Archive | January 2017

Freedom At All Cost: Remembering History’s Greatest Slave Rebellion

another great one from the raven!

The Raven Report

“The time is always right to do what is right.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King

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There is nothing more stirring to the blood than the quest for freedom, especially as it lies in the desperate hearts of those who have suffered the brutal lash of slavery. And sometime—in fact, much of the time—the right to freedom is begrudgingly returned only when those in power are threatened. Freedom is not something you can ask for, it’s something you have to demand, even if that means wresting it violently from the grip of a hateful, ignorant society. History is rife with stories of mass enslavement, kings who built entire empires on the scarred backs of the oppressed, and the bloody slave rebellions that tried to right the scales of justice.

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The precious token of freedom has played a pivotal role in many battles, but none so poignant, so immediate, as the uprising of those…

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How A Quaint London Holiday Revealed A Stunning House of Horrors

I love this article…bringing the modern and the past together.

The Raven Report

“I remember as I gazed down at the still form of my first victim, experiencing a strange, peaceful thrill.” -John Christie

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Having spent the recent holiday in London, I am reminded how its dark and curious history is never very far from view. From Highgate to Dorset Street, one would be hard-pressed to find a plot of land within the city limits where someone hasn’t been killed, raped, or molested at some point in the past one thousand years. For many people, this realization may be appalling, for others intriguing—but for the rare few (cough, me, cough), it can be downright thrilling.

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So, imagine my delight when I discovered I had been renting a flat in Notting Hill and sleeping right next door to the city’s original maison macabre, a location so steeped in horror and madness it was dubbed “the most notorious address in London” in the 1950’s and literally razed to…

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