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A searing expose of forgotten horrors

Ronan Wright | 20 January 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: American history, film reviews, slavery
12 Years a Slave is hard to watch but impossible to forget.

Modern Day Slavery

Marcus Roberts | 19 October 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: sex ratio, sexual abuse, slavery
There are still 30 million slaves in the world today.


Jennifer Minicus | 08 April 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: freedom, heroic girls, historical fiction, picture books, slavery

Enslavement of children, right under our noses

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: child abuse, prostitution, slavery
Human trafficking is on the rise and in the US, roughly half the victims are children. Where's the big campaign to stop this?

The Land

Jennifer Minicus | 14 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: family, friendship, historical fiction, racism, slavery

Are babies prizes or gifts?

Margaret Somerville | 18 October 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: commercialism, IVF, slavery
A Canadian radio station created world-wide controversy recently when it ran a "win a baby" competition.

I, Juan de Pareja

Clare Cannon | 11 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: art, biography, slavery

Dave, the Potter

Jennifer Minicus | 07 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: art, historical fiction, picture books, poetry, slavery

The Drinking Gourd

Jennifer Minicus | 26 October 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: freedom, historical fiction, slavery

Amos Fortune, Free Man

Jennifer Minicus | 16 September 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: biography, forgiveness, racism, slavery

The Door of No Return

Clare Cannon | 16 July 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: adventure, historical fiction, slavery, young adult

Slavery and abortion

Sheila Liaugminas | 08 December 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: abortion, health care reform, slavery
They are directly analogous, declaring an entire class of human beings as unworthy of rights and ‘personhood’.

Freeing a whole class of humans

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 September 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: abortion, slavery
Today is the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring freedom for slaves.

Babies have a right to a heritage

Brenda Almond | 13 August 2009 | FEATURES |
tags: slavery, surrogacy
Fertility clinics are creating a new class of dispossessed human beings, says a British philosopher. 

Amazing Grace

Justin Myers | 20 March 2007 | FEATURES |
tags: courage, film reviews, slavery
The inspiring story of how one man changed history by getting England to abolish the slave trade.

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