- Aug 21, 2003
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- Chattanooga, TN
Slavery Becomes a Personal Question Online
ANDREW MARTIN, On Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:42 pm EDT
Do you know how many slaves work on your behalf?
While many people may assume the answer to that provocative and unsettling question is zero, the creators of a new Web site want to demonstrate how forced labor, especially overseas, is tantamount to slavery.
A nonprofit group, with funding from the State Department, will unveil the new site, www.slaveryfootprint.org, on Thursday in an effort to show that forced laborers are tied to all kinds of everyday products, from electronics and jewelry to the shirt on your back.
Right now the bandwidth has been over-exceeded they're working to add more servers to handle the load.
Slavery still exists in this world of ours, no doubt about that. Human trafficking is still a reality in several parts of the world. Yet millions don't or won't acknowledge the existence of it as long as they get what they want. How to put a stop to it is one of the things that we as a planet of human beings need to work on.
I guess that the website will help raise awareness and maybe... just maybe help folks make a decision to stop buying the items from certain countries or companies.
Yeah, good luck with that.