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Season Seven

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IKTV 704 - The Childrens' Crusade

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Panel: Victoria Steele (AZ LD9), Liz Kimbel (SoldNoMore.org)
See Local: Sold No More - Tucson
See Hotlines: Polaris National Trafficking Hotline, (888) 3737-888, Arizona Human Trafficking Council
See National: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®, National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), Polaris Project,
See Stats: State Laws Scorecard, CST Stats, More Stats
See Info: Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), Child slavery, Sexual slavery
See Films: Trafficking of Children in the United States (documentary film), Child Sex Trafficking on the Internet Selling the Girl Next Door (documentary film), Out of Darkness, Into Light: Child Sexual Abuse (documentary film)
See Music: Nat Wong - She - a song about sex trafficking, First Love - Slavery - Stop Human Trafficking Song, Brady Chapman - Angel Eyes
See Law Enforcement: FBI, State Department
See News: KGUN 9 News on a sting, KGUN 9 News about victims' rights, HuffPost News and info, Washington Times News about a nationwide sting

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Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) constitutes a form of coercion and violence against children and amounts to forced labour and a contemporary form of slavery.

CSEC includes the prostitution of children, child pornography, child sex tourism and other forms of transactional sex where a child engages in sexual activities to have key needs fulfilled, such as food, shelter or access to education.  It includes forms of transactional sex where the sexual abuse of children is not stopped or reported by household members, due to benefits derived by the household from the perpetrator.  CSEC also potentially includes arranged marriages involving children under the age of 18 years, where the child has not freely consented to marriage and where the child is sexually abused.

Prostitution of children under the age of 18 years, child pornography and the (often related) sale and trafficking of children are often considered to be crimes of violence against children.  They are considered to be forms of economic exploitation akin to forced labour or slavery.  Such children often suffer irreparable damage to their physical and mental health.  They face early pregnancy and risk sexually transmitted diseases, particularly AIDS.  They are often inadequately protected by the law and may be treated as criminals.

Child trafficking and CSEC sometimes overlap.  On the one hand, children who are trafficked are often trafficked for the purposes of CSEC.  However, not all trafficked children are trafficked for these purposes.  Further, even if some of the children trafficked for other forms of work are subsequently sexually abused at work, this does not necessarily constitute CSEC.  On the other hand, according to the U.S.  Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the definition of Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons includes any commercial sex act performed by a person under the age of 18.  This means that any minor who is commercially sexually exploited is defined as a trafficking victim, whether or not movement has taken place.  CSEC is also part of, but distinct from, child abuse, or even child sexual abuse.  Child rape, for example, will not usually constitute CSEC.  Neither will domestic violence.

Michael discusses the disturbing issue of child sexual slavery within the US with our panel.  Please watch the music videos which we are using for our intro and outtro segments.
Running Time: 0:58:32
Air Date: Friday 21 November 2014
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          UNDER THE RADAR, AS YOU, AS I, DO YOU SEE, THEN?

“For I have sworn upon the altar of god, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. But this is all they have to fear from me”
  -- Thomas Jefferson

            UNDER THE RADAR, AS YOU, AS I, WILL YOU GAIN, THEN?

“"And what does it amount to?" said Satan, with his evil chuckle.  "Nothing at all.  You gain nothing; you always come out where you went in.  For a million years the race has gone on monotonously propagating itself and monotonously reperforming this dull nonsense--to what end?  No wisdom can guess!  Who gets a profit out of it?
"Nobody but a parcel of usurping little monarchs and nobilities who despise you; would feel defiled if you touched them; would shut the door in your face if you proposed to call; whom you slave for, fight for, die for, and are not ashamed of it, but proud; whose existence is a perpetual insult to you and you are afraid to resent it; who are mendicants supported by your alms, yet assume toward you the airs of benefactor toward beggar; who address you in the language of master to slave, and are answered in in the language of slave to master; who are worshiped by you with your mouth, while in your heart -- if you have one -- you despise yourselves for it.
"The first man was hypocrite and a coward, qualities which have not yet failed in his line; it is the foundation upon which all civilizations have been built.  Drink to their perpetuation!  Drink to their augmentation!  Drink to--" Then he saw by our faces how much we were hurt, and he cut his sentence short and stopped chuckling.”

  -- Samuel Langhorne Clemens, from "The Mysterious Stranger"

            UNDER THE RADAR, AS YOU, AS I, WILL YOU DO, NOW?

“I have lived perfectly well within this society; why cannot these oliogarchs and same misanthropes do as such then?  It is not because of any particular behavior for one sociological manner; rather it is solely caused by the lack of means and those resources to the great many which are foisted particularly by those which do not lack the same.  We have all faced the serpect sick and we know what it is, who it is and where it is, moreover, we all know what is better.  The question we need to ask these days is whether we are able to appreciate this and contribute.  Perhaps more pressing is that we must now, please keep track of each others' whereabouts: regardless of the presence of GITMO DELTA-4, we must assume that we all oblige to perform in our best.  While the shame of our collective nod to the perpetuation of subjugation and torture still happens, it needs to stop immediately, so this next becomes the most important.  The place in this world bears no more space for those ideologues of bigotry nor hatred.  The ancient thought that a betterment of one family or race or strain is somehow purity, that is now obviously not only quaint, but incorrect and patently obtuse and averse from reality.  The old lines are no longer to be sanely held.  We shall not now and ought not to ever more be alone.  I do not want to be this, only in, that only I am this; it is necessary this entire world needs to share that this immutable truth must be known, because, we all of everyone, we do collectively hold the highest and so care about our future, even when it is not our own.  If you will pick any one of the 3600 to stop, please pick ALL OF THEM and make EVERYONE THE CAUSE.”
  -- Michael Oatman  --  19 December 2019

            UNDER THE RADAR, AS YOU, AS I, YOU OUGHT TO, NOW!