Check out this book review of powerful stories of the global slave trade-human trafficking. Not For Sale by David Batstone is an abolitionists’ guide. Dr. David Batstone is the founder and managing director of Just Business, a social impact investment firm. His portfolio of successful ventures includes REBBL, the “top new organic beverage in the USA” (); Z Shoes; Square Organics; and Not For Sale. As founder of Not For Sale, Batstone has connected business leaders. Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd Trafficked to Hell by R Flo Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof Not for Sale by David Batstone Sold by Patricia McCormick.

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His groundbreaking work has earned him numerous awards. At first a little confusing but once you get into the rhythm of the stories, it works well. As the author points out we are at a critical juncture for human rights and everyone is needed to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. I wonder if that is the r Here in lies my passion Customers who bought this item also bought. Batstone does a wonderful job of inspiring a modern-day abolitionist.

I wanted to know more about this troubling issue but was afraid I’d be overwhelmed by the disturbing nature of the information. Slavery and human trafficking exploit the weakest members of society. Program Evaluation for Social Workers: Apr 04, Krista Greer rated it liked it.

Not for Sale is a must-read to see how you can join the fight. He has also been the director of Sojourners magazine for six years. We get a feel for the people bbatstone them who have fallen into captivity. Batstone also serves nt Senior Editor of a business magazine, Worthwhile, and was a cofounder of Business 2.

The author has chosen a narrative form in which he weaves together stories of lives – those of the innocent victims, the Angels of Darkness who enslave and exploit them, and the Angels of Light who will leave no stone unturned to set the captives free.


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Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade—and How We Can Fight It

Herzog, who taught Batstone about the parables of Jesus. We learn how the slave traders they resist use power and violence to exploit the weak. I feel Chinandega and other rural communities near Managua are the perfect spot for it to sky rocket. The impact of corruption.

Seeing the issue through the lens Batstone created gave me a more-rounded perspective while deepening my resolve to remedy this issue. It’s so much easier to stick our heads in a hole and pretend that all of this ugliness doesn’t happen anymore.

This is a book that everyone should read. This is the perfect environment for the Johns, the captors or slave holders. How to deal with the problem? Human trafficking is an evil that must be eradicated and the author does a wonderful job of providing the inspiration and guidance to do so.

To his credit, Batstone does focus on many helpful organizations who are combating the problem, but I wish he had batstoje suggestions about how to combat the systems that keep the practice of human trafficking alive. Audible Audiobook Verified Purchase.

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Ships from and sold by Amazon. The victims are treated as nothing more as a way for the slave holder and traffickers to gain money. Please try again later. And the first thing God presented to me was the issue of human trafficking. The author ends the book with some excellent advice that can aid anyone who wants to join in the fight to end slavery.

Rescuing Child Soldiers UgandaBetstone informed the readers on how British colonial social policies during the 19th century had unevenly disadvantage the northern tribes, the inequality consequently erected a division and war between the tribes. But its worth a try, right? The government and justice systems of the countries the victims are trafficked from, trafficked to, or both are willing to look the other way because the government is corrupted or not powerful or they treat the victims as criminals e.


Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade—and How We Can Fight It by David Batstone

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I found this book inspiring, informative, and compassionate.

New York University Press. No one should be commoditized. Apr 12, Maddie rated it it was amazing. How this works – there is a chapter about each area of the world so the reader cannot mentally squirm out with a ‘this doesn’t apply to me’ statement and then there is a sum-up followed with the organisations that are trying to help these slaves.

The subtitle of this informative and challenging book confronts the readers with the horror of something perhaps many of us believed had ceased with the official abolition of slavery years ago. Instead I end up having five going at a time, ten more on my szle, and in all likelihood they will be outdated by the time I get to them.

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Rather, it follows the trail of a select group of extraordinary abolitionists in their respective settings. Or something like that. Besides, Batstone also did not discount the role that capitalism, globalisation, colonialism and imperialism play in propagating the crisis.