The well-known multinational chocolate companies Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey, among others, were sued in the United States by eight young people who as children were exploited as slaves on African cocoa plantations.
These young men represent the thousands of children who are recruited each year by trickery and deception, and then trafficked to cocoa farms in the Ivory Coast, The Guardian reported on Feb. 12.
Child slavery in Africa
There they were forced to work for years without pay, without travel documents, and without knowing where they were or how to return home.
One of them was only 11 years old when he was convinced in his hometown of Kouroussandougou, Mali, that he would be paid $47 a month, but after two years he was paid nothing, according to lawsuit documents.
As part of his work, he often had to apply toxic pesticides and herbicides, without protective clothing or equipment.
Another plaintiff had scars on his hands and arms from machete accidents. They also had to endure constant insect bites.
Alone, fed little, and long work days
They stated that they were fed little and worked long hours. They were left alone or with children who spoke different dialects.
Among other charges, it is argued that what the children endured is morally repugnant, and that they suffer a “humanitarian catastrophe,” which generates “long-term mental and physical trauma,” according to The Guardian.
The lawsuit was filed in Washington D.C. by the human rights firm International Rights Advocates (IRA), a first in the United States.
Research from the Department of State, the International Labor Organization, and UNICEF is cited in support of their claims for compensation.
The problem of the enslavement of children in Africa has been denounced for decades, and although the large companies linked to the chocolate industry make promises to combat it, it seems that in practice there is little change.
Through the Harkin-Engel voluntary protocol, the companies promised to have it solved by 2005, which they failed to do. Now the World Cocoa Foundation, with which the defendants are associated, has moved the date to 2025.
Some 1.56 million children, many as young as 5 years old, are forced to harvest chocolate in the Ivory Coast and Ghana. These countries supply nearly 70% of global consumption, Fortune reported in October 2020.
The Gates Foundation has at least $32 million invested in the chocolate company Mondelēz, which has been criticized for its use of child labor, according to The Nation.
The investments are made through the Berkshire Hathaway company, in which they own a stake of $11.5 billion.
Additionally, the Gates Foundation donated $32.5 million to the World Cocoa Foundation, an industrial group to which Mondelēz belongs, to improve the lives of farmers, without including measures against child labor.
Madison Marquette was trafficked for over a decade to individuals including the current “president” of the US. She rescues trafficked children now, and this is a heartbreaking current tale of one rescue at the US/Mexico border. The past 100 days have been “hell on earth” at the border, and this is courtesy of the people currently running the country.
Grab some tissues, this one is hard.
Madyson also talks a little more about being trafficked to Joe Biden and George Soros in this next interview, and how she has gone after them in court.
There are a ton of people talking about military tribunals these days for the elite, but this woman is one of the only first hand eyewitness reports I’ve ever heard. She claims that she testified at over 100 military tribunals. I have no reason at this time to doubt her.
If you’ve not time to watch the first video, here are some critical notes, as the video transcript will not load at this time:
Children are trafficked both from the USA to Mexico, as well as Mexico to the USA.
They are a commodity, like drugs or guns, each child worth from 30-100K
All age ranges are trafficked, from infant to teenager
There are teams of extraction experts who are often called in to pull children out of areas where they are being held
Some of the extraction team are civilians, some federal marshals and some FBI
The very top levels of government, i.e. the White House have been recently telling the marshals and FBI to stand down and not participate in extracting trafficked children.
Some children are dead on arrival of the extraction team. Some have already been abused so badly that they die before they are returned to their families.
Our Whistleblower (OW) has talked about Mike Pence and his association with the system a number of times. John Todd, another illuminati whistleblower, talked extensively about infiltration of Christian churches by the illuminati. Below is the story of a trafficking victim talking about his experiences that ties both of those whistleblowers stories together.
And here’s another trafficking victim discussing the above video.
The top video was part of a trafficking series originally published on Dr Charlie Ward’s Bitchute channel on May 5, 2021 and it includes these 3 videos:
Mexico is no longer playing games. They have arrested two caravan enablers on human trafficking charges. Both have accepted money to help these illegal aliens invade the United States.
That makes them criminals and human traffickers. Cristobal Sanchez and Irineo Mujica were arrested within an hour of each other last week in different parts of Mexico and flown together to the southern town of Tapachula in Chiapas state for the court hearing on charges they illegally transported immigrants for money.
Let’s see if Soros’ money can sway Mexican judges like they do in the United States.
When Notre Dame Cathedral burned in 2019, it was symbolic of a greater European -wide collapse of religious faith which had already taken place. That great cathedral, like most of the others in Europe, had long since passed from being a vibrant community of active worshipers, to an architectural show piece attracting millions of tourists, taking millions of photographs.
The process which has brought about the death of Judeo-Christian culture in Europe is now being replicated in America. If America wants to know its grim future, it only has to consult the facts of present day European society.
From the earliest days of American history, religion played an outsized role. Even during the 1700’s when it was intellectually fashionable for some of our leaders like Thomas Jefferson to scoff at supernaturalism and prefer deism to theism, they still held tightly to the moral and spiritual truths expressed in the Holy Bible. They could do without belief in miracles in general but not the necessary miracle of a creator God who established an unchanging moral order. French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville, who had visited America in the 1800’s, took particular note of America’s highly religious national character as compared to European society. He knew the horrors which French society was plunged into as a result of extreme, anti-religious, sentiment. The history of the world is littered with failed revolutions that promised to remake their societies, in a better image. The American Revolution is among the few which have actually succeeded.
The bad news is that we are now no longer on the same path. We have opted for the European model.
The last sixty years of American history reveal that we have been on a new path. It is a path that leads away from freedom and individual responsibility. It is a path that mistakes vice for freedom and socialism for progress and because Europe began this journey before us, we can now see our future, In their present
If we begin with a comparison of religious practice, the surveys of American society show a number between 37% and 22% for Americans who attend weekly services.
The average of these numbers which is below 30% is the lowest in modern American history but if you are a person of faith in Europe, you would be celebrating this as the sign of a “Great Religious “revival. The average church attendance for the countries of Northern Europe is 4%. There are only three countries in Europe where more than 10% of young people attend religious services on a weekly basis.
What must be understood are the characteristics of this new post-Judeo-Christian Europe? What does the sociological data tell us is happening there? Sociologists, psychologists and historians, all agree on one point, the family unit is the basis of all societies. The present European family is in a state of crisis. As much as we lament America’s high divorce rate of 53%, Europe’s is higher, in some countries reaching 60% but worse than the high divorce rates are the high out of wedlock birth rates and the huge increase in single parent families. The, “Max Planck Society” published the following in 2016,
“The significance of marriage slowly started to decline as early as 1970, a process linked to the advance of secularization in many countries… By 1990, the share of unmarried births had already increased fourfold… In many parts of Northern and Western Europe, there are already more births out of wedlock than births within marriage.”
Needless to say the same process is taking place in America .The difference is America’s religious attendance was much higher than Europe’s when the process started. We are moving in the same direction as Europe but at a slower pace.
The fact that European societies are still relatively prosperous and orderly in spite of these demographic changes is only a testament to what historian Will Durant called , “… living in the after- glow of one’s faith”. No society will collapse immediately, but already these changes are showing themselves in a variety of dark statistics.
The crisis in the European family is rapidly becoming a mental health crisis.
The most recent large scale study of Europe, covering 514 million people found that mental illness had increased to 38%.
Based upon World Health Organization statistics, Europeans commit more suicide than the people of any other region of the world. Russia has the highest rate, followed by other Eastern European nations all of which were until recent years ruled by Communist governments which viewed religion as taboo. Following these Eastern European nations the most secular parts of Western and Northern Europe have the next highest rates of suicide. The more traditional and culturally conservative parts of Europe have the lowest rates of suicide. Lagging behind Europe, America is making great strides to catch-up. The CDC reported in 2018 that America now has the highest rate of suicide in 50 years.
In Europe this is not just a problem of highly depressed people wanting to end their lives. There is a concerted effort on the part of medical professionals to assist others in doing so. Belgium now carries the label of the, “world’s euthanasia capital” and even allows suicide by lethal injection for children.
Following the same guiding principle of utility, Europe is now number four on the list of continents which carry-out the most abortions. The fact that the primary victim of an abortion is an unborn child without a voice makes the problem easier to ignore. Much harder to ignore is the explosion in Human Trafficking taking place in Europe.
The Department of Homeland Security has described the problem of Human Trafficking, as a “… modern day form of slavery… among the world’s fastest growing criminal industries.” BusinessLine, reported in 2019 that, “… children now account for 30 per cent of those being trafficked… Trafficking for sexual exploitation is the most prevalent form in European countries…”
Three of the top ten areas for sex tourism are located in Europe and all the others are located in poor less developed regions of the world. In America the same thing is happening. Feminists, pro-homosexual rights advocates, cultural celebrities, are using terms like, “Pan sexual”, “gender fluidity” and “One Love” to begin the major re-education of American society. Harvard professor Sarah Richardson a supporter of this task has described the necessary change in this way,
“Young people will lead us in directions that we have never imagined… more and more young people are transcending gender norms… a more sophisticated view of gender seems to be everywhere we look…. Is expanding our ideas of identify and love.”
Well the Europeans have both imagined and are realizing this “Brave New World” and the “New Morality” looks a lot like the “Old Immorality”. The imagined utopian welfare state of Europe is now being realized for what it is, a dystopian society where the soul of mankind dies and selfish appetites reign. In America we are faithfully re-tracing the European steps which include: The death of faith, the death of the family, and the de-humanization of mankind.
William D. Howard is a freelance writer who has been published in both secular and religious formats. He had a long career as an educator and has traveled in over 40 countries.
Human trafficking is a public health and safety issue that impacts individuals, families and communities around the world. Traffickers routinely target at-risk populations. Victims are often individuals who have experienced or been exposed to forms of violence, such as: child abuse, maltreatment, interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and community and gang violence, or individuals that lack a stable support system, such as: runaway and homeless youth, unaccompanied minors, and persons displaced during natural disasters. Below are the locations of human trafficking situations as reported by the National Human Trafficking Hotline and Polaris in the United States for 2019.
In 2019, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) assisted with approximately 10,500 reports related to possible Child Sex Trafficking (CST). These reports came from every state and cases included both males and females. The average age of CST victims reported missing to NCMEC is only 15 years old. NCMEC also experienced a 98.66% increase in online enticement reports, a 63.31% increase in CyberTipline reports, and a 10.12% increase in calls into their hotline between January and September 2020 versus the same time period in 2019. With both kids and adults spending more time online due to school closures and social distancing measures, NCMEC is aware of instances where child predators are using the darknet to discuss this opportunity to entice children to produce sexually explicit material.
Human trafficking is a crime under federal and international law. It is also a crime in every state in the U.S. It is important to understand from the federal definition that anyone under the age of 18 who is induced to perform a commercial sex act is automatically a trafficking victim.
It’s Not Knowing the Signs – It’s Knowing the Story
Chances are there’s going to be nothing visible, nothing that you can see from across the room, or even from up close, that should alert you that a stranger is being trafficked. That may come as a surprise – especially if you have been to a training where you have been taught the ‘signs’ or indicators of trafficking, such as a person looking disheveled, upset or scared. But as we learn more about how trafficking really works, we are also learning that the best way to help is to pay attention to people you actually know or interact with – your students, your tenants, your children, your patients, your co-workers. It is all about two magic words: Context and proximity.
Who is most vulnerable? “It can happen to anyone,” and “it’s happening in your backyard,” are common in the anti human trafficking field. But it’s more complicated than that. Learn more about vulnerabilities and how traffickers lure people in.LEARN MORE
Anyone selling sex who is under 18 is legally a trafficking victim. There are a number of racial myths and stereotypes associated with sex trafficking.LEARN MORE
What Are You Seeing?
Context is key to being able to help understand if what you are seeing is sex or labor trafficking – or something else entirely. People who work in certain industries, for example, may be more likely to spot signs of trafficking that are specific to the way that industry operates. Below are resources specific to either the type of trafficking or to how trafficking situations may intersect with certain kinds of systems and industries. The U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline does not report to law enforcement in situations involving adults without permission from the person contacting the Trafficking Hotline.