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Health care takes on the fight against trafficking

“One report finds as many as 88 percent of sex trafficking victims end up in ERs and clinics at some point while being held.” Last week NPR Market Place did a three part segment on human trafficking and health care-and discovered how hospitals can be the first line of defense. http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/02/health-care/health-care-takes-fight-against-trafficking

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How Trade Agreements Create Vulnerable Communities

Global trade agreements create sweatshop working conditions around the world while undermining the US Economy. These trade agreements reamin firmly in place despite the fact that the majority of US citizens are aware that trade agreements such as NAFTA, have had a negative impact on the economy. With trade agreements such as NAFTA and the upcoming TPP, corporations are allowed to move their…

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Shopping Slavery Free

Tuesday August 13th we were privileged to talk to a panel of great people about ways we can fight slavery simply with our buying decisions. Eli Penberthy is the associate editor of PCC’s Sound Consumer. She was kind enough to bring this panel together and speak to us about PCC markets, a chain who only sells ethically sourced chocolate. If…

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Fighting the Demand with Val Richey

Val Richey is King County’s Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and he’s fighting trafficking starting with the demand. He told us a story about a 15 year old girl who was selling sex out of her parents house while they were away. The girl had a man come over for sex, stole his money and shut the door on him. The…

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Huge Trafficking Sweep Results in Massive Arrests!

According to this article 61 children were rescued last week and over 250 arrests were made in an online sweep that lasted over 5 weeks. Some sexual predators were blackmailing children into sending increasingly graphic images or video through the act of what is being called “sextortion.” The article further states that of the arrests made nine of the suspects…

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Saudi Princess Arrested for Labor Trafficking

A Saudi princess was charged Wednesday with human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker against her will and forcing her to work at an Orange County condominium, prosecutors said. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/11/saudi-princess-arrested-in-california-human-trafficking-investigation/#ixzz2Z3tRM6Ed (AP)

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Sex Trafficking & Seattle’s Hotel Industry

We were very fortunate to hear from Mar Smith last night. She said that the “worlds of human trafficking and hotels are closely tied.” She went on to point out signs that hoteliers can look for in order to spot trafficking victims such as anyone who appears fearful or disoriented, paid for the room in cash, is being restricted from…

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