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GOOD and CNN iReport Are Working to Fight Human Trafficking. Help Out.

There are more people forced into labor today than at any point in human history. Let's change that.


You may think slavery is a problem of the past, but in fact, there are more people forced into labor today than at any point in human history. To help mobilize people to do something about this crisis (it's as big a problem as any facing the world right now), the CNN Freedom Project is "working to shine a spotlight on the horrors of human trafficking, amplify the voices of the victims, highlight success stories and share ways that everyone can make a difference."

Sounds like a worthy cause to us, so we're helping out and we want you to join. As a first step, GOOD and CNN iReport are asking you to submit a video of yourself (preferably standing) saying "I'm taking a stand to end slavery," or a picture of yourself holding a sign with the same message. Upload your photo or video to the assignment page here.



Those who take part in this first step will be asked to contribute to more involved Freedom Project challenges in the future. Participate. It's easy and it may do a small part to help end the suffering of modern-day slaves.

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A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

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Don Bryden, Managing director at KCJ Training and Employment Solutions in Swindon, England, thinks that nonsmokers and smokers should be treated equally, so he's giving those who refrain from smoking four extra days to compensate.

Funny enough, Bryden is a smoker himself.

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