Slavery

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Huge rise in number of trafficking victims in UK immigration detention
Campaigners say not enough victims are being identified before Home Office moves to lock them up

Diane Taylor

26, Jan, 2022 @11:14 AM

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Groundbreaking work on slave economy finally back on UK shelves
Seminal work by Black scholar, which was shunned for decades, finds British publisher

Donna Ferguson

23, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The Last Slave Ship review: the Clotilda, Africatown and a lasting American injustice
Ben Raines offers a welcome and affecting history lesson about a dark moment in US history and how its legacy lingered

Michael Henry Adams

23, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Scotland’s first black professor accuses academics of racism in slavery row
Sir Geoff Palmer was urged to quit as chair of two panels re-examining Edinburgh’s involvement in slave trade

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

21, Jan, 2022 @12:51 PM

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Telling local stories of slavery in Lancaster | Letter
Letter: Prof Alan Rice on the importance of uncovering hidden histories across the country

Letters

13, Jan, 2022 @5:49 PM

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Small reminders of Britain’s slaving past
Letters: Aidan Turner-Bishop suggests Germany’s Stolpersteine as a model for the UK to follow, and Robert Tilleard recalls being told about slave manacles in a house in Bristol

Letters

11, Jan, 2022 @5:49 PM

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My family benefited from slavery. Why can’t we accept white people still owe a huge debt? | Thomas Harding
The Colston Four’s acquittal gives me hope that Britain’s legacy is being recognised, says author Thomas Harding

Thomas Harding

11, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The acquittal of the Colston Four does not edit history | Letters
Letters: Boris Johnson is happy to revise his own history, writes Colin Montgomery; plus letters from Carl Gardner, Graham Bould and Richard Giles

Letters

10, Jan, 2022 @4:57 PM

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The Colston Four’s critics are deluded to think Britain owes no apology for its past | Nesrine Malik
Figures such as Colston are not simply remote characters from history, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

10, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘If not us, then who?’: inside the landmark push for reparations for Black Californians
Taskforce including civil rights leaders and attorneys scrutinizes legacy of centuries of injustice

Vivian Ho

09, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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How committed is No 10 to toppling the topplers? | Stewart Lee
The government wants statue-botherers to face 10 years in prison – presumably that applies to those who remove memorials to paedophiles

Stewart Lee

09, Jan, 2022 @10:00 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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