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Slavery in africa happening today

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posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 07:39 AM
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Migrants are being sold at open slave markets in Libya.

Definitely a sad situation when today a human life can be sold and traded.

"One survivor from Senegal spoke of how he was brought by smugglers across Niger in a bus to the southern Libyan city of Sabha, where he was due to risk a boat trip to Europe. When the middleman did not get his fee, the survivor was put up for sale along with other passengers."


"Survivors have told the International Organization for Migration (IOM) how there are slave markets and private prisons all over Libya."


www.ibtimes.co.uk...


Any time people discuss human extinction be it by nuclear poisoning or global warming side effects I always wonder if humans deserve to continue to live.
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posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 07:50 AM
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I always wonder if humans deserve to continue to live.


I can think of quite a few that deserve to live and even a few I would agree with you that needs to be terminated.

Edit to add. Slavery has never gone away...Whether it is minimum wage jobs for 6 days a week or some kid sold into the sex trade business.. It LIVES all over the world.
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posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 07:58 AM
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Your final statement is why these kinds of articles always emotionally compromise the author, shattering his critical thought process to the point in which it questions the need for humans at all.

You, me and our fellow posters are citizens of first world nations. There isn't much we can do about it other then provide advice and direction. The US and other countries worked to abolish slavery, giving us a free society to operate in without fear of being forced into servitude and sold on markets. We have spilled blood to achieve this level in society. So while these things are terrible, I sympathize, but realistically these counties have to get their act together. Eventually it will, it will be painful and perhaps many will perish, but at least change will happen.

In other words, let nations fix their own problems, all we can do is stand and watch.
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posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Well Heinlein said.

"Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as "bad luck."



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 08:09 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22
Thank god we bombed that demon Gaddafi and replaced his paradise with a nice human market. If you want a nice look into the not so nice world of modern slavery, check out A Crime So Monstrous by Skinner. There are more slaves now than when slavery was legal, and it happens even in North America.

In order to eliminate slavery you must eliminate poverty. And that's probably the conspiratorial reason why they are trying to destroy the middle class.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: Ridhya

I will refer to the above Heinlein quote.
Poverty is unfortunately the normal human condition.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 08:49 AM
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Wait a minute.. Slavery is only a White Devil thing!
/sarc
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posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 08:51 AM
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What happens in Africa will get under-reported or never see the light of day 9 times out of 10. The only exception is if a few hundred thousand people die from an ethnic cleansing campaign.

Real world is cruel and unforgiving.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 10:03 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Migrants are being sold at open slave markets in Libya.
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Any time people discuss human extinction be it by nuclear poisoning or global warming side effects I always wonder if humans deserve to continue to live.


Slavery has been happening in Africa for the entirety of recorded history; it will still be happening when history comes to an end.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 10:19 AM
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originally posted by: Arnie123

The US and other countries worked to abolish slavery,


Correction the UK and “other” nations. For once the USA was the “other” nation.

The UK was one of the first to abolish slavery and when it did was the one that used the might of its royal navy to ban the slave trade. The USA was late in joining the abolition party and when it did its navy was 3rd rate.

The UK led this one.
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posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

At least theyre able to immediately find work.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

someone should go over there and tell those white guys;

Hey bro, stop selling minorities.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 12:48 PM
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It never went away in Islamic countries.

The infallible muhammed practices and advocates slavery in the infallible koran.

The african muslim nation of Mauritania only began enforcing laws against slvaery ten years ago.




In 1981, Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery,[2] when a presidential decree abolished the practice. However, no criminal laws were passed to enforce the ban.[2][3][4] In 2007, "under international pressure", the government passed a law allowing slaveholders to be prosecuted.[2] Despite this, the number of slaves in the country has been estimated by Global Slavery Index to be 43,000 (or 1.058% of the population) in 2015[5] and by the organization SOS Slavery to be up to 600,000 (or 17% of the population).[6] Sociologist Kevin Bales and Global Slavery Index estimate that Mauritania has the highest proportion of people in slavery of any country in the world.

en.m.wikipedia.org...


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posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

The Beebs has picked up the story...


Victims told IOM that after being detained by people smugglers or militia groups, they were taken to town squares or car parks to be sold.

BBC.com - African migrants sold in Libya 'slave markets', IOM says.

They are starved, held for ransom, beaten... YAY progress! (/sarcasm, because it is too horrific in this day and age to say anything of merit about this situation). Maybe the BBC can get somewhere with this.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: Arnie123

Hate to break this to you, but the US is one of the main destinations for women, children, men too, I suppose, kidnapped into the sex trade.

Link.

There are several UN studies, and ones done by other international organizations, that can put numbers into global perspective.

This'll get you started. I suggest not eating anything before you start, though...it makes for disgusting, sickening reading the more you delve into it...

So slave markets in third world countries, or first world, don't surprise me in the slightest...would that it did.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22
You do know that this is going on in America and every other country as well?

I have cared for more than my share of victims of modern day human slavery. Human slavery in America includes women, children, and men.

We don't have to look far to see the evil that lurks in the heart of man. I guess that is why it makes me want to scream every time, I hear people talking about taking care of problems over there, wherever over there is, when we have just as big of a mess sitting right outside our own front doors.

Think you know your neighbors? Think you know the person that cleans your teeth? People have been held in slavery right under the noses of their neighbors, because it so easy to turn a blind eye, a death ear, and convince ourselves that it could "never" happen in my back yard, because we are so much better than those over there.

We are not better. Not by a long shot.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn

Yep. The next time we drive by some young girl or boy "plying their trade" give a thought to where they might have been only a short time ago...and the nightmare they may be living now.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Just as there are still Pirates these days...so too is slavery. A lot of folks don't realize that. ...



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 01:38 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Ahhh, progress.

We are such primitive and base creatures.

We just have shinier tools than the rest of the primates.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 01:44 PM
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Slavery is alive and well i the modern world. Trafficking sex slaves is big business world wide and has to stop.

I cringe when I see people referring to having a low paying job or being forced to pay taxes or work for a monster corporation as slavery. While those circumstances may not be ideal, or even fair in any sense of the word, they are not slavery.

Throwing around words like slavery, nazi, phobe, etc, just cheapens the word and renders it meaningless. These are not cheap meaningless things. Now we have soup nazi's, traffic nazi's, fashion nazi's, and so on. Someone decided that was a funny term and probably got a laugh or two. And same day these people will come fact to face with the real deal. I wonder how funny they will think it is...







 
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