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  • Lincoln’s Birthday Reflections: His insights on liberty and tyranny still ring true today

    02/12/2016 11:59:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2.12.16 | Kevin Portteus
    Abraham Lincoln told an 1864 audience that "the world has never had a good definition of the word 'liberty.'" Different people can define liberty in different, even contradictory ways, so that both sides in a conflict can claim to the mantle of liberty. That was exactly the situation in the Civil War: Slaveholders defined liberty in such a way as to make themselves the guardians of liberty... The South's liberty was the liberty to hold other people as chattel slaves. What the slaveholders called liberty, the North quite rightly called tyranny; namely, the systematic deprivation of the natural rights of...
  • Kunta Kinte fights for his freedom in the explosive and star-studded first trailer for the [tr]

    02/12/2016 8:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    The first trailer for the remake of Roots was released on Thursday, promising all of the drama and heartbreak that captivated audiences nearly thirty years ago. The History Channel's remake of the 1977 miniseries, based on Alex Haley's novel of the same name, is due out on Memorial Day and features an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Paquin and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Roots follows the struggles of one African American family told over several generations, starting with Kunte Kinte, an African warrior sold into slavery, through to his great-grandchildren fighting for their freedom during the Civil...
  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?
  • South Korea cuts off power, water into Kaesong zone in North Korea

    02/11/2016 3:18:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    reuters ^ | Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:46pm EST | Jack Kim; Toni Reinhold)
    The 280 South Koreans who had remained in Kaesong rushed to vacate the industrial park on Thursday evening, completing the pullout at 11:05 p.m. (1405 GMT), said the South's Unification Ministry, which handles ties with the North. A few minutes before midnight, the South shut off the supply of electricity into Kaesong that powered the factory zone, the ministry said early on Friday. The action also cuts off water supply, it said. ... The Kaesong project employed about 55,000 North Koreans, who were given a taste of life in the South, working for the 124 mostly small and medium sized...
  • Delaware Governor signs resolution apologizing for slavery; didn’t slavery end over 150 years ago?

    02/11/2016 12:07:54 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | Randal Chase
    Gov. Jack Markell signed a resolution Wednesday apologizing for Delaware's role in slavery and wrongs committed against blacks during the Jim Crow era. Calling slavery an "egregious sin," Markell said it cannot be separated from the challenges facing modern America in ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to pursue his or her potential. "A candid acknowledgment and acceptance of our past is the only way to understand our present and to take full responsibility for our future," he said. Along with signing the resolution, which was passed by state lawmakers last month, Markell presented a proclamation recognizing African American History...
  • Honest Book on Slavery in America

    02/08/2016 2:36:19 PM PST · by pgyanke · 93 replies
    Vanity | 2/8/2016 | pgyanke
    I am in a discussion with a secular humanist who wants to know why, if our Founding Fathers believed in the inalienable rights of man, they allowed slavery. Can anyone recommend a good, honest book on the subject to share with him?
  • Ted Cruz: Making U.S. women eligible to be drafted is 'nuts'

    02/07/2016 6:50:58 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/7/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Peterborough, New Hampshire (CNN)Ted Cruz told a New Hampshire audience Sunday that requiring women to sign up for the draft is "nuts," breaking with the views of several Republican presidential rivals. Two days before the New Hampshire primary Cruz veered off his stump speech to blast his GOP competitors on the issue, which came up at the ABC debate Saturday. Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie all said or suggested they'd support women being required to enroll in Selective Service and be eligible for the draft, since female service members can now serve in combat roles. Cruz was not...
  • Utah bill could allow executions of human traffickers

    02/02/2016 1:34:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 2, 2016 4:14 PM EST | Michelle L. Price
    A proposal allowing Utah to execute someone convicted of human trafficking even if the criminal didn't actually kill the person would be unjust, costly and likely unconstitutional, opponents of the death penalty argued Tuesday. The bill from Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, would make human trafficking a capital crime in Utah if the victim dies. Under current state law, someone convicted of trafficking that results in a victim's death faces five years to life in prison. Ray said trafficking is a terrible crime, and the state has to do something to try and deter it. [...] The American Civil Liberties Union...
  • Fox Searchlight Acquires ‘The Birth of a Nation’ for $17.5 Million (Nat Turner Bio)

    01/26/2016 1:18:49 PM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 26, 2016 | Erich Schwartzel
    Less than 24 hours after its roaring arrival at the Sundance Film Festival, “The Birth of a Nation” has made history with the biggest deal in the festival’s history. Fox Searchlight has acquired world-wide rights to the Nat Turner biopic for $17.5 million — a whopping amount that reflects the movie’s critical and commercial prospects and the crowded field of bidders hitting festivals now.
  • The 50 most violent cities in the world [Circa 2016]

    01/26/2016 11:49:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/26/2016 | Armin Rosen, Jeremy Bender and Amanda Macias
    Latin America holds the undesirable distinction of having the most cities on the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security's annual ranking of the world's most violent cities. Of the 50 cities on the list, 41 are in Latin America, including 21 in Brazil. The lion's share of the elevated violence in the region is due to drug trafficking supplemented with gang wars, political instability, and the deregulation of economies triggering widespread poverty. "Narcotics are the biggest black market earner of all. Estimated to be worth more than three hundred billion dollars a year, the global industry has pumped huge resources...
  • ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Electrifies Sundance Crowd In World Premiere (Nat Turner Revolt)

    01/26/2016 6:21:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 25, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    “Without an honest confrontation, there is no healing.” That’s from Birth Of A Nation director-producer-star Nate Parker today onstage at the Sundance Film Festival. In what I have to say was one of the most emotional experiences I’ve had at a movie theater, Parker world premiered what he called his seven-year “passion project.” His telling of the early 19th century slave revolt led by Nat Turner had audience members crying in their seats and jumping to their feet in a prolonged standing ovation at the film’s conclusion.
  • Hillary Prepares to Embrace Slavery Reparations

    Hillary Clinton is one bad South Carolina poll away from a full-scale embrace of radical racial insanity. On Thursday, CNN-ORC released a new poll from Iowa. Back in December, Hillary Clinton led socialist Vermont Senator Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) 16% by a margin of 54 percent to 36 percent. Today, Hillary Clinton trails Bernie Sanders by a margin of 51 percent to 43 percent. And in New Hampshire, it’s even worse. A CNN/WMUR poll this week shows Hillary getting blown out in New Hampshire by a margin of 60 percent to 33 percent. Her national poll numbers are now dropping...
  • Islamic scholar ‘says Allah allows Muslim men to RAPE non-Muslim women to humiliate them'

    01/21/2016 6:06:48 AM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    Express ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | Jake Burman
    Professor Saud Saleh - from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt - reportedly said rape is allowed between times of "legitimate war" between Muslims and their enemies. In a television interview Saleh appears to try to discourage the purchase of slaves from Asian countries for sex, claiming Allah has given Muslim men a "legitimate" way to have sexual relations with slave women.
  • Human Trafficking abomination is getting into the media

    01/21/2016 5:00:46 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Caged No More [film site] ^ | January 21, 2016 | self
    ABOUT CAGED NO MORE CAGED NO MORE is an entertaining feature film that will raise awareness of human trafficking, aid in connecting anti-trafficking organizations, equip parents, schools and churches to aid in prevention, and assist in eradicating trafficking. Starring Kevin Sorbo, Emmy-Award winner Loretta Devine, Alan Powell, and Cassidy Gifford with appearances by Kathie Lee Gifford, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Natalie Grant. Inspired by real events, CAGED NO MORE is the story of Aggie Prejean, a grandmother on a desperate search to find her two granddaughters, Skye and Elle, who have been kidnapped by their sinister father. As the details...
  • What being a flight attendant taught me about human trafficking

    01/20/2016 5:16:50 PM PST · by free_life · 9 replies
    Mashable ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | Heather Poole
    A few years ago, on board a flight from Los Angeles to New York, a group of young girls wore nothing but jeans and T-shirts - in the middle of winter. They didn't speak English, and they didn't speak to each other the entire flight. I remember thinking it was odd, but I didn't know what to do about it. My mother, a retired flight attendant, once had a man on board a flight traveling with a teenage girl. They didn't look like they were related, and they weren't friendly with each other either. "When I asked the girl what...
  • First world feminists ignore third world rapists

    01/20/2016 11:04:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/20/16 | Katy Grimes
    While feminists in the United States whine about job inequality, they remain silent about the brutality waged upon women by Islam. There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.—Madeleine Albright Progressive feminists give us an insight into the twisted logic and rooted bigotry of feminism, their hypersensitivity to women-only issues, and a general loathing of men (unless these men are serial, sexual harassing, raping Democrats). The political and pop-culture feminists who are leading the feminist movement today would rather sacrifice a few of their progressive patsies on the alter of Roe v. Wade abortion...
  • Islamic Professor: Muslims Can Rape Non-Muslim Women to Humiliate Them [Zechariah 14]

    01/19/2016 4:12:49 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 63 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1/17/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Here's an important thing to understand; this woman is a moderate. And I'm not saying that sarcastically. In Islamic terms, her position is a moderate one. She's specifically staking out a position against concubinage and slavery within Muslim society. The exception is when Muslims attack non-Muslims and take female prisoners. The fact that this is a moderate position says all you need to know about Islam. The video was translated by Memri. The professor is from Al-Azhar, which is as mainstream establishment as Islam gets in Egypt. She limits this to what she describes as "legitimate wars", suggests that Jewish...
  • Hillary Calls for Legalization of Drugs (Vanity)

    01/17/2016 6:54:36 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 64 replies
    At a commercial break in the Demonrat debate, You Tube showed a little speech by Hillary where she began talking about opioid addiction and the drug problem. She called for federal money for programs and said police need to always have an antidote for opioid overdose with them at all times m She ended this short NBC produced spiel by saying drug use needs to cease being a criminal issue and be put where it belongs, as a health issue.
  • The Stubborn Cycle of Massage Parlor Trafficking [slavery]

    01/14/2016 12:43:15 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    Columbus Monthly ^ | May 2015 | Justin McIntosh
    "As strip malls go, the one you seek is nondescript, all brick exterior and maroon awnings, but there's safety in this disguise, a sense of legitimacy that comes with this out-in-the-open location. ***snip*** According to a 2014 study by the liberal-leaning think tank Urban Institute on the underground commercial sex industry in eight U.S. cities, the total industry--inclusive of Asian massage parlors, brothels, street-level prostitution and other sources--fetched between $39.9 and $290 million in 2007, depending on the city. This demand led to the opening of nearly 600 new illicit massage parlors in the U.S. from 2011 to 2013, pushing...
  • Taliban Like Attitudes in American South

    01/13/2016 12:21:39 PM PST · by kathsua · 12 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | January 13th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    The world cringed when the Taliban destroyed ancient Buddhist Statues in Afghanistan. The Taliban destroyed the historic artifacts because Buddhist statues represented something the Taliban considered immoral. They didn’t want people to be reminded that people in the region had at one time been involved in something that was no longer considered morally acceptable. Buddhist statues were not “politically correct” under the Taliban’s view of the Muslim religion. Allowing the statues to stay advertised that Afghans had once behaved in what the Taliban regarded as an immoral fashion. Recent reports claim that ISIS may be doing the same thing to...
  • Roots and Identity

    01/05/2016 9:07:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Ever since the miniseries "Roots" was shown on ABC in 1977, Americans have demonstrated a keen interest in finding out more about where they came from and the names and circumstances of their ancestors. Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is fulfilling that longing in the latest installment of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots." Next to "Downton Abbey," which is again drawing large audiences in its sixth and final season, Gates' program (premiering Jan 5) is the best and most compelling television you will ever see. The greatest contribution of this show is that it helps viewers see...
  • Russell Simmons compares NYC horse carriages with Holocaust

    07/18/2015 3:01:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Associated Press, CBS ^ | July 17, 2015 | Associated Press
    Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York's horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust. Simmons spoke Thursday at an event organized by horse carriage opponents. The Wall Street Journal reports that he likened horse carriages to slavery, ethnic cleansing and "people who put people in ovens."
  • 'Star Wars' and Slavery: A Quandary Awakens

    01/01/2016 5:55:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    If you're opposed to slavery, is it OK to still like "Star Wars"? It's a question I've been wrestling with ever since Jonathan Last, a friend and writer at the Weekly Standard, pointed out to me that the "droids" in the "Star Wars" movies are slaves. Unlike a lot of the ridiculous "Star Wars" revisionism in recent years -- much of it ushered in by Last himself when he argued that Darth Vader & Co. are in fact the good guys -- Last's case that droids are slaves strikes me as nearly incontrovertible. I'd hoped to be persuaded otherwise when...
  • ‘Sweet Cakes’ Owners’ Bank Accounts Seized as Damages... [Before Christmas]

    12/29/2015 12:33:47 PM PST · by amorphous · 75 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 Dec 2015 | Chris Enloe
    On Monday, the Associated Press reported that "Sweet Cakes by Melissa" owners Melissa and Aaron Klein paid their state-ordered damages to a lesbian couple with check totaling $136,927.07 - but that isn't the whole story. According to Fox News writer Todd Starnes, who spoke with Melissa Klein a few weeks before Christmas, Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries confiscated all of the money in her checking and savings accounts, including one that had money set aside for her church tithe. They totaled nearly $7,000.
  • Exclusive - Islamic State ruling aims to settle who can have sex with female slaves

    12/29/2015 5:08:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 29, 2015 | Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel and Phil Stewart
    Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when "owners" of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid to curb what they called violations in the treatment of captured females. [Snip] Among the religious rulings are bans on a father and son having sex with the same female slave; and the owner of a mother and daughter having sex with both. Joint owners of a female captive are similarly enjoined from intercourse because she is viewed as "part of a joint ownership." The United Nations and human rights groups have...
  • Russia propaganda machine gains on U.S.

    12/28/2015 12:21:50 PM PST · by familyop · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 27, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    American lawmakers push bill to counter Putin message Russia has reorganized and intensified its international propaganda machine so effectively over the past decade that some Western lawmakers and diplomats say Washington now is badly losing a global messaging war to the increasingly modernized blitz of anti-U.S. content from Moscow-backed news operations. Leaders in the House and Senate have not put their full weight behind the Royce-Engel legislation, although it moved swiftly through the committee in May.
  • ISIS Selling Yazidi Women and Children in Turkey

    12/21/2015 9:17:33 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    This month, the German television station, ARD (Consortium of Public Broadcasters in Germany), produced footage documenting the slave trade being conducted by the Islamic State (ISIS) through a liaison office in the province of Gaziantep (also known as Antep) in Turkey, near the border with Syria. In August 2014, Islamic State jihadists attacked Sinjar, home to over 400,000 Yazidis. The United Nations confirmed that 5,000 men were executed, and as many as 7,000 women and girls made sex slaves.
  • Muslim Busted in Pennsylvania Was Seeking to Buy Yazidi Slave Girl

    12/21/2015 6:24:58 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 12/2/2015 | Pamela Geller
    There are merely degrees of piety, measures of fervor between moderate Muslims and more enthusiastic Muslims. The ideology is the same. The level of adherence is the distinguishing factor. On Friday I reported here at Atlas that a young Muslim in Pennsylvania had been arrested for supporting the Islamic State (ISIS), operating no less than 57 Twitter accounts to recruit and propagandize for the group. Now Daniel Greenfield reveals a salient detail that was left out of the mainstream media coverage: “Muslim in Pennsylvania Busted Seeking to Buy Yazidi Slave Girls,” by Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage, December 19, 2015: Slavery isn’t...
  • How Did a Texas Textbook End Up Describing Slaves as “Workers From Africa”? (slate alert)

    12/17/2015 4:05:46 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    Slate ^ | 2015/10/06 | Laura Moser
    Another shot was fired in the never-ending battle over Texas textbooks last week, when Roni Dean-Burren of Pearland, Texas, posted a screenshot of her 15-year-old son’s new world geography textbook. The picture was of a map with a caption that exemplifies—perhaps unintentionally, in this case—the controversial changes Texas has made to its social-studies textbooks in recent years: “The Atlantic Slave Trade between the 1500s and 1800s brought millions of workers from Africa to the southern United States to work on agricultural plantations.” The next day, Dean-Burren—a former Pearland English teacher and now a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Houston—followed...
  • Billy Graham meets Bill Ayers

    02/27/2010 6:43:10 AM PST · by chicagolady · 22 replies · 890+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 26, 2010 | Sandy Rios
    Theres hardly an evangelical who doesnt know about Wheaton College. Alma Mater of the Reverend Billy Graham, Wheaton boasts a student body of superior intellect and an education rivaling much of the Ivy League. Wheaton College graduates can boast of presidential speech writers and Speakers of the United States House of Representatives along with doctors and executives and professors and missionaries and pastors across the globe. But Wheaton is different. Founded by an anti-slavery father and son, Jonathan and Charles Blanchard, Wheaton was established as a chain in the Underground Railroad to help runaway slaves. Wheatons distinctive has always been...
  • Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves

    12/14/2015 7:50:28 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 16 replies
    AP ^ | MARGIE MASON, ROBIN McDOWELL, MARTHA MENDOZA and ESTHER HTUSAN
    Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or get beaten. For the next 16 hours, No. 31 and his wife stood in the factory that owned them with their aching hands in ice water. They ripped the guts, heads, tails and shells off shrimp bound for overseas markets, including grocery stores and all-you-can-eat buffets across the United States. After being sold to the Gig Peeling Factory, they were at the mercy of their Thai bosses, trapped with nearly 100 other Burmese migrants. Children worked alongside them, including a girl so...
  • Daily Beast Spins History: Second Amendment Linked to 'Right' to Slavery

    12/12/2015 4:31:44 PM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    newsbusters ^ | december 7, 2015 | matthew balan
    On Sunday, The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey, a veteran of Newsweek and the Washington Post, furiously tried to connect the Second Amendment to the protection of slavery before the Civil War. Dickey touted how Charles Dickens and "several British visitors to American shores...discerned...[that] people who owned slaves...wanted to carry guns to keep the blacks intimidated and docile." He also wildly claimed that "the Second Amendment...was essentially written to protect the interests of Southerners" to crush slave revolts: "To keep slaves in slavery, you needed militias and they needed to be armed. Such is the fundamental 'right' assured by the Second...
  • German TV channel films ISIL slave trade in Turkey

    German television station ARD has produced footage documenting the slave trade being conducted by the radical terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) through a liaison office in Turkey. Two correspondents from the TV channel filmed a Yazidi family buying their relatives to save them from ISIL and spoke to witnesses. The Yazidi family contacted a liaison office of ISIL in Turkey through a Kurdish man named Abu Mital, who works as an intermediary for ISIL, in order to purchase a mother, her three children and an 11-year-old boy from ISIL and return them to their...
  • Girls As Young As 12 ‘Made Available For Sex’ With Muslim Men, Court Hears [Rotherham]

    12/12/2015 4:14:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    AFP/Breitbart London ^ | 12 Dec 2015 | Breitbart London
    The trial of five Muslim men and two women accused of sexually exploiting a group of young girls over a period of 13 years heard Friday that the girls were worked "like slaves" in between forced sex acts. A witness told a court in Sheffield, northern England, that she and other girls were held under lock and key by Karen MacGregor, who is accused of befriending the girls before making them available for sex with older men. The witness, who was in her teens when the alleged abuse took place and is now 43, told police that she went to...
  • The Pro-Life Movement and Songs of Freedom

    12/11/2015 1:52:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    The world is moved by music. There is, perhaps, no more compelling construction than a melody to elevate and embolden a cause. Anti-slavery abolitionists understood its power and its ability to sustain them when defeat loomed all around. Abolitionists were the targets of intense political persecution and verbal and physical violence. William Lloyd Garrison, by the leader of the American Anti-Slavery Society, was brutally attacked for his anti-slavery beliefs, nearly lynched in Boston by a pro-slavery mob. There were many songs of abolition to declare Liberty and to encourage those weary in the fight. These stanzas from an anti-slavery hymn,...
  • Do You Adhere to the Language of Liberty or the Language of Servitude?

    11/25/2015 9:05:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/25/15 | Karen Lees
    The Language of Liberty celebrates the freedom of the individual. The language of Servitude exalts the tyranny of the State. The statements which follow reveal the mighty difference between those who fear the power of freedom and those who relish it. In their own words are revealed the true intentions–in both the past and the present– of those who speak the language of Servitude: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the...
  • Sowell: Political Translations

    11/23/2015 11:33:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 24, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to take a long time, how is that different from saying that he is going to do very little, very slowly? It is saying the same thing in different words. Defenders of the administration's policies may cite how many aerial sorties have been flown by American planes against ISIS. There have been thousands of these sorties, which sounds very impressive. But what is less impressive -- and more indicative -- is...
  • 'Political Correctness' about Islam Causing Abandonment of ISIS Sex Slaves

    11/18/2015 6:34:33 PM PST · by risen_feenix · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/18/2015 | Phyllis Chesler
    In 2014, Sister Hatune Dogan had been rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls from ISIS captivity for eight months, but she was desperate. If only the world could see the harm being done, understand that rescues were possible, people would open their hearts and their wallets, [so she] found an independent British filmmaker, Edward Watts.. In an email dated February 6, 2015, Watts’s producer, Rosie Garthwaite, wrote: "Hatune you will be the lead story in a documentary about women living under IS.” Watts spent nine days in Germany, Turkey, and Iraq with Sister Hatune. She introduced him to Sheikh Khaire, the...
  • G'Town To Rename Buildings Because of Slavery Ties

    11/17/2015 1:40:13 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | November 16, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    Georgetown University has announced it will rename two buildings which were named for former presidents with ties to slavery. No word yet on the Jesuit university recanting all the honors it has bestowed on pro-abortion politicians. Now, according to the Washington Post, the Jesuits owned slaves and sold them to pay off debt? Wow. I'd never heard that. That's a pretty large and glaring gap in Matt's historical knowledge right there. Kind of embarrassing, huh? So that's clearly a bad thing the Jesuits did. But it seems to me that it's kinda' interesting the timing of G'town's decision to rename...
  • Mass graves of women 'too old to be Isil sex slaves' - this is what we're up against

    11/17/2015 7:35:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/17/15 | Sophy Ridge
    As the world prayed for Paris, more than three thousand miles east another atrocity was being uncovered in Iraq - two mass graves containing the bodies of older Yazidi women. Sophy Ridge explains why we can't ignore them In the desert dust of Sinjar, in north west Iraq, a walking stick lies on the ground. Strewn casually alongside it are a couple of pairs of scissors, some household keys and a shoe. Bank notes flutter in the dirt. But, if you look a little closer, the scene becomes a horror show. Clumps of hair and fragments of bone poke grotesquely...
  • Why 2016 could be shattering for Republicans

    11/14/2015 9:12:24 AM PST · by Mariner · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 13 at 8:30 PM | By Stanley B. Greenberg
    Election Day 2016 will produce a shattering crash larger than anything the pundits anticipate because the revolutionary economic and social changes occurring in the United States have now pushed both the burgeoning new majority and the conservative Republicans’ counterrevolution beyond their tipping points. The United States is being transformed by revolutions remaking the country at an accelerating and surprising pace. Witness the revolutions in technology, the Internet, big data and energy, though just as important are the tremendous changes taking place in immigration, racial and ethnic diversity, the family, religious observance and gender roles. These are reaching their apexes in...
  • Hillary Clinton remains little more than the dark disciple of Saul Alinsky

    11/13/2015 8:53:21 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/13/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Rubbing Resentments Raw is a main theme of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s analysis of the Alinsky model of community organizing and political activism to gain power by conflict over the establishment. Her senior dissertation on “There is Only the Fight” not only reveals the continuing, enormous effect of Saul Alinsky on Hillary Rodham today, but also shows the immersion in his philosophy that directs her drive to become America’s first woman president. She says of her role model: “Saul Alinsky is more than a man who has created a particular approach to community organizing; he is the articulate proponent of what...
  • Human trafficking survivor: I was raped 43,200 times

    11/11/2015 3:47:26 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/11/2015 | Rafael Romo,
    --SNIP-- Her story highlights the brutal realities of human trafficking in Mexico and the United States, an underworld that has destroyed the lives of tens of thousands of Mexican girls like Karla. Human trafficking has become a trade so lucrative and prevalent, that it knows no borders and links towns in central Mexico with cities like Atlanta and New York. U.S. and Mexican officials both point to a town in central Mexico that for years has been a major source of human trafficking rings and a place where victims are taken before being eventually forced into prostitution.
  • Opinion: Sorry Trump, "Operation Wetback" Was a National Disgrace

    11/11/2015 1:10:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 11, 2015 | Raul A. Reyes
    ... Although Trump glibly describes "Operation Wetback" as moving undocumented immigrants "waaay south," this program was at best inhumane and at worst horrific. Back then, the government rounded up suspected undocumented immigrants and sent them deep into the Mexican interior, where they were abandoned with next to nothing. The transports across the border were reportedly "indescribable scenes of human misery and tragedy." In one instance, 88 deportees died from heat stroke in the desert. Other deportees were sent to the Mexican Gulf Coast by ship, in vessels described by historians as an "eighteenth century slave ship" or "penal hell ship."...
  • Attacking Our Founders: The truth about the Founding Fathers' views on slavery.

    11/10/2015 8:57:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/10/2015 | Walter Williams
    Many of my columns speak highly of the wisdom of our nation's founders. Every once in a while, I receive an ugly letter sarcastically asking what do I think of their wisdom declaring blacks "three-fifths of a human." It's difficult to tell whether such a question is prompted by ignorance or is the fruit of an ongoing agenda to undermine American greatness. Let's examine some facts about our founders and slavery. At the time of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, slaves were 40 percent of the population of southern colonies. Apportionment in the House of Representatives and the number of electoral...
  • Principal says standardized testing is 'modern-day slavery'

    11/09/2015 1:36:13 PM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/9/2015 | Carl Campanile
    n an online rant, a Bronx public school principal has likened standardized testing to slavery, redlining and crack cocaine in damaging the lives of minorities. “Public school high-stakes standardized testing is a form of modern-day slavery, and it is designed to continue the proliferation of inequality,” Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School Principal Jamaal Bowman says in an Aug. 31 blog entry titled “The Tyranny of Standardized Testing.” “America was born of horror for black people and that horror continues today for brown and poor people as well. Slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, crack cocaine and now standardized testing were...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Is Right to Compare Abortion with Slavery

    10/27/2015 7:39:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/27/2015 | David French
    This weekend, Ben Carson did what he does best. He clearly and plainly stated a mainstream conservative view that most Republican politicians dare not utter in this case, that the debate over abortion is comparable to the debate over slavery. Speaking to NBCs Chuck Todd, Carson said: During slavery and I know thats one of those words youre not supposed to say, but Im saying it during slavery, a lot of slave owners thought they had the right to do whatever they wanted to that slave, anything that they chose. And what if the abolitionists had said,...
  • BRUTAL Meme Reveals Truth About European Socialist Countries (Denmark)

    10/20/2015 12:43:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | SIERRA MARLEE
    With Bernie Sanders advocating socialism in America, and Hillary Clinton saying she loves Denmark, how do the people who actually live under socialism feel about their life? According to the meme above, socialism in Denmark isnt going nearly as well as Americans think. The Blaze reports on how Socialism actually led to the death of millions of people in the 20th century:
  • Why (Islamic Republic of) Mauritania has highest percentage of slaves in the world

    10/19/2015 1:39:48 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 7 replies
    Yonside.com ^ | 10/19/2015 | Erin Conway-Smith, Global Post
    In Mauritania, a vast, desert country straddling sub-Saharan Africa and the continents Arab north, anywhere from 4 to 20 percent of the population are slaves. There are few statistics, so the exact figures are unclear, but even the lowest estimate makes Mauritania the country with the highest percentage of slaves in the world. While slaves here arent physically chained, many remain imprisoned by deep psychological bonds, as well as crippling poverty. Some consider it a sacred duty to serve their masters, tending to the livestock or doing the housework with no pay. Others, like Essatim, grow up knowing nothing else....
  • As Part of Schoolwork: German Kids Required to Make Beds, Cook and Clean for Migrants at Centers

    10/13/2015 1:39:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 13, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Germany will spend at least 6 billion this year on caring for the 1.5 million migrants expected to arrive in the country by the end of 2015. In 2014 just 400,000 migrants came to Germany. This year 1.5 million more will arrive in a country of 80,000,000. German schoolchildren are now required as part of their schoolwork to cook, clean and make beds for Muslim migrants.