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Global Slavery Index Finds 30 Million In Slavery
2013-10-18 08:49:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An estimated 30 million people around the world are living as slaves, according to a new Global Slavery Index study that ranks 162 countries on the number of people living in slavery, the risk of enslavement and the strength of government actions to combat the problem. The report, released Thursday by the anti-slavery charity Walk Free Foundation, is the first annual index to track slavery on a global basis, and reveals an...

2010-11-29 21:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A blueprint for eliminating modern slavery has earned its creator the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Kevin Bales, president of Free the Slaves, a human rights organization based in Washington, D.C., won the $100,000 annual prize for ideas set forth in his 2007 book, "Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves." In the book, Bales outlines steps to end the enslavement of some 27...

2010-07-22 13:53:00

Museum to visit historic landmarks, places of worship, and community centers July 25 to August 14 IMMOKALEE, Fla., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum consists of a produce truck of the same model in which farmworkers were locked and chained as part of recent slavery operations (U.S. v. Navarrete, 2008), accompanied by displays on the history and evolution of slavery in Florida agriculture. The museum's central focus is the phenomenon of modern-day...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'