Hong Kong’s Indentured Servants: A complaint filed with the Hong Kong Labor Department shows how the lure of a better life often gives way to harsh realities. The most restrictive requirement on foreign maids in Hong Kong is the live-in law, which requires that the guest workers reside with their employers. Many employers give maids small windowless closets for bedrooms, or worse. That means maids are on call 24 hours a day. And maids with abusive employers have few people to turn to for…

Hong Kong’s Indentured Servants: A complaint filed with the Hong Kong Labor Department shows how the lure of a better life often gives way to harsh realities. The most restrictive requirement on foreign maids in Hong Kong is the live-in law, which requires that the guest workers reside with their employers. Many employers give maids small windowless closets for bedrooms, or worse. That means maids are on call 24 hours a day. And maids with abusive employers have few people to turn to for…

The Vatican said Tuesday that it has arrested defrocked Polish ex-Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski and will try him on charges of child sexual abuse. Wesolowski, a former Holy See ambassador, is accused of paying street boys for sex acts while serving as papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic. A Vatican cannon law tribunal laicized him in June after finding him guilty of child abuse. This will be the Vatican's first criminal trial for sex abuse.   #PapaFrancisco hace arrestar al ex Nuncio ...

The Vatican said Tuesday that it has arrested defrocked Polish ex-Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski and will try him on charges of child sexual abuse. Wesolowski, a former Holy See ambassador, is accused of paying street boys for sex acts while serving as papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic. A Vatican cannon law tribunal laicized him in June after finding him guilty of child abuse. This will be the Vatican's first criminal trial for sex abuse. #PapaFrancisco hace arrestar al ex Nuncio ...

Dorothy Counts, a fifteen year old black girl attempting to integrate all white Harding High School in NC in 1957. After four days of abuse her family removed her from school

Dorothy Counts, a fifteen year old black girl attempting to integrate all white Harding High School in NC in 1957. After four days of abuse her family removed her from school

Dorothy Counts, one of the first black students to enter the newly desegregated Harry Harding High School is mocked by whites on her first day of school. (Douglas Martin)

Dorothy Counts, one of the first black students to enter the newly desegregated Harry Harding High School is mocked by whites on her first day of school. (Douglas Martin)

Three college students killed in Chapel Hill shooting; 46-year-old man charged. The three victims were Muslim. Yusor Mohammad (left) and Deah Shaddy married in December. Abu-Salha, was Mohammad's younger sister. Craig Stephen Hicks turned himself in to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office in Pittsboro following the shooting,

Three college students killed in Chapel Hill shooting; 46-year-old man charged. The three victims were Muslim. Yusor Mohammad (left) and Deah Shaddy married in December. Abu-Salha, was Mohammad's younger sister. Craig Stephen Hicks turned himself in to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office in Pittsboro following the shooting,

The Joke of U.S. Justice and “Accountability” When They Bomb a Hospital: The U.S. military is about to release a report that, so predictably, exonerates itself from all guilt; it was, of course, all just a terribly tragic mistake. Worse, reports The Los Angeles Times‘ W.J. Hennigan, “no one will face criminal charges.” American punishment meted out for 42 dead: counseling, letters of reprimand, training courses.

The Joke of U.S. Justice and “Accountability” When They Bomb a Hospital: The U.S. military is about to release a report that, so predictably, exonerates itself from all guilt; it was, of course, all just a terribly tragic mistake. Worse, reports The Los Angeles Times‘ W.J. Hennigan, “no one will face criminal charges.” American punishment meted out for 42 dead: counseling, letters of reprimand, training courses.

Satellite images reveal devastation of Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria: Before-and-after photographs show more than 3,100 structures destroyed by fire in villages where hundreds, perhaps thousands, were killed - ‘I walked through five villages and each one was empty except for dead bodies.’ In Baga, a densely populated town less than two square kilometres in size, about 620 structures were either damaged or completely destroyed by fire.

Satellite images reveal devastation of Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria: Before-and-after photographs show more than 3,100 structures destroyed by fire in villages where hundreds, perhaps thousands, were killed - ‘I walked through five villages and each one was empty except for dead bodies.’ In Baga, a densely populated town less than two square kilometres in size, about 620 structures were either damaged or completely destroyed by fire.

Monson Motor Lodge owner, James E. "Jimmy" Brock, pouring muriatic acid in the "whites only" pool to force African Americans from integrating in it. June '1964

Monson Motor Lodge owner, James E. "Jimmy" Brock, pouring muriatic acid in the "whites only" pool to force African Americans from integrating in it. June '1964

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