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 […]

Remembering assassination: the good die young

Most of you have no idea what Martin Luther King actually did by Hamden Rice Reposted on the anniversary of the assassination of Rev. King. MB This will be a very short diary. It will not contain any links or any scholarly references. It is about a very narrow topic, from a very personal, subjective […]

In The News: Slavery, Nobel Prize, The Price of Memory, Malala

In the News   Kailash Satyarthi: student engineer who saved 80,000 children from slavery  Clar Ni Chonghaile,, 10 October 2014 Indian children’s rights activist hails Nobel peace prize as an honour to young people ‘whose voice has never been heard’ Kailash Satyarthi says his heroes are the children he has saved from slavery. The […]

In The News

Japan’s wartime sex slavery a ‘terrible’ rights violation – Obama By: Agence France-Presse April 26, 2014 3:30 AM, – 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 […]

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 […]

Slavery: ‘You Can Never Truly Understand What Happened Centuries Ago’ The Slave Cabin Project By Leoneda Inge, [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 […]

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:

Modern Slavery: #NOT MY LIFE

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month… Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through […]

American Indian poverty today

American Indian and Alaska Native Poverty Rate About 50 Percent in Rapid City, S.D., and About 30 Percent in Five Other Cities, Census Bureau Reports The poverty rate for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Rapid City, S.D. (50.9 percent) was around three times the rate in Anchorage, Alaska (16.6 percent) and about 30 percent […]

Trafficking: Cult accused of grooming sex slaves for ‘Christ’

Source: Mexican officials broke up a bizarre cult that allegedly ran a sex-slavery ring among its followers on the U.S. border, authorities said Tuesday. The “Defensores de Cristo” or “Defenders of Christ” cult allegedly recruited women to have sex with a Spanish man who claimed he was the reincarnation of Christ. Followers were subjected […]