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Old 02-14-2007, 08:23 PM   #1
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Slavery Still Continues

It is estimated that up to 27,000,000 people live in slavery today. It includes men and women who are forced to work in sweatshops.

It includes traditional chattel slavery in countries like Niger, Chad and the Sudan.

It includes girls and young women forced into prostitution in Asia.

And more

All races of people, thoughout history, have been subjects of slavery.

It still continues today with almost no outcry.
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What are the libertarians going to do about it?
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Without sounding racist have white people been slaves apart from as POW'S ?
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What are the libertarians going to do about it?

Libertarians?

Yeah, it's about freedom.

A better question might be to me, what am I doing trying to do about it?
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Without sounding racist have white people been slaves apart from as POW'S ?

All of our ancestors, at some point in history, have been subject to slavery.

It's not a black or white thing,

but a human thing.
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Libertarians?

Yeah, it's about freedom.

A better question might be to me, what am I doing trying to do about it?
Ok, then what are you going to do about it?
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Without sounding racist have white people been slaves apart from as POW'S ?
I'm sure there have been. If we're counting prostitution and sweatshops, etc there have been micro examples of white slavery, but I can't think of any large scale examples. Off the top of my head...
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Ok, then what are you going to do about it?

I posted this thread.


Have you seen this issue addressed on any local or national news lately?
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I posted this thread.


Have you seen this issue addressed on any local or national news lately?
I know you posted this thread. Some form of this thread has been posted earlier today in the valentine thread and periodically ever since I've been a memeber.

The problem is, posting it isn't enough, and you're throwing several issues into one.

The issue of sweat shops needs to be addressed seperately from the issue of prostitution, etc.

This is what I'm getting at and trying to get you to think about.
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The problem is, posting it isn't enough, and you're throwing several issues into one.

The issue of sweat shops needs to be addressed seperately from the issue of prostitution, etc.

This is what I'm getting at and trying to get you to think about.



I am thinking and troubled,

and believing it will all be set right one day.
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There are slaves in North America too, sex slaves and forced labour. There has been the odd story in Canada addressing the issue. I have seen a couple of documentaries addressing the issue and a couple of films about the topic.

Eastern Europe has a massive sex slave industry luring women into false jobs and trapping them in slavery.

I don't think it captures the attention of Western media because it's hidden so well by the perpetrators that we don't see it as a mainstream crime in our society. But you are right it is outrageous that in 2007 this continues. Many countries where this originates are barely maintaining a civil governing system so this isn't a priority for their legal systems. Other countries just don't make it a priority.
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Re: Slavery Still Continues

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It still continues today with almost no outcry.
Perhaps it's because all of the slavery you've mentioned exists "underground" and illegally. Is there any country left in the world that still allows and protects legal slave ownership?
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Without sounding racist have white people been slaves apart from as POW'S ?
Yes, for example in the time of the Roman empire.
Later, in the middle ages, they were called villeins or bondsmen and served the local Earl, Duke or whoever owned the peace of land.
They weren't called slaves, but that's something we do even today... just create an euphemism.
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Were serfs in russia slaves ?
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Yes, for example in the time of the Roman empire.
Later, in the middle ages, they were called villeins or bondsmen and served the local Earl, Duke or whoever owned the peace of land.
They weren't called slaves, but that's something we do even today... just create an euphemism.
Not to mention the taking of slaves by the Barbary Pirates all the way up to Ireland
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