Posts tagged ‘human trafficking’

June 17, 2013

Syria: Herewegoagain…urgh…and Whose Side Should We Be On?

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The names and places change but the sad fact is that I am war fatigued and rather disillusioned and skeptical of Western governments justification of their desire to intervene in Syria.  No one listens to the general public and there is no alternative political party to vote for, only war-mongering ones. The Assad regime is no longer fashionable and Britain is on the side of the rebels.  Except the British government’s mouthpiece, the BBC, casually mentions towns that are captured by the rebels and the death toll of civilians at the hands of the rebels –  67 was the number of civilian deaths in ONE town in the last news report I listened to and they are meant to be the goodies!!

The old global political alliances seem to be reassuring us that nothing has changed in their mentality since the Cold War. 

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February 22, 2012

Fashion Freedom Fighters

One of the highlights of Delhi Fashion Week, Autumn/Winter 2012, was the Fashion Design Council of India’s special show.  Each year the FDCI takes on a cause as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and this season the spotlight fell on an organisation fighting human trafficking of women: Youcanfree.us

Twelve of India’s leading designers including Manish Arora, Tarun Tahliani, Ashish N Soni and Ritu Beri, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, all lent their support

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December 15, 2011

Google Becomes an Activist

Google announced that it has donated $11.5 million to coalitions around the world to help both fight slavery and help those currently enslaved find rescue and freedom.

I think it’s wonderful that such a large organisation seemingly disconnected

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