They “violently dragged us back across the ice to North Korea and marched us to a nearby army base.”
For those who may not be familiar with the story: Laura Ling and Euna Lee, journalists for Current TV were captured, detained, interrogated, and more by the North Korean government near the border between China and North Korea. They were sentenced to 12 years in a labor camp. Luckily for them, intervention from President Bill Clinton helped secure the release of the journalists. However, the women the journalists had come to report on — aren’t so lucky.
I’ve shared links to Amanda’s article in several places and after my initial Twitter messages, left a voice mail with their PR department. I followed up again with Chipotle today (via Twitter) to see what they had to say.
The Killers have joined forces with MTV to stamp out human trafficking.
Produced in partnership with UNICEF, USAID and MTV Exit â€“ MTVâ€™s campaign to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking and exploitation – the band have made a powerful video for their track Goodnight, Travel Well, highlighting the dangers of trafficking and the sexual exploitation of young women.
“We are deeply shocked and appalled that women and children are forced into such exploitative situations,â€ said The Killers, announcing the collaboration. â€œWe hope that through MTV’s efforts and this powerful video that millions of people across the world learn about this tragic form of modern-day slavery”.
I applaud The Killers and MTV for putting together this video to raise awareness.
Now if only they’d stop airing and promoting a lifestyle that at the same time promotes this treatment of women as well.