human trafficking

Ray Johnston

 

On the May 25th edition of Your Call, Professor Andrés Reséndez joins us to discuss his new book, The Other Slavery, the Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

 On the March 3rd edition of Your Call, we’re examining slavery in the global fishing industry. 

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sep 1, 2015
Sausalito Marin City School District

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California lawmakers propose sweeping ivory ban to curb elephant poaching // Contra  Costa Times

SAN FRANCISCO -- "Two years after imposing a controversial ban on the sale of shark fins, California lawmakers are shifting their activism from the ocean to the jungle with a new effort to slow the alarming killing of African elephants by shutting down the market for ivory.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Aug 26, 2015
Kendrick Brinson at SF Chronicle

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How to solve San Francisco's homeless pooping problem // SF Gate

"While Mayor Ed Lee announced this week that 'the homeless must leave the street' for Super Bowl 50, it's more what they leave behind on the street that is a concern for the million or so people who have to walk a few blocks or a few miles in the city every day.

Human trafficking is estimated to be in the millions--yet only a fraction of it is reported. We talk to Hediana Utarti of Asian Women's Shelter in San Francisco, which helps immigrants--including LGBT and human trafficking victims--to get out of abusive situations.

Human trafficking is the second most profitable criminal enterprise in the world. It's estimated to rake in $32 billion per year after drug trafficking. San Francisco is one of the nation’s trafficking centers.

On today's Your Call, we’ll continue our election coverage with a debate on Proposition 35. If it passes, it would increase criminal penalties for human traffickers.   Supporters say it would protect vulnerable populations from exploitation.  Opponents say the language is too broad, penalties are too severe, and the wrong people would suffer.  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. What questions do you have about proposition 35?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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Photo courtesy of http://newamericamedia.org/2012/02/human-trafficking-a-growing-global-scourge.php

Slavery doesn’t often make the headlines, but the practice is alive and well in the 21st century. According to an investigation in the San Francisco Public Press, there are more people enslaved today than at any other time in history. The U.S. State Department says that estimates of those enslaved through human trafficking ranges from 4 million to 27 million people.