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  • My 10 years of freedom: From human trafficking victim to survivor and advocate

    June 9, 2014 | 10:22 am

    It has been 10 years since I have been free, flying like a bird! In the mid-1970s, at the age of 15, I was sold for $200 to a man who I supposed to be working for, which was not true. He was my trafficker. I was kept in his house for more than five years against my will.  During...

  • Preventing human trafficking: You can help. Here are some guidelines:

    May 15, 2013 | 10:16 am

    Be aware. Trafficking victims are everywhere, and they often exhibit characteristics similar to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.  Physical indicators may include bruises and other evidence of beatings and assault, as well as untreated critical illnesses or sexually...

  • State Department says Israel not preventing human trafficking

    June 28, 2011 | 10:40 am

    Israel is not in full compliance with the minimum international standards to prevent human trafficking, but is making efforts to bring itself up to par, the U.S. State Department said.

    Israel’s rank in the U.S. State Department’s annual report on human trafficking released Monday...

  • My Interview with the Department of Homeland Security!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security.  Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security?  Who knows…  Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass?  Well, that’s why.  This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...

  • Freeing the slaves—in Los Angeles

    By Amy Klein

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Slaves we were in a land not our own...."

    Flor was 29 years old and living with her four children in a small town in Mexico when her newborn became ill.

    "She died because I didn't have money to save her," Flor, who asked that her last name not be used, remembered in an interview...