Tag: slavery

The Good Lord Bird: John Brown’s militant abolitionism

Bill Crane looks at the life of militant US abolitionist John Brown and his portrayal in a recent TV adaptation of James McBride’s novel The Good Lord Bird.

The villains of Parliament Square

A who's-who of the murderous colonialists set in stone in Parliament Square Gardens.
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US prison strike: the slaves rebel

The heroic strike action of prisoners in the United States highlights the potential for revolt among America's modern-day slave population

Review: 13th

Filmmaker Tony Aldis reviews the new Netflix documentary 13th, looking at the civil rights movement, Black Lives Matter and the industrial prison complex. 13th is a new film by Ava DuVernay, the director of the...

Migration in the age of Imperialism’s four horsemen: Part 1

For the past year a growing refugee crisis on Europe's borders has allowed the political right to capitalise on xenophobic and paranoid fears spread by racist politicians and media.  Even those who have rejected...

The roots of American racism 2: The Civil War and after sees racism undermined,...

In the second part of a four-part series, Bill Crane examines the origins of racism in the United States. Here he looks at how in the Civil War of the 1860s and the Reconstruction...

The roots of American racism

Why is America so racist? In the first of four articles, American socialist Bill Crane explains how today's struggles around Ferguson and police racism have their roots in a history of slavery and dispossession. It's...