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#Slavery

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not sold as slaves in the 17th century Irish History

FactCheck: No, hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not sold as slaves in the 17th century

Posts on social media have stated that Irish ‘slaves’ were treated as poorly as African slaves during this period.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who held pensioner as slave and forced her to sleep in outhouse jailed in England Maria Miller

Woman who held pensioner as slave and forced her to sleep in outhouse jailed in England

The victim, now aged 74, has learning difficulties.

From TheJournal.ie Officers leading black man by a rope in Texas sparks outrage Galveston

Officers leading black man by a rope in Texas sparks outrage

Police said Donald Neely should have been taken to the station in a police car but only mounted officers were available.

From TheJournal.ie 'A moral imperative' Divisive slavery reparations hearing takes place in the US CONGRESSIONAL HEARING

'A moral imperative' Divisive slavery reparations hearing takes place in the US

The idea that the descendants of US slaves should be compensated has proven controversial.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in Belfast under suspicion of human trafficking for purposes of domestic servitude Modern Slavery

Man arrested in Belfast under suspicion of human trafficking for purposes of domestic servitude

A 25-year-old woman was also arrested today in Scotland as part of the operation.

Kanye's been invited to some former slave ports after his dodgy comments this week

Let’s just say it wasn’t a friendly invitation.

From TheJournal.ie Kanye West criticised by musicians and fans for calling slavery 'a choice' Absence Of Thought

Kanye West criticised by musicians and fans for calling slavery 'a choice'

A TMZ employee told the rapper he was “disappointed, appalled and hurt” by his comments.

From TheJournal.ie Some foreign nationals in Ireland work in 'conditions that are close to slavery' Employment Authority

Some foreign nationals in Ireland work in 'conditions that are close to slavery'

The head of the Workplace Relations Commission spoke to Newstalk about strikes, the ‘gig economy’ and a Supreme Court ruling.

From TheJournal.ie Call for Tuam Town Hall to remove memorial to Irish Confederate major Major Dick Dowling

Call for Tuam Town Hall to remove memorial to Irish Confederate major

Shaun Cunniffe said that the plaque should be removed to a museum so that people can discuss the issues around it.

From TheJournal.ie UK family enslaved addicts and people with disabilities 'to fund lavish lifestyle' Modern Slavery

UK family enslaved addicts and people with disabilities 'to fund lavish lifestyle'

At least 18 victims had been working for the family for up to 26 years for little or no pay.

From TheJournal.ie Migrants trying to reach Europe being sold as slaves for as little as €200 Torture

Migrants trying to reach Europe being sold as slaves for as little as €200

The slaves are forced to call their families, and beaten while on the phone, to get money demanded for their freedom.

From TheJournal.ie Five people are up in court in Meath today in a suspected case of slavery Trim District Court

Five people are up in court in Meath today in a suspected case of slavery

The extensive operation was launched after gardaí received reports of people being falsely imprisoned at a house in Navan.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, "Irish slaves" did NOT build the White House Factcheck

FactCheck: No, "Irish slaves" did NOT build the White House

FactCheck debunks a false claim that has gone viral after a major speech by Michelle Obama, last night.

From TheJournal.ie The majority of child trafficking victims in this country last year were Irish Exploitation

The majority of child trafficking victims in this country last year were Irish

A US government report was critical of Ireland’s system, which it says is failing to identify trafficking victims.

From TheJournal.ie 'A wake-up call': There are 800 people living in modern slavery in Ireland Slavery

'A wake-up call': There are 800 people living in modern slavery in Ireland

This figure has more than doubled in the last two years.

From TheJournal.ie Survivors of Nepal earthquake 'being sold as child slaves in UK' Trafficking

Survivors of Nepal earthquake 'being sold as child slaves in UK'

Children are said to be exchanging hands for as little as €6,500.

From TheJournal.ie This book about George Washington's happy looking slaves has been pulled from the shelves Whitewashing History

This book about George Washington's happy looking slaves has been pulled from the shelves

A Birthday Cake for George Washington has raised questions about depictions of slavery.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor and his wife who kept man as a slave jailed for 12 years Slavery

Doctor and his wife who kept man as a slave jailed for 12 years

They called the man a “parasite” and made him be their “house boy”.

From TheJournal.ie Man who kept Irish woman and two others as 'slaves' found guilty of false imprisonment and rape London

Man who kept Irish woman and two others as 'slaves' found guilty of false imprisonment and rape

He was also found guilty of child cruelty and sexual offences spanning more than 30 years.

From TheJournal.ie Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years Ealing

Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years

Dr Emmanuel Edet engaged in charity work for children in the developing world, while keeping a Nigerian “house boy” trapped in his home.

From TheJournal.ie Man at centre of London slavery case 'forced woman to perform sex acts' London

Man at centre of London slavery case 'forced woman to perform sex acts'

“I know he is there. And I want him to hear it. I loathe him so much”.

From TheJournal.ie Life sentence for woman who kept disabled people in a 'dungeon' and collected their welfare Philadelphia

Life sentence for woman who kept disabled people in a 'dungeon' and collected their welfare

“There is no penalty that is too harsh for the people that did this. The word horrific is not sufficient.”

From TheJournal.ie 'You guys used to be slaves': Police investigate 'racist' video filmed on London Tube Slavery

'You guys used to be slaves': Police investigate 'racist' video filmed on London Tube

A woman has now come forward to speak to police about the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Trapped over a €300 debt - the lives of Pakistan's slaves Trapped

Trapped over a €300 debt - the lives of Pakistan's slaves

“I’ve spent the last 40-odd years in this grind, sometimes in one factory, sometimes in another.”

From TheJournal.ie There are 300 slaves in Ireland (and the Government's response is ranked pretty well) Low Rank

There are 300 slaves in Ireland (and the Government's response is ranked pretty well)

We rank second last on a global index of the prevalence of modern slavery.

From TheJournal.ie Trafficked Asian nationals forced into drug trade are getting tougher sentences than Irish - MRCI Slavery

Trafficked Asian nationals forced into drug trade are getting tougher sentences than Irish - MRCI

Today is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Following the money – Irish slave owners in the time of abolition Abolition Of Slavery

Opinion: Following the money – Irish slave owners in the time of abolition

What happened to slave owners in Ireland after slavery was abolished? They were handsomely compensated.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup Exploitation

Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup

As fresh bribery allegations throw the spotlight back on to Qatar, an Irish human rights lawyer has warned that the country’s ‘kafala’ labour system is leading to the exploitation of migrant workers.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was the punching bag, the sex toy, the maid' - Michelle Knight describes life being held by Ariel Castro Survival Story

'I was the punching bag, the sex toy, the maid' - Michelle Knight describes life being held by Ariel Castro

Knight spoke to RTÉ about her 11 years in captivity in which she became pregnant five times.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie The State is failing to spot victims of trafficking, here's why... Forced Labour

The State is failing to spot victims of trafficking, here's why...

There is still a general onus on victims to self-report according to the ESRI.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland sends more Asian people to jail for growing cannabis than Irish people Criminal Justice System

Ireland sends more Asian people to jail for growing cannabis than Irish people

A new report has found that Ireland may be sending victims of slavery to prison, rather than helping to free them.

From TheJournal.ie British officers will be looking out for potential slavery victims at airports Border Force

British officers will be looking out for potential slavery victims at airports

The anti-slavery teams will be in place from 1 April.

From TheJournal.ie Column: John Mitchel was hailed as a totem for Irish liberty... but he was a white supremacist. Insight

Column: John Mitchel was hailed as a totem for Irish liberty... but he was a white supremacist.

John Mitchel was a leading member of nationalist groups that demanded freedom for the Irish. But his sympathies didn’t stretch beyond his own countrymen: he was also vocal and passionate supporter of slavery.

From TheJournal.ie Wooden shoes, leather-belt beatings and hunger: Slavery, in their own words History

Wooden shoes, leather-belt beatings and hunger: Slavery, in their own words

Extracts from the WPA Slave Narrative Collection.

From TheJournal.ie Three men rescued in slavery raid by British police Bristol

Three men rescued in slavery raid by British police

Police carried out a series of raids in the Bristol area earlier today and rescued the three men.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie London slavery case couple were leaders of a Maoist collective Domestic Slavery

London slavery case couple were leaders of a Maoist collective

The two have been named by British newspapers as Indian-born Aravindan Balakrishnan and his Tanzanian wife Chanda.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

All the latest on the car bomb explosion in Belfast, the search for a missing Wexford fisherman, and new developments in the London slavery case.

From TheJournal.ie Slavery suspects linked to 13 properties across London London Slavery

Slavery suspects linked to 13 properties across London

British media have reported this morning that the investigation has been widened by Met police.

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