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Slavery protesters target royal tour in St Vincent

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When the Queen visited St Vincent and the Grenadines in 1985, she was met with a jamboree, the prime minister presented her with a commemorative gold coin and residents lined the streets waving flags. During a trip to...

Ukrainian workers flee ‘modern slavery’ conditions on UK farms

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Hundreds of Ukrainians are believed to be living and working informally in Britain after escaping from farms they were working at, with many claiming to have been subjected to conditions of modern slavery. Ukrainians ...

Staines Town accuse landlord of breaching the modern slavery act

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Non-league Staines Town have suspended all football operations with immediate effect due to a dispute with their landlord. Making the announcement on Tuesday, the club issued an extraordinary statement in which numero...

‘I was right to speak out about slavery money that built Bristol Old Vic’

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Bristol Old Vic’s outgoing artistic director Tom Morris has defended his decision to publicly highlight the slave trade riches that financed the theatre’s construction and urged the city to face up to slavery’s legacy...

Britain’s shameful slavery history matters – that’s why a jury acquitted the Colston Four

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There were cheers from the public gallery of Bristol crown court when the verdicts of not guilty were returned. Eighteen months after Bristol’s now infamous statue of the slave trader Edward Colston was sent crashing ...

Remembering Liverpool’s role in slavery

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When I was a teenager, my grandfather, who was born and bred in Liverpool, took me to a site close to the place where the new law courts are now (Lettere, 12 dicembre). The tarmac had been removed and large rectangula...

Praise for Prince Charles after ‘historic’ slavery condemnation

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The Prince of Wales’s acknowledgment of the “appalling atrocity of slavery” that “forever stains our history” as Barbados became a republic was brave, historic, and the start of a “grown-up conversation led by a futur...

Britain’s ‘hostile environment’ fails the victims of modern-day slavery

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Once Britain could claim to be a world leader in its response to modern slavery. How times change. This week a report has highlighted how Brexit and immigration policy could result in more forced labour exploitation. ...

London home of couple who escaped slavery in US gets blue plaque

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The London home of slave abolitionists who fled to Britain from the US after escaping slavery in Georgia is to be commemorated in a blue plaque. Ellen and William Craft are famed for carrying out one of the most ingen...

Rockets and Blue Lights review – radical retelling of Britain’s slavery history

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Winsome Pinnock’s leviathan of a play opens with a meditation on a slave ship painting by JMW Turner which drew upon the Zong massacre of enslaved Africans in 1781. An actress and artist stand in a gallery, in the pre...

‘Huskisson defended slavery’: audio work recalls toppling of Liverpool statue in 1982

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On a balmy summer night a group of young people tore down a statue because of its connections to slavery, tying a rope around its neck and yanking it from a plinth that still stands empty. This happened in Liverpool, ...

After slavery, oystering offered a lifeline. Now sewage spills threaten to end it all

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On a cold winter morning early this year, Mary Hill was helping her 101-year-old mother get ready for the day when she received a distressing email alert. Tens of millions of gallons of raw sewage were heading for her...

More children than adults flagged as potential slavery victims last year

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More children than adults were flagged as potential victims of slavery for the first time last year due to county lines drug dealing, according to the annual report from the independent anti-slavery commissioner. Il ...

‘I want them to feel human again’: the woman who escaped slavery in the UK – and fights to free others

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The streets of west London were dark and empty as Analiza Guevarra walked towards a large, white mansion block in South Kensington in February 2019. Just after 5am, she stood at a corner, well away from any street lig...

Biden signs bill marking Juneteenth as federal holiday celebrating end of slavery in US – video

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The US will officially recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday on 19 June after Joe Biden signed a bill into law which commemorates the end of slavery in the country. The president described a day to remember the mo...

Juneteenth becomes federal holiday celebrating end of slavery in US

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The US will officially recognize Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in America, as a federal holiday after Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Thursday. At a jubilant White House ceremony, the president...

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