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Slavery Abolition

The Deep Rot of the Massachusetts Democratic Party

Massachusetts’s road to failure runs straight through the digital waiting room of the Democratic State Committee’s video calls. During long, slur- and expletive-filled gatherings, a vanguard of wizened Harvard alumni and outer-ring suburbanites screech over one another in a dread contest for Zoom-mic supremacy, hurling insults at the young, progressive,…
bubmag
February 18, 2021
Slavery Abolition

Modern Policing Is an Invention of Slavery

We are supposed to believe, if we think about it at all, that modern-day policing is unmoored from its historical past and its beginnings rooted in slavery. Yet examples of historical practices giving birth to current ones are everywhere. Take what in many police jurisdictions are often called street checks,…
bubmag
February 16, 2021
Slavery Abolition

Can Historians Be Traumatized by History?

In 1997, the historian Iris Chang published her important, incendiary book The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II. It was a vital work of salvage, resurrecting for a new generation the half-forgotten savagery unleashed on Chinese citizens by the Japanese Imperial Army during its march across…
bubmag
February 16, 2021
Slavery Abolition

Mali: Nation Fails to Face Up to Slavery

The internal African slave trade was officially abolished in colonial Mali in 1905. But a form of slavery - called "descent-based slavery" - continues today. This is when "slave status" is ascribed to a person, based on their ancestors having allegedly been enslaved by elite slave-owning families. The practice is…
bubmag
February 15, 2021
Slavery Abolition

The 55+ best Presidents’ Day 2021 sales and deals on everything from mattresses to prescription glasses

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bubmag
February 13, 2021
Slavery Abolition

New report highlights lack of awareness on modern slavery in Fintechs

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has published a joint report highlighting the lack of awareness in the financial services sector in relation to issues of forced labour and exploitation of workers. Non-banking areas of the financial industry, such as crypto currencies, accountancy firms, insurance and brokering are noted as having particularly…
bubmag
February 12, 2021