Trafficking

Freed Slaves Will Never Be Free

[Martyna Żuchowska] The United Nations states that most women right after a trafficking experience, will have multiple health problems which include both physical and mental issues. In last month’s ‘The Safe House’ blog, I wrote about the idea of trafficking victims only being thought of as the people who are still stuck in modern day […]

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SOUND CHECK: FEBRUARY 2019

Cait and Brayds sit down to have a look back on all the things that happened with 30 Million to None in February, and also discuss some big 30 Mil news for the coming months. MAKE NOISE

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The Safe House

[Martyna Żuchowska] These ‘free’ slaves are still victims and still need our support throughout their return to normality. When we as the public think about modern slavery and trafficking, in most instances we are thinking about the vulnerable and troubled victims that are stuck in the horrible cycle. I think that we forget to acknowledge […]

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How The Yemen War is Creating Slavery

children are being recruited by certain rebel groups, to engage in armed conflict [Martyna Żuchowska] Yemen is currently facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Millions of people are on the brink of starvation because all the country’s supply channels have been blocked off. Most citizens don’t have access to fresh water and are malnourished. This […]

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Be a Volunteer, Not a Voluntourist

[Brayden Sharp] We can’t hide behind the excuse of voluntourism to avoid helping others out. Back in June, Martyna wrote about the phenomenon of voluntourism and how it was doing more harm than good in the world of human trafficking. The practice involves orphanages in developing countries removing children from their families in order to […]

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Up in Smoke: Slavery in the Cannabis Industry

[James Clough] For the larger part of the last decade, cultivation of cannabis in the United Kingdom has been found to be done by, in many cases, young refugees… As recently as last week cannabis was legalised in Canada which has created many headlines across the globe with stories in regards to the regulation and […]

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The Missing Citizens of Russia

[Martyna Żuchowska] …defenceless humans are only treated as a means to make money for the recruiters and their lives essentially have a price tag on them. This week on 30 Million to None, we are acknowledging the efforts and bravery of two men in Russia who are freeing people from modern slavery. Zakir Ismailov and Alexey […]

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The Blackbirding of South Sea Islanders

[Sam McKenzie] Around 30 percent of all South Sea Islanders died due to malnutrition, exposure to European diseases and mistreatment Australia has a relatively short history when compared to other first world nations. Sadly, this does not mean an absence of slavery. The ‘Blackbirding of South Sea Islanders’ started in the 1842 and continued until […]

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Samsung vs Apple: Who’s Making the Right Calls?

[Brayden Sharp] When it comes time to buy a new phone, there are two main players: Samsung and Apple. Apple basically invented and popularised the smartphone industry, while Samsung have steadily caught up with the tech-giant and are now seen as their main alternative. But which one, if either, has clean hands when it comes […]

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Donald Trumps Traffick: US President Neglects The Vulnerable

[Martyna Żuchowska] In many instances when a person is kidnapped in a vulnerable place…they are likely to be exploited and forced into some form of slavery. Tracking the United States Presidential election in 2016 was an interesting ordeal for global citizens and it became even more painful to watch after Donald Trump was elected for […]

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