March 7th, 2011
01:54 PM ET

Many forms of modern slavery

Slavery takes on many different forms, from the child soldier to the child prostitute on the street. But wherever there's slavery it doesn't just happen in isolated instances. Its invisible tentacles may touch you in ways you may not even know.


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  1. Ibrahim S. Omar

    To the Bangsamoro people of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan (MINSUPALA), the worst form of slavery is to become colonial slaves of Philippine colonialism. Until now the more than 40 years Filipino-Moro war in Mindanao, resulting in countless human deaths and material losses, has to be ended. The Manila government has always imposed its colonial solutions to solve the conflict, but all in vain. The Bangsamoro perspective is to resolve the problem by addresing the root cause of the problem – Philippine colonialism. Enough of colonial bondage under Philippine colonial rule! Freedom to the Bangsamoro people! How can CNN make a difference? It must be objective! Bangsamoro unfreedom is one true form of colonial slavery!

    March 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Reply
    • Reynaldo R. Reyes

      We agree with Mr. Omar because the Bangsamoro youth also consider the Mindanao war between the Filipino soldiers and the Moro freedom fighters can only be given comprehensive solution by recognising the fundamental human rights of the Moros. Unlike the Filipinos, the Bangsamoro people have never become slaves of the Spanish-American-Japanese colonisers. Thus, they're now fighting the Filipino colonisers becaue they value greatly their national independence and freedom. Thus, to end the slavery of the Moros under Philippine colonialism, the world community should help to put an end to this injustice and oppression.

      March 8, 2011 at 6:16 am | Reply
  2. ezeibe ifeoma

    Local slavery should be address first b/4 modern Cos is from the communities that these people are brought to urban areas for onward services

    March 8, 2011 at 1:32 am | Reply
  3. arribadas

    Evil lives with us humans, as a part of our primitive nature, ,,if we dont evolution TOGETHER we are condemed to disappear from earth, Ambition, egoism,is the main fuel to Satanic spirit. Love is the cure.

    March 8, 2011 at 9:09 am | Reply
  4. Rotimi Wusu

    I want to also blame Embassies that grant visa to some of these people who do not have geniu business going abroad. They are also supporting slavery by offering visa to them. Is there any difference between these Country Embassy officials and d pre colonial african kings that sold their people to slavery?

    March 8, 2011 at 11:06 am | Reply

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