Colonialism


Political blackness and Palestinian solidarity

22 September 2020 The question of Palestine has become a black political litmus test, argues Annie Olaloku-Teriba, defining the very nature of black identity and politics

All Eyes on Wet’suwet’en

10 September 2020 Suzanne Dhaliwal, in collaboration with Indigenous Climate Action, explains how the struggle to end Canada’s colonial violence is continuing in the face of fossil fuel extractivism

Deforestation on the Tasman coast

Conservation without colonialism

6 September 2020 Jennifer Johnson explores the structural underpinnings – and limitations – of carbon offsetting and related approaches to the climate crisis

Kashmir’s new domicile law: the next step in the dispossession of a people

5 August 2020 One year on from India’s annexation of Kashmir, Mirza Saaib Bég explores how a new domicile law is strengthening the occupation

'The Murder of Count Helfenstein' during the German Peasants' Revolt (Credit: WikiCommons)

It’s after the end of the world: inequality and doomsday

9 June 2020 As apocalypse rhetoric spreads during Covid-19, James Hendrix Elsey explores what 'the end of the world' really means under racialised capitalism – and what comes next

Kes - unshorn hair - is an article of faith for Sikhs (Credit: Shreyans Bhansali)

Sacrificing sovereignty: Sikhs and Covid-19

12 May 2020 Against a backdrop of militaristic rhetoric, Shuranjeet Singh interrogates why some Sikhs are being forced to choose between their faith and their patients

Essay: a new sense of nation?

3 May 2020 Michael Calderbank and Ashish Ghadiali discuss the meaning of ‘national pride’ and ask if it can – or should – have a place in a truly radical left politics

US Socialism: Indigenous community wealth building

13 March 2020 Community wealth building can help to tap into the culture and resources of marginalised communities, says Stephanie Gutierrez.

Democracy in focus: the undead state

9 January 2020 Brexit may finally have forced reform upon Britain’s zombie imperial constitution, writes Kojo Koram

Democracy in focus: a post-austerity state

8 January 2020 The UK needs a people’s constitution to defend rights and enable us to fulfil our potential, writes Hilary Wainwright

Cartoonist from 1888 depicting John Bull (England) as the octopus of imperialism, grabbing land on every continent. Public Domain.

Education and Empire

28 November 2019 Following Labour’s manifesto pledge to educate the public on the histories of empire, slavery, and migration, Kimberly McIntosh explains the dangers of colonial nostalgia in the national curriculum

Review – Decolonial Communism, Democracy and the Commons

22 November 2019 A collection of essays which could be a key resource for those seeking to create economic alternatives, edited by Catherine Samary and Fred Leplat. Reviewed by Derek Wall

Forest Fires in Amazon

The fight of our lives

18 November 2019 Asad Rehman talks to Ashish Ghadiali about why, across the political spectrum, Zero Carbon 2030 must become the rallying cry in GE2019.

Real Zero

16 October 2019 2019 has seen climate consciousness reshape the political conversation around the world, but for this new awareness to make a difference, we need to get real about targets and timescale, write Souparna Lahiri, Niclas Hällström and Rachel Rose Jackson. 

Global Justice Rebellion activists

It’s time to add global justice to XR’s demands

10 October 2019 Extinction Rebellion must recognise the impacts of colonialism and capitalism, and demand a just transition for all, argues Aranyo Aarjan

Building a ‘Museum of Dissent’

5 July 2019 Lisa Kennedy and Donata Miller suggest five ways museums can be sites for dissent

We need to decolonise museums

23 May 2019 Decolonising the museum is a pathway to decolonising society. We must start by providing more honest accounts of our past, says Subhadra Das

A Green New Deal must deliver global justice

29 April 2019 To tackle climate change, we must target the international inequalities at the root of the crisis. By Asad Rehman

A new civilising mission

18 March 2019 The treatment of Muslim women shows that French feminism has not shed some imperialist and racist practices, argues Malia Bouattia

Remembering the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

30 November 2018 In April 1919, British colonial forces cracked down violently on Indian protesters. By Saurav Dutt

The colonial origins of Africa’s health crisis

15 November 2018 Formerly colonised nations are still suffering the effects of underdevelopment and underinvestment in health infrastructure, writes Jessica Lynne Pearson.

Resistance and revolution in colonial Kenya

22 October 2018 Shehina Fazal reviews 'Kenya’s War of Independence: Mau Mau and its Legacy of Resistance  to Colonialism and Imperialism, 1948-1990' by Shiraz Durrani. 

‘The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed’

18 October 2018 Mike Peters explores the legacy of Steve Biko, a radical who spent his life fighting for Black liberation and for the overthrow of the Apartheid government in South Africa.

‘Confronting imperialism means winning back the power to imagine alternatives’. An interview with Vijay Prashad

15 October 2018 Vijay Prashad talks to Daniel Whittall about socialism, anti-imperialism and the new global research network Tricontinental.

Out of the furnace, into the fire?

3 April 2014 Prossy Kakooza and Siobhán McGuirk report on the recent Anti-Homosexuality Act passed in Uganda, and the UK’s own draconian approach to LGBT asylum seekers.



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