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MUST LISTEN: Alec Baldwin and Rob Morris on Sex Trafficking

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Last week Alec Baldwin, host of WNYC’s Here’s the Thing, featured an interview with Rob Morris, president and co-founder of Love 146, an organization that fights sex trafficking and works to care for victims. 

In this half hour conversation, Morris shares the deeply horrifying experience of going into a brothel as a secret investigator, the evils of this multi-billion dollar industry, the exploitation of children at home and abroad, preventative measures for change and education, and how his work is impacting his family.

Shutting Down "Satan’s Marketplace"

In “’Humankind’s Most Savage Cruelty’” (February 2012 Sojourners), I describe how it will take every weapon in the arsenal of nonviolence to end the global slave trade. Here are some resources for getting started on this most vital mission.

NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE: 1-888-373-7888

DOCUMENTARY FILM:

Not My Life (2011, 80 min.), directed and produced by Academy Award-nominee Robert Bilheimer, Worldwide Documentaries: A film about slavery in our time. Website notmylife.org offers extensive information, resources, and links, and how to make best use of this path-breaking film, the first comprehensive documentary on global slavery, filmed on five continents; just released

BOOKS:

Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Knopf, 2009): Bestselling book with compelling chapters on sex slavery and women’s resistance.

E. Benjamin Skinner, A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-day Slavery (Free Press, 2008): Thoroughly researched, a vivid testament and moving reportage on one of the great evils of our time.

Siddharth Kara, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery (Columbia University Press, 2009): Comprehensive account across four continents, focusing on economic and business aspects of global slavery and how aggressive economic and financial measures might stop it.

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