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In the Media: Chocolate and Slavery

“Cocoa-nomics: Why chocolate really doesn’t grow on trees” by Matt Percival, CNN Updated 6:03 AM ET, Fri April 3, 2015 “‘So tell me,” an old school friend asked, “if the demand for chocolate is so high, why are cocoa farmers … Continue reading

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In the Media: Senate Committee Decides Child Slavery Is An Issue, After All

4/22/15 Huntington Post “WASHINGTON — The Senate committee writing up legislation to advance President Barack Obama’s trade agenda agreed Wednesday evening that there should be no exception to child slavery laws. It might seem surprising that the Senate Finance Committee … Continue reading

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In the Media: Sweet Crude: Documentary (Nigeria)

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In the Media: Nigeria’s oil: Crude Politics

from the Economist Mar 28th 2015 “DEAD fish wash up on the once-fertile shores of creeks around Bodo, a town in the Niger delta, that are covered with crude oil more than six years after two massive spills. Locals have … Continue reading

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In the Media: The global slavery index is based on flawed data – why does no one say so?

by Anne Gallagher November 28, 2014 (The Guardian) “In the 20 years I have been working in the field of anti-trafficking, it has moved from the margins to the mainstream. New laws have been adopted; new institutions established; hundreds of millions … Continue reading

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In the Media: Chocolate Is a Bittersweet Way of Life in Ghana

  from NBC News “Cocoa is a commodity,” explained Elan Emanuel, senior cocoa manager at Fair Trade USA. “From bean to bar there are many supply chain actors. There are many involved in the processing and all of them need … Continue reading

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In the Media: Cocoa-nomics: Now can chocolate companies stamp out slavery?

From the CNN Freedom Project: (March 6, 2014) “Is change really happening in the cocoa fields? Is child labor actually being eradicated, is slavery in the plantations finally coming to and end and are conditions improving for workers? After watching … Continue reading

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In the Media: The seafood you eat may have been caught by slaves

Article: http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-03-25/seafood-you-eat-may-have-been-caught-slaves Listen: http://www.pri.org/node/78758/embedded

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In the Media: You probably benefited from slave labor today

Check-out this article and the audio: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/slave-made-goods-now-available-freezer-section/ This may surprise you!

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in The Media: “I Was Enslaved for 40 Days”

A Story of Slavery and Trafficking in the USA http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/05/i-was-enslaved-for-40-days/    

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In the Media: Documentary: The Fighters

A CNN freedom project documentary The Fighters “One woman fighting a never-ending battle against sex slavery enlists a warrior ally to her corner. Both find inspiration in each other and the children they saved as they take on the most … Continue reading

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In the Media: Buyer Beware

The following graphic is from the National Post. Richard Johnson, Jonathon Rivait Tuesday, May 8, 2012 http://www.nationalpost.com/m/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/08/graphic-tracing-common-consumer-products-back-to-slave-labour-origins Click on the image for a larger view:

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In the Media: A loophole in the slavery bill could allow companies to hide supply chain abuses

From: The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/) “At the moment, the UK parliament is discussing a modern slavery bill, which the government says will hold big business to account and force companies to keep their supply chains slave free. To do this, it … Continue reading

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In the Media: The Documentary: Cocoa-nomics

From CNN: “Is change really happening in the cocoa fields? Is child labor actually being eradicated, is slavery in the plantations finally coming to and end and are conditions improving for workers?” “Two years after exposing slavery in the cocoa … Continue reading

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On the Web: Free The Slaves Model for Freedom

“COMMUNITY BASED CAUSAL MODEL” “Modern slavery is intricately tied to economic, cultural, and psychological factors. It’s deeply woven into the fabric of an entire society. That’s why we work both to free people from slavery and to change the conditions … Continue reading

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