Colonialism

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Amitav Ghosh: European colonialism helped create a planet in crisis
Indian author says pillaging of lands and killing of indigenous people laid foundation for climate emergency

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correpondent

14, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Colston protester says Tories are misusing their acquittals to fan flames of culture war
Rhian Graham, cleared of criminal damage for her part in toppling the statue of the slave trader, says a vital debate about Britain’s history is being hijacked

Tom Wall

09, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Minister vows to close ‘loophole’ after court clears Colston statue topplers
Grant Shapps leads calls to change law limiting prosecution of people who damage memorials

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

06, Jan, 2022 @12:14 PM

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Path of resistance: a timeline of protest against Edward Colston
Key dates, from a clergyman speaking up in 1921 to the 2022 trial verdict that cleared protesters

Damien Gayle

05, Jan, 2022 @5:07 PM

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New evidence of Belgian complicity in 1961 killing of Burundian PM
Book explores unseen archive papers relating to Prince Louis Rwagasore’s murder, which led to years of unrest

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

05, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Moroccan opposition leader Mehdi ben Barka was a spy, cold war files suggest
The activist who was murdered in Paris in 1965 was a hero of the global struggle against imperialism, but files from the Czechoslovak secret service cast doubt on his independence

Jason Burke

26, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Gallery aims to reclaim narrative with its racist ‘casta’ paintings
Curator of new show tackles racial stereotyping using depictions of scenes of colonial life in the Caribbean and South America

Vanessa Thorpe

26, Dec, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The best of the long read in 2021
Our 20 favourite pieces of the year

24, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘A Francoist daydream’: how Spain’s right clings to its imperialist past
A Peruvian author fears her adopted home is far from an apology for its Latin American abuses

Sam Jones in Madrid

18, Dec, 2021 @4:54 PM

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‘We have yet to reach our postcolonial moment’: Chelsea Watego on colonialism and the canon
The Brisbane author and academic talks about her new book, settler colonialism and the everyday-ness of ongoing dispossession

Paul Daley

17, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The Proposition: Nick Cave’s savage outback western reveals ugly truths about Australia
Released in 2005, this brutal tale of sibling conflict is set against the backdrop of colonial racism, violence and misogyny

Adam Fleet

07, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Why Britain needs a slavery memorial | Letter
Letter: It would be a permanent sign of regret and a tangible tribute to those on whom much of our prosperity is based, writes Steve Barrass

Letters

06, Dec, 2021 @5:42 PM

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