Slavery is still thriving and is more profitable than big oil

by Karina Kolodny

In this photograph taken on September 16, 2013, an alleged Indian human-trafficking victim sits at a police station after being rescued from a village in Karnal around 100 kms from New Delhi. In India, mostly women are trafficked or tricked into different forms of slavery ranging from domestic service to prostitution. Desperately poor parents also sell their children who are then forced into begging rackets and manual labor. Photo: Manan Vatsayana/Getty Image

It’s hard to believe, but even today, people are forced into slavery, girls are sexually exploited and children are forced to do hard labor — all for the sake of profits.