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“The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today”

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posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 12:33 AM

I found a video on Democracy Now's website dealing with modern day slavery. I don't know that ATS readers will be too interested, but You better listen up, and pay attention. Our country is in trouble, and no beating around the bush, the Elites are cutting us down to what looks to be lucky a 3rd World status.

Hey, now the third world is where I can give You a little insight! I've spent a lot of time there. Simply it's a different World with different priorities. I remember my first few days ever in spent in Nicaragua. I bought half a chicken, and was sharing it with a some street kids, and "chuchos"(street dogs). I was done, and asked the street kids to run it over to a trash barrel; the boys took the bones, and proceeded to clean every single ounce of flesh off of them....cleaner than I could imagine. They were hungry, and hunger is a commonality in 3rd World Country. In the traditional concept of a 3rd World, a full belly can be the ultimate thing.

Considering this, the amount of corruption, and very visible "opportunities" are rampant. The corruption which is just under the surface in many of the traditional 3rd World countries are the EXACT same types of corruption available in the States. The only difference is that in the USA individual "products", or "lines of product" cost a little more.

Now, skipping mucho of the possibilities, I'll sum it up easily, Everything has it's price; guaranteed.

Regarding the topic of the video, and corruption, make no mistake that the People involved go into every aspect of society, and usually the highest positions. The range of People to be bought as slaves varies. A prime choice anymore is for sex slaves, but the more traditional choices, or uses for them are still used.

I think modern slavery is especially heavily geared at sex. I am not talking about Your average Porn Queen, or exotic dancer, but forced sex under duress. Women are literally forced to prostitute themselves because they are owned. I guess I'm almost done with this rant, but I can assure You the ability to walk into uptown Guatemala, and pick Your "flavor" of nationality, height, color, weight, age, breast size, etc will be coming to a State near all of us.

I am only writing about this because People need to really start checking their surroundings, and keeping an eye on loved ones; as Our society is continually purposely shoved down to a level most of us have never experienced the rise of slavery will go up. Make no mistake, what I've personally witnessed was slavery; I have seen these women, and I know at the highest levels it is allowed.

We speak with Kevin Bales, a leader in the abolition movement to end modern-day slavery and co-author of The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today. Bales estimates some 27 million people labor as slaves today—more than at anytime in history. Bales has also helped expose modern-day slavery in the United States, where he estimates between 14,000 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the country each year. He writes, “There has never been a single day in our America, from its discovery and birth right up to the moment you are reading this sentence, without slavery.” [includes rush transcript]

Peace, and Vigilance,


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posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 12:59 AM
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posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 01:24 AM
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Absolutely, I agree. The problem comes in the "gray area". The practice of slavery goes on daily in the USA, and across the World. The problem lays in the fact it is covered up by, and benefits many People in positions of power.

Case in point.

There was an undercover Youtube video that went with the above article, but it's apparently been deleted.

Any ways the article is about a dirt bag California legislature who was voting in the direction of "Sex For Votes". Now in his official case it was touched upon as consensual sex by the lobbyist, but I would have to wonder, as many People have began to wonder how much does this happen; further from there is it by real choice of the "lobbyist", or are they "sex slaves"?

posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 04:58 AM
Its really messed up that the people who know about it actually participates in it; instead of helping the victims

posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 05:53 AM
what you say is true.

A good source is this here, it's a government funded clearinghouse/tracking project Human Trafficking Home Page

Just to draw the customer in, I'll give a few of the headlines on the front page now...

St. Louis woman pleads guilty of sex trafficking - A woman accused of torturing a mentally disabled teenager and renting her out for sex pleaded guilty Monday in federal court...Waquita "Goddess" Wallace...

Eight Uzbekistan Nationals among 12 charged with Racketeering, Human Trafficking & Immigration Violations in Scheme to Employ Illegal Aliens in 14 States...

Wisconsin Couple Sentenced for Forcing a Woman to Work as Their Domestic Servant for 19 years...

...that four men - including an active duty Naval recruiter, an insurance out-of-state car dealership's finance manager and a truck driver were indicted by a federal grand jury today, in four separate cases, on charges related to the sex trafficking of children ...[in] a enforcement investigation targeting the demand for child prostitutes in the Kansas City area...

More better than headlines, the site has background, reports, archives, etc.

It is interesting if you are working on the subject.

They maintain 83% of trafficking is sex trafficking/sex slavery, 12% is labor slavery...and then five percent is other/unclassifiable/I don't know...seems like an odd I-don't-know, know what I mean?

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posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 11:16 AM
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You touched upon an important fact. The People involved don't apparently have any problem with this as long as the money keeps rolling in. I think the more important thing would be to ask Yourself could You actually know someone involved with this?

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I think what You mean is the topic is very difficult to discuss. I appreciate the link. Maybe others reading this will gain a new perspective never before seen. I noticed just from the little snippet You provided it was upstanding citizens involved with this.

My understanding is they, or the sex slave masters force these women to do drugs; in turn they become addicted. It makes it easier for them to do their daily duties, and keeps them from running away because they need their fix.

posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 11:25 AM
Looks like ACORN may be helping set up these sex slave brothels. I'm so freakin mad, I will be calling the White House to let them know I want my tax dollars back that they gave to ACORN.
This is part one the undercover video released this morning.

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posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 11:39 AM
Slavery and Human Trafficking are so dangerous to the pursuit of the sort of Human Rights Constituational Democracy or Republic based system, that those found to be guilty of it should be tried for treason.

posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 12:17 PM
Although Human Trafficking for the Sex Trade and Prostitution gets the most attention, it is not the only reasons Human Trafficking occurs. It is far more common for people to be kidnapped or sold into Slave Labor. However, I guess being kidnapped and forced into Slave Labor doesn't get the ratings that being forced into Prostitution get.

And the OP is absolutely correct! This doesn't just happen in Third World Nations either. You can see it in Hometown U.S.A. Ever wonder how the Jonses could afford even a migrant Housekeeper on a Dentist's salary? That migrant Housekeeper might actually be a bought and paid for Slave. I personally know young girls in America who have signed up with Modeling Agencies and are flown abroad for "photo shoots" only to be pressed into becoming Escorts, and their passports are "held" by the Modeling Agency so that they can't escape.

Even though in the United States we no longer consider people to be property, there are many today, even in the United States who still regard people that way. In impoverished nations, it is even more commonplace. Remember, the Slave Trade of the 16th - 18th centuries was not started by the rich Westerners, nor can blame be entirely placed on the Arabs and Ottomans who ran the Slave Trade either, but upon the African Warlords who kidnapped and sold their enemies into Slavery for money to fund their own personal genocidal wars. And that wasn't the beginning (nor the end) of Slavery either. Slavery has a long history of roots going back to Viking, Roman, Greek, Assyrian and Sumerian times (the Ancient Egyptians only kept Slaves for 45 years throughout their entire history, and that was the race that conquered them and oppressed them for 45 years prior).

Emancipation brought an official end to Slavery in the United States, but it is hardly the end to unofficial Slavery. We have thousands of years of conditioning to undo before it will ever be ended. In the meanwhile, we should enact Zero Tolerance towards not only those that Traffic in Human Lives but those that buy or use Slaves. Rather than shoot these people, I think it would be ironic if those who Capture/Kidnap, Sell or Buy Human Lives should be put to work doing Hard Labor in Prisons for the rest of their lives!

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