Slavery: A 21st Century Evil - The Al Jazeera Debate

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Following the series of investigating the flourishing  modern slave trade, Rageh Omaar invited to a high level panel about the roots of modern slavery. The distinguished participants are discussing why slavery persists in the 21st century and what we can do to eradicate.

Panellists:

  • Luis C d'Baca from the US State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons;
  • Kevin Bales, president of Free the Slaves;
  • David Batstone, president of Not for Sale; and
  • Joy Ezeilo, UN Special Rapporteur for Trafficking in Persons.

COMBAT took part in the dicussion through Susan Gwyer by posing an important quesion:

“Is the commodification of humanity and inevitable in a world capitalist economy  in crisis”.

This question is posed at 27 minutes but to see the full debate, please click here.