Slavery

'Slave husbands' are being trafficked to Hong Kong to be beaten and put to work

The men are tricked into arranged marriages then forced to work around the clock with no pay and little food.<p>A growing number of "slave husbands" are …

Hong Kong

Witches Respond to Donald Trump's "Witch Hunt" Rhetoric

"Trump is pretty much the antithesis of what a witch is."<p>Over the past few weeks, President Trump has frequently posited that the ongoing Russia investigation (as well as any criticism of him in the press) is akin to a witch hunt. Last week, Trump took to Twitter to announce, "This is the single …

Donald Trump

The Enslaved Woman They Called Lola

Enslavement is a process, not an identity. The use of the word “slave” obscures that fact.<p>Eudocia Tomas Pulido’s 2011 obituary in the <i>Seattle Times</i> is now a curious artifact of the cruelest irony. Six years before Alex Tizon wrote about Pulido in <i>The Atlantic</i> as “a slave in my family’s household,” he …

Sociology

Was It a Story of Love or Exploitation? It Was Both, and More

Reality is always ambiguous, and that is something stories do not want to be.<p>In real life, people are riddled with conflicting motives, emotions, and …

How Abraham Lincoln Found His Anti-Slavery Voice

Lincoln demolished the slave-owning cause with relentless logic.

History

There Are 58,000 Slaves in the United States Right Now

Slavery may be illegal in the United States, but there are still 58,000 working there in conditions that can only be described as such, according to …

United States

Lola Wasn't Alone

Slavery persists in homes across America.<p>There are few subjects more painful than slavery. The word itself conjures images of the most shameful and ugly parts of humanity and our past, histories most would prefer to distance themselves from. This may in part be why, in just two short days, <i>The</i> …

Sociology

For Me, 'The Handmaid's Tale' Is More Than Fiction—It's a Dark Reminder of Slavery

The chilling trailer that began with “There are only women who are fruitful and women who are barren” paired with some stellar commentary claiming the show “embodies everything that feminism means” gave me high hopes for Hulu's <i>The Handmaid’s Tale.</i> It quickly became clear to me why most people have …

Handmaid's Tale

Tougher sentences for human traffickers welcomed

WEST Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has welcomed the prospect of tougher sentences for the perpetrators of human trafficking …

‘The most personal condemnation of slavery we may ever see from a slave owner’

Image via Pixabay.<p><b>While reporting on poverty in Appalachia</b> for the Associated Press some years ago, I was walking a country road to the site of a …

Journalism

Rescued migrants tell of detention, beatings, slavery in Libya

ABOARD RESCUE SHIP AQUARIUS (Reuters) - A day after reaching safety aboard a humanitarian ship, migrants on Friday told of arbitrary detention, slavery and beatings in Libya as Europe seeks to build up the Tripoli-based coastguard.<p>"Libya is crazy. They arrest us, the police ... They put us in some …

Refugees

Abuse reports double since murder of Concepta Leonard in Fermanagh home

The number of women seeking help for domestic violence in the Fermanagh area has doubled since the horrific murder of Concepta Leonard, campaigners …

News (Ireland)

Many Hong Kong Domestic Helpers Sleep in the Kitchen

Six days of the week Victoria Park is a staid Hong Kong hangout: executives in lycra jog its pink paved running path, young mothers push strollers …

Hong Kong

How to spot the signs of human trafficking

The rescue of a 17-year-old West African girl allegedly brought to Australia and sexually exploited has again drawn attention to human trafficking in …

Human Trafficking

America's First Anti-Slavery Statute Was Passed in 1652. Here's Why It Was Ignored

Slavery in the United States wasn't abolished at the federal level until after the Civil War, but on this day in history, May 18, 1652, the first …

West Indies

Fearless Black Female Warrior: Queen Nanny of the Maroons

Jamaican national hero Queen Nanny was a remarkable woman who became a well-respected spiritual leader of the Jamaican Maroons in the 18th …

African-American News

This Slave-Built Qatari World Cup Stadium Sure Is Pretty!

Judging by the looks of the newly renovated Khalifa International Stadium—the first stadium construction project the nation has completed ahead of …

FIFA

Confederate Colony in Brazil – Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Brazil

As Confederate monuments are coming down in the Southern United States, even further south, in South America, the Confederacy lives on in a different …

Weird

More Children on the Move, More Children Vulnerable to Trafficking

Learn how to you can take action to protect #ChildrenUprooted across the world.

Refugees

400,000 Pinoys in forced labor as Atlantic 'Lola' story goes viral

MANILA, Philippines — Eudocia “Lola” Tomas Pulido, the main subject of an article in the Atlantic titled “My family’s slave,” is just one of 400,000 …

Philippines

Investigation Reveals That Walmart and Lowe's Have Direct Links to Slave Labor

<i>This story is the third in a four-part series on slave labor practices at logging camps in Pará, Brazil, produced by Repórter Brasil. Read the first,</i> …

Liberal POV

See Jake Clemons Take on Domestic Violence in Haunting 'Janine' Video

Just a few months ago Jake Clemons wrapped up an epic world tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, but he's already back out there …

UN: 300,000 children migrating solo, up nearly fivefold

Authorities have documented more than 300,000 children migrating alone worldwide over a two-year period, marking a dramatic escalation of a trend …

Refugees

Amsterdam mayor opens brothel run by prostitutes: 'It's a whole new model'

The so-called ‘municipal brothel’ opening today isn’t quite that – but rather a city council initiative to enable prostitutes to run their own brothel in a bid to improve work conditions<p>In a bid to improve working conditions in the city’s sex industry, a brothel run by prostitutes themselves will …

Women's News

Trafficked into slavery: The dark side of Addis Ababa's growth

Thousands of girls from all over Ethiopia are trafficked to Addis Ababa to work in domestic service, some ending up in conditions comparable to …

Africa

Abby Martin: Buying a Slave – The Hidden World of US-Philippines Trafficking

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr<p>Dandelion Salad<p>with Abby Martin<p>teleSUR English on May 16, 2017<p>Human trafficking is a hidden industry that …

Did America Ever Really Work?

Slavery, Segregation, and Stagnation<p>Rather than looking at America through the lens of the present — “oh my god, what did he do today!! “— I want to …

Social Justice

24 Nepali girls rescued from Delhi

The victims were rescued from a house in Uttam Bihar by the Embassy of Nepal and Crime Branch of Delhi Police<p>May 18, 2017-<p>Twenty-four Nepali girls …

India

Slavery and human trafficking aided by 'porous borders'

<b>People trafficking into Wales is being made easier by its "porous" borders, the country's slavery chief has warned.</b><p>Stephen Chapman raised concerns about the number of entry points with no checks.<p>He spoke out ahead of a week of action by Welsh forces after those at risk of human trafficking and …

Human Trafficking

Refuge for Fugitives

May 16, 2017<p>16 Min read time<p>We can learn from the surprising coalition of people who sheltered and rescued escaped slaves.<p>History does not repeat …

Black History