Slavery in the Modern World

Not For Sale: There are 27 million slaves worldwide right now.  Here’s a map of where they are.

For many people, awareness of modern slavery—especially slavery in America—began with John Bowe, when his article “Nobodies” was published in the New Yorker in 2003.  That was subsequently followed by a book of the same title, part of which became the basis for This American Life #344 “The Competition.”  Here’s Bowe on NPR’s Marketplace as well.

Now ethicist David Batstone (interview) is devoting his time to abolishing slavery, through his book Not For Sale, and through co-founding the Not For Sale Campaign, which “equips and mobilizes Smart Activists to deploy innovative solutions to re-abolish slavery in their own backyards and across the globe.” Here’s an excerpt from the book.

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