Daily Archives: February 8, 2019

25 SHOCKING Facts About Slave Trade


Published on Oct 20, 2017

Today, you are going to learn some shocking facts about slave trade. A little bit of a warning, these facts might be hard to deal with. Especially as you reach the end of the list. Check out these incredible 25 shocking facts about slave trade. We all know that our world’s history involves slavery. Whether it’s ancient civilizations or modern civilization, they are all guilty of forcing other human beings into doing something that richer, more affluent, or overall more well to-do human beings didn’t want to do. This is a tough subject, but we hope that we can share some educational facts concerning slave trade with you today. Check out these slave trade facts (and our photo credits and sources) and let us know in the comments below your thoughts about slavery:

The Point: Exhibition features 120 rare photos of early China

Published on Feb 8, 2019

A rare collection of 120 early photographs of China, some of the very first images ever taken in the country, has made its debut at the Tsinghua University Art Museum in Beijing. Pictures of China’s people, cities, landscapes and architecture, captured in the 19th century, peer out from the frames. What stories can these images share about China’s rich history? What can we tell about the social changes the country has undergone by revisiting these scenes from the past? Why have these photos landed in China, and what does the collector have to say about the China of today and the future? Stephan Loewentheil, the collector himself, shared his views.

WATCH: This Viral Video of Ocasio-Cortez Explaining “Fundamentally Broken” US Democracy Has Been Viewed More Than 16 Million Times

In a critique of campaign finance laws that has now gone viral, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) this week showed how the United States has “a system that is fundamentally broken” due to the pervasive influence of corporate money that infects every aspect of the nation’s democracy.

The take-down—which took just under 5 minutes—occurred Wednesday during a hearing held by the House Oversight Committee. To make her point, she played “a lightning round game” with the watchdogs on the panel, including Common Cause’s Karen Hobert Flynn, CREW’s Walter Shaub, and Brennan Center for Justice’s Mehrbani Spitzer.

With her creative attack, said Common Cause, the freshman lawmaker “exposes just how much ‘bad guys’ can get away with under the shameful state of our campaign finance laws.”

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dissects America’s ‘fundamentally broken’ campaign finance laws

Guardian News
Published on Feb 7, 2019

‘Let’s play a game,’ congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says to a panel of government watchdogs. Ocasio-Cortez goes on to dissect US campaign finance laws to make her point about the ‘fundamentally broken’ system.

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