Anti-Slavery International,
July 16, 2002 10:39 AM   Subscribe

Anti-Slavery International, the world's oldest international human rights organization, says that 27 million people around the world live in slavery. That is a staggering number. (More information on slavery at iAbolish). Also, the OSCE says that the trafficking of humans has become the world's largest illegal business. The advancement of international human rights has a long way to go.
posted by homunculus (5 comments total)
Interesting how that article starts off talking about slavery and ends up talking about anti-immigration initiatives. Why does this smell funny?
posted by Outlawyr at 10:51 AM on July 16, 2002

End Slavery Now!
posted by dagny at 10:54 AM on July 16, 2002

Don't forget the connection between oil and the Sudan.

Foreign oil companies are instrumental in supporting the Sudanese regime, including their home countries like China who supply the government with arms, and Sweden, which sits on the UN Human Rights Commission (and of course, the U.S. has turned a blind eye towards the human rights violations of the Sudan now that the oh-so-trustworthy government in Khartoum has promised to help fight the war on terror).
posted by insomnyuk at 11:20 AM on July 16, 2002

I figured it out! The end all to all of our problems and especially this one!

Let's just bomb them!

Lets bomb the slaves and the slave owners! That way the slave owners get whats coming to them, and the slaves wont be around to be captured anymore!

posted by Satapher at 11:28 AM on July 16, 2002

Satapher, I think your bizarre rant scared people away from a well-done post.
posted by insomnyuk at 11:09 PM on July 16, 2002

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