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A new portrait of American slavery emerges
Joshua Rothman | 24 May 2016
tags: slavery, USA
Over the years, slave-owners placed 200,000 newspaper ads for escaped slaves

The evil that men do
Michael Kirke | 04 February 2016
tags: Mao Tse-Tung, slavery
Right down to our own day, Chairman Mao left a legacy of cruelty and inhumanity.

Men of blood and iron
Michael Cook | 21 November 2014
tags: Christianity, ISIS, Islam, Teutonic Knights
700 years ago a Christian counterpart to ISIS emerged in Europe.

The curse of slavery lingers in Africa
Emma Christopher | 13 May 2014
tags: Africa, Boko Haram, Nigeria, slavery
Nothing is new about the abduction of Nigerian girls. Tens of thousands of people are bought and sold every year.

A cry for purpose
Nicole van Heerden | 16 March 2012
tags: Africa, idealism, Kony 2012
Young people want to be part of a cause, especially if it is one their elders have seemingly ignored.

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

Tragic lives, to entertain you
Carolyn Moynihan | 18 February 2011
tags: celebrities, entertainment, liberal ideology, women
The actress Maria Schneider learned the error of exposing oneself in the name of art. Today’s celebrities need to listen to her.

The real harms of prostitution
Melissa Farley | 19 October 2010
tags: prostitution, trafficking
Why would we legalise what women who have experienced it call 'paid rape' and voluntary slavery'?

World’s oldest profession: Embrace it or banish it?
Barbara Lilley | 30 October 2009
tags: prostitution, self-control, sexualisation of children
Should prostitution be legal and supported by society or banished for good?

Ignoring the sins of our friends
Brigitte Pellerin | 04 October 2009
tags: ACORN, horror, progressive
ACORN looked to help set up child prostitution rings. Why are some still defending the group?

The curse of child slavery
Chinwuba Iyizoba | 14 July 2009
Many busy professional couples in Nigeria find it handy to have a child slave to help around the house. Where are the family values in that?

Prostitution law: a South Sea model?
Andrea Mrozek | 28 November 2008
Canadians should be wary of the much-touted legalised regime in New Zealand.

Legalised prostitution: a failed experiment
Pauline Cooper-Ioelu | 09 July 2008
The Australian state of Victoria has sanctioned prostitution, turning it into a growth industry but doing nothing for women who want out of it.

The mighty fall and the media cash in
Carolyn Moynihan | 15 March 2008
Why are newspapers gasping in scandalised horror over the misdeeds of Eliot Spitzer? They wrote the script.

The scourge of Brazilian slavery
Pedro Dutour | 06 April 2007
Tens of thousands of debt slaves work in inhuman conditions in isolated ranches and plantations.

Britain’s sex slavery dilemma
Carolyn Moynihan | 26 March 2007
Strategies against trafficking will fail as long as people are volunteering for the sex slave market.

Time to abolish the slave trade
Carolyn Moynihan | 08 December 2006
If Tony Blair is really sorry about the slave trade he should try harder to abolish it.

Red card for World Cup hangers-on
Carolyn Moynihan | 13 June 2006
Well-publicised protests against forced prostitution around World Cup venues avoid the real problem.

The ultimate free market: selling herself
Carolyn Moynihan | 08 December 2005
Can there be anything wrong with transactions made between consenting adults, no matter how degrading? MercatorNet investigates arguments for legalised prostitution.

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