Thanks for visiting this blog. I live in California, and became interested in joining the fight against human trafficking, or modern slavery, in 2002.  My goal in starting this blog was to have a place to record and share the things I’m learning about slavery and human trafficking.  Many of the visitors to the blog have been searching for books and films about human trafficking, so I’ve focused quite a bit of effort on finding and listing books and movies related to the topic.  If you find the information useful, I hope you’ll leave a comment, and share the information with others.

In case you’re wondering, I don’t make any money from this blog.  I don’t get paid for click throughs or sales of books or movies.  On a few occasions, I’ve receive a free copy of a movie or book to enable me to preview it.  Other than that, this is my small way of contributing to the abolition movement. Perhaps in the future, it will make sense to use the blog to generate income to pay for the expense of maintaining the blog, and to cover costs of getting books and movies to preview.  For now, it’s a small volunteer effort, just like so many other people who volunteer in this fight.

“I am naturally anti-slavery.  If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.” Abraham Lincoln, letter to A.G. Hodges, 1864


  1. Emily says:

    Thank you for raising awareness to the brutal human-trafficking industry. Would you be willing to help me promote or consider featuring my up and coming young adult novella with its call to action for teenagers to join the anti-trafficking movement? It will be published in March. You can learn more about it, Ruby in the Rough, and myself through my website – http://www.emilybethshore.com. I’ve been involved in the movement now for five years and am signed with CK Webber Associates for my anti-trafficking YA dystopia trilogy – also available to see via my website.

  2. I would love you to visit Human Trafficking Resources specific for South Africa http://www.nfnresources.yolasite.com and share the latest books on your website.

    • Carl says:

      Thanks for looking at this site and for your comment. I’ll check out the South Africa resources when I get a few moments for research. Good luck with your work!

  3. gentlenurse says:

    The Boy Scout, by Vanayssa Somers, is a novel about the fight against human trafficking and the need to free the children. It is a sequel to Pagan Flames, which is listed as one of Best YA Reads for 2015. I would be very honored if you would include it in your featured fiction books on your blog. It will be released by Amazon on February 12. Published by Solstice Publishing.

  4. Diana says:

    I would be honored if you could include my film in your list of films re. sex trafficking. The film is Niña Quebrada. This is the link to the trailer. Should yo be interested in taking a look at the film, please send me an email and I will send you the link to it. It is a short, 23 minutes in length. The film won numerous awards at film festivals and I have toured with it to different universities. I have been invited to participate and screen the film in WA DC next year at an international conference “Courage To Fight Violence Against Women”. I look forward to hearing from you! – Diana Romero, writer/producer

  5. Hi I am the founder of Slave Free Chocolate. I would love to do a interview or submit one of my writings about child trafficking in the cocoa industry. We have been working on spreading awareness since 2007, have done many interviews and were a part of the Georgetown University Lecture series.

  6. Hello! I am a college student at the University of Central Missouri, and I’m hosting a benefit for my area “game changers” to help educate them about the problem of human trafficking. By game changers, I mean individuals who stand in a position to make a large-scale impact on the trafficking problem. I’m the president of our chapters International Justice Mission, and our ball in January 10th. Unfortunately, with little time left, we haven’t had hardly any response for the event. I was wondering if you guys had any ideas for how I may market the event better to fill our 150 seats! Do you have any ideas?


    Jacqueline Homer
    UCM IJM Campus Chapter President

  7. Diane says:

    I work against human trafficking in South Africa. This is a fantastic blog site THANK YOU for showing that anyone can get involved and play their part.

  8. Please keep this site up. The work you do is fantastic. I want to get the chance to sit down and review all the posts you have on your site. I have a site similar to yours, but not nearly enough information. My focuses on Human Trafficking in the US. I began mine while researching the subject for a book I am writing (someday).

  9. Jerry says:

    Great site. Like to talk to someone about my film SHANGHAI HOTEL https://vimeo.com/9913619



  10. Kurt Hoffman says:

    Hi Carl,

    Sorry to contact you this way. I simply wanted to let you know about a book I wrote on modern-day slavery. it is forwarded by Kevin Bales and endorsed by Dr. Cornel West. I can use all the help I can get letting people know about it.

    You can find it on my website below.

    Thanks so much!


  11. Thomas P. says:

    Hey everyone, I’m new on this blog, but I’ve been aware of human trafficking for a few years now. My name’s Thomas, and I’m a pre-medical student at Baylor University. A couple of days ago, I read Somaly Mam’s fantastic book “The Road of Lost Innocence”. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s a Cambodian woman’s story of her life as a victim of human trafficking. I finished it feeling very angry at the huge amount of injustice caused by human trafficking but also with a sinking feeling of being unable to do anything about it.

    Later that day I was did some research and found something interesting: The US sends hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to foreign governments that, according to our own trafficking reports, are turning a blind eye to human trafficking in their borders. It makes absolutely no sense to be sending our money to corrupt governments that are letting this tragedy happen. And I’m not referring to humanitarian aid either– this is non-humanitarian money.

    Around the same time I heard about a group of people who petitioned the US government to build a Death Star via the White House website (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/12/death-star-petition). Since the petition got over 25,000 signatures, the WH had to issue an official response. I figured if 25,000 people can get together to lobby our government to build a Death Star, why not petition about something as important as this?

    So I put this petition together yesterday, asking our government to cut off all non-humanitarian aid from governments who are doing nothing to stop trafficking. It’s a win-win situation: Either we can force these countries to get their act together and crack down on traffickers, or we save ourselves some money at a critical time (think the “fiscal cliff”). If you want to sign it, just follow the link here http://wh.gov/RuDn , make an account with wh.gov (just needs a first/last name, and an email), and sign the petition by clicking a button. Simple.

    Again, I just put this together yesterday, but I wanted to reach out to this site in case anyone would be interested in signing. I’m trying to get the word out, so if you like this petition, send the link to your friends, family, and anyone else you think would be interested. If it gets up to 25,000 signatures, the WH will respond.

    Thanks for reading, and God bless!

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