By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion. By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion. When the wicked Carried us away in captivity Require from us a song - Now how shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land? When the wicked Carried us away in captivity Requiring of us a song - Now how shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land? Let the words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in Thy sight here tonight Let the words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in Thy sight here tonight By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down; ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion. By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion. By the rivers of Babylon (the waters of Babylon) there we sat down (You got to sing a song) ye-eah we wept, (Sing a song of love) when we remember Zion. (Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) By the rivers of Babylon (by the rivers of Babylon) there we sat down (You hear the people cry) ye-eah we wept, (They need their God) when we remember Zion. (Ooh, got the power) By the rivers of Babylon, (oh yeah yeah) where we sat down (yeah yeah) Ye-eah we wept.........
Beginning in the twentieth century, human trafficking, modern slavery, and forced labor have been on a global rise. Earlier, with the demise of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the nineteenth century, the world was told that chattel slavery—outright ownership of slaves—was over in the "civilized" world. However, debt bondage and contract slavery began to take its place with little notice from governments, law enforcement, and international organizations. In reality, there are more slaves now than at any other time in history. Foremost among the victims of human trafficking are women and girls forced into the commercial sex trade, followed by agricultural slavery and domestic slavery. Individuals and groups at risk are often the result of irregular migration due to extreme poverty, internal conflict, natural disaster, and globalization. Victims are kept enslaved through fear, violence, and fraud. There are no clear distinctions between different forms of slavery. The same families and groups of people are often the victims of several kinds of modern slavery—for example, bonded labor, forced labor, child labor, or child prostitution—with extreme poverty as a common, linking factor. The most widespread type of human trafficking is debt bondage. The most common contemporary form of slavery is bonded labor, which accounts for more than 20 million victims. Human slavery statistics from the Giving Children Hope Organization and Anti- Slavery International, a British-based human rights organization, in addition to other sources, tell the grim story of this horrible injustice against human life.
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