South Koreans sue government over slavery on salt farms

Nov 14, 2015

South Koreans sue government over slavery on salt farms

Eight men who had been held as slaves at South Korean salt farms for several years took the government to court on Friday for alleged negligence and police inaction, which they say largely caused and prolonged their ordeal. In the lawsuit, filed at the ...

U.S. publisher apologizes for textbook calling slaves 'workers'

Oct 6, 2015

U.S. publisher apologizes for textbook calling slaves 'workers'

One of the biggest publishers in the U.S. apologized Monday for calling slaves brought to America “workers” in a geography textbook used widely in Texas, where the wording went unnoticed during the state’s combative and politically charged classroom curriculum reviews. Instead it was the ...

PBS probes slave-owning issue as Affleck expresses regret

Apr 22, 2015

PBS probes slave-owning issue as Affleck expresses regret

PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of “Finding Your Roots” may have violated the network’s editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor. Meanwhile, Affleck has expressed regret for seeking ...

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

Apr 5, 2015

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place. After 17 hours overnight ...