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Move over, Andrew Jackson! Harriet Tubman will now be on US $20 bill

Apr 21, 2016

Move over, Andrew Jackson! Harriet Tubman will now be on US $20 bill

Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist born into slavery, will be the new face on the $20 bill. #ThingsWeLike #Slavery #Lincoln Memorial #Shareworthy #American Civil War #Harriet Tubman #$20 bill #US currency #abolitionist
'A person who inherits black people's blood': Japanese lawmaker criticised for linking Obama to slaves

Feb 18, 2016

'A person who inherits black people's blood': Japanese lawmaker criticised for linking Obama to slaves

A Japanese lawmaker is being criticised for saying President Barack Obama was a descendant of black slaves and therefore would have been an unthinkable choice in America's early history #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Slavery #Liberal Democratic Party #Kazuya Maruyama #US History #US-Japan relations
Indonesia navy nabs cargo ship loaded with slave-caught fish

Aug 13, 2015

Indonesia navy nabs cargo ship loaded with slave-caught fish

A massive refrigerated cargo ship believed to be loaded with slave-caught fish has been seized by Indonesia's navy and brought to shore after an Associated Press report alerted authorities about its presence in the country's waters, officials said Thursday. #NewsTracker #Indonesia #Fisheries #Navy #Slavery
At 14.3 mn, India has the highest number of people trapped in slavery: survey

Nov 18, 2014

At 14.3 mn, India has the highest number of people trapped in slavery: survey

India has nearly 14.3 million people, including children, "trapped" in modern-day slavery, ranking fifth in a list of countries brought out by the Global Slavery Index 2014. #India #didyouknow #NewsTracker #Slavery #Bonded labour #Global Slavery Index 2014
1,200 years of servitude: PM Modi offers food for thought

Jun 13, 2014

1,200 years of servitude: PM Modi offers food for thought

The question, it seems, is not about foreign rule or local rule, but about 'slavery' or subservience to a foreign power that gave birth to slave mentality. #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Slavery #Ghoris #Ghaznavis #Mughals #Britishers
British police interview rescued women 'slaves' for first time

Nov 28, 2013

British police interview rescued women 'slaves' for first time

Three women, allegedly enslaved for 30 years here by an Indian-origin man and his Tanzanian wife, were for the first time interviewed by the British police today. #UK #Slavery #British police #Tanania #Indian origin man #Siti Aishah #Josephine Herivel
UK police free 3 women held captive for 30 years

Nov 22, 2013

UK police free 3 women held captive for 30 years

Three women have been freed after spending 30 years held captive in a south London home, including one woman believed to have spent her entire life in domestic slavery, police announced Thursday. #domestic help #UK #Slavery #Metropolitan Police #maids
Delhi is 'hub' of human trafficking in India

Oct 18, 2013

Delhi is 'hub' of human trafficking in India

Close on the heels of reports that India accounts for half of the world's 30 million slaves, comes further reports that Delhi has become a "hub" for the Indian human trafficking trade #Human trafficking #United Nations #Delhi #Prostitution #forced marriage #Slavery #Flesh trade #Bonded labour
Meet world's Number 1 slaveholder: India

Oct 18, 2013

Meet world's Number 1 slaveholder: India

There are almost 30 million people around the world who can be regarded as modern-day slaves. Almost half of them are Indian. India is the leader, by a long stretch, when it comes to slaves in the 21st century. #OnOurMind #ThatsJustWrong #Human trafficking #Modern-day Slavery #Dalits #Slavery