MORE THAN 400 MILLION CHILD SLAVES IN THE WORLD
CHILD SLAVERY IS A POLITICAL AND TRADE UNION CRIME
THEY ARE NOT WORKING CHILDREN THEY ARE CHILD SLAVES!
After an extensive study of what he calls the "New Slavery in the Global Economy," Kevin Bales makes the following statements in his 1999 book Disposable People:
"Slavery is not a horror safely consigned to the past; it continues to exist throughout the world, even in developed countries like France and the United States. Across the world, slaves work and sweat and build and suffer. Slaves in Pakistan may have made the shoes you are wearing and the carpet you stand on. Slaves in the Caribbean may have put sugar in your kitchen and toys in the hands of your children. In India they may have sewn the shirt on your back and polished the ring on your finger. They are paid nothing."
"Slavery is a booming business and the number of slaves is increasing. People get rich by using slaves. And when they've finished with their slaves, they just throw these people away. This is the new slavery, which focuses on big profits and cheap lives. It is not about owning people in the traditional sense of the old slavery, but about controlling them completely. People become completely disposable tools for making money."
Types of child slavery include: agriculture, mining, textile industry, prostitution and pornography, making bricks, serfdom, scavenging, selling children for their organs...
Just one of the millions of cases: