Mindgames: Psychological Dimensions of Trafficking

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.“  These are the words of Steve Biko, anti-apartheid activist jailed under the so-called Terrorism Act in South Africa in 1977. For 24 days Biko was interrogated and beaten before recieving hospital treatment; he subsequently died later [...]

A Signal That the Days of Whack-a-Mole are Over

On January 13 Peter J. Nickles, the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, announced that his office successfully shut down a number of illegal brothels either based in residential homes or those posing as legitimate massage parlors.

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Any Given Sunday

Fifteen minutes of sexual intercourse for $30 dollars cash.

That’s the going rate for men seeking to buy commercial sex from one of the major sex trafficking networks that spans throughout the United States.  Women held in these brothels are bought by a different man every 15 minutes.  Four different men per [...]

One Of The Terrible Two

Two popular strip clubs in Providence, RI

I went up to Rhode Island a few days ago to visit some family friends.  Having heard a great deal in debates in the human trafficking field on the local sex industry in Rhode Island, and taken part in them, I [...]