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Irish are ‘the forgotten white slaves’ claims expert

mardi, août 26th, 2014


The slave ship HMS Glendower brought human cargo to South American and the Indies.Photo by: Wikimedia Commons

However, as John Martin of the Montreal-based Center for Research and Globalization points out in his article ‘The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten ‘White’ Slaves,’ it was not just Africans who were traded as slaves.

Indeed, the Irish have a gruesome history of being traded as slaves as well, and subjected to similar and sometimes worse treatment than their African contemporaries of the time.

Strangely though, the history of Irish and ‘white’ slavery is by and large ignored in the American educational curriculum today.

In his article, John Martin writes “The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70 percent of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.”

Read the article on Irish Central: click HERE.

Players: 0; Colleges: $10,000,000,000

vendredi, août 15th, 2014

IT SOUNDS like a good deal. As millions of students struggle to pay for higher education, hundreds of universities offer full scholarships to the lucky few applicants who are talented enough to compete in intercollegiate sports. Yet a growing number of critics decry this arrangement as exploitative. And on August 8th a federal court agreed, ruling that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), a club of schools that sets the rules governing college sports, has violated antitrust law.

Read the article on the website of The Economist: click HERE.

Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as ‘monkey owns it’

vendredi, août 8th, 2014

Wikimedia, the non-profit organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer’s repeated requests to stop distributing his most famous shot for free – because a monkey pressed the shutter button and should own the copyright.

The monkey selfie, right, made headlines around the world Photo: David J Slater/Caters.

Read the article on the website of The Telegraph: click HERE.

Tower Of London marks WWI centenary with dramatic art installation

lundi, août 4th, 2014


Alicia Keys and John Legend: Let it Be

dimanche, août 3rd, 2014