Interesting facts on modern slavery.


There has been a very interesting discussion on the Bay Area Patriots Yahoo Group under the heading “Historical Truth.” Among the contributions was one by “Anne.”

The issue was that Brazil was said to be the last nation to outlaw slavery. I highly recommend that you read my post on “slavery” which you can access through the URL. This. of course, only applied to the Western Hemisphere. Black Africans in African nations, Muslims in Muslim nations, the Chinese and certain other Asian nations continued the practice of enslaving humans long after the Civil War and even after the end of Jim Crowe.

Here is the list as “published” on the Bay Area Patriots Yahoo Group.

1902: The Ethiopian Empire abolishes slavery (though it was legally and officially       abolished by Emperor Haile Selassie in 1942).
1906: China formally abolishes slavery effective 31 January 1910, when all adult slaves were converted into hired labourers and the young were freed upon reaching age 25.[24]
1912: Siam (Thailand) formally abolishes all slavery. The act of selling a person into slavery was abolished in 1897, but slavery itself was not outlawed at that time.[85]
1917: Abolition of the Indian indenture system, within British controlled territories of the British Raj
1922: Morocco abolishes slavery.[86]
1923: Afghanistan abolishes slavery.[87]
1924: Iraq abolishes slavery.
1924: League of Nations appoints a Temporary Slavery Commission.
1926: Nepal abolishes slavery
1926, 25 September: Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery bound all signatories to end slavery.
1928: Iran abolishes slavery.[88]
1928: Domestic slavery practised by local African elites abolished in Sierra Leone.[89] Though established as a place for freed slaves, a study found practices of domestic slavery still widespread in rural areas in the 1970s.
1935: Italian General Emilio De Bono proclaims slavery to be abolished in the Ethiopian Empire.[90]
1936: Britain abolishes slavery in Northern Nigeria.[91]
1948: UN Article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares slavery to be contrary to human rights.[92]
1952: Qatar abolishes slavery.
1958: Bhutan abolishes slavery.
1960: Niger abolishes slavery (though it was not made illegal until 2003).[93]
1962: Saudi Arabia abolishes slavery.
1962: Yemen abolishes slavery.
1964: The United Arab Emirates abolishes slavery.
1970: Oman abolishes slavery.
1981: Mauritania abolishes slavery.[94][95][96]
2003: Niger makes slavery a crime.[93]
2007: Mauritania makes slavery a crime.[97]
2009: UK, section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009
2015: UK, Modern Slavery Act 2015

I wonder if Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are aware of this history.

Roy Filly

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2 Responses to Interesting facts on modern slavery.

  1. trailbee says:

    Thanks for the link. I went back and reread the post, and it triggered two memories: The first is that there is a professor (my best prof of all time, Ted Hamilton), at Columbia College who taught Early American History and went through the slave trade issue in detail during one of our classes; and the second being an interesting fact: that the slave trade might be outlawed in the United States of America, but it is alive and well in the “East” Indian enclaves in Southern California and anywhere else where well-to-do, immigrant elite Indian families live, not work, live. They bring their “indentured servants” with them, and they become part of that family structure. The “blooded” females do not do the house work, their “servants” do. We lived in Cerritos, CA for many years, and my neighbors were East Indian. Artesia, CA is called Little India of America.
    Slavery just has taken a new form.
    Thank you for the posts. I wish, well, never mind…

  2. Anne says:

    Anne here. The answer is NO, Jessie and the other race hustlers do not know and do not want to know. Thanks for bringing this to the attention of your readers. The full history is on Wiki.

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