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Underground Railroad - August 31, 2014

“Oh lawd … save these your chill’en!” Maimy cried her prayer softly as they trudged along the river bank.

It was a moonless night.  They were 15 between women and children who’d run away from various plantations in Maryland.  389 more words

Ideas

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

As vile of a crime as it is..Trafficking will continue to grow.  We need do more for these people.  Awareness can go a long way. Community involvement can have a massive impact. 860 more words

ABOLITIONIST

Eunuchs for the Sultan of Zanzibar

In the autumn of 1884 the British Consul at Zanzibar reported to the Liberal Foreign Secretary Earl Granville that the Sultan Barghash had imported ten slave-women and nine boy eunuchs to his harem. 373 more words

Imperial History

12 Years A Slave

I have been a fan of director Steve McQueen after watching his 2011 film “Shame”. The movie which stars Michael Fassbender as a man with a sexual addiction instantly captivated me with its moving portrayal of a man who is unable to confront his demons. 216 more words

Film

August 30, 2014 – Can You Feel the “Change” Because There is No “Hope”…

Well, after six years in office we should all sit down seriously around a camp fire or a dining room table and review the world “change” the Barack Hussein Obama brought with him as he said he would.  520 more words

Commentary

Seafood Produced by "Modern Slaves" Leaves a Bad Taste

Seafood Produced by “Modern Slaves” Leaves a Bad Taste.

Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission

By Jeffrey R McCord

30 August 2014Myanmar migrant cleaning fish at the Sapan Pla Fish Market in Samut Prakan, Bangkok, Thailand, June 27, 2013. 519 more words

Food