Slavery may be deemed a historical term in many societies at this point, but it’s certainly not a thing of the past. Human trafficking, for instance, produces hundreds of billions of dollars in profit by trapping millions of people in unfathomable situations around the world. Human traffickers resort to violence, threats, deception, debt bondage, and other forms of manipulation to force people to take part in commercial sex or other services against their consent.
According to the International Labour Organization, there are an estimated  20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally, with 68 percent of them trapped in forced labor, 26 percent being children, and 55 percent being women and girls. The organization also estimates that forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide.
It’s unlikely you’ll hear of a human trafficker coming forward about their crime, but recently, one has done just that, going on the record and confessing during a filmed interview that he sold thousands of children into sex slavery and killed hundreds who he wasn’t able to sell off.
Ross Kemp, a British investigative journalist, was able to get a hold of the child trafficker for an interview. Kemp is an award-winning journalist known for his raw documentary making that exposes situations many others would fear.
According to the child trafficker, he admits to losing count of just how many young girls he killed. However, he estimates that it’s “somewhere between 400 and 500.”
In the interview, it seems clear Kemp displays immense discomfort and uncontrollable emotional unease as he sits face-to-face with the man, who admits to essentially dehumanizing so many innocent children, even killing hundreds of them.
Of the interview, Kemp revealed he had to fight back tears, saying he was “shocked” and “horrified” by the serial killer’s words. He said, “interviewing a guy who admits to killing 400 to 500 kids but doesn’t know exactly how many – that did make me cry.”
The trafficker, “Mr. Kahn,” hits Kemp with extreme confessions that would make even the most fearless journalist, never mind any bystander, squirm in their seat. Kahn revealed he had “trafficked three or four thousand” young girls, or perhaps even more. With such a revelation, Kemp goes on to ask the human trafficker if he sold girls as young as nine for sex. The man admitted to selling girls who are 12.
As for whether he ever returned children, Kahn said no. Rather, he simply killed them. Kahn said, “If they try to run away, or if there’s any trouble selling them, they are killed and buried.”
Kahn even convinced young girls he would marry them.
At the time of the interview, Kahn had 75 traffickers working for him, and was currently being investigated for over 25 different offenses, though he has never been tried for any of his crimes. He had been trafficking for seven years.
“We go to poor communities, often Muslim or tribal, and look for real beauties,” Kahn said of what he looks for in a victim. “The girls are auctioned, and go to the highest bidder.”

The full interview, below, may present some disturbing facts, but it’s the awareness that’s needed regarding the awful crimes.

In the center of everyone’s being is a place of pure peace. But as we embark on life’s journey, we tend to taken away from this sense of self thanks to social conditioning and challenging life circumstances.
However, by practicing mindfulness, we can learn to become aware of these conditioned thought patterns and instead let go to feel a sense of liberation.

How to release negative thought patterns

The main reason we disconnect from our true selves is through habitual negative thinking. In the competitive society we live in, it can become rather easy to cast self-doubt or even critize yourself things that go wrong.
This can happen so regularly that you don’t even realize you’re doing it.
So, the first question is, how can you become aware of these conditioned negative thought patterns?
The best way is to use mindfulness to become an observer of your mind. By taking a step back and simply watching your mind, you can begin to recognize negative thoughts and realize that if you’re observing them, then they’re not really you.
The moment you recognize these thoughts is the very moment you’re able to challenge them.
Perhaps spiritual guru Osho says it best:
“Become an observer of the currents of thought that flow through your consciousness. Just like someone sitting by the side of a river watching the river flow by, sit by the side of your mind and watch….Don’t do anything, don’t interfere, don’t stop them in any way. Don’t repress in any way. If there is a thought coming don’t stop it, if it is not coming don’t try to force it to come. You are simply to be an observer….
“In that simple observation you will see and experience that your thoughts and you are separate – because you can see that the one who is watching the thoughts is separate from the the thoughts, different from them. And you become aware of this, a strange peace will envelop you because you will not have any more worries. You can be in the midst of all kinds of worries but the worries will not be yours. You can in the midst of many problems but the problems will not be yours. You can be surrounded by thoughts but you will not be the thoughts…
“And if you become aware that you are not your thoughts, the life of these thoughts will begin to grow weaker, they will begin to become more and more lifeless….”

Here is a 4 step mindfulness action plan to let go of negative thoughts

1) The first step to recognize and accept that you have having a negative thought.
2) Say “Stop!” in your head.
3) Challenge the thought asking questions, such as “What evidence is there for this negative thought?” It’s likely that there really isn’t any evidence.
4) Replace the thought with something more rational or positive. For example, if you think that “everyone dislikes me”, then try thinking of all the people who are your friends and who you’ve made feel happy before.
Simply by practising this as often as you can, you’ll learn to observe the mind and understand that these negative thoughts aren’t really you. By challenging these thoughts, you’ll also gradually rewire your brain to let go of negativity so you can be more positive.

(Via trueactivist.com) In what’s being called a modern day slave trade, recent reports from survivors of the trade have revealed that slave markets and prisons for laborers forced to work for free are still alive and well in Libya. An UN agency has confirmed the reports, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has heard similar stories from survivors that escaped the trade.
“The latest reports of ‘slave markets’ for migrants can be added to a long list of outrages [in Libya]. 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,” said Mohammed Abdiker, IOM’s head of operation and emergencies.
What occurs is akin to human trafficking, but strongly resembles slave trades of olden times, something that many people believed was left in the past. Migrants from West Africa, who are vulnerable and willing to pay and do anything in order to find safety, first travel to Libya because they can secure a boat ride from there to get to Europe. Instead, the migrants, especially those with limited funds and no papers, get caught up with the wrong people and wind up being sold or imprisoned.
One survivor, a 34-year-old from Senegal, recalled how he paid to board a bus that promised to get him to Libya, where he would meet a boat. After everyone had boarded the bus, the driver suddenly informed the passengers that the middlemen that secured their spots had not paid the driver, meaning all of the passengers would now be up for sale. It didn’t matter that all of the passengers had paid their way; they were sold no matter what.
“The men on the pick-up were brought to a square, or parking lot, where a kind of slave trade was happening. There were locals – he described them as Arabs – buying sub-Saharan migrants,” said Livia Manante, an IOM officer based in Niger.
 Several other survivors confirmed this story and said that they had been at similar slave trade markets, while others were thrown immediately into privately-owned prisons that called their family members regularly to demand a ransom. Anyone who stayed at the facility too long without the ransom being paid would be killed if they hadn’t already died of disease or starvation.
Some became victims after trusting people that claimed they were part of an organization that helps migrants with their travels, which is an easy way to trap the refugees.
This outbreak of violence has reportedly stemmed from the overthrow of autocratic leader Muammar Gaddafi. As the conditions in Libya worsen, more and more migrants are wanting to instead return to their countries, which means they have turned to legitimate agencies like the IOM to help them.
“There are now more migrants coming back from Libya, so that’s also why all these stories are coming to the surface. And conditions are worsening in Libya so I think we can also expect more in the coming months,” said Giuseppe Loprete, the chief of mission at IOM Niger, who has arranged for the repatriation of 1,500 people just this year.
IOM and activists are attempting to warn migrants of the dangers they will face if they attempt to flee their country, a fate which is likely much worse than the one they are running from. IOM spokesman Leonard Doyle said that the best voices to inform the public are those that are returning after experiencing the horrors in Libya, though they are often exhausted after being physically and emotionally beat down. The only hope for those wishing to head for Libya is that they never go through with their trip.

There are many modern authors and celebrities such as, Wayne Dyer, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Jim Carrey, Steve Harvey, Denzel Washington, Rhonda Byrne and even Conor McGregor who testify to the amazing Laws Of Attraction.
Simply put, the Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on. It is believed that regardless of age, nationality or religious belief, we are all susceptible to the laws which govern the Universe – one of which being the Law of Attraction. It is the Law of Attraction which uses the power of the mind to translate whatever is in our thoughts and materialize them into reality. In basic terms, all thoughts turn into things eventually. If you focus on negative doom and gloom you will remain under that cloud. If you focus on positive thoughts, and have goals that you aim to achieve you will find a way to achieve them with massive action.

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This is why the universe is such an infinitely beautiful place, as the Law of Attraction dictates that whatever can be imagined and held in the mind’s eye is achievable if you take action on a plan to get to where you want to be.
Here is a video of a whole bunch of A-List celebrities talking about how they use The Law Of Attraction in their own lives.
I happen to be a fan of the martial arts and in particular UFC Fighter Conor McGregor.
After watching hours and hours worth of interviews with Conor I have come to the conclusion that he is an ideal example of what can be achieved when you have unshakable belief in your own potential.
Not only is he uber confident but he is equally grateful.
“you need to appreciate your surroundings and be grateful for it, and that’s when good things happen. To have that bitterness and negativity, that’s when things go bad. I think the fact that I appreciate everything and that I’m grateful for the things around me, that’s why it’s going so good for me.”
Check out this amazing video of the man himself:
During difficult times it can be very hard to keep a positive mindset. But we must remember that the very act of focusing on positive thoughts will only make those thoughts grow larger and more powerful – until they ultimately manifests in your life in the exact way you picture. If you can make this way of thinking into a habit then you will be able to manifest and create your own reality however you want.
Will Smith is another successful artist that gets it. He understands the law’s or prosperity and how it is possible to manifest anything you want into your life at a moments notice. It is important for you to realize that once more and more of humanity awakens to understanding these very simple and basic concepts it will become easier and easier to create the very same results within yourself and within your own life.
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