Forced Labor

Newsweek recently published an article on a type of human trafficking that is largely ignored by the media–forced labor. Although media coverage of human trafficking largely focuses on forced prostitution and elements of crime, the market for forced laborers is far larger, with the UN’s International Labor Organization putting their numbers over 12.3 million worldwide. … Continue reading Forced Labor

Forced Labor

Newsweek recently published an article on a type of human trafficking that is largely ignored by the media–forced labor. Although media coverage of human trafficking largely focuses on forced prostitution and elements of crime, the market for forced laborers is far larger, with the UN’s International Labor Organization putting their numbers over 12.3 million worldwide. … Continue reading Forced Labor

Indian Country in the News: Budget Woes, Healthcare Legislation, and a US Apology

The President’s proposed budget will cut general welfare assistance, used to improve living conditions and provide basic needs for poor American Indian families and children, by $22 million for FY09. With the country slipping into a recession and unemployment rates well above the national average, the President’s proposed budget fails to meet the needs of … Continue reading Indian Country in the News: Budget Woes, Healthcare Legislation, and a US Apology

Global Anti-Semitism on the Rise

According to a recent report by the US State Department’s Office of the Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism, global anti-Semitism is on the rise. Regions that have seen a rise in anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence include parts of the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Argentina, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Germany, France and … Continue reading Global Anti-Semitism on the Rise

Indian Country in the News: Budget Woes, Healthcare Legislation, and a US Apology

The President’s proposed budget will cut general welfare assistance, used to improve living conditions and provide basic needs for poor American Indian families and children, by $22 million for FY09. With the country slipping into a recession and unemployment rates well above the national average, the President’s proposed budget fails to meet the needs of … Continue reading Indian Country in the News: Budget Woes, Healthcare Legislation, and a US Apology