Thursday, October 27, 2016

A letter to Osijek

Today, I received a message from one of my former students in the Black Moon Grove Tradition. Though not one of our teachers, he still walks our Path and lives his way in it. While traveling his spiritual pilgrimage through the South this week, he encountered a call for help.

The call came from far away, from Osijek, Croatia to be exact. If you know about our Tradition, then you know that this is not unusual for us to receive messages from every place or person. It is part of our Call, and Human Trafficking is on our list of what we address. We are a “Hunting” Grove.

Matt., as I will call him here, was alerted to the plight of this young man via the interwebs. As best he could, he attempted to assist him, and reached out for resources in doing so. This is his way. While this, he found out something horrible but true not just there, but everywhere.

Matt. found out that trafficking is not escaped easily, nor is it even believed by most authorities. It is the phone call in the dark that goes unchecked. The shadowy worlds that whisk from place to place are almost untraceable to law enforcement. Victims and survivors reach out to what turns out to be empty air, for within the blink of an eye the aid that was promised can miss them by moments.

The young man in question has been to the authorities. He was not believed. He is in fear of his life. He is not believed. All we can do is send him to the Croatian Red Cross Osijek (GDCK Osijek), a local branch of Croatian Red Cross. We have no international hotline to have him call.
We hope that someone in Osijek will see this. The branch offers protection and shelter for human trafficking victims. It is highly unlikely he will see it, though. But we can try. Mattimages. is going to be able to send this link, and because it is in a Pagan news site, it will seem like this person is just surfing the web. Although I do not have any idea what their access is to the web, or how often.

We know you are trying to get to Hungary. So that should tell you we are speaking to you. Please take this information and screen save it.

Here is your information.
Contact person: Tijana Salaj

This is a lousy substitute for actual assistance. It is horrid. It is inadequate and makes us all shamed that there is nothing else we can do as citizens of the world. Why is there no outrage at the sexual slavery that exists side by side by the continued chattel slavery of the world in every continent?
Thanks to the Polaris Project, we at last have the Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network. Visit the site here at
Readers, here in Michigan, we have the Michigan Abolitionist Project, among others, if you want to get involved.  Boots on the ground time, step up. We cannot keep ignoring this.
To report a tip, connect with anti-trafficking services in your area, or request information, call The National Human Trafficking Resource Center at: 1-888-373-7888, or send a text to BeFree (233733).

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