Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Slave Trade: two items

Item 1: "Countries on the list are subject to sanctions for not doing enough to stop the yearly flow of some 800,000 people, 80 percent of them female and up to half of them children, across international borders for the sex trade and other forms of forced and indentured labor. Among U.S. friends getting a failing grade were Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar"

Item 2: "Charleston, South Carolina: Eighteen years ago, Tony Akeem organised a ceremony in New York City to honour the millions of Africans who died crossing the Atlantic during the slave trade. Similar observances have since spread around the world. On Saturday, offerings of water, honey and rum were poured along the shores of South Carolina and elsewhere for Middle Passage Remembrance Day."


Blogger UAE Students said...

You may have noticed that the Broadcasters of Tomorrow was nominated for a Student Journalism Award in London.
We just wanted to say that your blog has been an inspiration. Please keep posting.
Do you really do all this from the U.S.? If so well done, you must have some spies out here.

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