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January declared U.S.National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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There are no precise figures in the extent of modern-day slavery but the International labor association and respected abolitionists like Kevin Bales and Siddharth Kara put the global number of slaves at between 10-30 million worldwide.

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The presidential proclamation says: "Human trafficking endangers the lives of millions of people around the world, and it is a crime that knows no borders. Trafficking networks operate both domestically and transnationally, and although abuses disproportionally affect women and girls, the victims of this ongoing global tragedy are men, women, and children of all ages.

"Around the world, we are monitoring the progress of governments in combating trafficking while supporting programs aimed at its eradication. From forced labor and debt bondage to forced commercial sexual exploitation and involuntary domestic servitude, human trafficking leaves no country untouched.

A profitable enterprise


" Ranking behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking, human trafficking is estimated to be the third largest international crime industry, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It is believed to generate profits of an estimated $32 billion, according to a 2005 report from the International Labour Organization. Of that number, $15.5 billion is made in industrialized countries. "


The CNN Freedom Project



Also which is not included are the children who are abducted in Central Africa and used as soldiers to fight in terrorist organizations such as the LRA and Al - shabaab. However there are organizations such as, The Enough Project, Raise Hope for Congo and The Voice Project...These organizations are working in conjunction with the American Government to help capture The Lords Resistance Army Leader, Joseph Kony.

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I couldn't find any info about the US in this article, and if you look at the picture below it shows all the influx of human trafficking coming from the East and West coast. What I find perplexing about this is the lack of evidence supporting the trafficking coming from Mexico.



So here are some article links that provide evidence of Mexico's ongoing human trafficking and a short video below that also highlights this issue.

Mexican cartels move into human trafficking

Mexican drug gangs compete for bounty from human trafficking

[removed video due to graphic nature]




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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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I just posted this about 5 minutes ago and it hasn't appeared...this is just a check to see if it does.

Update.. Nope..still not up..hhhmmmmm.


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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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Let's try it again...



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 07:32 PM
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It's pretty screwed up that human trafficking is still so prevalent in todays world.

The traffickers of course are to blame, but millions of others are also for making this "trade" profitable still.

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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 08:27 PM
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I predict this is the next nail in the coffin. One more excuse to implement a one world system of government, the One World Order, One World Religion, One World Currency. Yada Yada Yada. Why? Because it would be easier to hunt this evil people down and get justice or so "they" would have you think.

Lets be honest, this isn't just a "slave" trade its about sex slavery and how drugs and drug trafficking are linked to human trafficking as more often is the case these pimp "slave masters" get their slaves hooked on hero*n so they won't run away. Yeah it does need to come to a stop, this is about as far from being right as killing unborn babies and just as immoral.



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