America

The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles’ Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.

Together we are a special Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force – Lewiston Sun Journal
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Together we are a special Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force – Lewiston Sun Journal

I’m encouraged by the opportunity to write about human trafficking in previous articles and that many people have reached out with questions and suggestions. “What we do as individuals is important. What we do as individuals collectively is even more important.” Together we are a Special Task Force. The first question was, “How do I…

Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press
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Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press

Note: A complete summary of today’s Third Committee meetings will be available on Tuesday, 4 October. Briefing DELPHINE SCHANTZ, of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), expressed her agency’s support for Member States in their fight against drugs, corruption, terrorism and organized crime, including crimes that affect the environment, and cybercrime.  Championing…

'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO
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'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO

MEDFORD, ORE. — Early on a warm August morning in 2021 — as helicopters and drones hovered overhead — three women huddled under a sheet of plastic in a southern Oregon greenhouse. Outside, state, federal and county law enforcement were raiding the massive unlicensed cannabis farm where the women had worked for two months. Officers…

How Harry Potter and Dungeons and Dragons brought ‘satanic panic’ into the suburbs
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How Harry Potter and Dungeons and Dragons brought ‘satanic panic’ into the suburbs

Growing up in Warragal, Victoria, in the 1980s, David Waldron’s after-school hobby — playing Dungeons and Dragons — was raising eyebrows. “It was a fringe hobby,” he recalls. “I was quite an introvert and having a few mates around to play these games with their elaborate rules was a fun thing to do on a Friday night. It…

Montana Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force receives national FBI award
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Montana Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force receives national FBI award

Regional FBI officials presented the Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force with a Director’s Community Leadership Award on behalf of FBI Director Christopher Wray. Members of the task force’s steering committee accepted the award, including co-chairs Stephanie Baucus and Penny Ronning; board members Scott Koch, Melanie Tripp, and Erin Walker; and steering committee members…

Forgetting Fear: The Dangerous Journey of Visa-Free Migrants to the U.S. : Tico Times
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Forgetting Fear: The Dangerous Journey of Visa-Free Migrants to the U.S. : Tico Times

Some 40 migrants advance in a group towards an illegal crossing on Venezuela’s border with Colombia, the first stop on a visa-free journey to the United States on an odyssey on foot that will include the dangerous Darien Gap. “Fear is sometimes forgotten in order to get better things in life,” Eiden Serrada, an 18-year-old…

What are the signs of human trafficking? – Dallas Morning News
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What are the signs of human trafficking? – Dallas Morning News

Texas ranks second in the country as the state with the most cases of human trafficking reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Texas Department of Family Protective Services and the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force designated Friday Statewide Human Trafficking Sign Day. The groups are asking Texas businesses to post signs in their…

Solutionaries: How ‘modern slavery’ thrives in the U.S. through visa programs
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Solutionaries: How ‘modern slavery’ thrives in the U.S. through visa programs

Houston – Sex trafficking and human smuggling make big headlines in Texas. They are both forms of human trafficking that victimizes many. Yet experts say another form of trafficking that is easier to accomplish is creating what many consider modern day slavery. It is called labor trafficking and the traffickers take advantage of the current…

Will the West brush Ukraine biolab allegations just like the Kosovo organ trafficking?
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Will the West brush Ukraine biolab allegations just like the Kosovo organ trafficking?

By Aleksandar Pavic In crisis after crisis, Western narrative control kicks into overdrive to shift blame, whitewash culprits, or make sure inconvenient lines of questioning are never pursued Soon after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent descent on Taiwan, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, called out Nicholas Burns, America’s ambassador to China, for “keeping…

What are the signs of human trafficking?
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What are the signs of human trafficking?

Texas ranks second in the country as the state with the most cases of human trafficking reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Texas Department of Family Protective Services and the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force designated Friday Statewide Human Trafficking Sign Day. The groups are asking Texas businesses to post signs in their…