Items tagged with: slavery

#qrius promotes the lies of 'US' Chamber of Commerce, bullying and shaming #india into 'IP' #slavery https://qrius.com/india-with-the-world-is-becoming-an-ip-believer/ see http://techrights.org/2017/02/08/shaming-india-for-swpats/
India, with the world, is becoming an IP believer

Review on Toni Morrison's latest book, "Mouth Full Of Blood"

Organised into three parts titled “The Foreigner’s Home”, “Black Matter(s)”, and “God’s Language”, each section begins with a moving address to the dead: respectively, to those who died on September 11, Martin Luther King and James Baldwin. “The Foreigner’s Home” is centred on politics, particularly on questions of otherness, foreignness, citizenship and nationalism. Of who, especially in the US, gets to belong. Morrison makes plain that racism, tribalism and bigotry are nothing new – are, in fact, inherent to the broken foundation on which the nation was formed.

“Porous borders are understood in some quarters to be areas of threat and certain chaos, and whether real or imagined, enforced separation is posited as the solution,” she says. “It may be that the most defining characteristic of our times is that, again, walls and weapons feature as prominently now as they once did in medieval times.”... show more
The propaganda line that is "job creator" (glorifying the coercion) is similar to the old justification of #slavery (notable among which: the claim they give slaves protection and shelter, 'job' security)
Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, shares her views on the Confederate Monument debate. #slavery #UnitedStates #History #Racism #BlackLivesMatter #HumanRights

Human trafficking has been increasing, this year as well

While the average numbers of reported victims had fluctuated during the earlier years for which UNODC had collected data, the global trend has shown a steady increase since 2010. Asia and the Americas are the regions which have seen the largest increase in the numbers of victims detected, which may be explained by improved methods of detecting, recording and reporting data on trafficking – or a real increase in the number of victims.

Trafficking for sexual exploitation is the most prevalent form in European countries, whilst in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, forced labour is the main factor driving the illicit trade. Women and girls make up most trafficking victims worldwide: almost three-quarters of them are trafficked for sexual exploitation, and 35 per cent (women and girls) are trafficked for forced labour.

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#WilliamBarr Was an Ardent Champion of #MassIncarceration https://www.aclu.org/blog/smart-justice/mass-incarceration/william-barr-was-ardent-champion-mass-incarceration #trumpism #corruption #slavery ... show more
President Ould Abdel Aziz launches rally aimed at dampening ethnic tensions between Arab-Berbers and Haratines. #Mauritania #Africa #slavery
Recollections From Behind Bars: A Woman’s Tale https://www.truthdig.com/articles/recollections-from-behind-bars-a-womans-tale/ #massincarceration and #slavery disguised as 'safety'
Recollections From Behind Bars: A Woman’s Tale
Japan to discuss response after South Korean court freezes local assets of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp #Japan #SouthKorea #Business&Economy #AsiaPacific #slavery
One day some scholars will look back at those clueless proponents/advocates of #swpats (mostly trolls/lawyers) and view them in the same way contemporary politicians view Founding Fathers who promoted #slavery and exploited black slaves
To all the people living under the oppression of racist laws, nationalist authoritarians violating international law and any glimpse of empathy to maintain an inhuman society full of hatred and lies, and to all the migrants waiting for entrance to the US, and the people who are murdered for who they are:

Paul Robeson - Ol' Man River

#Music #Blues #Gospel #Slavery #RefugeesWelcome #MigrantCaravan #Hate #StopH8 #StopHate #StopNationalism #StopFascism #StopPatriotism

To all the people living under the oppression of racist laws, nationalist authoritarians violating international law and any glimpse of empathy to maintain an inhuman society full of hatred and lies, and to all the migrants waiting for entrance to the US, and the people who are murdered for who they are:

Paul Robeson - Ol' Man River

#Music #Blues #Gospel #Slavery #RefugeesWelcome #MigrantCaravan #Hate #StopH8 #StopHate #StopNationalism #StopFascism #StopPatriotism


A very short list of reasons why Unilever is evil

UNILEVER - Profits: 5,5 billion USD (2014)
Unilever - biggest owner of #coffee #plantations in #Africa with a turnover of 40 billion USD in 1990. Unilever turnover exceeds the gross national product (GNP) of all countries in the so-called third world and less developed countries. Unilever is one of the world’s top makers of packaged consumer goods and moves countless products like deodorants, fragrances, soap, margarine, tea and frozen foods all over the world. #
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How the #US had to change to become freer

At age 18, you are automatically registered to vote. No photo ID, no residency tests, no impediments of any kind. Advances in technology can make this happen effortlessly. Yes, voting should be restricted only to American citizens. Strict protections against foreign meddling are also necessary.

Damn, this idea is so progressive, it... Is the default case in almost every European country. But of course, the US had to be a special kind of stupid and had to invent a system that messes up the entire electoral system, to low down the trust in its own government down to 18 percent. Well done, US Americans, you successfully played yourselves.

Period. Elections, like military service—each is an example of duty, honor, and service to country—should be publicly funded. Can you imagine if we needed to rely on wealthy donors to fund the military? I know there are those who genuinely believe in privatizing everything. They are called p... show more

If you want to change the world, work more - way more!

When another Twitter user asked exactly how many working hours are needed in order to change the world, Elon #Musk replied this way.
Elon Musk: Varies per person, but about 80 sustained, peaking above 100 at times. Pain level increases exponentially above 80.

Damn, dude, you can't tell people to work that long, this sounds straight away like enslavement. You will not have many more employees when you tell them to work that long. It's one thing to be the boss of your company and have to work that long, this mostly comes along with the greatest payment credibly earning. But telling your normal employees to work that logn and only receive a mediocre payment, this simply doesn't work. I mean, they are going to have many stress-related illnesses in the future, starting with insomnium and depressions. You won't find many to be crazy enough to cope with this.

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“In Louisiana, black women were put in cells with male prisoners and some became pregnant. In 1848, legislators passed a new law declaring that all children born in the penitentiary of African American parents serving life sentences would be property of the state. The women would raise the kids until the age of ten, at which point the penitentiary would place an ad in the newspaper. Thirty days later, the children would be auctioned off on the courthouse steps 'cash on delivery.' The proceeds were used to fund schools for white children. . . many of [the black children] were purchased by prison officials.”

Source: American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer

#history #slavery #politics #USA #WTF
Scotland should take responsibility for the major and highly lucrative role it played in the transatlantic slave trade.
It's time for Scotland to make reparations for slavery
#Scotland #slavery #UnitedKingdom #History #Europe
Little known stories behind Frederick Douglass speaking tour in Scotland, a country is now dealing with its dark past.
When Scotland hosted an abolitionist after profiting from slavery
#Scotland #History #Europe #UnitedKingdom #slavery #US&Canada #UnitedStates


#familytree #mixedrace #slavery
A Family Tree With Roots Deep In Slavery
My mother, who is white, chose to have me and raise me on her own. My father is black, but because he has never been part of my life, I've never held a strong black identity or felt I belonged to any single race. I grew up in very diverse and liberal surroundings where, if anyone asked, I was racially mixed, and that was fine... According to 23andMe, I'm 66.2 percent European, which includes 51 percent Ashkenazi Jewish, and 32.6 percent sub-Saharan African. These numbers didn't change who I had always been, but they suggested that my father's ancestry might be less straightforward than I thought...

About idiot #America and its beloved 2nd Amendment

In 19 of the cases, air marshals allegedly fired their weapons accidentally. For example, the documents state that in 2017 an agent based in Charlotte, North Carolina, "unintentionally discharged a personally owned firearm resulting in a gunshot wound to his right foot."

This is when the Darwin Award is about to jeopardise innocent people's safety because some dumb rednecks stick to a law that was created when public shootouts and duels were still a thing, as well as legal #slavery.

#US #USA #News #GunControl #GunAbuse #2ndAmendment #SecondAmendment
“This Registry is a fantastic resource for everyone in business, civil society and government wanting to eradicate modern #slavery. Millions of #activists can now use this Registry to review companies’ efforts and we will be highlighting the better informed company statements as examples of analysis and commitment to be emulated.”
#humanrights #slavetrade #modernslavery
Modern slavery registry
A personal story of owning and learning from a legacy associated with modern interpretations of racism in the US.
The Confederate debate in my blood: My cousin Robert E Lee
#slavery #UnitedStates #Racism #History #TheFarRight
The next morning, in what Ballard describes as a “spiritual download,” he received a clear and undeniable answer: “Find the lost children.”
“I knew exactly what that meant. I was to find those kids who were out of our jurisdictional reach by starting a private, nonprofit organization. I didn’t know how, but something in #Utah would lead to this.”
The #family moved to Utah in the summer of 2012, and soon everything fell into place for Ballard to found #OperationUndergroundRailroad, which specializes in #rescuing children trapped in slavery.
“Before I left the government, I called all my contacts in other countries. I asked if they would still let me come in and
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How #climatechange #forces #farmers into #slavery in #Cambodia's #brick #kilns – in #pictures
- #photos #foto #photo #photography #photograph #photographs #newsphotography #Worldnews

Heatwaves and drought have devastated crops in rural Cambodia, forcing many farmers to abandon the fields and take work in the country’s burgeoning brick industry, where they become trapped in debt bondage. Photographer Thomas Cristofoletti visited Cambodia to explore the reality behind research done at Royal Holloway, University of London, that shows farmers struggling with debt are putting their families’ lives at risk to make ‘blood bricks’
A legion of Cambodians are trapped as debt slaves in the brick-making industry as skylines and climate change expand.
Cambodia's high-rises, slavery and climate change
#Cambodia #slavery #AsiaPacific #Labour #ClimateSOS
#Democrat #snakes #veritas #exposed #mccaskill #liberal #agenda

Money quote:
“Universal background checks, all of that… "
#freedom #slavery #2a #1a #gun

English Girl held as a sex slave for 12 years by Migrants

Is this the worst sex grooming case of all? Abducted as a teen and held prisoner for 12 YEARS, Sarah was repeatedly raped, twice forced into marriage and had EIGHT abortions.


#Sarah's haunted face stares out under a red #Islamic head-dress in her #wedding photo. Beside her, guests eat #cake while #... show more
The government favours technological solutions, but workers say collective action is essential to stopping abuse.
Thailand's slave fishermen: What's needed to solve the crisis?
#HumanRightsWatch #Thailand #AsiaPacific #slavery #Labour
"Reduced to its lowest terms, the great #struggle which now rocks the whole earth more and more takes on the character of a struggle of the #individual versus the #State. Does the individual exist for the benefit of the State, or does the State exist for the benefit of the individual?
Today, the powers of #evil #battle throughout the world, to set up the State as a God, to force every back to bow under its burden and to sweat for its support, to #silence every tone of #protest, and to drag from every throat a hymn of praise to its glory. Men are to be the #slaves of the State, their doles and favors are to be granted at the pleasure of the self-chosen few who guide and control the new State-- which is to become Deity. This is not God's way.
~J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Before the second general session of the annual convention of the American Bankers Association at Houston, TX, November 16, 1938.

#freedom #slavery #debt #individual #rights #war
To expand their wealth, the Portuguese set up the slave trade, in which Africa was the centre.
Slavery Routes: For All the Gold in the World
#Business&Economy #slavery #Portugal #History #Africa #Europe
- #UniversalBasicIncome: #Machine #Slavery Or #Ultimate #Freedom?

Individual initiative and struggle determined the progress of our civilization for centuries on end.
Thus, is it fair to say that once the singularity is achieved individual struggle will find its place next to the theories of a flat Earth and the belief in an all mighty God?

A valid #question!

Is #Hollywood just #entertainment for the #mainstream - so that they don't get the idea to ask themselves questions? What counts is the #action - no thoughts are given to the #plot :(
#fail #movie #slavery #government #future #humanity #think #autocracy #democracy #education #obey #moral #ethics
Austin, Texas = Racist City

The City of Austin’s Equity Office suggests renaming the city because the Father of Texas Stephen F. Austin was a racist who said freed slaves would someday become “...a nuisance and a menace”.

I’m so glad that totally didn’t happen.

#Racism #Austin #Texas #Racist #City #History #Slavery

#patricklittle #jwalking #zionism #jews #slavery #truthwillout #truth
Patrick Little talking about jewish dominance of the slave trade... LIKE A BOSS! Then he gets jumped. Looks like some antifa thugs are going to JAIL! #epic xD


The #GoldFish Report No. 251- #CountryRoads w/ #WinstonShrout: SS5 is #Contract Under #Fraud = #Slavery

The GoldFish Report
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We have grants. The fucking government payed my whole 5 years in university and never asked back for it, because that money was stolen from our parents anyway…
@Animalet de Sèquia- that's how it should be. Here, our students are indoctrinated
1. that they must go to university, and
2. that they must take out a loan from the government to do so.

My first degree- I paid for by myself.
My second degree was a mistake, probably- the only way to become a teacher was to go back to school. I already had a family, and I could not afford to pay for it myself. I made the mistake of getting loans. Luckily, I supplemented (lived cheap) my loans, so I'm only in debt a third of what my peers are. I'll be able to pay it off easily in about 3 years.

Right now, all my extra money goes to my #loghome - which I'm paying for as I go. There will not be a mortgage on it when I'm done. After that, all the extra will pay off the school loans. In about 5 years, I'll be completely debt free- no loans, no credit card debt, no vehicle loans. They won't own me anymore.

#debt is #slavery
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