Articles Tagged with slavery

Confederate Flag License Plate Legal Battle Rages On

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The Confederate Flag license plate legal battle continues to rage on. A federal appeals court has reviewed the lawsuit filed against government officials who rejected a petition for a customized Texas license plate emblazoned with the Confederate Flag. The Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans filed a lawsuit over the Confederate Flag license… Read more »

Chicago Protesters Call Obama ‘Worst President’ And Cite Modern Day Slavery

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Chicago protesters deem President Barack Obama the “worst president ever elected.” South Side black residents gathered over the weekend to register their disgust with President Obama. One black male protester said Bill Clinton was the “African-American president,” not Obama. The South Side Chicago protest was held in front of the city’s police department headquarters. The… Read more »

Bob Dylan: Singer Sued By Croatian Group

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Bob Dylan has found himself on the receiving end of a lawsuit this week. A group of Croatians has filed suit against the aging rocker for comments he had comparing the European country to America during slavery. The comments were made by Bob Dylan in response to a question about America in the French edition… Read more »

Slavery Index: 30 Million People Are Considered ‘Property’

Slavery Index Shows 30 Million Worldwide Slaves

The Global Slavery Index was published on Thursday and it reveals that 30 million people around the world are victims of modern-day slavery. The slavery index is the work of the Walk Free Foundation and showcases the slavery problems that are most emphasized in India and the west African nation of Muaritania. The latter has… Read more »

Former Liberian Leader, Charles Taylor, Convicted of War Crimes

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Thursday, April 26, 2012: The United Nations backed “Special Court for Sierra Leone” has convicted the former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, of 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes. Presiding Judge Richard Lussick, said, “Mr. Taylor was guilty of involvement in crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, rape, slavery and the… Read more »