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« on: November 17, 2017, 09:55:57 pm »

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West African migrants are being bought and sold openly in modern-day slave markets in Libya, survivors have told a UN agency helping them return home.

Trafficked people passing through Libya have previously reported violence, extortion and slave labour. But the new testimony from the International Organization for Migration suggests that the trade in human beings has become so normalised that people are being traded in public.

“The latest reports of ‘slave markets’ for migrants can be added to a long list of outrages [in Libya],” said Mohammed Abdiker, IOM’s head of operation and emergencies. “The situation is dire. The more IOM engages inside Libya, the more we learn that it is a vale of tears for all too many migrants.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/10/libya-public-slave-auctions-un-migration
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 10:52:32 pm »

Horrifying, and sadly, not difficult to believe.
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 12:05:38 am »

Reason #132409549039590903905690 why invading Libya was a mistake
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 08:25:46 am »

was there a point in time where west Africans stopped selling slaves to north Africans?
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 02:35:36 pm »

Reason #132409549039590903905690 why invading Libya was a mistake
No, the problem was that the US didn't actually put boots on the ground and put in the work to support any one faction. This is happening because there's chaos, because there's no real central authority, whether small-d democratic or otherwise.

Gaddafi was unacceptable, he was threatening to burn cities to the ground and drown everyone in blood. But the second civil war and the entire breakdown of authority could have also been avoided.
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 04:15:30 pm »

Absolutely disgusting that slavery is still a thing in 2017. It's as if humanity is evolving backwards.
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2017, 04:18:12 pm »

The slave trade never really ended. It just stopped being de jure and having the benefits of that.
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