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  • Let’s Study The U.S. Constitution – Part 4

    06/16/2017 9:11:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/16/17 | Susan Frickey
    Article V is one of the most important parts of the Constitution, setting forth the amendment process. In the past, changes to a form of government in most countries were accomplished by revolution. The amendment process allowed for change to the Constitution in a peaceful manner. An amendment must be passed by two-thirds of the House and two-thirds of the Senate. Then it goes to the people, who must pass it through their state legislature. The process was made deliberately difficult to prevent changes without a lot of forethought, and required a great deal of deliberation by the Congress and...
  • Rewriting American History

    06/14/2017 5:09:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    George Orwell said, "The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history." In the former USSR, censorship, rewriting of history and eliminating undesirable people became part of Soviets' effort to ensure that the correct ideological and political spin was put on their history. Deviation from official propaganda was punished by confinement in labor camps and execution. Today there are efforts to rewrite history in the U.S., albeit the punishment is not so draconian as that in the Soviet Union. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu had a Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee...
  • Hillary Clinton Used Black Prison Labor While First Lady of Arkansas

    06/07/2017 10:50:17 AM PDT · by grundle · 57 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 7, 2017 | Mirren Gidda
    Full title: Twitter Erupts Over News That Hillary Clinton Used Black Prison Labor While First Lady of Arkansas Twitter users have reacted with surprise and fury over excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s 1996 book It Takes A Village. On June 6, Jeanette Jing, an activist with over 33,000 followers on Twitter who supports Clinton's Democratic opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders, shared two pages of the work in which Clinton reminisces about the black prisoners who worked in the Arkansas governor’s mansion she shared with her husband, Bill Clinton, who led the state from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992. “When we...
  • UN Migration Agency Says People-Smugglers Making $35 Billion from Migrant Trade

    06/01/2017 8:31:46 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 1, 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    Criminal people-smugglers are generating around 35 billion USD in revenue from the migrant trade, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Lacy Swing, who heads the United Nations agency, estimated that around 1,700 migrants have died while in the care of people-smugglers this year. Around 5,000 died in 2016, and 3,700 in 2015, suggesting a worrying upward trend. Swing cautioned that we should be “careful” when considering these figures, however, “because those are the people we know who died, how many other bodies are submerged in the Mediterranean or buried in the sands of the Sahara?” He added: “That’s...
  • 21 Across U.S. Are Indicted in ‘Modern-Day Sex Slave’ Ring

    05/25/2017 12:16:32 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 25, 2017 | Monica Davey
    CHICAGO — The young women, many of them from poor families in Thailand, were promised trips to the United States. They would also receive visas. Life in cities like Chicago would be rosy, they were told, and they would be able to help support their families back home. But the promises, federal authorities say, came with an enormous toll: The women were required to work as prostitutes in cities all over this country until they could pay off exorbitant “bondage debts,” set as high as $60,000, to the very people who had promised them better lives. Law enforcement authorities on...
  • Jerrod Carmichael: "If it weren't for slavery, I would be in Africa right now."

    05/22/2017 7:42:00 AM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jerrod Carmichael
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzgG4xVLux4
  • Africa’s new slave trade: how migrants flee poverty to get sucked into a world of violent crime

    05/14/2017 8:28:47 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 13 May 2017 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    Six months after Muhammed Yusuf had been sold, tortured and forced to watch as a friend died, he found himself back at the parched, dusty bus station where his ordeal began, facing the man who had made him a slave. Unembarrassed and unrepentant, the smuggler was still touting for business among the crowds flooding into Agadez, an oasis town on the fringe of the Sahara desert in central Niger that has for centuries been a trading centre and gateway to shifting paths across the desert. “I told him ‘my friend died in Libya because of you’,” Yusuf said a few...
  • Libya: African Migrants Bought and Sold Openly in 'Slave Markets' in Libya

    05/12/2017 9:27:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    All Africa ^ | 9 MAY 2017 Inter Press Service | Baher Kamal 9 MAY 2017 Inter Press Service
    Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day 'slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country. The International Criminal Court is now considering investigating. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) had already sounded the alarm after its staff in Niger and Libya documented over the past weekend shocking testimonies of trafficking victims from several African nations, including Nigeria, Ghana and the Gambia. They described 'slave markets' tormenting hundreds of young...
  • Slave Owner in America Was a Black Man

    05/06/2017 5:40:22 AM PDT · by keving · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 5th, 2017 11:32 pm | Jim Hoft
    Something you won’t read about in the US history books. The first legal slave owner in America was black and he owned white slaves. us slavery Anthony Johnson (BC 1600 – 1670) was an Angolan who achieved freedom in the early 17th century Colony of Virginia. Johnson was captured in his native Angola by an enemy tribe and sold to Arab (Muslim) slave traders. He was eventually sold as an indentured servant to a merchant working for the Virginia Company. In March of 1654, according to Delmarva Settlers, The courts ruled in favor of Anthony Johnson and declared John Casor...
  • 40% of Americans spend up to half of their income servicing debt

    05/01/2017 4:28:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 30 April 2017 | Maria LaMagna
    Americans are struggling to get out of the red. Some 40% of Americans with debt are spending up to half of their monthly income paying it back. And that may not even be enough to cover how much they owe. That’s according to a study on debt Thursday released by Northwestern Mutual, a life insurance and financial services company. The polling company Harris Poll surveyed more than 2,000 U.S. adults in February 2017 on behalf of Northwestern Mutual. The survey found that nearly half of Americans are carrying at least $25,000 in debt, with an average debt of $37,000, excluding...
  • Obama Taking "Symbolic Reparations" [semi-satire]

    04/29/2017 2:42:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Stung by critics who say that former President Barack Obama is showing inordinate greed by accepting fat payments from Wall Street for brief speeches, former Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest argued that "one of the President's greatest regrets during his time in office was his inability to establish a public program of reparations for America's historic mistreatment of racial minorities. Rather than just shrug off his disappointment he has decided to individually extract payments to compensate for those injustices." "We mustn't overlook the fact that the $400,000 per speech fees are being paid by white men to a black man,"...
  • [ From July 29, 2016 ] Venezuela is about to force people to work in the fields

    04/24/2017 7:33:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 29, 2016, 9:32 PM | Linette Lopez
    Amnesty International says a new decree in Venezuela that says the government can make any of its citizens farm the country's fields in order to combat its current, punishing food crisis "effectively amounts to forced labour." "The decree, officially published earlier this week, establishes that people working in public and private companies can be called upon to join state-sponsored organizations specialized in the production of food," Amnesty International reported. "They will be made to work in the new companies temporarily for a minimum of 60 days after which their 'contracts' will be automatically renewed for an extra 60-day period or...
  • Georgetown Apologizes for 1838 Sale of 272 Slaves, Dedicates Buildings (Georgetown University)

    04/19/2017 10:17:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Georgetown University ^ | April 18, 2017
    An apology from Georgetown and the Society of Jesus’ Maryland Province for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals for the university’s benefit took place today in the company of more than 100 descendants. “Today the Society of Jesus, who helped to establish Georgetown University and whose leaders enslaved and mercilessly sold your ancestors, stands before you to say that we have greatly sinned,” said Rev. Timothy Kesicki, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, during a morning Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope. “We pray with you today because we have...
  • Nigeria marks three years since Boko Haram's mass abduction of schoolgirls’

    04/14/2017 3:50:38 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    Nigerians on Friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled.
  • Migrants are being sold at open slave markets in Libya

    04/11/2017 6:11:14 AM PDT · by samtheman · 34 replies
    Migrants from West Africa are being openly traded in "public slave markets" across Libya.
  • Three Years Ago This Week: A Symbol of a Failed Presidency

    04/09/2017 11:28:08 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | Christopher W. Holton
    Can there be anything more symbolic of the Obama administration’s failure to combat the global Jihad than Boko Haram’s kidnapping of hundreds of Christian school girls in Nigeria three years ago? Especially given the fact that Boko Haram subsequently became an Islamic State affiliate. That’s right, one side-effect of the Obama administration allowing the Islamic State to form and metastasize was the joining of forces with the organization that then-first lady Michelle Obama so infamously “attacked” with her hashtag counterterrorism program. This week marks the third anniversary of the mass abduction
  • VANITY: Cernovich to Break Story on Global Pedophile Ring

    04/04/2017 7:06:26 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 91 replies
    VANITY
    Mike's tweet: https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/848951836039979008 Direct link to Periscope: (start at 11:25) https://www.pscp.tv/w/1LyGBjdzNPzGN Mike broke the story about Susan Rice a day before mainstream media got it. He proves he does have access to intel. In this Periscope, he says he knows that the pedophile rings across the globe are all connected, and that the Saudis are buying kids from Haiti. He insinuates that the whole thing will be exposed according to a well thought out schedule; there is a reason it hasn't been released yet. He says he has the whole story, and has given it to a couple of people...
  • BREAKING: Trey Gowdy, Child Trafficking Subcommittee Hearing [video]

    03/31/2017 8:22:22 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 75 replies
    Trumpisright [blog] ^ | March 26, 2017 | JM Talboo
    If this fully goes ahead the Washington swamp may be drained.
  • Mexicans execute defenders of Goliad (1836)

    03/27/2017 7:47:10 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    In a disastrous setback for the Texans resisting Santa Anna’s dictatorial regime, the Mexican army defeats and executes 417 Texas revolutionaries at Goliad. Long accustomed to enjoying considerable autonomy from their Mexican rulers, many Anglo Texan settlers reacted with alarm when Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna proclaimed himself dictator of Mexico in 1835. Santa Anna immediately imposed martial law and attempted to disarm the Texans. Yet, this move merely fed the flames of Texan resistance.
  • Calculating Reparations: $1.5 Million for Each Slave Descendant in the U.S.

    03/25/2017 3:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The Black Agenda Report ^ | January 22, 2013 | Denis Rancourt
    For some descendants of persons held in U.S. chattel bondage, no monetary sum can compensate for the enslavement of their ancestors. However, for those looking for a number, there are various ways to calculate the value of involuntary servitude. Here’s one of them. Calculating Reparations: $1.5 Million for Each Slave Descendant in the U.S. by Denis Rancourt This article previously appeared on Mr. Rancourt’s web site, Activist Teacher. “This calculation includes only the money due to ancestors and their descendants, in terms of the stolen actual labor counted in person-hours.” It is not difficult to calculate a MINIMUM amount of...