STOP THE TRAFFIK

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STOP THE TRAFFIK (f. 2006 by Steve Chalke MBE) is the UN.GIFT linked, British-based front organisation for a 1000+ NGO cartel, pledged to undertake anti - "human trafficking" activities. Originally set up as a two year campaign to coincide with the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade, it culminated in the delivery of a "million and a half petition" at the United Nations. Unsurprisingly, Chalke was soonafter, given a position at the UN.[1]

Commentary

Poster
Newgon.com:

This relatively new campaign differs from others because of its level of organisation and size. However, a quick viewing of their website reveals that there is nothing new behind all of the superficial appeal. Just like previous campaigns, STT relies on discredited statistics, the tide of international politics, middle-class guilt tripping, "calamitous" conceptions of non-western people and bigotry against the sexual agency of young people. It is then perhaps even more tragic that the campaign appears to be completely well-intentioned at the sub-organisational level.

Celebrity Endorsement

STT flaunts endorsements from celebrities such as Bob Geldof and Mayor Boris Johnston.

Awards

STT won an Advocacy award in the New Statesman New Media Awards[2][3]

Further reading

References

  1. http://www.christiantoday.com/article/un.appoints.steve.chalke.as.special.advisor.on.trafficking/16978.htm
  2. Stop the Traffik wins New Media Award blip.tv
  3. New Media Awards 2008 - 2007 Winners

External Links

Official Site