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The 13th | FINKS | #60sScoop | How To Change Everything

Ava Duvernay secretly filmed a documentary about systematic racism... 'The 13th' was selected as the first documentary to ever open the New York Film Festival, and makes Duvernay the first black woman to open the festival.  READ HERE The movie takes its name from the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery but included… Continue reading The 13th | FINKS | #60sScoop | How To Change Everything

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Billions trafficking and enslaving “disposable people”

By Lara Trace (abolitionist) "It's all about the money. Human trafficking is insanely profitable. If you really think about it: You can sell a kilo of Heroin once; You can sell a 13-year-old girl 20 times a night, 365 days a year.” Read this about a rescue at a truck stop An estimated $150 billion is… Continue reading Billions trafficking and enslaving “disposable people”

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Make it Obvious Where You Went Wrong (scandals, too)

You are trying to get it right, but you might not.  Maybe though you got almost there.  If you got almost there, don’t cover your tracks.  Don’t make it seem like your work is perfect. … KEEP READING: Make it Obvious Where You Went Wrong   By Lara Trace Now that I am finishing up… Continue reading Make it Obvious Where You Went Wrong (scandals, too)

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Adoption, Prison, Slavery: Oscars 2015

By Lara: I didn't watch every minute of Sunday's Oscars since it's veered off from being a dignified award show to a show of egos of the Hollyweird. Last night's shining moment was the song GLORY. After Glory, Selma actor in tears READ VOX After receiving the Oscar for Best Song for "Glory" from Selma,… Continue reading Adoption, Prison, Slavery: Oscars 2015

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Profile of Human Sex Trafficking in Bakken

I’m breaking in early to post this – as you all know I do report on and write about human trafficking. This was expected in North Dakota. It’s happening NOW

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In The News: Slavery

The Economist’s review of Edward Baptist’s book on slavery and capitalism sparks a firestorm – and a retraction The Economist’s review of “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” by Edward Baptist, along with the magazine’s retraction: http://www.economist.com/news/books/21615864-how-slaves-built-american-capitalism-blood-cotton And some reaction: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/09/economist-denounces-one-sided-slavery-account.html And a review from the Los Angeles… Continue reading In The News: Slavery

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In The News

Japan's wartime sex slavery a 'terrible' rights violation - Obama By: Agence France-Presse April 26, 2014 3:30 AM, InterAksyon.com - The online news portal of TV5 SEOUL - The Japanese wartime system of sex slavery was a "terrible" violation of human rights and its victims need to be heard, US President Barack Obama said Friday… Continue reading In The News

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In the News: slavery headlines

Cubans trace roots to remote Sierra Leone village By Sarah Rainsford BBC News, 21 April 2014 For decades the Ganga-Longoba of Perico have been singing the same chants, a tradition passed down the generations.   But until recently this Afro-Cuban community knew little of the origin of the songs, or of their own ancestors.  … Continue reading In the News: slavery headlines

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In the News: Slavery

American finance grew on the backs of slaves By Edward E. Baptist and Louis Hyman / Chicago Sun-Times Last weekend we watched the Oscars and, like most people, were pleased that “Twelve Years a Slave” won Best Picture. No previous film has so accurately captured the reality of enslaved people’s lives. Yet though Twelve Years shows… Continue reading In the News: Slavery

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Slavery: ‘You Can Never Truly Understand What Happened Centuries Ago’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m06k_Gy07tA The Slave Cabin Project By Leoneda Inge, Wunc.org [February 27, 2014] There is no official count on how many slave cabins are left standing across the country today.  You might ask,  “Who’s counting?” Well, the South Carolina-based Slave Dwelling Project is counting and so is the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Archaeologists at James… Continue reading Slavery: ‘You Can Never Truly Understand What Happened Centuries Ago’

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Oscars 2014: ’12 Years a Slave’ wins best picture Oscar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z02Ie8wKKRg By John Horn (LA Times) In the end, Oscar voters couldn't truly avert their gaze from "12 Years a Slave." Even though many Oscar voters found filmmaker Steve McQueen's searing chronicle of enslavement almost too harrowing to watch, "12 Years a Slave" prevailed Sunday to win the best picture trophy in one of the… Continue reading Oscars 2014: ’12 Years a Slave’ wins best picture Oscar

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In the News: Vermont, Slavery, Haiti

What the Modern World Owes Slavery (It's More Than Back Wages) The Huffington Post February 24, 2014 By Greg Grandin, Professor of History, NYU Many in the United States were outraged by the remarks of conservative evangelical preacher Pat Robertson, who blamed Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake on Haitians for selling their souls to Satan. Bodies… Continue reading In the News: Vermont, Slavery, Haiti

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Story Corp: Escaping Forced Prostitution And Leaving The Shame Behind

LINK TO AUDIO: http://www.npr.org/2014/02/07/272690695/escaping-forced-prostitution-and-leaving-the-shame-behind February 07, 2014 Barbara Amaya and her daughter, Bianca Belteton, at a visit to StoryCorps in Arlington, Va. StoryCorps It hasn't been easy for Barbara Amaya to talk about her past. She was abused at home as a child, and when she was 12 she ran away to Washington, D.C. —… Continue reading Story Corp: Escaping Forced Prostitution And Leaving The Shame Behind

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Nestlé, Cargill and ADM face child slavery case

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn, 27-Jan-2014 (Confectionary News) Three Malian men have won the right to bring their civil child slavery case against Nestlé, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to Californian courts. Read more: http://www.confectionerynews.com/Manufacturers/Nestle-Cargill-and-ADM-face-child-slavery-case

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What can you do about human trafficking?

By Lara/Trace I had the opportunity to speak about Human Trafficking with host Russ Letica... LISTEN WATCH: http://youtu.be/E1pXg3OqH_g On a recent Human Trafficking web forum, I posed the question:   I write about the connection between human trafficking and adoption, when money is paid for infants using adoption agencies both nationally and internationally. What is… Continue reading What can you do about human trafficking?