A powerful, new documentary film depicting the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale airs this weekend on CNN.
Oscar-nominated director Robert Bilheimer says the movie could be key to unlocking public awareness and calls for action.
"People do not recoil from this. They are angered by it and horrified by it. I think it's genuinely possible that we can move the dime on this, that we can put this in the forefront of the public consciousness. That's all you need," he said.
Filmed on five continents over four years, "Not My Life" shows survivors and anti-traffickers with dignity and compassion, and depicts the unspeakable practices of traffickers.
"Not My Life" features inspiring testimony from survivors; depictions of trafficking, exploitation, and slavery in all parts of the world including forced labor in Africa, street begging and garbage picking in India, sexual trafficking in the United States and Southeast Asia, and various forms of child enslavement and abuse in both North and South America.
Bilheimer said: "The potential of "Not My Life" is in its timing – in that it's a time when all these anti-traffickers and law enforcement and government people are coming together, and then there are things like the CNN Freedom Project.
"I think the ground is fertile, and I think "Not My Life" really does have an exceptional opportunity to push to that proverbial tipping point.
"If we are successful in getting this film before the eyes of the millions we are trying for, and if we do make it accessible, then it can become viral, and that may be this one time we can create an example of how a film, literally can change the world."
While acknowledging that trafficking and slavery are universal crimes, affecting millions of human beings all over the world, "Not My Life" zeroes in on the fact that the vast majority of trafficking and slavery victims are children.
This fundamental truth raises profound questions about the very nature of our civilization, says Bilheimer, who was nominated for an Oscar for his anti-Apartheid "Cry of Reason" documentary.
"What kind of society cannibalizes its own children? Can we do these sorts of things on such a large scale and still call ourselves human or civilized?" he asks.
And one leading face of the anti-Apartheid movement, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, offers an answer. In "Not My Life" he observes: "Each one of us has the capacity to become a saint."
Wouldn't it make sense to air it on all the CNN station and air it online so that it could be more accessible? Seems like CNN is going about this a bit half-heartedly.
Yes, please air it in the USA!!!
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Reply to those who watch the clip......When your big oil/mining firms come to bribe our governments to buys the oil field for cheap, that is equivalent to putting the whole country into Slavery. I wish CNN will publish those things and stop these NGOs looking for money all over. If you understand he language the man standing next to the child in the short clip speaking, you will notice that these children are being forced to do this clip. Most foreign NGOs in Africa, are just enriching themselves and using aid as a disguise.
I agree! I wrote a post about the NGO's for this blog but CNN won't publish it. At least yours got through.
Good point. These are acts beyond evil. This is something we all should know about.
I have been to Ghana many times including the region in this clip. I have never seen this army of sullen children who don't want to play. Children work in Ghana. Not necessarily a horrible thing. If you want to change it, fine. But stop calling it "slavery" and stop projecting these misleading images of abused children. kzs
slavers do exist still All over Africa and the middle east and slavery is usually perpetrated by Arabs. forced labor ( not paid for your services) is SLAVERY
I have also spent time in Ghana and while there are some rare stories of children being kidnapped and forced to work in the cocoa bean plantations along the Ivory coast border everyone I spoke with about thought it was rumor used to disparage against one of the local tribes in that area. Ghana has been independent since the 50's and does not tolerate foreigners taking advantage of their people, i would be as skeptical as our friend Kwame!
Yaya, did you watch the clip? Its not about "Arabs." Its about children who work in the Volta lake in Southeastern Ghana.
Gee, the Arabs doing something horrible...I'm shocked.
@yaya: then I guess every time I make my 11 yr old daughter do the dishes or work at the food bank, it's slavery. lmbo
All over Africa? Are you one of those stupid Americans who think Africa is one country. Get a map. Here in Europe even 1st graders know that Africa is a continent, not a country.
first things first I am African, from Eritrea born in Asmara. secondly what I was saying is that it is not only a problem in Ghana. it is all over the continent of Africa (happy now) they are taken from there homes in raids by other tribes yes and sold to arabs, who then sell them to the highest bidder( so not forced by parents idiot) this is a very serious issue that is still going on now. they are sent to Europe mainly England and also the the middle East nations, to work as housekeepers and nannies and told if they leave or seek help their family would be KILLED. They are also forced to to manual labor in mines and other such duties. so please do now speak with such ignorance and do not assume I am ignorant just because you are unaware of something that is happening out side of your precious bubble.
Ok, Yaya. I'm African too and I certainly appreciate you informing us on what is happening in Eritrea. But Ghana is not Eritrea. This clip was not about Arabs or children being sent against their will to Europe and the ME. This clip was about youth labor in Southeastern Ghana. And I am questioning the accuracy of what the film is depicting in that specific region.
you know I am so sick and tired of fellow African brothers and sisters. REFUSING to join together. can you imagine the force we could be in the world if we unite together??? there is no slavery going on in Eritrea that I know of now used to be in the 80's but not anymore since the war. I meant all over Africa as a whole. no particular place but YES it is happening. and it should be made known and given notice... everyone knows about what is going on in Mexico/south america/ and the east European nations.. but NO ONE is speaking out about what is going on in the mother land.
I also live in Ghana and the problem is real. Parents sending their children to fishermen to get some training and learn a profession. But instead the kids are exploited as you can see in the video.
This is happening now in our country!
One of the first problems with fixing slavery in the world is, getting people to believe that it still exist! DENIAL won't fix the problem. Making people do things and they don't receive a salary for it, is SLAVERY!!! Beating, raping, maiming and abusing victims is not just a "normal day at the office" for civilized individuals.
It is in the Middle East.
There is a big difference between child slavery and child labor, or children helping their own parents' trade/work. We are quite familiar with the slavery situation in the Lake Volta region of Ghana. We're leaving in 3 weeks to build a school there for children who have been rescued from the horrors of child slavery. Instead of denying it exists, why not join us and make a difference?
No, thanks. I don't have time for white propaganda. I can "make a difference" without making up stories.
first things first I am African, from Eritrea born in Asmara. secondly what I was saying is that it is not only a problem in Ghana. it is all over the continent of Africa (happy now) they are taken from there homes in raids by other tribes yes and sold to arabs, who then sell them to the highest bidder( so not forced by parents) this is a very serious issue that is still going on now. they are sent to Europe mainly England and also the the middle East nations, to work as housekeepers and nannies and told if they leave or seek help their family would be KILLED. They are also forced to to manual labor in mines and other such duties. so please do now speak with such ignorance and do not assume I am ignorant just because you are unaware of something that is happening out side of your precious bubble.
When your big oil/mining firms come to bribe our governments to buys the oil field for cheap, that is equivalent to putting the whole country into Slavery. I wish CNN will publish those things and stop these NGOs looking for money all over. If you understand he language the man standing next to the child in the short clip speaking, you will notice that these children are being forced to do this clip. Most foreign NGOs in Africa, are just enriching themselves and using aid as a disguise.
If you're inclined to start making a difference, here's one place you can: http://mercyproject.net/
Moder day slavery. How about which government sends to Arab country, in mass, have you checked the Ethiopian immigration how many you girls from the country side are applying with the agents. And they are official getting visa to travel. How many young girls are being mistreated after they go to these arab countries. Please send your staff to immigration to check. Hope this is confidential.
No oil, no care.
Something has to pay for it. And last I checked neither Afghanistan or Israel have oil.
Well part of the solution is to no just send money and food. You have to change it from the top down. That is why what has worked better is to set up micro economy's there. Something self substaining and marketable to others. Also if this place has most of the minerals.. ie diamonds, gold , oil. Who is stealing it. Give them a better piece of the pie. Not nessary to have wages like the west .. but give them living wages and have obama go over there and push for shovel ready jogs. He just shovels it here. the US should not be everyone's Teet to fix everyone.
That same unhappy look I see everyday on the west -south- north- and east sides of chicago in the african american neighboorhoods. what do we do about those faces?
Ignore them, they will soon be gone.
I you live in the United States you have no excuse. We have a plethora of government social services. To say nothing of the private sector charities.
this story posted with a image of black as if that is the only race that is or were slaves today in Communist China there are literally millions of slaves producing junk destine for America but do you hear any Americans boycotting China no because if the subject doesn't involve your race you ignore it, I am a white American that is furious over the issue that profiteers are manipulating public opinion and public compassion lead us to be a vicious society that doesn't care for it's own.
Why do all the world's do-gooders assume that the rest of us even give a damn about this?
Hate to break it to you..but the "rest of us" do care.. Your a disgusting creature.. Lye in your own filth
These are the true 99%ers.
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An often-cited statistic is that there are more slaves now than there were during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. This is likely true but misleading. While there are more people enslaved, there are also far more people alive today. Because of this, the number of people is more even though the percentage of the world's populaation enslaved is actually far lower. Though obviously we should still fight hard to end slavery altogether.
Be safe and blame the white man for this. Specifically, the American white male is the cause of all slavery around the world.....just ask those kids in Ghanna.
It's Ghana ( use spell check next time) and not everything is about America or the white male.
pretty sure he was being sarcastic
Its easy to look at something from the outside and criticize it. I am from Ghana, and yes there are children who unfortunately have to work for their livelihood- there are those who are given to rich relatives as house help while their school is paid for, although these situations are not ideal, the alternate is much much worse. Ghana doe snot have a government with funds to take care of all its orphans, it does not have an established foster care system- but there are ways that the existing system can be regulated to protect the children while ensuring that they are still taken care of- educationally, physically, emotionally etc.
We need to stop trying to impose western fixes on other countries- not all countries are set up like the U.S, not all countries have the resources that the U.S has, and most importantly, they do not have the history /background that led to the current status of the Child Welfare System in the U.S
was it just me or was that boy tugging on his his peepee looking like a rap star?
Haven't seen one police officer doing anything lately except riding around in their cruisers harassing people for no reason. Please stop insulting us.
The guilt ridden producer gave a good effort in trying to put a white face on Americas human trafficking situation, unfortunately for him the facts say otherwise. Thanks to illegal aliens Phoenix Az has the highest rates of human trafficking / kidnapping in the US,, and is second only to Mexico City for highest rate in all of N. America.
The 'whites as oppressor' narrative must be maintained.
If there was a death penalty for people who abused these children, and I mean the johns not just the pimps, then this would go a long way toward eliminating the rape of children.
Yes, killing the wicked will relieve the spread of wickedness. And who will kill these wicked? will they not become wicked by killing. It is just your mentality form which these excusable wickedness comes from. There is always an justifiable reason to commit the most disgusting wickedness that humanity has ever seen. Your reason maybe the best yet..
charities always have a new alarming story so they can come at you with their hands out. look to the right, up top. there's a link to hit you up for more "donations", a link to "submit your own story idea or tip" or a link on how to recognize the "signs of forced labor". DO THESE ALARM-SOUNDERS ACTUALLY WANT ANYBODY TO HELP OUT AND STOP THIS??? No. They don't. They want you to take these issues into your psyche and spit them out from your wallet. That's it.
first things first I am African, from Eritrea born in Asmara. secondly what I was saying is that it is not only a problem in Ghana. it is all over the continent of Africa (happy now) they are taken from there homes in raids by other tribes yes and sold to arabs, who then sell them to the highest bidder( so not forced by parents idiot) this is a very serious issue that is still going on now. they are sent to Europe mainly England and also the the middle East nations, to work as housekeepers and nannies and told if they leave or seek help their family would be KILLED. They are also forced to to manual labor in mines and other such duties.
Yaya, so true, educate these ignorant people, modern day slavery happens across Africa as a whole and not just Ghana, what people don't understand, is that poor and sometimes uneducated people are the victims of human trafficking and slavery and they don't know any much better, hence they are kept in fear by they slave masters.
Slavery...is it Right? Only if someone legitimately owes and cannot pay debt....then Slavery(Work-No-Pay) is OK:/=jail picking up trash on side of highway!...publicly cleaning outside around the courthouse and pretending to be a janitor but really youre doing community services:).......babysitting toddlers for free and/or for pay%\ BUTT? to force slavery with no debt owed.....this includes ppl on welfare;social security;section8;tanf;grants;college scholarships;medicaid;medicare;dentalcare,etc FOOD$tamp$! IS WronG as 2 left shoes. not to mention inhumane! WHAT AM I SAYING PEOPLE WORK FOR PAY IS OK...PAY THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR YOU....KNOWING YOU NEED THEM...AND THEY NEED YOU....HENCE.....TEAMWORK!
I have been to Lake Volta in Ghana and I have seen child slavery. It is real. It is horrendous. And it is FAR different than children merely "working to help support their families," which is often necessary in Ghana and many other parts of the world.
If the "occupy wall street" mob want's something to do or fight for this is it....instead of wasting their time as lackies for the Democratic party and Obama!!!
To this I 100% agree
Africa is still practicing slavery. too bad. They enslaved back in the day when everthing was based on tribalism, they sold millions of these tribes into slavery to the Arab, Jew, and Christian, and now they still practice it generations after Lincoln. Are these people so backwards and lacking IQ that they are a hopeless bunch? Too bad.
that's the dumbest thing i've ever heard, seriously. What does Lincoln have to do with anything? Lincoln freed slaves in the U.S, not Africa. Believe it or not, there IS a world outside Amurrica.
i read your opinion on Africa about slave thing and found out that you know nothing about Africa exept what you hear from here and there! I my self live here in Africa and never been out iether in America or Urope and can not see what you claim to be an African thing, and then you tried to generalize the issue as if all the Africans are slave masters of their own! well, that is total ignorance of what is going on in Africa. Yes, there are some people still practicing a sort of slavery but not Africa as a continent.
I never said all of Africa does it as a continent kibwana. I said Africa was a continent not a country as some smarty pants on here was trying to infer that I had said that.... OK? that said I do in the future you should try reading the other comments on the string then you can know for sure what a person means instead of insulting there intelligence. what I said was exactly what you said there are some who are doing this in AFRICA ALOT of someones. I hope it is not in your country or nation. but it is still going on sadly. I suggest you lookup a book called I am slave. written by a girl who was inslaved in the 1990's early 2000's from a child until she was 19. please read it and look up other books like it they are out there.. and several news articles. if you can access CNN where you are I am sure you can find these books online try Amazon.com
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Surely there is a world of nations outside America
HMMMMM why we Africans are always mal functioning. Why the government is not taking care of its people. Why send the girls from country side to Arab countries for slavery instead of sending them to school, they might be of help to their country. Do those on a higher postion or these agencies do to their children, sisters, brother. Who cares for the poor
Felix is correct. The only thing this special shows is that you can get poor, hungry people to say just about anything if you buy them food. CNN doesn't allow any comments that point out their shoddy journalism by people that live in these areas and deal with these issues every day. Bottom line: Most NGO's are evil, they create and perpetuate problems that don't exist for there own economic survival and well being. This special will raise millions for the NGO's and do nothing for those truly in need of help. Way to go CNN.
The number of slaves are much greater you for got that every American family is over 100,000.,, in debt and must work to pay off corporate bail out assss wholes .
WHITES AREN’T WELCOME IN AMERICA ANY LONGER !!! OUT OF AMERICA WITH WHITES NOW !!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGfYOAydjw OR http://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec <== OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE RECORDED LIVE IN 2009. These are hard facts about lunatic Obama/Bush's twilight zone administrations(HORROR) or genocide against white population
Ask your local newspaper/media why do they keep silent about crime/genocide !!? Ask them why do they KNOWINGLY participate in crime/genocide !!! BECAUSE SILENCE = CRIME !!!
ANTI WALL STREET PROTESTS = TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP = COMMUNISM
WALL STREET PROTESTS...NOT ANTI WALL-STREET AT ALL, BUT INSTEAD RACIALLY MOTIVATED VIOLENCE AGAINST WHITES !!!
ANTI WALL-STREET PROTESTS ARE ALSO KNOWN UNDER ZIONIST "TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP" IN AMERICA !!! TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP FROM HANDS OF WHITE AMERICANS TO SO CALLED "MINORITIES"(COMMUNISM) http://multiculturalismisterrorism.blogspot.com/
THEY WERE MURDERING YOU WITH AND INSIDE OF THEIR CORPORATIONS FOR OVER 66 YEARS !!! THEY HAVE CLOSED DOWN ALMOST EVERY SMALL COMPANY(FARMS) IN UNITES STATES OF AMERICA AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO GO OUT THERE AND PROTEST FOR THEM AGAINST WALL STREET(because corporations = Wall-street) !!!
THEY CRIME CONTEMPLATED AGAINST US PER EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION FOR OVER 66 YEARS AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO RAISE COMMUNIST FLAG UNDER AMERICAN SKY !!! ONE RACE; RAT RACE(Wall street protesters are Obama's raise of the planet Apes army which spread from London per Zionist Washington DC and communist Moscow where new Stalin is in place – PUTIN) !!!
IF YOU PROTEST(YOU SHOULD), MAKE SURE TO RAISE SIGN WHERE DISPLAYED I CITE "66 YEARS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE" OR GET LOST HOME IF NOT ALREADY HOMELESS(I despise people who starve to death out there and are afraid to say out loud what is truth...I despise people who only see themselves and do NOT care even about children of their own...children who will be turned one day in white refugees as seen on above video thanks to their parents who are awaiting...awaiting in fear to become homeless and what is inevitable at any given moment) !!!
CREATE AWARENESS AND POST THIS VERY SAME VIDEO ON YOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
WAKE UP YOUR FRIENDS AND SAVE YOURSELF FROM AGONY(did you know that over one hundred million of so called minorities lives already in United States very today and as a result, over 450 million whites worldwide were murdered with economic genocide/oppression since WWII just as seen and proven in above video !!?)...
THERE IS ESTIMATED THAT ONGOING GENOCIDE TREND WILL CONTINUE TO GO ON FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 50 YEARS IF NOT DESTROYED(is completed only 30% so far) AND IS ONLY MATTER OF TIME WHEN YOU ARE NEXT IN LINE FOR THE SAKE OF MULTICULTURALISM(TERRORISM)...
911 WAS CREATED FOR PEOPLE TO WAKE UP(deliberately by CIA)....HOWEVER, WAKE UP EITHER WHAT IS TRUTH(sanity) OR WAKE UP TO LIES(insanity = with what your self elected governments have brainwashed you when forcefully jobless/persecuted....therefore, I want you to think about "WAKE UP" when watching next time ALEX JONES = CIA)
WHEN YOU WAKE UP, I WANT YOU TO WAKE TO YOURSELF AND NOT TO SOMEONE ELSE'S DREAM (ZIONIST/COMMUNIST/LIBERAL DREAM CATCHERS/THIEFS, WHO PLOTTED 911 TO WAKE YOU AFTERWARDS WITH ECONOMIC OPPRESSION IN A WORLD OF LIES !!!)
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT TRUTH IS !!? WHATEVER YOU WERE BORN IS WHAT YOU ARE(truth therefore) AND FOR WHATEVER REASONS YOU HAVE CHANGED(distorted yourself) SINCE 9/11 IS WHAT YOU ARE NOT !!!
IS IT INDEPENDENCE THAT WE CELEBRATE OR DEPENDENCE (what are your credit card bills or alimony saying about it) !!? HOW IS YOUR DIABETES AND LOST MARRIAGES !!? FORECLOSURES AND JOB SEARCH !!? THAT IS THE QUESTION TO BE OR NOT TO BE !!! IS IT LAND OF THE FREE OR STATE OF TERROR AGAINST OWN WHITE POPULATION !!? IT IS TIME TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT COLOR ARE THE STRIPES ON OUR STAR SPANGLED BANNER !!! TIME TO DETERMINE WHOSE INDEPENDENCE/AMERICA, WE CELEBRATE TODAY(who wants to erase us and denies us the right to exist) !!! IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHOM WE ADDRESS WITH "PRESIDENT" (STOP HUMILIATING YOURSELF) !!!
YES , WE CAN..YES , WE CAN..WE WILL WIN IN WAR ON TERROR (30 whities or what are terrorists will never come back alive due to Afghanistan helicopter crash...thank you lord..aamen).
Whitie is fighting war on terrorism just to come home and be pronounced as terrorist...turned in Timothy, jobless, homeless ..YESSS, WE CAN....FISH CAN & TENT CITY USA CAN...GABBY OPENED HER EYES CAN(psycho Tucson)
OS(B)AMA IS MOVING OUT OF AFGHAN FEW DAYS AFTER MY POSTING ONLINE(out of Iraq few months before elections) AND IS WILLING TO IMPROVE ECONOMY(genocide against whites) FEW MONTHS AHEAD OF ELECTIONS(what is the difference between temporary and permanent jobs in USA!!?) !!
ALL THESE JUST SO YOU CAN CLICK AGAIN ON ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES WHICH CAN BE ALL CONTROLLED(AND ARE CONTROLLED OR COMPUTER OPERATED) FROM A SINGLE CELLULAR PHONE(for entire USA)...JUST SO YOU CAN CHOSE AGAIN BETWEEN WHATEVER WAS ALREADY CHOSEN FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM BY ZIONIST/JEWISH LOBBY IN WASHINGTON DC.
Don't worry O(s)bama, you have just saved lots of Dollars in your DEBT DEALS(DEAD & ILL) as those America best (Navy Seals) would also grew older and then you already know how it goes !!!
WAKE-UP !!! WAKE UP PEOPLE BEFORE IT GETS ALL TO LATE ON PLANET APE !!! TEARS WON'T DO YOU ANY GOOD !!! AS BUSH STATED "THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE PAID FOR"(to die ) !! STOP THE GOVERNMENT TERRORISM AND TERROR AGAINST WHITES WORLDWIDE IN THE NAME OF MULTYCULTURALISM OR NWO !!
EVEN IF IRAQ WOULD BE WAR FOR OIL, VETERANS WOULDN'T NEVER EVER HAVE TO BE HOMELESS PEOPLE THE WAY THEY ARE AND NOR WOULD OUR PEOPLE DIE ALLOVER THE PLACE THEY DO AND TO VERY TODAY(never ending war story)...BECAUSE EVEN IF WAR WAS FOR THE SAKE OF MONEY, MONEY SHOULD BE USED FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS AND NOT WHAT THE CASE IS OR AGAINST WHITES(66 YEARS AFTER WWII, THEY HAVE EATEN YOU IN AND OUT LIKE IN GERMANY PRIOR TO WWII...all your sacrifice during WWII was for nothing and the worse is yet to come in America)...
Genocide of whites??? So what was happening when eventually blacks were freed from slavery in 1865... with very little in the way of education as a whole because they were never allowed to learn. So finally freed they had to fend for themselves. And when allowed to vote in their districts whites moved away (because blacks were the majority and would vote in people of color) along with all their tax dollars (whites had better education or some educations were as blacks had little or none so whites had better jobs ). So minorities were left with poor schools.. next comes segregation not even allowed to go to a better school forced to stay in the poorly funded colored only schools.. segregation ends in 1964... 1964 1964. SO FINALLY minorities are allowed to have the same opportunities as the whites. However, in the meantime after all those years and years of mistreatment by local governments a lot of blacks have to deal with the posttraumatic syndrome of being treated like second-class citizen's animals less than whites. So the government says, 'hey... we are sooo sorry.' (Democrats) we'll give you a handout to get you on your feet... food stamps (hardly enough to feed your children, so they maintain good mental growth, and of course, you won't be able to afford fruits and veggies...)we'll even throw in some crappy bottom of the barrel healthcare...(get sick, and you are sure to die cause you will not get the medication you require on your health insurance plan) and some really cheap public housing... but here is the catch... Your men are not allowed to live in the house... yes for your own good we will check the closets and makes sure of this. Even send a spy to watch your house from time to time. You let your men in, and we take away the help... Yes, perhaps it would be better for a man to live in the household to raise his children, so they do not grow up to be hood rats, and you would have a better shot at completing higher education and possibly keeping a job. But hey WE KNOW BETTER THAN YOU.... you are just a black woman... so less than us (say the self-righteous Democrats) and believe us this is so much better than giving you a voucher to get an education maybe learn a trade.. so much better and here are some drugs to make you swallow all this BS down a little easier.
This subject is truly a horrible story, BUT the country of Communist China has enslaved whole nations. The magnitude of Mr.Robert B.'s film is tiny potatoes comparet to the story of slavery in Tibet, for example. If he wants to be a hero of oppressed and enslaved people, he should take his cameras where the slavery occurs on the magniture of whole former countries in Southern and Western now-China.
Commie China is all the more horrid because it is now a modern country compared to, say, African ones, and Commie China has leaders who should know better and who have the power to release the enslaved. Instead the current supreme leader of Communist China displayed his power by killing and jailing Tibetans... thus showing the ruling Party that he is the man to take the job of enslaving the whole of Commie China.
CNN,,,, lets see you report THAT story, but you never will with your sub-HQ office in Commie China!
Communist China has enslaved more people by magnitude of millions compared to this "Director's" discovery of a few, horridly treated people.
CNN: the story of slavery is in your back yard... take the new train from your Commie China Headquarters to Tibet and film some real and massive slavery!
The love of money,the yawning gap between the rich and the poor'the monumental gulf between rural and urban centres and existence of social AIDS i.e.Acquired Integrity Deficiency Syndrome are factors which fuel modern-day-slavery.CNN has begun a good FIGHT against this multi-faceted EVIL.Genuinely supported by all and sundry the battle can be won and the world made a etter place to live.
BREED11 the stupid Americans are saving your skins (again) just instead of fighting the wars you can't handle, we're paying your debts. Honestly Europe how can you look down on a society that just plays the game better.
No human deserves to be treated unkindly. Yes, there are children who have to help support their families. That is a very sad truth. But there are many children who are being robbed of a child hood and stolen from their families.
Why spend your time arguing here over who is right or who has a better point?
Shouldn't that time and energy go into something more productive? From what i have read, all here are very smart individuals who coudl do their bit to change things. even if it was for 1 child.
I am trying to work on it myself, as a mother, i would not want my children to ever need to live in fear. and if i can make the life of 1 child safe, i would be a happier person.
and it does not matter which country or continent you are from. no child is more valuable than another.
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