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PETA vs. Sea World Feb12

PETA vs. Sea World

Animal Rights – After pushing for the 13th amendment (the one which prohibits slavery) to be applied to animals, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)’s lawsuit against Sea World has been dismissed. The quarrel between the marine theme park and the animal rights group...

Problematic Problems Jan11

Problematic Problems

Social Issues – “Each tree has 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?” Offensive? This math problem, along with others about beatings and slavery, was sent home with a class of third graders at Gwinnett County’s Beaver...

Brazil’s Dirty List Jan05

Brazil’s Dirty List

Human Rights – While Brazil may be known for its colorful festivals, sexy women, and a great cup of coffee, most people never hear about the slave-like working conditions that plague thousands of workers throughout the country. Since 2005 Reporter Brasil, a non-governmental...

Slavery Footprint Jan03

Slavery Footprint

Human Rights – California based musician, Justin Dillon, is leading a social media campaign to inform citizens about the prevalence of slavery and slavery-fueled goods in our society. Dillon, recently given a 200k grant from the State Department, has created a website that estimates a...

Worst Sleep Away Camp Ever! Dec19

Worst Sleep Away Camp Ever!

Human Rights – While many of us are still scouring the web for the top ten weirdest Kim Jong il facts, there’s another North Korea story emerging and it’s proving to be a bit more shocking than the late leaders’ ability to psychically change weather patterns. According to our friends over at Vice, the North Korean government was and still is exporting slaves to Russian labor camps in effort to raise money for its failed regime. Though the heavily guarded labor camps exist firmly on Russian soil, they were built in the far off regions of Siberia and perfectly mirror the design of many North Korean villages – all...