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    Estimated number of Slaves in the world today: 10-30 million

    The challenges of counting a 'hidden population' – The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery - CNN.com Blogs

    Slavery still exists. Of that there isn’t much dispute, if any. But how widespread is what many experts call modern-day slavery?

    Estimates range from about 10 million to 30 million, according to policymakers, activists, journalists and scholars.

    The International Labour Organization, an agency of the United Nations that focuses on, among other things, labor rights, put the number at a “minimum estimate” of 12.3 million in a 2005 report.

    Kevin Bales, a sociologist who serves as a consultant to the United Nations and has authored several books about modern-day slavery, estimated the number was 27 million people in his book “Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy.” The book was published in 1999.

    There is yet another estimate. Siddharth Kara, a fellow on trafficking at Harvard University and also an author, recently told CNN that his calculations put the range between 24 million and 32 million. That number was current as of the end of 2006, he said.
    Hard to imagine.

    So much of this world is evolving at about the pace of a cockroach.

    America gets slammed over the head constantly when it comes to slavery. Yet, it's existed in every corner of the world at some time or another, and still apparently thrives today.

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    Re: Estimated number of Slaves in the world today: 10-30 million

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The challenges of counting a 'hidden population' – The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery - CNN.com Blogs



    Hard to imagine.

    So much of this world is evolving at about the pace of a cockroach.

    America gets slammed over the head constantly when it comes to slavery. Yet, it's existed in every corner of the world at some time or another, and still apparently thrives today.
    It exists in every country in the world today. America gets slammed in the head because it was legal, even though it was legal in many other countries and was far more widespread for far longer and far more recently than in the United States.

    Human trafficking is a horrible problem around the world. Many governments look the other way and are not aggressively pursuring it. At least the U.S., Canada, and most EU countries get reasonably good marks for addressing the problem compared to most of the rest of the world, but still much more needs to be done. Japan has a particularly poor record, and I am sad to say that it is a pretty serious problem here in Taiwan as well... largely illegal migrant workers from Southeast Asia and even more pervasive is sex workers from China...
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    Re: Estimated number of Slaves in the world today: 10-30 million

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    America gets slammed over the head constantly when it comes to slavery.
    Who slams you for slavery?

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    Re: Estimated number of Slaves in the world today: 10-30 million

    Bonus points to the first person going "no we are all slaves because we pay taxes"

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    Re: Estimated number of Slaves in the world today: 10-30 million

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Who slams you for slavery?

    Bawhaaaaaaa! That is really good....Keep it up dude, I needed that. lol


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    Re: Estimated number of Slaves in the world today: 10-30 million

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Bawhaaaaaaa! That is really good....Keep it up dude, I needed that. lol


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    Re: Estimated number of Slaves in the world today: 10-30 million

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    No I'm serious can you please tell me?
    Well, it may not be.....hmmmm yes it is, liberals at every possible turn.


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    Re: Estimated number of Slaves in the world today: 10-30 million

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, it may not be.....hmmmm yes it is, liberals at every possible turn.


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    Re: Estimated number of Slaves in the world today: 10-30 million

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, it may not be.....hmmmm yes it is, liberals at every possible turn.


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    Liberals accuse the United States of slavery?

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    Re: Estimated number of Slaves in the world today: 10-30 million

    Just some "po" black folk who want more money.

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    Who slams you for slavery?
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