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I have something in common with lots of other people, something I’m not pleased with: my freedom, and the control I can exercise over my  life, is severely limited. While we are all rather powerless, the cause of this condition may be quite different: extreme poverty, massive debt, harsh environmental conditions, ignorance, prejudice against us, disability, the authority of some dominating individual who exploits us, dogmatic beliefs, imprisonment, restrictions imposed by an authoritarian government, etc. 

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

I am a soldier, not something I freely chose / Conscription

I am a victim of my own poverty and debt (bondage)

I am a prisoner / Incarceration

I am essentially a slave, a victim of Human Trafficking

summary Wikipedia article: Unfree Labor

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1113

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 27

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 37 entries                   Songs!                  Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #33A: Servitude

Slavery  (from online encyclopedia)
Slave narrative (refers to first person accounts of slaves, from online encyclopedia)
Involuntary Servitude (from online encyclopedia)
Serfdom (from online encyclopedia)
Wage Slavery (from online encyclopedia)
Military Use of Children (from online encyclopedia)
Prisons (from online encyclopedia)
Domestic Violence (from online encyclopedia)
Twelve Years a Slave--film (from online encyclopedia)
Encyclopedia of Slavery
Anti-Slavery (organization dedicated to waging "today's fight for tomorrow's freedom")
Free the Slaves (Washington, DC based  non-profit organization working to end slavery worldwide.)
Modern Slavery
A Study of Traditional Systems of African Servitude
Slavery in Sudan
Involuntary Servitude and Peonage (related U.S. laws)
The Small Hands of Slavery (bonded children in India)
Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy, by John Bowe
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence and Women's Vulnerability to HIV in Uganda
statement from South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude
"US inmates stage nationwide prison labor strike over 'modern slavery'" (article from The Guardian August 20 2018)
“Detained Migrants In Libya Have A Choice: Buy Your Way Out Or Be Sold Into Bondage by Ruth Sherlock (February 28, 2018  NPR program)

"The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity ..." by Nadia Murad and Jenna Krajeski (review by Alia Malek of 2017 book on The Washington Post Nov 22 2017)

"American Prisons: Lockup Nation" (article reviewing two new books, in The Economist Dec 16 2017)
"Jail Break: America’s Prisons are Failing"  (article from The Economist May 27 2017)
"Modern Slavery Estimated to Trap 45 Million People Worldwide" by Rick GladstoneMay 31, 2016)
"Islam and Slavery: The Persistence of History"  (report from The Economist August 22, 2015)
"Jailhouse Nation" (opinion piece about the American prison system from The Economist June 20 2015)
"Slavery in Islam: To Have and to Hold" (article from The Economist Oct 18 2014)
"Bring Back All Girls" and "Inside the Business Model of Human Trafficking" (articles by Belinda Luscombe for Time May 26 2014 and earlier)
"Russian Prisons: Slave Labour and Criminal Cultures" (article in The Economist October 19 2013)
"12 Years a Slave" (a movie review by Manohla Dargis,  NY Times Oct 17 2013)
"Mauritania, Haiti Top New Global Slavery Index" by Sylvia Hui (Oct 17 2013 AP story on USA Today website)
"Slavery's Global Comeback" by J.J. Gould (article posted on The Atlantic website Dec 19 2012)
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (NPR review of this 2012 book)
Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides (gripping account of life in WW II prison camp, review of this 2001 book posted on NPR website )
"How Slavery Really Ended in Amercia" by Adam Goodheart (April 1 2011 NY Times article)
"A Woman. A Prostitute. A Slave." by N. Kristof (Nov 27 2010 NY Times Op-Ed article)
"Promise of a Better Life Leads to the Nightmare of Sexual Slavery" by Rafael Romo (Sept 17 2010 news item)
"The New Slave Trade" by E. B. Skinner (article in Time January 18 2010 re: sex trafficking in South Africa)
A Crime So Monstrous, by E. B. Skinner (read excerpts of 2008 book re: modern day slavery at Google Books)
child "slave labor" in Indian textile factories (October, 2007 news story)
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishamel Beah (more about this 2007 book)
Pakistan's Slave Trade
The Politics of Obedience: Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
Debt to Society (on U.S. prison population)
quotes related to slavery

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