The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Been quite a while since my last post. Lot of things of varying newsworthiness went down over that period of time, maybe I'll get around to some of it over time. Quite a few things I'd like to snark upon, such as ZBM calling Barbados's PM "Arthur Owen", but no matter.

Today is being celebrated across the world as the 200th year of the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade; and it was marked by British PM Tony Blair offering in his speech regarding Britain's role that it was a matter of, "deep sorrow and regret", which in itself proved controversial.

Here's the thing, though. Slavery is still going on today in several African countries, among other places. We still hear of situations where there is sex trafficking of young kids. So I don't think we can really celebrate anything at this time.

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