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  • Child Soldiers: What About The Girls?

    The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reports on problems associated with young girls used as soldiers and sexual slaves by armed forces around the world. Demobilization efforts, the Bulletin reports, rarely include these girl. Girls are also subject to a host of psychological and physical difficulties in these situations that the young boy soldiers are not.
  • Tobacco Slaves

    CBS News 60 Minutes II reports "about a little-known cigarette called bidis imported from India. Bidis are sometimes sweetened with flavors like cherry, chocolate and bubble gum, and are a growing fad among young people in the United States. Bidis are cheap because poor people roll them in rural India. We discovered that many of the rollers are children who are tobacco slaves, sold illegally into bonded slavery. ..."
  • The False Promise of Slave Redemption

    Around 20,000 people in Sudan have been enslaved. The Atlantic Monthly investigates humanitarian efforts to buy freedom for Sudanese slaves -- the practice of slave redemption. Some Africans and Westerners say slave redemption actually encourages the practice of taking slaves and promotes hoaxes..
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    The Baltimore Sun investigates slavery in Sudan. Two reporters traveled to the African nation and were able to buy slaves, providing irrefutable proof that slavery does exist. The article was widely reprinted in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. (June 16, 17, 18, 1996)
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    Village Voice (New York) takes a look inside the world of Chinese immigrants, who pay $30,000 to smugglers to come to the U.S. and then are virtual slaves to the smuggling gangs; immigants end up living a hellish existence, staying in apartments with dozens of other immigrants and working menial jobs, sometimes several of them, for low wages, April 26, 1994.
  • Hundreds of years in Arrears

    City Paper (Washington, D.C.) reports on the efforts of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, an organization which is attempting to gain from the U.S. government reparations for the descendants of slaves for their ancestors' forced servitude.