British empire

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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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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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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


06, Dec, 2021 @5:42 PM

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Covid’s next move: inside the 3 December Guardian Weekly
What will the Omicron variant mean for the world? Plus: despair in Dunkirk’s refugee camps

Graham Snowdon

01, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Barbados hails Rihanna ‘national hero’ as it becomes republic
Singer and entrepreneur praised for her ‘extraordinary commitment to the land of her birth’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and agencies

30, Nov, 2021 @1:32 PM

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Oxford University identifies 145 artefacts looted in Benin raid
Plundered items likely to be returned to Nigeria include brass plaques, bronze figures and musical instruments

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

19, Nov, 2021 @6:28 PM

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Museum of the Home considering moving statue of slave ship owner
After local campaign London museum says Robert Geffrye statue could be moved to less prominent space

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

18, Nov, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Greek PM to make Parthenon marbles key issue in meeting with Boris Johnson
Kyriakos Mitsotakis to argue reunification of ‘stolen’ sculptures is matter outside remit of British Museum

Helena Smith in Athens

15, Nov, 2021 @6:17 PM

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Records of 320,000 Punjab soldiers from first world war uncovered
Military files of Indian troops left unread in Pakistan museum for 97 years go online

Rajeev Syal

10, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Never mind aid, never mind loans: what poor nations are owed is reparations | George Monbiot
At Cop26 the wealthy countries cast themselves as saviours, yet their efforts are hopelessly inadequate, says the Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

05, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the Benin bronzes: silence is not enough | Editorial
Editorial: The German state, and two British institutions, are restituting looted artworks to Nigeria. Your move, British Museum


29, Oct, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Cream teas at dawn: inside the war for the National Trust
One of the UK’s most beloved organisations is under siege over its efforts to reckon with Britain’s slave-owning history. Who will win the battle for its soul?

Gaby Hinsliff

16, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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