Thursday, September 10, 2009

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

check this STORY
democracy nows' amy goodman speaks 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.”

not surprising. and connected to the UFW post below and its assertion that farm work conditions in ny "are one step from slavery." its no lie.

1 comment:

Goat Yoda said...

Sevier Co., TN (where I live), Cocke Co. TN (Where Rosie lives) and Nashville, TN are the Number ONE places in the US for this- there are some damn fine advocates in the area here doing workshops to help folks get away from this.