Opinion


August 05, 2021 Laura T. Murphy Story

In Search of Freedomville

In a tiny speck of a village in Uttar Pradesh, India, a community of rock quarry miners have given their cluster of thatched roofed houses the name Azad Nagar. Freedomville. The miners named their village in 2000, only a few months after they staged a slave revolt that overthrew the profit-driven landowners who had held their families in slavery in rock quarries for generations. If you search for Azad Nagar on a map, you won’t find it. To everyone else, it’s called Sonbarsa. Located in the poorest province in one of the poorest countries in the world, Sonbarsa is a barren, rocky, plot of land in the middle of one of the most densely populated states in the world.

October 30, 2019 Celia Williamson Opinion

400 Years of Slavery and the Lash of the Whip Can Still be Felt

Fighting modern-day enslavement is a full time job. Learn more from Dr. Celia Williamson, the host of "Emancipation Nation."

July 11, 2019 End Slavery Now Opinion

Words (Still) Matter: There is (Still) No Such Thing as a "Child Prostitute"

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's arrest on human trafficking charges has brought this issue back into the spotlight. It is important to make sure that when discussing this case the media and private citizens use words respectful of what his alleged victims went through.

May 22, 2019 End Slavery Now Opinion

Thanks for Everything You Do!

Without the support of modern-day abolitionists like you, End Slavery Now would not be able to fight modern-day enslavement.

January 21, 2019 End Slavery Now Opinion

Modern Day Enslavement and the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21st, 2019 is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. Since 1994 it has been a National Day of Service. This year, consider MLK Day a "day on, not a day off."

November 23, 2018 Reegan Hill Opinion

A Fair Trade Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday 2018! When you purchase locally and make more deliberate choices in how you spend your money, you can know who grew the ingredients in your kitchen. You can also be confident that you have provided someone with the opportunity to have safe & dignified work.

April 21, 2017 Katie Bramell Opinion

Fair Trade and Environmental Sustainability: How You Can’t Have One Without The Other

This Earth Day, it is important to remember why buying fair trade also means supporting the environment.

March 29, 2017 Samantha Searls Opinion

Intersectional Justice

Over the past few weeks, President Trump’s executive orders have increased deportations and detentions; spreading fear amongst the immigrant community. This fear is felt even more deeply amongst foreign nationals who were brought to the United States against their will: the victims of human trafficking.

February 23, 2017 Kristin Schulz Opinion

5 Ways to Build a Slave-Free Closet

If you'd like to fill your closet with clothing you can feel good about, check out these 5 simple ways to purchase more ethically-produced gear.

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