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China’s abandoned daughters search for their parents | | Al Jazeera

The stories of three women who were abandoned by their parents during China's one-child policy. Source: China's abandoned daughters search for their parents | | Al Jazeera Save

Adoption Controversy · End Human Trafficking

Crackdown on Baby Trafficking Zeros In on Websites

February 28, 2014 By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW (New York Times) Chinatopix, via Associated Press A woman holds a candle behind a board displaying photos of missing children. The Chinese police said they rescued 382 babies in an operation that broke up four major Internet-based baby-trafficking rings. “I gave birth to a girl. She’s eight months… Continue reading Crackdown on Baby Trafficking Zeros In on Websites

Adoption Controversy

Carried off: abduction-adoption in China

Read human trafficking story here: ...It is true that many in America’s adoption community do not want to talk about trafficking in China. I contacted nearly a dozen American adoption agencies that specialize in China adoptions for this story; all but one of them refused to comment or ignored the request entirely. The one… Continue reading Carried off: abduction-adoption in China

Modern Day Slavery

Map of the Worst Countries for Modern Slavery

China, Russia, and Uzbekistan are among the countries that face sanctions for their lack of progress on human trafficking. [] China, Russia, and Uzbekistan have been named among the worst offenders when it comes to human trafficking, according to a State Department report released Wednesday, joining Iran, North Korea, Cuba,    Sudan, and Zimbabwe on the bottom "tier" of… Continue reading Map of the Worst Countries for Modern Slavery

Indian Country · Modern Day Slavery

Environmental degradation and modern slavery

OP-ED By Kyle Ashmead Human trafficking and the spread of human slavery in todays  world, can often be linked to environmental degradation and global warming. As  the environment becomes more polluted, dry, and deforested,  people  become  unable to look after their basic needs. What happens to a victim after International Justice Mission intervenes in their case?… Continue reading Environmental degradation and modern slavery

Adoption Controversy

adoption trafficking

Adoption Trafficking:  Taking from the poor and giving to the rich. by Gravatar21 Adoption is really taking children from the poor and giving to the rich.  Adoption Trafficking is coercive language that in the end, the person of 'power'  manipulates the vulnerable parent, typically the mother, out of her child.  The end goal is to… Continue reading adoption trafficking


Chinese Officials Admit ‘Cancer Villages’ Due To Pollution Exist

Chinese Officials Admit 'Cancer Villages' Due To Pollution Exist. According to Chinese business magazine Caijing, Chinese officials with the Ministry of Environment Protection confirmed the existence of cancer villages in a statement announcing plans to alleviate pollution and its harmful side effects. “The toxic chemicals have caused many environmental emergencies linking to water and air… Continue reading Chinese Officials Admit ‘Cancer Villages’ Due To Pollution Exist

Adoption Controversy · Modern Day Slavery

Documentary on femicide: it’s a girl

It’s a Girl Documentary Film In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls(1) are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide”. Girls who survive infancy are often subject… Continue reading Documentary on femicide: it’s a girl

READ UP · Visions for a new world

Think adoption isn’t baby selling?

Think hard about trafficking in babies when you read this!


(for C., who nagged me to blog more. Thank you!)

No, really. Ms. O’Dwyer, of Mamalita fame, didn’t want to adopt. She was drafted!

*This editorial is…well, it’s terrible. It’s terrible because it’s a self-portrait of someone who had apparently been trying to come to terms with hard facts: that she knowingly did something wrong and that doing that wrong thing has made her happy. Adoption needs that kind of self-examination very badly. Unfortunately, it seems Ms. O’Dwyer has decided the cognitive dissonance is too much, and that she must perforce be innocent.

Adoption is riddled with this crap. We need less of it and we damned sure need fewer people encouraging others to do it. Adoption needs more wide open eyes, not more willful blindness like this:

My adoption is OK because the mother was unmarried.
My adoption is OK because my child is an “orphan.”
My adoption…

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BAD NEWS · Indian Country

Suzuki: China deal and budget sacrifice democracy to short-term goals

Photo Credit: Larissa Sayer Why, when so many people oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project, would government and industry resort to such extreme measures to push it through? The problems with the plan to run pipelines from the Alberta tar sands across northern B.C. to load unrefined, diluted bitumen onto supertankers for export to… Continue reading Suzuki: China deal and budget sacrifice democracy to short-term goals