HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 
 

In 1865, with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, Congress abolished slavery or did it ?

There are more slaves in the world today that in the whole 400 years of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.




Fast facts about the coffee industry
Falling coffee bean prices have pushed thousands of farmers to the brink of poverty, yet the coffee industry has failed to seriously address this issue.
The four largest coffee roasters in the United States, Kraft Foods, Nestlé, Proctor & Gamble and Sara Lee, have all been criticized for refusing to ensure that a decent price is paid to farmers for coffee beans and for failing to deliver on promises to sell more fairly traded coffee.
Starbucks, the fifth largest coffee roaster, still refuses to provide human rights monitors with information about where and how the company has made improvements despite claims that the company would improve the wages and working conditions of impoverished workers on coffee plantations in Guatemala and elsewhere.
Cite: Greenamerica.org
Link n’ Learn:
    polaris.org
    globalexchange.org
    http://www.organicconsumers.org/starbucks/index.cfm
    http://www.transfairusa.org/

Other links about modern day slavery:
www.houstonpress.com/LGeffin/
www.organicconsumers.org/starbucks/index.cfm/
www.today.msnbc.msn.com/

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Facts about human trafficking


SOME COMMON PRODUCTS COMPLICIT WITH SLAVE LABOR:


Coffee

Chocolate Cotton

Gold

Sugar

Cotton

Diamonds