Patricia Aldridge Polack

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Slavery's Global Comeback

150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, more people than ever are bought and sold into forced labor. What "human trafficking" really means.<p>RANGOON, Burma—Earlier this year, Ko Lin, 21 at the time, left his hometown of Bago, 50 miles northeast of Rangoon, with a friend to look for work in …

Booming Oil Fields May Be Giving Sex Trafficking A Boost

A Friday night at J Dub's Bar & Grill in Williston, N.D., begins and ends with multicolored flashing lights, thumping dance music and crowds of young men with money to spend.<p>"A lot of testosterone being thrown around in this town," says Nathan Kleyer, 24, a Williston native who's at J Dub's with …

A Mother's Story — What Parents Need to Know About Trafficking

Danielle was 17 years old, a freshman at Northeastern University, when she met the trafficker who forced her into two years of sex slavery. She …

U.S. lawmakers press Obama administration on human trafficking | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers called on the Obama administration on Tuesday to punish countries that do too little to fight human trafficking, including Thailand and Malaysia, and said Myanmar should not receive a waiver to avoid possible sanctions over its record.<p>Rohingya people from …

Boko Haram Could Make Good on Threat to 'Sell' Nigerian Girls

If Islamic terror group Boko Haram abducted more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, as its leader claims, the kidnappers could fulfill their reported threat to “sell” the girls into slavery by tapping that nation’s thriving human-trafficking market, experts say.<p>On Monday, the French news agency AFP …

South Africans whisper hopes of change, despite predictions of safe ANC win

South Africans whisper hopes for change but ANC poised for victory as Jacob Zuma predicts 'very good' results<p>South Africans went to the polls on Wednesday, with many whispering hopes of "change" despite the almost inevitable fifth-term win predicted for the ruling African National Congress.<p>Queues …