Good News Friday – The Good News About Disappearance

The good news about disappearance is that there’s something you can do about it. This week I shared a couple of examples of enforced disappearance in Iraq and Pakistan, but it occurs in far too many countries to discuss in a few short days. Fortunately, some folks are fighting back: 1. EDIEC (Enforced Disappearances Information … Continue reading

Good News Friday

Those are real Texas Rangers in the picture. They look down on us from Heaven (obviously, since they’re Texans), wishing they could come back down here to take out the Cardinals themselves with those rifles of theirs. Check that tiny tie. So hipster. Last night’s game 6 was painful here in Castle Miller land. But … Continue reading

Good News Friday

Happy Friday, folks! I have been MIA as I finish two big writing projects before their deadlines. Hopefully I can get them both out in the next day or two. Then I plan to spend a week or so detoxing from my (now severe) addiction to coffee. Here’s some good news to boost you into … Continue reading

Good News Friday

Some quick (and good) news for your Friday, provided by DC Stop Modern Slavery’s weekly “Abolitionist’s Digest“: Police in Peru say they have rescued nearly 300 women from human trafficking in a raid in the country’s Amazon region. Over 400 police took part in the 3-day operation. Indianapolis is considering new legislation to prevent human … Continue reading

Good News Friday

Better late than never! Here’s some good news to take into your weekend: Rise of Activism Against Child Slavery in the Uzbek Cotton Industry: After a somewhat successful petition on Change.org meant to raise awareness for and protest the use of forced child labor in the cotton industry, activists are riding the momentum to demand … Continue reading

Good News Friday: Statelessness

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. Statelessness means a lack of citizenship. It happens for a variety of reasons, including racial discrimination, unsuccessful asylum attempts, and being in the wrong place at the wrong time during a war. Some families have been stateless for generations. Statelessness can … Continue reading

Good News Friday

The Whistleblower I first read about the UN’s connection to human trafficking a year ago, and it completely freaked me out. I never wrote on it because I couldn’t find many reliable sources, and the whole topic seemed too huge and disturbing for little ole me. Fortunately, the coverup has garnered recent attention, in no … Continue reading

Good News Friday!

This week, good news comes from people whose names start with J. Thanks for these great recommendations, Jess, James and Justin. People whose names start with J are the very, very best. They also share in common a multimedia theme, proving that J’s are technologically savvy and forward thinking. I love J’s. How to Help … Continue reading

Good News Friday

My good news is that, while the rest of the country is sweltering, I’m in the one cool state. I’m actually kind of freezing right now. This weekend we’re hoping to see Glacier National Park, which has about seven feet of snow, according to our very pregnant relative who went sledding up there (because that’s … Continue reading

Good News Friday

It’s Friday! Good news time! 1. Georgia Kicks Human Trafficking’s Ass Georgia has passed one of the toughest laws on human trafficking in the country. A major hub for traffickers, Georgia will now require a 25-year minimum sentence for anyone convicted of using coercion to traffic someone under the age of 18. Relative to other … Continue reading

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