Modern Day Slavery–too alive and well and living in America

This month's issue of Freedom Magazine contains and interview with the president of FAIR Girls, a nonprofit established to help rescue victims of trafficking and to educate community and government organizations to raise awareness and halt these practices."SLAVERY IS NOT DEAD in America, says Andrea Powell, co-founder and executive director of FAIR Girls (Free, Aware, Inspired, Restored), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that assists survivors of human trafficking through education and … [Read more...]

Social Justice–Ending Human Trafficking and Forced Labor

This year's theme for World Day of Social Justice is ending Human Trafficking and Forced Labor.We're taught in school that slavery was a thing of the past: history.I was shocked to find out that more people are trafficked today than in the height of the slave trade. Yet slavery is considered illegal in all civilized nations today. How can that be? And why?The Church of Scientology sponsors human rights education in the belief that education, knowledge and understanding are key to … [Read more...]

Happy Juneteenth!

According to the Juneteenth website:"Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free."What is truly shocking, and something I only learned about a few years ago, is that there are actually more slaves today than in the height of the slave … [Read more...]

Debt Slavery–Modern Day Human Trafficking

The Youth For Human Rights video Public Service Announcement is true.According to an excellent article in National Geographic, "There are more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The modern commerce in humans rivals illegal drug trafficking in its global reach—and in the destruction of lives."There is an excerpts of this article online.  To read the full article requires a subscription to the magazine. … [Read more...]

What are we Worth in a Techno-Space Society?

Ever get the idea that you are just a cog in the wheels of some uncaring, unfeeling machine?  Even if you are an educator, a researcher or a journalist do you ever sense that all your understanding, your wisdom or your knowledge is discounted, cast aside made to seem unimportant.In a chapter in Scientology: A New Slant on Life L. Ron Hubbard wrote:“A workman is not just a workman. A laborer is not just a laborer.  An office worker is not just an office worker.  They are living, breathing, imp … [Read more...]


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