Survivors of Ritualized Abuse Form Coalition with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee to Fight International Child Trafficking Rings

Survivors of Ritualized Abuse Form Coalition with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee to Fight International Child Trafficking Rings

David Shurter blogs about CEOs of four ritual abuse survivor organizations joining forces with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Kevin Annett…

Interview With Ruth Jacobs, Author and Anti-Trafficking Activist

interview with Ruth Jacobs, author of “Soul Destruction” and anti-trafficking activist

Bipolar For Life

I’m excited to have a guest on board here at Bipolar For Life:  Ruth Jacobs, author of the upcoming best-selling novel series Soul Destruction.  Part one of the series, Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, will be released worldwide on April 29, 2013.

Ruth Jacobs no border

Soul Survivor: Ruth’s gritty, hard-hitting novel features a more-or-less close-knit group of friends who have at least two things in common: drugs, and prostitution.  So what is this book doing on my blog, which tries its best to stay focused on mental health and child abuse issues?  Probably because this group of tough customers has more than just two things in common.

Let’s read a passage from Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, and then we can ask Ruth to help us understand.

Aunt Elsie made tea and they sat on their usual white stools at the white, plastic table in the kitchen. Elsie, as always, sat facing…

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The Reality of Male Slavery: Human Trafficking

An extract from an excellent blog post http://davidshurter.com/?p=2670

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan is an excellent documentary.

It disturbs me that many people associate human trafficking and the sex trade just with women, as it extends far beyond that, and is much seedier than most would like to consider. In a previous video I posted entitled “Boys for Sale”, it shows the propensity that many pedophiles have for the flesh of young boys, and how vast this extends, at least in Houston in the 80s. There is also another documentary called “Conspiracy of Silence” which shows the problems that were experienced here in Omaha during the bilking of 40 million dollars from the Franklin Credit Union. When you factor in groups such as NAMBLA (the North American Man Boy Love Association), whose motto is “sex before eight or it is too late”, and pedophile groups like that of “Dreamboard”, which has been found to be in existence decades before the internet, one must wonder why all of this has been allowed to exist openly in the public eye.

I just attended a program on human trafficking in Nebraska, and the key speaker spoke of two films- one a Frontline documentary entitled “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan”, and another called “The Whisleblower” which depicts the speaker’s experiences coming forward and reporting that American government contractors are heavily involved with the human trafficking trade abroad. The problem that I had with this presentation is that while human trafficking is a huge problem for third world countries, it is also very prevalent and ongoing in the United States as well, and local law officials in the States are about as eager to investigate and prosecute these criminals as Afghanistan is, which is a really sad take on America if you ask me.

Young boys were a focal point in the events that took place here in Omaha, NE- in the center of the United States, here in the 80′s and early 90s, as well as being in Houston- where “Boys for Sale” was filmed. These are just two places in America that this was a problem- and yet over and over it is viewed as an issue for women in third world countries. This HAS TO BE FOR A REASON! Defying logic and what is known about the issues here in the States, depicting this problem as it has been is misleading and one must wonder why our media doesn’t spend more time investigating and reporting the facts of the matter rather than leading society to believe that it is only poor countries that have this problem.

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Rolf Horris

Rolf Harris update: BBC announcing arrest, more details here

The BBC have announced that Rolf Harris has been arrested. I am aware that whenever there is any news about the allegations of sexual offences against Rolf Harris, The Needle receives a steep increase in traffic. Without wishing in anyway to seem unsupportive of the victims in this particular case, I’d like to take this opportunity to write about something far more widespread.
Over the last 40 years or more, the care home system in the UK has been targeted by paedophiles, producers of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) material (child pornogaphy) , the trafficking of children for sexual exploitation, and on occasion the murder of victims, either because their deaths become sick entertainment , or because they knew too much.

Some of this has been extremely well organised and is not restricted to one or two local authorities. This is a problem that is widespread.

When I first became aware of this I felt ashamed of myself. I felt ashamed because I had assumed that the most vulnerable in our society, children in need of care of the state, were safe. To find out that that was not the case and that because, in part, of my ignorance, the sexual abuse of children was being exploited and perpetuated was very difficult.

But now I am no longer ignorant, now I know what has been going on. Ignorance is not a crime but to turn away once all ignorance has been dispelled is morally reprehensible.

There has been a systemic cover up of the truth. One reason for this is due to the fact that many child abusers hold great power, a second reason for this is because CSA is an underworld industry which makes a great deal of money and therefore corruption is rife, a third reason for this is because some people mistakenly thought that moving a problem elsewhere solved it, and finally because with so many powerful people implicated for the three previous reasons, it has become an issue of national security.

I’d like to appeal to every parent and grandparent who reads this. This is not just historic this is a very real child safeguarding issue today.

Now I’ve told you, now you know, remember the words of Edmund Burke, and do not turn away.

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

reblogged from TheNeedleBlog

Historic child sexual abuse cover-up in UK children’s homes

Reblogged from theneedleblog concerned child pornography, sexual assault, rape, kidnapping and other offences happening within a London children’s home.

Brent Council Injunction About Greenwich Melanie Klein House

How Dare Councillor Fay !?.

This injunction was granted one month after Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s speech stating

To use children for sexual purposes, whether through the wicked perversion of sexual abuse or through fantasies induced by child pornography, must provoke the strongest outrage and reaction from individuals and Government alike.

The Government has increased the penalties for child cruelty and tightened the law on child pornography by making possession of this material an offence but I am very concerned by recent reports of what is still occurring.

So last year and this year, we are making £7 million available to Local Authorities to train those involved in caring for children, particularly social workers, and student teachers are now taught about child abuse as an essential part of their preparation for teaching.

We are making the largest ever grant to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to help them to establish their new training centre.

We have also, as you mentioned, Mr. Chairman, reformed the law so that it is clear, effective and fair. The Children Act of 1989 is the most comprehensive piece of legislation about children ever enacted in this country; it draws on the experiences learned in Cleveland and through the tragic deaths or abused children such as Kimberley Carlisle, Jasmine Beckford and Tara Henry. Above all, the Act seeks the right balance in protecting those too young and vulnerable to protect themselves while preventing excessive and over-zealous intrusion into family life by the State; and in 1988, the maximum penalties for child cruelty were increased from the previous two years to ten years—and rightly so!

Some of these matters, to which we have all had to respond, reflect the darker side of human nature and in tackling them our greatest source of strength comes from that other side of human nature—the reserves of sheer goodness and goodwill which find practical expression every day.

http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/107992

Utah massage parlor owner to stand trial for alleged sex trafficking

Young girls forced into prostitution as a result of trafficking
Utah massage parlor owner to stand trial for alleged sex trafficking
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Corporate initiative can play a major role in anti-trafficking movement

Global business coalition against human trafficking, reblogging from News on Modern Day Slavery

News on Modern Day Slavery

Convincing policymakers is a constant struggle for most not-for-profit organisation. Years of relationship building and grassroots work are usually required. Not so for the Global business coalition against human trafficking (gBCAT). President Barack Obama spoke about it from the podium of the Clinton Global Initiative soon after the coalition was formed.

Why the ringing endorsement? Partly, because of the seriousness of the issue. Human trafficking is the ugly side of today’s global trade networks. Affecting an estimated 2.5 million people per year, its market value has been put at $32bn (£21bn) – making it the second most lucrative criminal activity after drug running.

The gBCAT is a business-only coalition that counts some of the world’s largest corporations among its founders, including Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Ford, Microsoft and ManpowerGroup. Collectively, they pack a serious punch.

“NGOs and governments are very passionate about it [fighting trafficking], but until corporate America gets behind this…

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Human Trafficking in the US: Breaking news – legislation, crime & awareness

Human Trafficking: happening in the United States

  • Did you know that human trafficking claims more than 27 million people around the world today?

  • Between January 2008 and June 2010, 2,515 nationwide incidents of human trafficking were recorded, approximately 40 percent of which were children. The average age for entry into prostitution is between 12 – 14.

California
A girl ages 13, escaped from trafficker and helped the police trace find other underage victims. The Bakersfield police have now charged a 22-year-old with human trafficking of a minor and attempt pandering of a minor.

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/sacramento-man-accused-of-having-sex-with-13-year-old-bakersfield-girl-2-other-minors

New York/North Carolina

Man pleased guilty to sex trafficking women in New York state.

http://humantrafficwatch.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/illegal-alien-pleads-guilty-to-sex-trafficking-south-korean-women/

North Carolina trial begins for human trafficking and the rape and killing of a 5-year-old girl.

http://myfox8.com/2013/04/07/trial-to-begin-for-man-charged-with-raping-killing-5-year-old-nc-girl/

Bloggers Against Social Injustice held Freedom Walk Buffalo on Saturday to raise awareness about human trafficking around the world, especially its presence in Buffalo.

Anna Beard speaks of her own experience of sex trafficking, having been tricked into modelling for an older man as part of what he claimed was “an art project”.
Read about the event and Anna’s story here:
http://www.ubspectrum.com/features/exit-slavery-enter-freedom-1.3021758

New Mexico
A legislative bill was signed into law will help victims of human trafficking. It takes effect on July 1.
Attorney General Gary King, who is part of a team prosecuting human traffickers, said “You know we want to continue to improve our efforts in New Mexico – both our efforts as law enforcement but also our efforts to reach out to the public and get them to recognize human trafficking as a crime and particularly to help us identify the victims, because victims of human trafficking don’t self-identify.  They’re normally afraid to go to the police and so we have to search a little bit harder for those victims to get them out of their situations.”

http://kunm.org/post/human-trafficking-bill-signed

Colarado
A missing Aurora teen has been found in California, but parents worry she may sex trafficking victim after two other missing Colorado women also created online modeling profiles.

Law enforcement has said they are considering the missing womens’ modeling aspirations in their investigations, but have not linked the online profiles to any of the disappearances.
http://www.krdo.com/news/Missing-Aurora-teen-found-parents-worry-she-s-sex-trafficking-victim/-/417220/19654116/-/twd2kez/-/index.html
Orlando
A new campaign called “Gentlemen Don’t John” is pushing men of color to speak about the realities of sex trafficking. 9“John” is a commonly used term to identify men who solicit prostitutes.
When the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity begin their Las Vegas Conference next week, they will be increasing their awareness of sex trafficking within the Black community, with help a San Diego-based non-profit organization.

http://www.orlandoadvocate.com/index.php/u-s/65634-fraternity-raises-awareness-about-sex-trafficking
Montana
The non-profit ministry is Vision Beyond Borders, is teaming up with Billings church, Word of life, in an attempt to prevent women and children being sold on the streets.

http://www.ktvq.com/news/local-congregation-teams-up-to-tackle-human-trafficking/
Ohio

Ohio lawmaker Teresa Fedor  says she expects to introduce new legislation in the next few days to help reduce sex trafficking especially for minors.

Read here about what the new legislation will cover:

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/04/08/columbus-proposal-would-bolster-human-trafficking-laws.html

 

Michigan
The Michigan Attorney General has announced the creation of Michigan’s first human trafficking commission.

Michigan may have as many as 112 to 115 victims of human trafficking per month. Find out how victims are lured into human trafficking.
http://www.cm-life.com/2013/04/07/michigan-human-trafficking-commission-aims-to-raise-awareness/
New Mexico
New Mexico State University students will hold a human trafficking awareness event on the morning of April 27 at the Farmers and Crafts Market.
The Polaris Project estimated that 244,000 American children and youth were at risk of child sexual exploitation, including commercial sex exploitation, in 2000.

This event will increase awareness of Human Trafficking, which is often known as Modern-Day Slavery.
http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_22978841/hidden-plain-sight-human-trafficking-awareness-event

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