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COVER STORY Scomo routs Labor, the Green, GetUp and the left-wing media by Patrick J. Byrne and Peter Westmore

CANBERRA OBSERVED Surprise! Polls aren't what they used to be

GENDER POLITICS The true cost of childhood gender reassignment

OBITUARY Bob Hawke, R.I.P.: astute politician, flawed policies

POETRY AND SOCIETY T.S. Eliot and the modern condition

WATER POLICY The time is ripe to revisit the Bradfield scheme

ASIAN AFFAIRS Taiwan upgrades U.S. links, asserts sovereignty

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Recapping the trial as Cardinal Pell's appeal approaches

THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY Working to bring down the Sexual Revolution

HISTORY OF SCIENCE Faith and reason and Father Stanley Jaki Part 2: Science and ancient cultures

HUMOUR A tidy planet is a happy planet

MUSIC Charles Ives: Modern elements aimed at sounding good

CINEMA John Wick 1: The lighting of the fuse

BOOK REVIEW Novelised true crime a true thriller

BOOK REVIEW The experiences of Phoebe Raye

POETRY

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THIS IMMORAL TRADE:
Slavery In The 21st Century: updated and extended edition

Baroness Caroline Cox and Dr Lydia Tanner

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(Oxford: Monarch Books [Lion Hudson], 1st edn, 2006; updated and extended edn, 2013)
Paperback: 224 pages
ISBN: 9780857214447
Price: AUD$29.95

 

Book description

Slavery remains rampant worldwide. At least 27 million men, women, and children are enslaved today, ranging from prostitutes in London to indentured workers in Burma. This book tells some of their stories. 

“The statistics of modern day slavery are shocking,” writes Baroness Cox. “Behind each statistic is a human being — a man, woman, or child; and behind each human being is a family and a community which have been devastated or destroyed. As real-life experiences often speak louder than words, we introduce some of the hundreds of former slaves we have met personally.” 

The picture is changing rapidly: there are grounds for optimism, but also fresh concern. This popularly written but carefully researched volume has been fully updated for this new edition. It includes chapters on the causes of slavery, on the history of the practice, on different forms of contemporary slavery and truly shocking case studies from Sudan, Burma, Uganda, Indonesia, and the UK. 

Dr Lydia Tanner contributes a new chapter on human trafficking, and Mal Egner provides a chapter on the conditions endured by the Dalits of India. Former slave and South Sudanese Olympic athlete, Guor Marial, writes the foreword.

 

About the authors

Baroness Caroline Cox, a former nurse, is director of the UK-based Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART). She has a wide reputation as a campaigner on issues of slavery and social justice.

Dr Lydia Tanner is the advocacy and communications manager for the humanitarian agency HART.

 

Endorsements

This Immoral Trade was emotionally difficult to read. Rape, murder and bondage cause the victims’ voices to cry out from within its pages and grip our heart. If you can get through the documented information and photos without tears of compassion, or are able to stay the screams of outrage that rise in your throat at the injustices being carried out every minute of every day, then you probably don’t deserve the precious freedom you are now enjoying…. If you want to find out more about present-day slavery, I suggest you read This Immoral Trade. This is a five-star, thought-provoking read.” — Jan Warren, ArmChairInterviews.com (May 21, 2007).


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