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Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade and How We Can Fight It

Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade and How We Can Fight It

Written by David Batstone

Narrated by Lloyd James


Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade and How We Can Fight It

Written by David Batstone

Narrated by Lloyd James

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4.5/5 (6 ratings)
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9 hours
Released:
Jul 1, 2008
ISBN:
9781596446014
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Description

Award-winning journalist David Batstone reveals the story of a new generation of 21st century abolitionists and their heroic campaign to put an end to human bondage.

In his accessible and inspiring book, Batstone carefully weaves the narratives of activists and those in bondage in a way that not only raises awareness of the modern-day slave trade, but also serves as a call to action.

With 2007 bringing the 200th anniversary of the climax of the 19th century abolitionist movement, the world pays tribute to great visionary figures such as William Wilberforce of the United Kingdom and American Frederick Douglass for their remarkable strides toward framing slavery as a moral issue that people of good conscience could not tolerate. This anniversary serves not only as a commemorative date for battles won against slavery, but also as a reminder that slavery and bondage still persist in the 21st century.

An estimated 27 million people around the globe suffer in situations of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation from which they cannot free themselves. Trafficking in people has become increasingly transnational in scope and highly lucrative. After illegal drug sales and arms trafficking, human trafficking is today the third most profitable criminal activity in the world, generating $31 billion annually. As many as half of all those trafficked worldwide for sex and domestic slavery are children under 18 years of age.

An EChristian, Inc production.

Released:
Jul 1, 2008
ISBN:
9781596446014
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

David Batstone, Ph.D., is Professor of Ethics at the University of San Francisco. His book Saving the Corporate Soul & (Who Knows?) Maybe Your Own won the prestigious Nautilus Award for Best Business Book in 2004. Batstone also serves as Senior Editor of a business magazine, Worthwhile, and was a cofounder of Business 2.0. Batstone appears regularly in USA Today's Weekend Edition as "America's ethics guru."


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  • (5/5)
    Everybody should read this book. If you think slavery was stamped out in the 1800's you would be very much mistaken. 27 million people are currently enslaved in the world, half of them are under the age of 18. This book is a call out for the modern abolitionists to save them. The book is set up in chapters covering sexual slaves in Cambodia and Thailand, the child soldiers of Uganda, sexual exploitation in Europe, the lost children of Peru, and even slavery in our own backyards in the US. Parts of this book were very difficult to read but necessary to understand the problem. The stories were so heartbreaking and they made me angry but just when you feel ready to give up on humanity there is hope in the form of someone who makes it their life mission to save these souls from destruction. Often they do so at great peril and personal cost. Since reading this book I have learned that I live in the state with the third highest amount of slaves in the US. The recent Superbowl is the number one sex trafficked event in the US. Thankfully more and more people are becoming aware of the hidden slaves in our midst. I saw on the news that the police who were working the Superbowl were warning potential sex traffickers that they were more likely to come in contact with a pair of handcuffs than a victim. This is exactly the vigilant attitude that everyone needs to have. A woman from my own state took her fifteen year old daughter up to the Superbowl in order to pimp her out but fortunately the girl end up meeting with a police officer instead of an abuser. We don't have to look far to find the victims who need our help. The author ends the book with some excellent advice that can aid anyone who wants to join in the fight to end slavery. As the author points out we are at a critical juncture for human rights and everyone is needed to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves."I am not for sale.You are not for sale.No one should be for sale."
  • (5/5)
    This is a really well-written, well-organized, and comprehensive look at the modern day slave trade. It was incredibly hard to read at times, but I'm so glad I did, because I feel INFORMED now in a way that very few books have made me. Seeing the reality is harsh, but Not for Sale showed me that reality in a way that really pushed the harshness of it without ever feeling manipulative.
  • (5/5)
    If you thought that slavery was a non-existent or even a minor issue in the world today, then you have to read this book. This is a great introduction to the modern slave trade that has human beings as the second largest commodity on the illegal trade markets. It reaches all corners of the world and no one is immune to it.
  • (4/5)
    Book on current day slave practices. Chapters with info on who you can contact to help.
  • (5/5)
    An eye-opening book whose stories alternately pummel you reasons to despair and hope. Didn't fully appreciate how wide-spread human trafficking is. If you don't think it was a big problem; you're wrong. If you think it's a big problem; it's even worse than you thought. This is a great book to help spread the word.
  • (5/5)
    An inspiring introduction to the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery, Not for Sale offers stories of slavery and redemption from around the world, including Thailand, Uganda, Peru, and the United States. Batstone expresses his desire to recruit a new generation of abolitionists that will be fresh energy, creativity, and vision to campaign to end slavery. A
  • (3/5)
    Journalist David Batstone illustrates each of several catagories of forced labor--adult and child sex industry and trafficking , child soldiers, indebted laborers--with the stories from those who have been directly involved. The depictions of horror are coupled with narratives of the folks who are working to assist those in need giving an inspirational boost to the book.No new ground is covered here, but this is a good introduction to the major areas of the global slave trade.