The ‘Irish slave’ meme has resurfaced as an attempt by the far-right to derail discussions over slavery and its legacy today Continue reading Cromwell and the ‘Irish Slave’ meme are derailing attempts to combat racism online
If you go the Acropolis Museum in Athens, you can’t help but be struck with a sense of melancholy. Continue reading Britain is beginning to face up to its past. So let’s take the opportunity to return the Elgin Marbles.
Oliver Cromwell’s statue stands proudly in front of the House Of Commons. As Britain grapples with a sordid colonial past, Cromwell’s brutal legacy in Ireland should be rexamined. Continue reading Oliver Cromwell’s legacy should not be spared in Britain’s cultural reckoning
Tony Blair left office on this day thirteen years ago today, an auspicious milestone for some, but for the former leader’s legacy luck may be changing Continue reading Tony left office 13 years ago. But is Blairism creeping back into the fold?
Confronting the darkness of Britain’s imperial past is something long overdue. Britain’s – like any – empire was built on a mountain of corpses. The waves that Britannia ruled were those of a sea of blood. Continue reading Winston Churchill was a racist. This should not be controversial.
Amid a worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen it has been revealed arms manufacturer BAE Systems and the RAF are still supplying military hardware to Saudi forces. Continue reading Coronavirus: No halt to UK military aid to Saudi Arabia despite regime’s ongoing bombardment of Yemen
BERNIE Sanders may have dropped out of the race, but his supporters had some consolation – he was set to be on the ballot for all the remaining states. Continue reading Cancelling the New York Presidential Primary is a stunning betrayal of progressive voters
Once more, the coronavirus pandemic has seen the globe gripped with fear and anxiety, and led to mobilisation of unprecedented scale and manner. Continue reading Coronavirus: How Trump might weaponise the pandemic to boost his re-election bid
It’s not a role many saw for her – Nandy shone through in the leadership contest with her strong domestic policy and focus on ‘towns’ – but her past statements on foreign policy are encouraging. Continue reading Labour reshuffle: Lisa Nandy’s strong foreign policy record should maintain the party’s anti-imperialist line post-Corbyn
It is a crushing disappointment for most on the American left. But we must face reality. Joe Biden is going to be the Democratic nominee to face Donald Trump in November. Continue reading Joe Biden’s disastrous foreign policy record will come back to haunt him – and could cost him the election