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Jeffrey Epstein: Billionaire? Pedophile? Pervert? Sexual Predator? Sex Offender? Sex Abuser? Sex Trafficker?

Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse case is facing renewed scrutiny due to the way his case was handling, which included not properly notifying victims about the plea deal, which was really lenient given what he was accused of. Seth and JJ go through the timeline of accusations and reported evidence, along with how the plea deal came about. Epstein’s connections to Bill Clinton and Donald Trump are also briefly explored. Sources: Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender who is friends with Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, explained, Vox Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein: I’m a sex offender, not a predator, New York Post Flight Logs Put Clinton, Dershowitz on Pedophile Billionaire’s Sex Jet, Gawker Flight logs show Bill Clinton flew on sex offender’s jet much more than previously known, Fox News Jeffrey Epstein: International Moneyman of Mystery, New York Magazine The Friendship Between Trump And A Billionaire Pedophile That Nobody Wants To Talk About, The Daily Caller Pedophile Pleaded The Fifth When Asked If He Was Friends With Bill Clinton, The Daily Caller Why The New Child Rape Case Filed Against Donald Trump Should Not Be Ignored, HuffPost Complaint for Rape, Sexual Midconduct, Criminal Sexual Acts, Sexual Abuse, Forcible Touching, Assult, Battery, International and Reckless Infliction of Emotional Distress, Duress, False Imprisonment, and Defamation, Scribed Bill Clinton drawn into Prince Andrew sex scandal, The Sydney Morning Herald Conservative Scold Ken Starr Got a Billionaire Pedophile Off, Daily Beast How Did Trump and Clinton Pal Jeffrey Epstein Escape #MeToo?, Daily Beast For years, Jeffrey Epstein abused teen girls, police say. A timeline of his case, Miami Herald Explore Epstein’s connections, Miami Herald Even from jail, sex abuser manipulated the system. His victims were kept in the dark, Miami Herald Cops worked to put serial sex abuser in prison. Prosecutors worked to cut him a break, Miami Herald How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime, Miami Herald Lawmakers issue call for investigation of serial sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal, Miami Herald Epstein sex abuse victims press judge for decision on tossing lenient plea deal, Miami Herald Justice Department opens probe into Jeffrey Epstein plea deal, Miami Herald House Democrats want Jeffrey Epstein sex case reopened, Miami Herald Photo: Wikipedia


10 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Forced Gang Recruitment in Central America

Forced gang recruitment is a big problem in the Northern Triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras), with migrants fleeing out of the region to other countries, including the US. Many are unaccompanied minors due to the fact that gangs are often targeting youth. Guest Amber Moffett joins host Seth Daire to discuss the problem and how human trafficking occurs within gangs and how it's creating hundreds and thousands of migrants, which are then vulnerable to trafficking en route to wherever they are fleeing to.Sources:No Place to Hide - International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School, https://www.wola.org/sites/default/files/downloadable/Citizen%20Security/past/Harvard_Gangs_NoPlaceToHide.pdfA Refugee Crisis: Why Children, Men and Women are Fleeing the Northern Triangle of Central America - Latin America Working Group, http://lawg.org/action-center/lawg-blog/81-being-better-neighbors-towards-latin-america/1625-a-refugee-crisis-why-children-men-and-women-are-fleeing-the-northern-triangle-of-central-americaCode Red - Daniel Alarcon, https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/23/magazine/code-red.htmlAre Juvenile Gang Members Victims of Labor Trafficking? - Christina M. Rizen, http://lawecommons.luc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1087&context=clrjNew Humanitarian Frontiers - IDMC, http://www.internal-displacement.org/library/publications/2015/new-humanitarian-frontiers-addressing-criminal-violence-in-mexico-and-central-america/Mafia of the Poor - International Crisis Group, https://www.crisisgroup.org/latin-america-caribbean/central-america/62-mafia-poor-gang-violence-and-extortion-central-americaEasy Prey - International Crisis Group, https://www.crisisgroup.org/latin-america-caribbean/central-america/easy-prey-criminal-violence-and-central-american-migrationNo Country for Lost Kids - P.J. Tobia, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/country-lost-kids/Unaccompanied Children - Verite, https://www.verite.org/unaccompanied-children-violence-and-conditions-in-central-american-agriculture-linked-to-border-crisis/They Said We Would Pay With Our Lives - Annie Hylton and Sarah Salvadore, http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politic/gender_and_migration/2016/08/as_central_american_gangs_target_younger_kids_more_minors_are_fleeing_to.htmlPhoto: Jose Cabezas at Reuters


17 Sep 2017

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Indigenous Australians and Human Trafficking

What is the experience of indigenous Australians (the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) with human trafficking? Seth and JJ give some historical context, then JJ gives an overview of the types of slavery experienced by indigenous Australians in the past and present, and discusses vulnerabilities of these populations that are sometimes invisible.Sources: Australia's History, Tourism Australia Australia - History, Encyclopedia Britannica Indigenous Australians, Wikipedia Vulnerability of Indigenous Persons to Human Trafficking, US Department of State Impact of European settlement on Indigenous people, Skwirk Online Racism in Australia, Wikipedia Australia needs to own up to its slave history, The Sydney Morning Herald Bringing them home, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Stolen Generations, Wikipedia Servant or Slave: Reshaping Australian history through a new lens, SBS Did legalised slavery exist in Australia?, SBS Blackbirding: Australia's history of luring, tricking and kidnapping Pacific Islanders, ABC 10 things you should know about slavery in Australia, NITV Was there ever Aboriginal slavery in Australia?, Creative Spirits Photo: Wikipedia


13 Aug 2018

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Lord’s Resistance Army and Kony’s Child Soldiers

KONY2012 by Invisible Children propelled the story of Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army into the spotlight in 2012. Hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone explain the history of the LRA before diving into survey results from a study by Chris Blattman. Hear what field research has to say about Kony's abducted child soldiers.Sources:http://chrisblattman.com/documents/research/2008.DDR.pdf http://www.enoughproject.org/files/GuluDispatch.pdf https://www.icrc.org/applic/ihl/ihl-nat.nsf/0/7d2430f8f3cc16b6c125767e00493668/$FILE/Ugandan+Amnesty+Act+2000.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc

1hr 3mins

1 Oct 2017

Rank #4

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Frequently Asked Questions About Human Trafficking

Seth and JJ tackle frequently asked questions people have about human trafficking.1. How is human trafficking different from migrant smuggling?https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/fs/2017/272005.htm https://ctip.defense.gov/Portals/12/Documents/HSTC_Human%20Trafficking%20vs.%20Human%20Smuggling%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf?ver=2016-07-14-145555-320 http://www.globalmigrationgroup.org/theme/migrant-smuggling-and-trafficking-persons2. Is there a difference between human trafficking and slavery?https://campaign.worldvision.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Understanding-human-trafficking-fact-sheet.pdf https://www.freetheslaves.net/about-slavery/faqs-glossary/3. What if a trafficked person consents?http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/faqs.html#What_if_a_trafficked_person_consents https://www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/Toolkit-files/08-58296_tool_1-3.pdf http://yris.yira.org/essays/14674. Is it only human trafficking if victims are transported across national borders?https://www.antislavery.org/slavery-today/human-trafficking/ https://humantraffickinghotline.org/what-human-trafficking/myths-misconceptions5. How widespread is human trafficking?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_trafficking_in_the_United_States https://polarisproject.org/human-trafficking6. Which countries are affected by human trafficking?https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/06/a-fascinating-map-of-the-worst-countries-for-modern-slavery/277037/ https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/7. Who are the traffickers?https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/who-are-human-traffickers https://humantraffickinghotline.org/what-human-trafficking/human-trafficking/traffickers8. How would I recognize a victim?https://polarisproject.org/victims-traffickers https://polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/recognize-signs http://www.usccb.org/about/anti-trafficking-program/identifying-trafficking-victims.cfm9. What is the most commonly identified form of trafficking?http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/global-report-on-trafficking-in-persons.html10. Who are the victims and culprits of human trafficking?http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/faqs.html#Who_are_the_victims_and_culprits_of_human_trafficking https://humantraffickinghotline.org/what-human-trafficking/human-trafficking/victims11. Under the federal definition, are human trafficking victims only foreign nationals or immigrants?https://humantraffickinghotline.org/sites/default/files/Common%20Myths%20and%20Misconceptions.pdf https://www.nova.edu/create/projectheat/forms/section1.pdf12. What is the role of transnational organized crime groups in human trafficking?https://www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/2008/BP027TransnationalOrganizedCrimeandHumanTrafficking.pdf https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/2010/organized-crime-involvement-in-trafficking-and-smuggling.html https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/250955.pdf https://www.cairn.info/revue-internationale-de-droit-penal-2010-1-page-247.htm13. How trustworthy are the statistics?https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/04/24/why-you-should-be-wary-of-statistics-on-modern-slavery-and-trafficking/ https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/human-trafficking-need-better-data14. What types of industries are involved with human trafficking?https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/human-trafficking-numbers https://humantraffickinghotline.org/labor-trafficking-venuesindustries/factories https://polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/labor-trafficking15. How is pimping a form of sex trafficking?http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/pio/humantrafficking/humantrafficking_faq.htm https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/modern-day-slavery/201704/pimp-culture-glorification-and-sex-trafficking http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/04/23/study_of_sex_workers_and_pimps_reveals_how_the_market_for_underage_sex_actually.html16.

1hr 15mins

15 Jul 2018

Rank #5

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The NXIVM Nexius: Human Trafficking and Cults

Seth and JJ tackle the complicated case of NXIVM--how did an MLM that sold itself as an “executive success program” under the direction of Keith Raniere end up with massive public attention...and more importantly, with many arrests and federal indictments on sex and labor trafficking? We detail how a group (DOS, or the Vow) within a group (Jness) within a group (NXIVM) ended up with a 2019 trial on human trafficking--and more broadly, how cults and human trafficking have a lot of overlap.Sources: Barcella, Laura. "NXIVM: What We Know About Alleged Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor." Rolling Stone. June 25, 2018. Edmondson, Sarah, and Sarah Berman. "Why I Joined a Secret Society That Branded Me." Vice. November 03, 2017. Grigoriadis, Vanessa. "Inside Nxivm, the 'Sex Cult' That Preached Empowerment." The New York Times. May 30, 2018. Accessed November 15, 2018. Hopper, Elizabeth, and José Hidalgo. "Invisible chains: Psychological coercion of human trafficking victims." Intercultural Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 1 (2006): 185. Military Training Materials, Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas Psychological Coercion, The Neurotypical Website Uncover: S1 Escaping NXIVM, CBCnews What Awful Marriages & Cults Have in Common, Psychology Today Zimmerman, Amy. "The Hollywood Followers of Nxivm, a Women-Branding Sex Cult." The Daily Beast.

1hr 21mins

18 Nov 2018

Rank #6

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US Border Policy: What’s Different? What’s Legal?

Seth and JJ discuss the recent situation at the US-Mexico border. After discussing how asylum works, they go into the policy changes, which include prosecuting all crossers, separating all children, making asylees apply at a port of entry, and slowing down case management at ports. They look at relevant laws, 8 U.S. Code § 1325 , 1158, 1225, as well as the Flores agreement and question the legal basis of the Trump administration's position. JJ finishes by discussing the 2018 TIP Report's concerns about institutionalizing children and by explaining how U and T visas can assist victims of human trafficking who have crossed our borders.Sources: Unaccompanied Alien Children, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Asylum & the Rights of Refugees, International Justice Resource Center Undocumented Migration from the Northern Triangle of Central America, International Crisis Group Transnational Organized Crime in Central America and the Caribbean: A Threat Assessment, UNODC Can You Request Asylum at a U.S. Border or Entry Point?, AllLaw Requesting Asylum at U.S. Border? What to Expect at Credible Fear Interview, NOLO “Catch and release,” explained: the heart of Trump’s new border agenda, Vox What You Need to Know About Catch and Release, White House Yes, illegal aliens have constitutional rights, The Hill Immigrant Rights Groups Push Obama for Bolder Executive Action, The Nation Immigrant Rights Groups Will Start Protesting Obama Again, HuffPost What Obama did with migrant families vs. what Trump is doing, Vox The 1,500 “missing” migrant children: an immigration expert explains what you need to know, Vox The Trump administration’s separation of families at the border, explained, Vox Trump’s separation of families at the border: a visual explainer, Vox How Trump Came to Enforce a Practice of Separating Migrant Families, The New York Times DHS denies separating families seeking asylum, Axios 8 U.S. Code § 1325 - Improper entry by alien, Legal Information Institute Flores agreement: Trump’s executive order to end family separation might run afoul of a 1997 court ruling, Vox Flores v. Reno Settlement Agreement, Catholic Legal Immigration Network 8 U.S. Code § 1158 - Asylum, Legal Information Institute 8 U.S. Code § 1225 - Inspection by immigration officers; expedited removal of inadmissible arriving aliens; referral for hearing, Legal Information Institute Customs and Border Protection Is Breaking the Law by Refusing Entry to the Migrant Caravan Members, Immigration Impact (THREAD) Donald Trump and Secretary Nielsen are LYING about how our justice system works to justify tearing impoverished kids from their parents at the border., @SethAbramson on Twitter Exclusive: Trump administration plan would bar people who enter illegally from getting asylum, Vox Trump signs order stopping his policy of separating families at border, NBC News 500 migrant kids have been reunited with their parents. More than 1,000 are still caught in the system., Vox Kids in exchange for deportation: Detained migrants say they were told they could get kids back on way out of U.S., The Texas Tribune Trump will reunite separated families — but only if they agree to deportation, Vox A federal judge just ordered the Trump administration to speed up family reunifications, Vox Family detention is the new family separation, Vox's The Weeds on Art19 Judge rules that Trump administration has been wrongly detaining asylum seekers, USA Today Trump: Get illegal immigrants 'OUT' of America's 'front lawn', Fox News State Department decries institutionalization of children, The Washington Post Differences Between T and U Visas, NOLO Changes to U Visa processing in Fiscal Year 2017, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Photo: Wikipedia

1hr 40mins

9 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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Trafficking of Native Americans Today

JJ gives an overview of the trafficking of Native Americans today, and how marginalization and vulnerabilities factor in, with particular focus on sexual violence and sex trafficking.Sources: Human Trafficking (Including Sex Trafficking) of American Indians and Alaska Natives, US Department of Justice Trafficking in Tribal Nations: the impact of sex trafficking on Native Americans, Human Trafficking Search “The Devastating Impact of Human Trafficking of Native Women on Indian Reservations”, US Senate Disproportionate Impacts of Human Trafficking on Native Communities, Human Trafficking Center Crimes against Native American women raise questions about police response, The Guardian Photo: Seattle City Council on Flickr


2 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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British Model Chloe Ayling Taken in Milan

British model Chloe Ayling was drugged and kidnapped in July 2017 in Milan to be sold in an online auction in the Middle East. Seth Daire and JJ Janflone gives their 'hot take' on this still unfolding story, which is still under police investigation. While assuming it's true unless proven otherwise, they give reasons why this could be true based on existing trafficking narratives and why it could be false based on oddities with the entire story, especially with the kidnappers.Sources:https://www.buzzfeed.com/salvadorhernandez/model-kidnapped-in-milan-to-be-sold-in-an-online-auction https://www.buzzfeed.com/mbvd/model-kidnapped-in-italy-seen-shopping-with-captor http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/07/europe/chloe-ayling-british-model-kidnap/index.html http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/08/europe/chloe-ayling-model-lawyer/index.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/08/chloe-ayling-british-model-drugged-kidnapped-italy/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/06/model-drugged-kidnapped-italy-revealed-page-3-girl-chloe-ayling/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/05/british-model-kidnapped-milan-captor-tried-auction-online-for300000/ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/05/world/europe/italy-british-model-kidnapping.html https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vvbazy/my-brief-encounter-with-a-dark-web-human-trafficking-site http://jezebel.com/model-allegedly-kidnapped-for-sex-slavery-denies-claims-1797631578 http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-case-of-the-kidnapped-model-exposes-dark-corners-of-the-deep-web http://www.businessinsider.com/chloe-ayling-dark-web-kidnap-instagram-saved-me-2017-8 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4763334/British-model-kidnapped-Milan.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4772174/Images-dazed-British-model-Chloe-Ayling-floor.html https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/chloe-ayling-kidnapping-claims-lawyer-defends-glamour-model-milan-italy-black-death-a7882671.html https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/chloe-ayling-page-three-shoot-kidnap-sex-slave-gang-milan-glamour-model-friend-a7882091.html https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4202221/black-death-chloe-ayling-kidnap-sex-slave-questions/ https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4192875/chloe-ayling-kidnap-latest-dark-web-advert-black-death-group/ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40862148 http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/kidnapped-models-disturbing-dark-web-ad-reveals-shocking-list-of-sex-slave-client-services/news-story/e856e68ae2aa3df52ddafe6a20112023 https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip/resource/fact-sheet-human-trafficking


13 Aug 2017

Rank #9

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Reproductive Health and Human Trafficking

Special guest Kate Morgan joins Seth Daire and JJ Janflone to talk about how reproductive health, reproductive rights, and reproductive justice intersect with human trafficking. Kate can be reached at kemorgan4@gmail.com or on Twitter @katie_theladySources:Reproductive Justice: A Handbook - https://drive.google.com/drive/search?q=reproductive%20justiceBridgeHope website - https://www.bridgehopenow.org/Youth and Comprehensive Sexuality Education (Colorado Guide) - http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/documents/youth/fact-sheets/youth-sexuality-education.pdfUnderstanding Minor Consent and Confidentiality in Colorado - https://www.cde.state.co.us/sites/default/files/documents/healthandwellness/download/school%20nurse/understanding%20minor%20consent%20and%20confidentiality%20in%20colorado.pdfPREP (Personal Responsibility Education Program) Information - https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/sexual-health-education-personal-responsibility-education-program-prepMore than a statue: Rethinking J. Marion Sims’ Legacy - https://rewire.news/article/2017/08/24/statue-rethinking-j-marion-sims-legacy/Your Sexual Health (Colorado Guide) - https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/HPF_Your-Sexual-Health-English.pdfUnderstanding and Addressing Violence Against Women - http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/77394/1/WHO_RHR_12.42_eng.pdfReproductive Health of War-Affected Populations: What Do We Know? - https://www.guttmacher.org/sites/default/files/article_files/2617400.pdfHuman Trafficking and Reproductive Rights - https://freedomnetworkusa.org/app/uploads/2016/12/HT-and-Reproductive-Rights.pdfMore Than a Statue: Rethinking J. Marion Sims’ Legacy - https://rewire.news/article/2017/08/24/statue-rethinking-j-marion-sims-legacy/Loretta Ross - http://www.lorettaross.com/Biography.htmlPhoto: Charlotte Cooper on Flickr


12 Nov 2017

Rank #10

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Nona: Movie Review

Seth and JJ review the movie Nona, primarily analyzing how it portrays human trafficking. The movie has an intelligent script, strong characterization, and beautiful cinematography shot on location in multiple countries. It’s depiction of trafficking is more nuanced than most films involving trafficking, with the focus more on dialogue and interactions within relationships. Sadly, the movie falls apart in the final scene. Spoilers ahead. This is the story of Nona (Sulem Calderon), who met a guy named Hecho (Jesy McKinney) in her hometown in Honduras. He offered to travel with her to the United States, where she hoped to reunite with her mother, but upon crossing the border, found herself trafficked. During the first two-thirds of the movie, she and Hecho traveled through Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. We are given glimpses of her life through the well-crafted dialogue between the characters. This part of her journey resembled a travelogue similar to movies like Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise. Once she arrived in the United States, a madame greeted her and sex trafficked her within a brothel. The story then focused on the relationships between the women there, telling their stories through conversations and showing them dancing, doing nails, and painting faces. The oppression and control were also conveyed, but the focus was on the agency of the women within that limited space, which is a refreshing and realistic portrayal of trafficking. When Nona was sent to the store by the madame, she was stopped by a police officer who was both racist and unsympathetic. At the police station, a detective (Kate Bosworth) talked at Nona, telling the victim what her experience was, in English, without knowing what Nona has been through or who she was. Aside from being unrealistic, it was controlling. Nona is an above-average movie about human trafficking, but the poorly written ending makes it hard to recommend, unless to show what happens when law enforcement has insufficient victim identification training and doesn’t use a victim-centered approach. Sources: Nona, Tricoast Photo: Provided by Tricoast


15 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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How Disasters Increase Vulnerability to Trafficking

With four hurricanes hitting the United States recently (and other parts of the world), many people are in vulnerable positions due to loss of communication, infrastructure, water, homes, and jobs. Seth Daire talks about the negative rhetoric in the US relating to Puerto Rico. JJ Janflone then goes deeper into how disasters make people vulnerable to human trafficking.Sources:http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/23/opinions/child-trafficking-natural-disasters/index.html http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17482798.2011.587142?src=recsys&journalCode=rchm20 http://www.iar-gwu.org/content/human-trafficking-and-natural-disasters-exploiting-misery https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-10-05/human-trafficking-hidden-aftermath-natural-disasters https://humantraffickinghotline.org/state/puerto-rico http://latinalista.com/life/health/puerto_rico_human_trafficking_not_recogn


8 Oct 2017

Rank #12

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And Life Continues with Wendy Barnes

This week, Seth and JJ interview Wendy Barnes—a speaker, trainer, consultant, and author on human trafficking…who also happens to be a survivor of human trafficking. In this weeks interview, Seth and JJ discuss Wendy's amazing book And Life Continues: Sex Trafficking and My Journey to Freedom (available on amazon), her life, the services available to trafficking survivors, and what academics and responders can do to better serve survivors and those currently held in bondage.Sources: And Life Continues, Wendy Barnes And Life Continues: Sex Trafficking and My Journey to Freedom by Wendy Barnes, Amazon.com Trafficking Terms, Shared Hope International Nobody's Girl: A Memoir of Lost Innocence, Modern Day Slavery & Transformation by Barbara Amaya, Amazon.com Cry Purple by Christine McDonald, Amazon.com

1hr 26mins

1 Jul 2018

Rank #13

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The Case of Cyntoia Brown

Sex-trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown was granted clemency by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on January 7, 2019. JJ discusses Brown's childhood, her trafficking situation with Cut Throat, the incident where she killed Johnny Allen, the complexities of the case, how her story gained publicity, and why she attained clemency.Sources: Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story, iTVS How The Justice System Failed Cyntoia Brown, Refinery29 Cyntoia Brown: National legal groups join appeal to free woman sentenced to life at 16, Tennessean Cyntoia Brown Is Granted Clemency After 15 Years in Prison, The New York Times Johnny Michael Allen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Heavy Fact Sheet: Safe Harbor Laws, National Council of Jewish Women Human Trafficking Issue Brief: Safe Harbor, Polaris


27 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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Congressional Human Trafficking Legislation in August 2017

There are multiple bills relating to human trafficking that have passed the House or Senate this summer. Seth Daire and JJ Janflone discuss what several of them mean, including H.R.2200, Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017, which reauthorizes the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Links are below.Sources:https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2200/text http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/frederick-douglass-bill-introduced-congress-curb-human-trafficking-n752096 https://polarisproject.org/sites/default/files/2015%20Safe%20Harbor%20Issue%20Brief.pdf https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2473/text https://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/State%20Department%20Basic%20Authorities%20Act%20Of%201956.pdf https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1625/text https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2664/text https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1370/text https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-resolution/68/text https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1973/summary http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/04/06/397822833/a-lesser-known-human-trafficking-problem-teenage-basketball-players http://www.wnyc.org/story/basketball-trafficker/


20 Aug 2017

Rank #15

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Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) Is Reauthorized! What Does It Mean?

Four versions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) were recently passed into law which reauthorize the original law from 2000. The last version had passed in 2013, and expired in 2017 along with funding allocations to anti-trafficking efforts. The new versions include additional funding, more protections for victims, better data collection, and improved criteria for tier rankings, though the Trump administration has opted out of some of the requirements. Seth and JJ give an overview of all four TVPA laws.Sources: Presidential Proclamation on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2019, White House President Donald J. Trump Is Fighting to Eradicate Human Trafficking, White House Remarks by President Trump in Signing Ceremony for S. 1862, the “Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act”, White House S.1311 - Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017, US Congress Statement by the President, White House S.1312 - Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017, US Congress Statement by the President, White House H.R.2200 - Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018, US Congress Bill Announcement, White House S.1862 - Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017, US Congress Statement by the President, White House Photo: State Department

1hr 10mins

13 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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How The Coffee Crisis Led To Mexican Migration To the US

The US is once again pulling out of the International Coffee Agreement. The collapse of the previous ICA in 1989, with the US pulling out, is one factor that led to the coffee crisis in the early 2000s. Seth discusses how a series of events, including Mexico implementing US policy recommendations for liberalization, hurt indigenous coffee farmers in Southern Mexico, to the point where coffee and corn were no longer sustainable, and they migrated north, with many coming to the US. Reports show that emigration from Southern Mexico, and immigration of farmers from Southern Mexico to California, correlate, and that the timelines correlate with the coffee crisis.Sources: US State Department Confirms Withdrawal from the International Coffee Agreement, Daily Coffee News The Global Coffee Crisis: A Threat to Sustainable Development, International Coffee Organization NAFTA and the Mexican Economy, Congressional Research Service The structural changes in the Mexican coffee sector: effects on the transaction costs, Custos e @gronegócio on line California’s Indigenous Farmworkers, indigenousfarmworkers.org The California Farm Labor Force Overview and Trends from the National Agricultural Workers Survey, Aguirre International Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables, LA Times Fridell, Gavin. Fair Trade Coffee: The Prospects and Pitfalls of Market-Driven Social Justice. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007. Bacon, Christopher M., V. Ernesto Méndez, Stephen R. Gliessman, David Goodman and Jonathan A. Fox, eds. Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2008. Photo: ICO


28 Oct 2018

Rank #17

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Racial Bias in Human Trafficking

A recent Washington Post article noted that according to Federal data, young black men are disproportionately prosecuted for human trafficking. While recognizing that these men are perpetrators, African-Americans are also victims, and racial stereotypes and white saviorism are still found in law enforcement and anti-human trafficking.Sources: Who’s disproportionately prosecuted for human trafficking? Young black men., The Washington Post Types of Trafficking, Human Trafficking Data Human Trafficking: Not All Black or White, Human Trafficking Search Human Trafficking, VictimsofCrime.org The Racial Roots of Human Trafficking, UCLA Law Review An Empirical Analysis of the Intersection of Organized Crime and Human Trafficking In the United States, National Criminal Justice Reference Service Photo: Pexels


20 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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Stealing Babies for International Adoptions

After giving an update on the status of the refugee ban, hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone discuss international child laundering, where young children are illegally taken from their parents and given to parents in another country without the new parents being aware the child still has parents who want their child. They discuss the story recently shared by Jessica Davis, and also share a story written by Scott Carney in his book, The Red Market.Sources:https://freedomandcitizenship.columbia.edu/trafficking-vs-kidnapping http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/806 https://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/07/kidnapped-and-sold-inside-the-dark-world-of-child-trafficking-in-china/278107/ http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/16/world/international-adoption-saving-orphans-child-trafficking/index.html http://humantraffickingcenter.org/trafficking-children-actually-no-illegal-adoption-not-child-trafficking/ http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/13/opinions/adoption-uganda-opinion-davis/index.htmlCarney, Scott. The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers. New York: William Morrow, 2011.http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41729584 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/these-are-the-11-countries-whose-refugee-applicants-the-us-considers-too-high-risk/2017/10/25/118db3b0-b9f5-11e7-99c6-46bdf7f6f8ba_story.html?utm_term=.41ef2fcf2013


29 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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Reflections on New Zealand and “The Great Replacement” Narrative

Seth draws on his experience living in New Zealand to reflect on the country and discusses “The Great Replacement” narrative that has seeped into the mainstream right, and how these narratives can increase dehumanization and marginalization, which can make people more vulnerable to various forms of exploitation, including human trafficking.


24 Mar 2019

Rank #20