In Britain, communities of colour have always found routes towards political organisation and cultural expression, even though these experiences have often been marginalised in dominant discourse. Contemporary struggles against racism – encapsulated in the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent removal of statues of slave-traders from major cities – are a fight over history itself.
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Natalie Olah's new book explores how upper middle-class pop culture has affected British politics
Suchandrika Chakrabarti reviews Wendy Liu's proposals to reclaim technology's potential for the public good
Connor Beaton reviews Daniel Finn's account of the politics and personalities which drove the IRA
Comedian Elf Lyons discusses creative innovation and rebellion in a dystopian age
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
The BBC hit drama shows the complexities of class mobility, but can’t avoid class and gender stereotypes, says Frances Hatherley