Slavery

July 31, 2017 - 11:43 am
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — An evangelical North Carolina sect that is the focus of an ongoing Associated Press investigation has issued a statement denying former members' allegations that they were brought to the U.S. from congregations in Brazil and forced to work for little or no pay. The statement,...
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July 31, 2017 - 2:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A social media campaign to derail HBO's planned modern-day Southern slavery drama quickly caught fire, prompting the cable channel to ask detractors to withhold judgment until they see "Confederate." The campaign, with "OscarsSoWhite" activist April Reign among its organizers,...
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July 30, 2017 - 6:23 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging the world to show a greater commitment to fighting human trafficking, which he called "a form of modern slavery." The pope made the appeal during his traditional Sunday prayer on the U.N.'s world day against trafficking. Francis said "every year, thousands...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, creator-showrunners David Benioff, left, and D.B. Weiss accept the award for outstanding writing for a drama series for "Game Of Thrones" at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. HBO’s announcement, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, that Benioff and Weiss will follow "Game of Thrones" with an HBO series in which slavery remains legal in the modern-day South drew fire on social media from those who fear that a pair of white producers are unfit to tell that story and that telling it will glorify racism. The series, “Confederate,” will take place in an alternate timeline where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union and formed a nation in which legalized slavery has evolved into a modern institution. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 21, 2017 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — No scripts have been written, not even an outline. But HBO's announcement on Wednesday that the creator-showrunners of "Game of Thrones" will follow up that massive hit with an HBO series in which slavery remains legal in the modern-day South drew fire on social media from those who...
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July 20, 2017 - 2:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City couple has pleaded guilty to enslaving two children from South Korea who were in their care. Fifty-four-year-old Jeong Taek Lee and his wife, 50-year-old Sook Yeon Park, both pleaded guilty to two counts of labor trafficking Wednesday. Lee was sentenced to five...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, senior adviser to the Royal Thai Army Lt. Gen. Manas Kongpaen arrives at the Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand. A Thai court, Wednesday, is issuing rulings in a major human trafficking trial with more than 103 defendants, including a senior army officer, who were arrested in 2015 after 36 bodies were discovered in shallow graves in southern Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 19, 2017 - 9:54 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai army general was one of dozens of people found guilty Wednesday in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. Lt. Gen. Manas Kongpaen was convicted of several offenses involving trafficking and taking...
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June 28, 2017 - 1:00 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the state's Confederate-themed flag to the U.S. Supreme Court. In papers filed Wednesday, attorneys for Carlos Moore said lower courts were wrong to reject his argument that the flag is a symbol of white supremacy that...
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In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, photograph, the entrance to the GEO Group's immigrant detention facility is shown in Aurora, Colo. People once held in a privately run Colorado immigration detention center are challenging the system used to keep it clean and maintained, arguing it borders on slavery. They have won the right to sue GEO Group on behalf of an estimated 60,000 people held at its detention center near Denver over a decade. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 22, 2017 - 4:14 pm
DENVER (AP) — Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same — $...
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In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, photograph, the entrance to the GEO Group's immigrant detention facility is shown in Aurora, Colo. People once held in a privately run Colorado immigration detention center are challenging the system used to keep it clean and maintained, arguing it borders on slavery. They have won the right to sue GEO Group on behalf of an estimated 60,000 people held at its detention center near Denver over a decade. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 22, 2017 - 2:18 pm
DENVER (AP) — Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same — $...
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May 09, 2017 - 6:09 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Indicted for killing thousands and kidnapping children to become soldiers and sex slaves, Joseph Kony has been Africa's most notorious warlord for three decades. Now that the United States and others are ending the international manhunt for him and his Lord's Resistance Army...
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