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DISTRESSING REPORT ON DOMESTIC CHILD LABOR (the cancer of humanity is known as GREED)


Distressing Report on Domestic Child Labor

Released on Wednesday to coincide with this year’s World Day Against Child Labor, a report on child laborfrom the UN’s International Labour Organization estimates that some 10.5 million children around the globe currently work as domestic laborers. More than half are believed to be between the ages of five and 14, and nearly three quarters are female. They are largely denied access to education and are often subject to abuse, but their plight, for the most part, remains hidden behind the closed doors of the private homes in which they work. More… Discuss

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This Day in the Yesteryear: TILDEN WINS POPULAR VOTE, LOSES US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION (1877)


Tilden Wins Popular Vote, Loses US Presidential Election (1877)

One of the most disputed presidential elections in American history was decided by a single electoral vote, which was likely awarded in an informal deal behind closed doors. Democratic candidate Samuel J. Tilden not only won the popular vote in the 1876 election, but secured 184 electoral votes to Republican Rutherford B. Hayes‘s 165—until a bitter, months-long political battle ended with Hayes being awarded 20 contested votes. What did the Democrats gain in the so-called Compromise of 1877More… Discuss