Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

Black Sugar

Black Sugar | Modern-Day Slavery in the Dominican Republic


Some came voluntarily, chasing the dream of a salary; others were kidnapped near the Dominican border and brought by force. Regardless of trajectory, once Haitians lands in a batey, as camps for Haitian workers are called in the Dominican Republic, all are cursed to the same dolorous grind: cutting sugar cane from morning till night more »

On Common Ground: Eliminating Child Poverty is something we can all agree on


  The following is a guest post by Amy Stewart Gallant. Whenever I’m overwhelmed by contrast, by conflict, I contemplate one of my favourite lines, a string of words conjured by 13th-century Persian Poet Rumi: “Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field.  I will meet you there.” It doesn’t matter that more »