Category Archives: Slavery

November 8, 2021

Black slave owners in the southern states of America before the Civil War (Video)

There is a popular misconception that all black people in the south of the United States were slaves before the American Civil War and also that only white people owned slaves. Neither of these ideas is true.

October 24, 2021

Foreigners in the Gulag. Stalin’s foreign slaves (1996) – Documentary

For half a century the Soviet Union’s labour camps made virtual slaves of millions of Russians. But the Russians were not the only ones who suffered. Tens of thousands of foreigners were also caught up in this nightmare world. Using what was newly-released film from the archives and testimonies of former prisoners, this film traces the history of these slave-labour camps.

October 7, 2021

Black History Month; destroying the myths. No. 3 Only black people had ancestors who were slaves (Video)

There is a wholly false idea circulating in both Britain and the United States that only the ancestors of people of African origin were slaves. This mad notion is all but universally believed. In fact, few places have suffered more from slavery and the slave trade than the British Isles and many of the people living there today have distant ancestors who were slaves.

September 25, 2021

The ancient African empires which owed their prosperity to slavery (Video)

It is fashionable to criticise the British Empire for gaining much of its wealth from the slave trade. This is unfair, as almost all empires were founded upon slavery. This was as true for the empires of Mali, Benin and Axum as it was for the British Empire.

September 2, 2021

Chattel slavery among the First Nations peoples of North America (Video)

It is sometimes asserted that the practice of chattel slavery was introduced to the North American continent by European settlers. A court case in Alaska in 1886 suggests that this was not the case.

July 27, 2021

How slavers from Africa raided England, long before the English went to Africa in search of slaves (Video)

English involvement in the African slave trade really began after the end of the English Civil War in 1651. Long before that time, slave traders sailing from North Africa had been raiding England and carrying off people to be sold at slave markets. The slavers even had a base on the Isle of Lundy; just twelve miles from the coast of Devon. We look at a single month in 1625 to see the extent to which England was suffering from the slave trade.

May 14, 2021

When The Slave Traders Were African Kings | Britain’s Slave Trade | Timeline (Documentary)

Gold, Silver & Slaves looks at how the business of slavery was a case of slave-trading by complicit Africans, fuelled by the greed of African kings. This is the untold story of the greatest slaving nation in history. Up till now, Britain’s place in the history of slavery has been as the country that abolished the international slave trade.

May 13, 2021

Green New Deal: John Kerry Admits Uyghur Slave Labor Is Being Used to Build Solar Panels

When Congressman Christopher Smith (R-NJ) followed up, Kerry then said he has not raised the issue of slave labor with China’s climate change envoy.  “That’s not my lane. My lane is very specifically is to try and get the Chinese to move what we need to do with respect to climate itself,” Kerry said.

Testifying in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday morning, former Secretary of State and Biden Climate Czar John Kerry was pressed on the Chinese Communist Party’s use of slave labor to make and sell solar panels to the rest of the world. Kerry said the abuse and genocide of the Uyghurs, who are forced to build the panels, is a “problem,” but said climate change must be addressed through “clean” sources of energy. 

“How can you assure us, this quest that we’re on [clean energy] that slave labor coming out of China where genocide is taking place as we speak, are never a part of the climate solution in the United States?” Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX) asked. 

“It is a problem. Xinjiang province not only produces some of the solar panels that we believe are being, in some cases produced in forced labor by Uyghurs, but also there are a significant amount of rare earth mineral that are used in the solar panel themselves,” Kerry said. “Nothing can be traded and I’ve made that very clear. President Biden has made it very clear. Climate is existential for everybody on the planet. We have to deal with it and because China is nearly 30 percent of emissions on that planet China has got to be a bigger part of the solution, not the problem.” 

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April 19, 2021

Report: Online Uyghur Slave Trade Booming in China

Unspecified sellers in China are increasingly using online venues to advertise Uyghurs for sale in “batches of 50 to 100 workers,” Sky News revealed on Friday.

“On Chinese websites, there are dozens of postings advertising Uighur

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labour, in batches of 50 to 100 workers,” Sky News reported on April 16. “Baidu, the company hosting the job postings, did not respond to a request for comment.”

Baidu is a Chinese multinational technology company providing Internet-related services, including China’s top search engine.

The Baidu advertisements suggested Uyghur laborers were under “tight political and social controls,” according to Sky News, which noted that one posting stated the “security of workers will be guaranteed by the government.” Sky did not mention the ads suggesting the workers would be compensated in any way.

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January 7, 2021

Apple slaves REVOLT, destroy factory over $7/month pay (Video)

Louis Rossmann