The world has always struggled with slavery. In 2013 it's still alive and well, unfortunately. 27 million poor children, men and women fight to stay alive for a measly few cents an hour or nothing at all to make more "stuff" to sell.
Every time we here in the US purchase our fancy laptops, phones, tvs, clothing, etc. we are providing the ongoing funding to the slave owners profits. We are declaring that we condone this behavior.
One group is trying to stop this a little at a time though.