The Firm and its long-lasting grip
12 June 2021
Laura Clancy examines the history of the Crown, its role in empire and its continuing functional and ideological purpose today
13 April 2021
As various Covid-19 vaccines continue to be rolled out in the Global North, Remi Joseph-Salisbury explores how nationalist vaccine programmes exacerbate global inequalities
Statues, street names, and contested memory
10 February 2021
Proudly 'anti-woke' posturing is just the latest government attempt to memorialise white supremacy. Meghan Tinsley reports on the politics of commemoration
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
Conservation without colonialism
6 September 2020
Jennifer Johnson explores the structural underpinnings – and limitations – of carbon offsetting and related approaches to the climate crisis
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
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
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.
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.
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 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
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.