Tag Archives: modern day slavery

On Her Own~

Tweet Over the past couple of years, many of you commented on our periodic guest author, Larissa Rudeen.  Although we will greatly miss her on this blog, I am pleased to announce that she now has her own blog site: … Continue reading

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. . .Slavery Now

Tweet Picture it: An old fishing trawler, obviously no match for the open sea, captained by a smuggler with a map.  To make sure they stayed in control of the almost 1,000 people jammed and crammed on board, the smugglers forced … Continue reading

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In Our Own Back Yard

Tweet I just read this account: Trafficking charges were brought against a labor recruiting company. Hundreds of farmworkers, all brought over from Thailand, were trapped and held as slaves. The traffickers plunged them into debt and took away their passports. Threats … Continue reading

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Slavery: True or False?

Tweet How much do you know about slavery?  Probably a good bit.  We all went to school, didn’t we? We studied about Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Tubman and the Civil War battle at Gettysburg.  We know about Martin Luther King, Jr. too.  And that’s not all. Many … Continue reading

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Beware Halloween Chocolate!

Tweet  Thank you, guest blogger Larissa Rudeen, for making certain we don’t forget!  Millions of kids in theUnited States are putting the finishing touches on their costumes, getting ready to go Trick-or-Treating.  What they will get is lots of chocolate candy … Continue reading

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What Does a Slave Owner Look Like?

Tweet What does a modern day slave owner look like? The perverted man who kept women locked away for years?  The rich woman who brought her “servant” girls from Africa to New York and controlled them by keeping them hungry and dependent?  The … Continue reading

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Contribute to Slavery? Me?

Tweet ~Welcome to guest blogger Larissa Rudeen~ I knew that modern day slavery existed, not only in third world countries, but also right here in the United States.  However, for a long time I considered myself to be far removed … Continue reading

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Cracking Down On Sex Trafficking? It’s About Time!

Tweet Not long ago, headlines shouted that 105 children—yes, children!—had been rescued from prostitution rings.  They ranged in age from 12 to 17.  And 150 pimps were arrested. That three-day sweep included 76 cities across the country—San Francisco, Detroit, Milwaukee, Denver, … Continue reading

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