Harvard to honor slaves who worked on campus in 1700s

Harvard University plans to install a plaque next week honoring four slaves who worked on the campus in the 1700s, to acknowledge its role in slavery, the Ivy League university’s president said on Wednesday. “Although we embrace and regularly celebrate the storied traditions of our nearly 400-year history, slavery is an aspect of Harvard’s past … Read more Harvard to honor slaves who worked on campus in 1700s

‘Tell the truth’, Auschwitz survivor urges accused in Nazi trials

A Holocaust survivor said on Tuesday that four suspects accused by German prosecutors of being accessory to murder at Auschwitz must have known of the mass killings taking place at the camp because of the “unbearable stench” of burning bodies. Germany is holding what are likely to be its last trials linked to the Holocaust, … Read more ‘Tell the truth’, Auschwitz survivor urges accused in Nazi trials

Sex trafficking ‘staggering’ in illegal Latin American gold mines: researchers

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The scale of sex trafficking around illegal gold mines in parts of Latin America is “staggering,” and thousands of people working there are prey to labor exploitation by organized crime groups, a think-tank said on Wednesday. “When these mines are directly controlled by criminal groups, or in areas controlled by … Read more Sex trafficking ‘staggering’ in illegal Latin American gold mines: researchers

Harrison Ford uses the force for good

NEW YORK – The battered leather jacket worn by Harrison Ford in the latest “Star Wars” movie has been put up for auction in New York to help a cause dear to the actor’s heart. Ford, 73, signed and donated Han Solo’s  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” jacket to help raise money for research into … Read more Harrison Ford uses the force for good