UK Slavery

MOBO Season To Highlight Black People Are More Than Just Music!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

It's really important to change the perception of the black community in the UK. They're not all rappers, reality stars, gang members or footballers. Just as many have careers in medicine, law, fashion, journalism and more but aren't ever given any profile in public.

Enslaved by Ignorance

Dom Anderson | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK
Dom Anderson

As a second generation Jamaican, born here in Britain I am proud of all aspects of my heritage. I just think I would be prouder still if we were brave enough as a society to tell the real stories.

British History Requires Us to Be Ignorant Above All Else

Matthew Bevington | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Matthew Bevington

Ignorance is an essential part of a national identity of false victimhood and absurd superiority. Whether it be the exporting of penal codes to the ...

Slavery? What the Hell Were We Thinking? How the (White) British Should Be Angry (and Shamed) About Our Ancestors

Malory Nye | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Malory Nye

Britain too has its social legacy from the slave trade we instigated and benefited from. We live with our own racism and tensions based on that shameful legacy.

This Islamic State 'Price List' For Females Is Genuine, Says The UN

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK

A ’price list’ for Yazidi and Christian females as young as one, written by the so-called Islamic State (IS), has been confirmed as genuine by a U...

Marking a Landmark Day in Fight Against Trafficking

Matthew Reed | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK
Matthew Reed

Today marks a key point in the fight against slavery in the UK. With the Modern Slavery Act coming into force, law enforcement will have greater powers to target and prosecute traffickers and additional protection will be provided to the victims of this brutal crime.

Oxford Students Call For 'Racist' Statue's Removal

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Lovett | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students from Oxford University have called for the removal of a college statue because of its perceived racist and colonial connotations. After th...

Former US Governor Solves America's Centuries-Old Problem Of Racism

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

Former Arkansas governor and Republican 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee solved America’s centuries–old problem of racism on Tuesday. Aft...

Bribery & Corruption

David C. M. Carter | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

Bribery and corruption - like beauty and so many other lofty moral issues and ideals - are always in the eye of the beholder. I recall in 1980 worki...

Why the West Shouldn't Give Aid to the Eritrean Regime

One Young World | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

At the G7 Summit in Germany, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, said that more needs to be done to stop people leaving their homelands and crossing the Mediterranean. He emphasised that the UK could use its aid budget to stem the flow

A Different Kind of Plantation Tour

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been lucky enough to have my family visit me here in New Orleans. My first visit was in March from my sister and her boyfriend. I had yet to do a plantation tour so we thought it would be a good idea to go on one together...

Children Are Being Used In 'Oliver Twist' Crime Scenarios

PA | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK

Children are being used in criminal operations on Britain's streets in what the anti-slavery commissioner has called "Oliver Twist scenarios". Youn...

Why I Should Have Chosen My Words More Carefully When Talking About the Holocaust

Sophia Eribo | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Sophia Eribo

I should have taken more care not to in any way denigrate the spirit of January 27th and all it stands for.

Yes, Let's 'Never Forget' but Let's Also Remember the Black Holocaust

Sophia Eribo | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Sophia Eribo

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was such a day to commemorate the millions of black African victims of slavery? Unlike the "six million" figure that so often goes with statistic about the number of Jews killed during the Second World War, it's not so easy to quantify when it comes to black slaves.

IS Manual Permits Sex With Pre-Pubescent 'Slave' Girls

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK

Islamic State fighters have apparently been provided with a manual on how to buy and sell women and girls captured by the militant group, and which gi...

When the Pope Met the Grand Ayatollah, History Was Made

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

Last week, with little fanfare and under heavy security, an historic meeting took place in Rome which marked a turning point in interfaith relations. Inside the 16th century Casina Pio IV villa, home to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, seven clerics representing over five billion people overcame lingering traditions of suspicion to commit to the eradication of modern day slavery by the year 2020.

Slavery Levels In The UK Are Much Higher Than Previously Thought

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK

Up to 13,000 people in Britain are being held in conditions of slavery, four times the number previously thought, the Home Office has said. In what...

A World Where People Count

Manuel Barcia | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Manuel Barcia

Just after the results of the Brazilian presidential elections were made public a few days ago, giving current President Dilma Rouseff of the leftist Workers Party a small margin of victory over her opponent Aécio Neves, the British weekly magazine The Economist did what it always does, and came up with one of their worst ever statements.

Are We Still a Super Power?

Clive Norman | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Clive Norman

If we are then what are the benefits for us as a people of this Superpower? We are told that we benefit from trade deals here and there. But what is the reality? Are we as a population kidding ourselves that we are still a world power? Or is it more of an egotistical and superior belief that we are better than others who are not 'world powers'?

Slavery - An Anathema to Humanity and Islam

Farooq Aftab | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Farooq Aftab

Whatever warped religion these terrorists are practising, it has little to do with the true teachings of Islam. But what can you expect from those whose only knowledge of the faith comes from 'Islam for Dummies'?

Sexual Violence Against Women - Solving the Problem (Part Two)

Jessica Chan | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

I think it is vital that we involve those directly at the centre of the issue - we must include women in discussions, and even in leadership roles, centred on the issue of sexual violence against women.

Sexual Violence Against Women - Understanding Sexual Violence (Part One)

Jessica Chan | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Sexual violence is a specifically reprehensible form of violence, and includes rape and any other attack of a sexual nature perpetuated against both males and females. Its repercussions can be iniquitous, and may include acute and physical repercussions for survivors and witnesses. Human trafficking can also lead to sexual violence, and I will be discussing the issue of 'modern slavery' in this article. I will also highlight the brutal effects of sexual violence in conflict.

Fighting Human Trafficking in Supply Chains: What You Can Do

Madina Jarbussynova | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Madina Jarbussynova

As more and more stories of human trafficking appear in newspapers and on television, consumers are increasingly asking what they can do to fight this problem. Many are frustrated, and feel disconnected from the people who make the clothes they wear or pick the fruit they eat, toiling in foreign countries and even on distant continents thousands of kilometres from the stores and markets where the products are sold...

Islamic State Have A Magazine Out, And It Justifies Sex Slavery

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK

Islamic State fighters captured, enslaved and sold Yazidi women and children, and claim the act is justified in Islam to prevent men from feeling "tem...

The Unmentionables

Josh Simons | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Simons

Caste has become a taboo. Its relation to labour and in particular slavery goes virtually unquestioned; an uncomfortable conversation over chai or at a cocktail party. This does not contribute to the gradual erosion of stigma, it stifles discussion and a recognition of the basic living conditions of India's Dalits...