Tag: colonialism

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Unearthing hidden histories: an interview with Ian Birchall

An interview with socialist historian Ian Birchall. Ian's work has has involved researching and reevaluating lesser-known revolutionaries and activists from the Global South.

The exception as the rule: Toronto’s social reproduction organising

In Toronto, community organisers are battling Covid in the shadow of colonial racial capitalism. Mutual aid, rent strikes and community organising have emerged as crucial initiatives for survival and solidarity.

Understanding Nigeria’s #EndSARS movement

Nigeria has been rocked by massive protests against state repression. The movement has brought a whole new generation into political struggle.

The British left must stand in solidarity with Palestinians

Max Stein argues for vocal solidarity with Palestinians as the annexation of the West Bank goes ahead.

The villains of Parliament Square

A who's-who of the murderous colonialists set in stone in Parliament Square Gardens.
Winston Churchill waving to crowds on VE Day

Winston Churchill: the man, the myth, the murderer

Churchill is central to the Tory myth of national unit. But the historical record is clear: he was a virulent racist, a diehard colonialist, and responsible for the deaths of millions.

London and Edinburgh stand with the Wet’suwet’en

On 1 March, there were demonstrations in London and Edinburgh standing up in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en and their allies, demanding that the Canadian government end this cycle of colonial violence.
Trixie Smith

Music of the people: The Blues

Mitch Mitchell is back with another people’s music playlist. This time he’s here with a brief history of The Blues

Plundering the earth – Imperialism and Climate

Contemporary capitalism is built on a global division of labour and global supply chains. Imperialist wars are fought over increasingly scarce resources, and imperialist capital devastates the earth to extract resources which feed a global system of exploitation. How can we understand the links between climate change and imperialism? How can such an understanding help us to build the vital links between the different aspects of the crises ahead of us and build the alliances necessary to avert climate disaster and achieve climate justice?

Mugabe is dead: remember Chiadzwa

Robert Mugabe's rule was a disaster for Zimbabwe's poor. The massacre at Chiadzwa deserves to stand as his testament, writes Leo Zeilig.