Harvard Acknowledged Slavery in its History

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Harvard University acknowledged that nearly 100 people were enslaved by the university after its foundation in 1636 in a 130-page report released on Tuesday. The report focused on Harvard University’s involvement in slavery and, after slavery was abolished, the university’s …

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U.S. Senate Unanimously Votes to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

The United States Senate on June 15 unanimously voted to make June 19, or “Juneteeth,” a federal holiday. Democrats and Republicans in the Senate approved the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act” (S. 4019), establishing June 19, the day that marks …

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Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund to Investigate Firms for Links to Chinese Uighur Forced Labor

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund will investigate companies it has invested in for links to Chinese Uighur labor internment camps in the Xinjiang region. The fund, worth $1.3 trillion, is the worlds largest sovereign wealth fund and has massive market influence, …

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Children Sue Hershey, Mars, and Nestle Chocolate Brands for Child Slavery

Eight children have filed a legal action against Hershey, Mars, and Nestle — three of world’s biggest chocolate companies  —  claiming the companies aided and abetted the illegal enslavement of “thousands of children” on cocoa farms and their supply chains. …

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