What does real healing look like for survivors? Link

Rescuing the rescuers: how survivors are re-making anti-trafficking Link

Forgotten survivor initiatives: the zombie projects of anti-trafficking Link

The anti-trafficking movement is pitting survivors against each other Link

How big tech and AI are putting trafficking survivors at risk Link

The far right tried to profit off my story, says Telford sex ring survivor Link

How to speak to trafficking survivors without hurting them (a journalist’s guide) Link

Trafficking survivor says she was told to blame Muslims in Lords speech Link

It’s time for anti-trafficking to move beyond the ‘victim’ label Link

They had traded stigma for an empty promise, and this disillusionment intensified the community’s hostility towards anti-trafficking NGOs Link

Trafficking survivors aren’t just stories to be sold. Stories of suffering power the anti-trafficking movement. But can survivors be more than their stories? Link

UK says the plan to stop Channel crossings pushes bounds of law Link

Biden reportedly considers detaining migrant families in a major reversal Link

Sexual Violence by Russian Troops In Ukraine “Chronically Underreported,” U.N. & Amnesty Int’l Find link

Bilingual Education- More of our Racist History- link

2-year investigation reveals ICE has data on most of the American public link

‘People will always find a way to get through’: the children who work in smuggling link 5/5/22

‘Beyond troubling’: Current, former government officials tied to human trafficking probe in Georgia [link] April 19th, 2022

UK firm handling immigration for govt accused of paying for sex while deporting migrants [link] April 13th, 2022

Taken in the name of ‘rescue’: a child responds [link] March 2022

Child workers speak: will anybody listen? [link] March 2022

What Did America Lose from Trump’s Mass Exclusion of Refugees? It Includes Billions of Dollars per Year  [link] March 2022

‘I will not be held prisoner’: the trans women turned back at Ukraine’s borders [link] March 22st, 2022

Ukrainian women immigrants in Israel pose moral dilemma, security challenge [link]– March 2022


Immigrant Service Members are Part of the Fabric of America- [link] January 2022


Over-Policing Sex Trafficking: How U.S. Law Enforcement Should Reform Operations- November 15th, 2021

The massage parlor as a sacred spaceNovember 4th, 2021

The violence of the 24-hour workday: fighting racism by fighting exploitationSeptember 26th, 2021

 Special Issue – Anti-Trafficking Education- September 2021

Freedom Network USA now supports sex workers’ rightsSeptember 10th, 2021

Fence-sitting and its discontents: the fear of taking a stand on sex work in the USAugust 30th, 2021

Lost in translation: do anti-trafficking organizations reflect their employees’ views on commercial sex? August 25th, 2021

The anti-trafficking movement has left sex workers behind August 20th, 2021

“I can’t do this every day”: Asian massage workers in Atlanta are scared and ready to leave the industry after the massacre- August 2st, 2021

‘Why Was He Videoing Us?’: The ethics and politics of audio-visual propaganda in child trafficking and human trafficking campaigns July 2021

Australia’s abandoned refugees: nine years of exile in offshore purgatory- June 3rd, 2021

Policing in the USA 1492 to Present

A story of slavery — and space- Brazil- March 2021

Palermo Protocol 20th anniversary special Are we better off on the inside?  2021

The Double-Edged Sword of Health and Safety: COVID-19 and the Policing and Exclusion of Migrant Asian Massage Workers in North America- 2021

Anti-Sex Trafficking Organizations: Where Does the Money Go?  April 13th, 2021

Retracing steps to anti-Asian racism– April 2nd, 2021

Inside The $4.5 Billion Erotic Massage Parlor Economy April 4th, 2021

Migrant Massage Workers Don’t Need to Be Rescued- April 2nd, 2021

Garment Workers Win Historic Victory in Effort to Transform Fashion Industry- March 20th, 2021


Inside a Massive Anti-Trafficking Charity’s Blundering Overseas Missions- March 8th, 2021

How we got here: the story of the Palermo Protocol on trafficking-February 11th, 2020


It isn’t just anti-trafficking: we must always ask whose interests we really serve- December 16th, 2020

Triple (e)X rating the trafficking protocol- December 10th, 2020

22 Women Just Went Public With Graphic Descriptions of Medical Abuse in ICE Detention- November 19th, 2020

Pandemic bordersHero nurses, untrustworthy domestic workers, and vilified sex workers- November 17th, 2020

Long read: How the Nordic model in France changed everything for sex workers-October 16th, 2020

Base Motives: The case for an increased focus on wage theft against migrant workers

The social distancing between the state and poor migrants in IndiaJuly 28th, 2020

NEW ROUNDTABLE REFUGEES’ ASPIRATIONS. Migration policy generally assumes that ‘real’ refugees should behave like hopeless victims, and it punishes people who still show signs of having goals. It’s a lose-lose situation for everybody. June 2020

The fight to decriminalize sex work- May 2020

On Migration, Sex Work and the Pandemic in the Caribbean- April 28th, 2020

Class action suit aims to free all transgender ICE detainees- April 28th, 2020

Sex workers’ response to the pandemic proves they aren’t society’s victims- April 22nd, 2020

Politics is the heart of all sex worker organizing- April 16th, 2020

DOJ Moves Forward with Dangerous Plan to Collect DNA from Immigrant Detainees- March 19th, 2020

A Feast in Time of COVID-19: The anti-trafficking movement needs to take a step back- March 31st, 2020

ICE Is Torturing LGBTQ Immigrants by Putting Them in Solitary- February 25th, 2020

Why ‘stronger borders’ don’t work– January 21st, 2020

After 68 Days, Hunger Strikers in ICE Custody Are on the Brink of DeathJanuary 9th, 2020

We have the right not to be ‘rescued’…”1: When Anti-Trafficking Programmes Undermine the Health and Well-Being of Sex Workers 2019

China set to abolish forced labor detention system for sex workers- December 26th, 2019

Tesco halts production at Chinese factory over alleged ‘forced’ labour- December 22nd, 2019

New testimonials suggest “modern slavery” for Southeast Asian migrant fishers working at sea- November 9th, 2019

Church’s nativity scene depicts Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as a family separated at the border- December 8th, 2019

43 Dead In ‘Extremely Horrific’ Fire At New Delhi Factory- December 8th, 2019

‘The lion has awoken’: indigenous people of Bolivia rise up against imperialist coup November 15th, 2019



Informal workers: an untapped asset for Asia’s unions -October 22nd, 2019

Migrating out of Poverty- October 2019

Arizona official accused of human smuggling via a Marshall Islands adoption scheme- October 9th, 2019

The company making Costco pajamas flagged for forced labor–  October 9th, 2019

Challenges to ‘Public Charge’ Rule Mount as Migrants Prepare for Change- September 24th, 2019

Send them back’: migrant sex workers deported from Europe -August 19th, 2019

The Philippine Sex Workers Collective: Struggling to be heard, not saved-August 2019

New DIIS report on human trafficking puts the Danish media-coverage under a critical spotlight -August 22nd, 2019

Deported to Their Parents’ Homeland, Cambodian Americans Start Anew -August 15th, 2019

Canadian Cartoonist Michael De Adder’s Contract Terminated After Viral Trump Cartoon June 30th, 2019

Today’s Refugee Crisis Is Blowback From US Dirty Wars in Central America -June 28th, 2019

Thailand Banks on Tech to End Slavery at Sea as Workers Push for Rights -June 26th, 2019

Japanese internment camp survivors protest Ft. Sill migrant detention centerJune 22nd, 2019


Sex Work, Migration, and Human Trafficking in South Africa: From polarised arguments to potential partnerships -2019

The remote villages of Denmark with over a thousand Thai wives -May 24th, 2019

How ICE Is Using Solitary Confinement to Punish Asylum Seekers, Including LGBT & Disabled Immigrants -May 22nd, 2019

Rights not rescue for migrant sex workers– May 11th, 2019


Scott Warren Worked to Prevent Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert. The Government Wants Him in Prison.-  May 4th, 2019

My mother, the marriage migrant -May 7th, 2019

Cyprus serial killer case exposes abuse of migrant women -May 2st, 2019

Special Issue–Sex Work April 2019

Feeling a failure: returning home a ‘trafficked’ man in Indonesia -April 18th, 2019

What happens after victims of trafficking return to Nigeria? -April 2019

Confronting the root causes of forced labor: concentrated corporate power and ownership- March 2019

Sweden Deports Victims of Child Marriage and Torture to Afghanistan -March 19th, 2019

Australian Aboriginals to get billions in compensation for land & spiritual loss in landmark case -March 15th, 2019

Future of work roundtable: how has the world of work changed?-  March 1st, 2019

Organizing beyond silos: confronting common challenges amongst migrants and workers- March 1st, 2019

Future of work round table -February 29th, 2019

Crossings: THE STORIES OF MIGRANT SEX WORKERS- movie trailer

Farmington Hills fake university set up by ICE to nab foreign students   -January 30th, 2019

Thousands of Mexican Women March Against Femicide, Kidnapping -February 3rd,2019

The Stories of Migrants Risking Everything for a Better Life -January 24th, 2019

Is Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela Imminent? -January 23rd, 2019

Please share these beautiful illustrations by Natalie Bui to show your solidarity with Cambodian refugees

IRS orders 36,000 furloughed employees to return to work without pay -January 15th, 2019

APNewsBreak: US-approved thousands of child bride requests -January 11th, 2019

Almost every brand of tuna on supermarket shelves shows why modern slavery laws are needed- January 9th, 2019

China’s Detention Camps for Muslims Turn to Forced Labor -December 16th, 2018

The Stansted 15 and the terror of the law  -December 12th,  2018

Scandals in sex worker rescue shelters: is ‘awful’ distracting from ‘lawful’? -December 12th, 2018

The most powerful currency today

Why shelter homes feel like prisons for sex trafficking survivors, and how to change thisDecember 7th, 2018

Why Marronage, not Slavery? The Case of UK Hand Car Washes- November 28th, 2018

The issue of forced institutionalization of adult women in shelter homes- November 27th, 2018

Migrant fishermen claim their working conditions are akin to ‘modern slavery’ -November 22st, 2018

Trans Woman Was Beaten in ICE Custody Before Death, Autopsy Finds-November 26th, 2018

As Jeff Bezos Earns $191K Per Minute, Why Are NY & VA Giving Amazon $3 Billion in Corporate Welfare? -November 14th, 2018

Organizing beyond silos: confronting common challenges amongst migrants and workers -November 15th, 2018

From brothels to independence: the neo-liberalization of (sex) work -November 7th, 2018

Trafficking in Lies- Sex work doesn’t cause human trafficking—borders do November 5th, 2018

These two lawsuits are challenging Trump’s barbaric border policies -Nov 2st, 2018

A New Form of Slavery? Meet Incarcerated Firefighters Battling California’s Wildfires for $1 an Hour  -Sept 12th, 2018

Traffickers, cybergangs, and pedophiles: a genuine threat or a fuzzy narrative surrounding displaced Rohingya? Aug 31st, 2018

The political economy of anti-trafficking- August 22nd, 2018

The Perils of Housecleaning Abroad- August 6th, 2018

Nosy do-gooders policing the Nepal-Indian borders to make sure women are not migrating, to engage ins sex work, while claiming that they are catching traffickers red-handed. Aug 3rd,2018

“Separating children from parents in the name of “anti-trafficking in Barcelona” July 27th, 2018

Thousands Of Immigrants Report Sexual Abuse While In ICE Custody- July 22nd, 2018

Open the cities, open the harbors–  July 23rd,2018

Putting sex workers’ rights at the centerJuly 12th, 2018

Sex work, labor unfreedom, and the lawJuly 11th, 2018

Not just Trump: India has separated Bangladeshi children from their parents for years-July 3rd, 2018

Almost legal: migrant sex work in New ZealandJune 6th, 2018

A Century of U.S. Intervention Created the Immigration Crisis -June 2st, 2018

BEHIND THE RESCUE-Butterfly 2018

HHS Official Says Agency Lost Track of Nearly 1,500 Unaccompanied Minors April 26th, 2018

Dark factories: labor exploitation in Britain’s garment industry-May 21st, 2018

Diplomats Are Getting Away With Abusing Their Children’s Nannies- May 21st, 2018

Professor Explores Dark Side of the Anti-Trafficking Movement -May 8th, 2018

New Documents Reveal How ICE Mines Local Police Databases Across the Country- April 26th, 2018

Beyond Liberalism: Marxist Feminism, Migrant Sex Work, and Labour Unfreedom- April 2018

“I Want to Be Trafficked so I Can Migrate!”: Cross-Border Movement of North Koreans into China through Brokerage and Smuggling Networks- Feb 21st, 2018

A little story about white privilege– March 11th, 2018

Questions linger about how Melania Trump, a Slovenian model, scored ‘the Einstein visa’- March 1st, 2018

Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s- Feb 28th, 2018

Fed up with human trafficking, Hong Kong migrant workers hold vigil demanding justice– Feb 25th, 2018

BeyondSlavery | openDemocracy

Support Asian and Migrant Sex Workers  2018

Trail of workers’ suicides and deaths in South India’s textile spinning mills- Feb 15th, 2018

When Deportation is a Death Sentence: The Fatal Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy- Feb 6th, 2018

When Services Allow Organizing, Trafficked Workers Win

Beyond ‘maids and madams’: can employers be allies in new policies for domestic workers’ rights? Jan 30th, 2018

Allies or co-conspirators: what does the domestic workers’ movement need? Jan 30th, 2018

Understanding the interpersonal and the structural context of domestic work- Jan 29th, 2018

Slave owner compensation was still being paid off by British taxpayers in 2015

Eight reasons why we shouldn’t use the term ‘modern slavery– Oct 17th, 2017

Not gay enough: the bizarre hoops asylum seekers have to leap through- Dec 9th, 2017

Modern Vietnamese slaves in the UK: are raid and rescue operations appropriate? -November 29th, 2017

Beyond ‘raid and rescue’: time to acknowledge the damage being done KIMBERLY WALTERS November 25th,  2017

Rescue by ‘force’ or rescue by ‘choice’  BARNALI DAS November 25th, 2017

Interview: forced rescue and humanitarian trafficking KIMBERLY WALTERS and NEIL HOWARD November 25th,  2017

Rescued from rights: the misogyny of anti-trafficking KIMBERLY WALTERS  November 25th,  2017

 Freeloaders, blackmailers, and lost souls: rescued sex trafficking survivors in the hands of the assistance  RUNA LAZZARINO November 25th,  2017

Eight reasons why we shouldn’t use the term ‘modern slavery’- October 17th, 2017

 The anti-trafficking rehabilitation complex: commodity activism and slave-free goods Elena Shih-August 19th 2015

Do the Hidden Costs Outweigh the Practical Benefits of Human Trafficking Awareness Campaigns? 

Marketing  Mass Hysteria: Anti-Trafficking Awareness Campaigns Go Rogue

1907 The Expatriation Act  – March 17th, 2017

Sex workers speak: who listens? GIULIA GAROFALO GEYMONAT and P.G. MACIOTI February 29th,  2016

For decriminalization and justice: sex workers demand legal reform and social change INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF SEX WORKERS IN EUROPE February 29th, 2016

The thorny ramifications of the Modern Slavery Act  -Sept 26th, 2016

Anti-trafficking campaign harms migrant sex workers– Feb 10th, 2016

Modern slavery, Brexit, migration, and development: connecting the dots  November 21st,  2017

Slavery in the US prison system  If you want to find an example of modern day slavery, look no further than US prisons. September 9th, 2017

My body is my piece of land. Stories of migrant sex workers often cast human smugglers as the villains, yet the biggest evil many migrants face is their hopeless debt in their home country.  by SINE PLAMBECH September 29th 2017


How refugees are fighting back against border controls


Demand for wives in China endangers women who live on its borders– Nov 4th, 2017

The difference self-organising makes: the creative resistance of domestic workers by ROSE MAHI August 8th, 2017


 WONDERFULLY CRAFTED STORY. THOUGHTFUL IDEAS. August 31, 2017. Read the review of The Three-Headed Dog by Claude d’Estrée, Director of the Human Trafficking Center at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. A crime novel that broke the academic barrier!

Could Trump be an ally in the fight against human trafficking? ANNE T. GALLAGHER July 4th 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases ‘Immigrants’ Video Fro ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ June 28th 2017

Italy’s action against NGOs is wrong By GIULIA LAGANÀ July 7th, 2017


Will “America first” mean refugees last? BILL FRELICK 24 April 2017

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FOR REFUGEES At a safe house in Buffalo, asylum seekers from around the world prepare to flee the U.S. for Canada. By Jake Halpern  March 2017

When NGOs save children who don’t want to be saved Western media misrepresent voluntary child labour as slavery.   by Neil Howard

Rich in Funds but Short on Facts: The High Cost of Human Trafficking Awareness Campaigns

Raising Awareness: of What? for  What? by Whom? for Whom?

Campaign Culture Matters: Bringing Together Awareness and Evidence

Beyond Survival: Lessons from Domestic Worker Organizing Campaigns against Human Trafficking and Labour Exploitation

Insight: Inside Europe’s worst detention centre by Tiara Atari Feb 13th 2017

Interview: detention as the new migration management? BEN LEWIS and CAMERON THIBOS 24 February 2017

We need to hear the stories of exploited unlawful migrant workers, not just deport them February 28, 2017

 Brexit as a driver of modern slavery? ANDREW CRANE 29 March 2017

Immigration detainees bring legal challenge against £1 an hour ‘slave’ wages Diane Taylor June 28th 2017

Purity, Victimhood and Agency: Fifteen years of the UN Trafficking Protocol- 2015