Europe

Europe bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Arctic Ocean to the north. It is made up of over 50 countries and is home to a diverse range of cultures, languages, and landscapes. Some of the major countries in Europe include France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Europe has a long and rich history, and it has played a significant role in the development of Western culture and politics. Today, Europe is a major economic and political region and is home to many of the world’s largest and most influential cities, such as London, Paris, and Berlin.

Japan Prisoners Reportedly to Process Scallops After China Ban
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Japan Prisoners Reportedly to Process Scallops After China Ban

Japan’s government plans to have prison inmates process scallops for export, in order to overcome a bottleneck arising from China’s ban on imported seafood from its neighbor, according to a Mainichi newspaper report. To meet the hygiene standards required for export to Europe and North America, the program will allow qualified inmates to commute to…

For Virginia survivors, the scars of human trafficking may include a criminal record they can’t erase
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For Virginia survivors, the scars of human trafficking may include a criminal record they can’t erase

After that, rape became a regular part of her life. But landlords and employers don’t see the years Holmes spent as a human trafficking victim. They just see the litany of charges — including identity theft and drug possession — that came about as a …

What is 21st Century Fascism? The Dictatorship of Big Money
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What is 21st Century Fascism? The Dictatorship of Big Money

Photo by Christine Roy Twenty-first-century fascism is the dictatorship of big money. Finance, fossil fuels giants, other large corporations, and the military-industrial complex, have effectively merged with the state, calling the shots in Washington. An immense surveillance and propaganda machine is at their disposal. Narrative and information control is the first line of defense but the militarized…

ECPAT and the #ChildSafetyON coalition are demanding action to protect children online – ECPAT
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ECPAT and the #ChildSafetyON coalition are demanding action to protect children online – ECPAT

PRESS RELEASE: 19 September 2023  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WARNING: ACTIVISTS IN BRUSSELS WEAR HAZMAT SUITS AS THE INTERNET IS A DANGER ZONE FOR KIDS. A EUROPE-WIDE COALITION MARCHED ON THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT TODAY TO DEMAND ACTION ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE REGULATION  The coalition’s aims are supported by a majority of European citizens according to new data…

Prevention Cohort LIVE Ep 8: HTE: Chapter 2: Prevalence, “What is Human Trafficking?” blog on Radical Empathy, Discussion about creating an online safety course for the game industry
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Prevention Cohort LIVE Ep 8: HTE: Chapter 2: Prevalence, “What is Human Trafficking?” blog on Radical Empathy, Discussion about creating an online safety course for the game industry

Welcome to the Prevention Cohort LIVE stream, sponsored by PBJ Learning Today, we go over the Prevalence of Human Trafficking, from Chapter 2 of Human Trafficking Essentials. We go over the interactive sections and I share some of the “why” the course is written and designed the way it is. Our second section is a…

Turkmenistan Mobilizing Thousands of Civilians in Cotton Harvest
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Turkmenistan Mobilizing Thousands of Civilians in Cotton Harvest

It’s still unclear whether Turkmenistan has the political will to root out forced labor from its own cotton fields, Allison Gill, forced labor program director at the Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum, told Sourcing Journal Monday. Gill, whose organization hosts the Cotton Campaign, a multistakeholder initiative that aims to eliminate state-sponsored forced labor in…

Capitalism is Still the Problem
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Capitalism is Still the Problem

Editor’s note: we recommend you do your own research on your politics. To do that, you need to read things you might not normally encounter. Image by Jon Tyson. As far as the United States is concerned, today’s Left is not only small, it’s also quite confused. Sure, there are debates regarding the conflict being…

Slavery Unravelled – Conversations PODCAST: Modern Slavery – A history and introduction

Slavery Unravelled – Conversations PODCAST: Modern Slavery – A history and introduction

Be Slavery Free (beslaveryfree.com) has a new awesome resource… a weekly podcast! We have more enslaved people in the world now than any other point in human history. It’s called Modern Slavery, but slavery has been around for a long time. The trade is in people but the currency is hope. Stories and history, laws…

‘Reach every victim’ and ‘leave no one behind’: Sisters combat human trafficking
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‘Reach every victim’ and ‘leave no one behind’: Sisters combat human trafficking

July 30 is the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The theme for this year is “Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind.” Our sister panelists shared what their congregations are doing to eliminate this grave offense against human dignity by responding to the question: What have you or your congregation…