives. Consider the data: Married men—regardless of age, sex, race, income or education—consistently have been found to be healthier than men who are single, divorced or widowed. This so-called “marriage benefit” begins to kick in right after the wedding, then builds. Husbands ages 18 to 44 are...
  • Hard truth: India is haven for child sex tourism

    01/21/2006 10:01:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 1,459+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | January 21, 2006 | Mayank Tewari, Ramesh Babu and Shevlin Sebastian
    Jameela (14) and Ashfaq (12) are part-time cleaners of houseboats in Kerala’s backwaters. Their employer has told them they have to entertain foreign guests in a “different” way. They don’t mind, because they need the extra cash to take care of their ailing mother. Besides, everyone knows how on Kovalam beaches, bikini-clad aunties and Western uncles roam freely with “paid lads” — even as the police dismiss them as “isolated” cases. Andre (54), an Austrian tourist, was in Delhi just before Diwali last year. He wanted to send $100 to fellow paedophile Lindsay Ashford (an activist trying to decriminalise paedophilia...
  • North Korea exporting workers into lives of slavery

    12/28/2005 6:48:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 871+ views
    LA Times via Seattle Times ^ | December 28, 2005 | Barbara Demick
    ZELEZNA, Czech Republic — The old schoolhouse stands alone at the end of a quiet country road flanked by snow-flecked wheat fields. From behind the locked door, opaque with smoked glass, come the clatter of sewing machines and, improbably, the babble of young female voices speaking Korean. The schoolhouse, which closed long ago for lack of students in this village of 200, is now a factory producing uniforms. Almost all the workers are North Korean, and the women initially looked delighted to see visitors. It gets lonely working out here, thousands of miles from home. They crowded around to chat....
  • Sex trade's reliance on forced labour

    05/12/2005 7:09:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 663+ views
    BBC ^ | 12 May, 2005 | Jorn Madslien
    Working late at night in the streets around Sofia's most luxurious hotels, Mitko takes pride in his ability to quickly deliver what his customers want. "Ten minutes and I can get you a girl - any girl - blond, brown, black or white," he declares. Mitko's operation is part of a sex industry that, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO), "has become highly diversified and global in recent years". Globally, forced labour - which includes sexual exploitation - generates $31bn (£16.5bn), half of it in the industrialised world, a tenth in transition countries, the ILO says in a report...
  • Miller’s Mission 21st-century abolitionism.

    01/24/2005 7:23:28 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 1 replies · 220+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 24, 2005 | Rich Lowry
    Ambassador John Miller is head of the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. But he has a simpler word for what he is combating: "slavery." Trafficking, or "modern-day slavery," as Miller calls it, is fast becoming one of the early 21st century's foremost human-rights issues. The U.S. intelligence community's most recent estimate is that 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year. Estimates of the number held against their will within individual countries run much higher. "There are probably millions of victims worldwide," says Miller, a former Republican congressman who bounces with energy and leads...
  • MSNBC's David Shuster: "Maybe some Americans want to return to the days of slavery"

    11/07/2004 9:52:19 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 136 replies · 5,039+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 7, 2004 | David Shuster
    A loss for true conservatism (David Shuster)• November 7, 2004 | 2:26 p.m. ETOn Tuesday, eleven different states outlawed gay marriage. The basic argument I heard was not about marriage (more on that below) but about being gay. And a majority of voters seem to believe that homosexuality is an "immoral lifestyle choice." Hmmmm. The problem is that anybody who has a relative or friend who is gay also knows it is not a "choice." It is something wired into the genes of approximately 3 or 4 percent of the human population in every single culture on the planet. Secondly,...
  • United Nations child sex shame (Its your taxs money that pay fot this)

    09/18/2004 2:57:23 PM PDT · by watchout · 4 replies · 1,316+ views ^ | September 18, 2004 | Jesper Strudsholm
    United Nations child sex shame Kalemie, Democratic Republic of Congo - The United Nations truck to the biggest brothel in Kalemie departs every Saturday night at "21 hundred hours", as they say in the military. And soldiers they are, including South Africans, the men who descend from the white truck with official UN logos. They then enter "Mon Jardin", an ostensible discotheque, but the real purpose of which is revealed by a half-naked woman on a huge wall painting. Her one hand fondles a breast while the other points to a curtain, barely hiding the courtyard behind which a number...
  • Pressured by U.S., Israel Battles a Burgeoning 'White Slave' Trade

    06/29/2002 11:43:51 AM PDT · by LarryLied · 101 replies · 2,787+ views
    Forward ^ | 6/28/02 | MATTHEW GUTMAN
    TEL AVIV — A string of cars marks northern Tel Aviv's Tel Baruch Beach, renowned for its posh seafood restaurant, Blue, but also for the dozens of prostitutes who flock here looking for business. Many of them are from the former Soviet Union. Some of them are slaves. About 3,000 women are bought and sold in Israel each year. Amid calls from international organizations and pressure from the United States to curb the sale, trade and barter of women, Israel has begun to crack down on this billion-dollar-a-year industry. Both police and state prosecutors call ending the slave trade one...
  • America Has Human Trafficking Crisis

    05/22/2004 5:36:27 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies · 3,043+ views
    AP ^ | May 19, 2004 | Curt Anderson
    As many as 17,500 people each year are brought to the United States by human traffickers who trap them in slavery-like conditions for forced sex, sweatshop labor and domestic servitude, the Justice Department reported Tuesday. "In the United States, where slavery was outlawed nationally more than 130 years ago, this tragic phenomenon should no longer exist. Yet it does," the Justice Department said in a report to Congress. In separate testimony on Capitol Hill, a top Homeland Security Department official estimated that human smuggling and trafficking generate some $9.5 billion worldwide each year for criminal organizations that also deal in...
  • Slavery behind closed doors

    08/26/2004 1:54:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 660+ views
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | August 24, 2004 | BRIAN DONOHUE
    "Most Americans today believe slavery was outlawed in the United States many years ago, and they are correct. But they falsely believe that slavery doesn't exist in the United States and on that, they are sadly mistaken," said Wade Horn, assistant secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. During a news conference in Newark announcing the program, U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie said federal prosecutors are conducting several investigations into trafficking rings. Archbishop John Myers promised a new anti-trafficking clearinghouse in Newark. Victims are often smuggled into the U.S. from their home countries with the...