New Caledonia is going to the polls for an independence referendum next week – and it would important to talk about the rich diversity of populations so often found in French overseas territories. Continue reading How would New Caledonia’s culturally diverse population factor into independence?
Barbados’ republican surge reflects a nation that is tired of being under the thumb of the Empire a half-century after it declared independence. Continue reading Barbados bids farewell to Her Majesty with Black Lives Matter driving struggle to leave colonial past behind
The erasure of queerness from history goes further than antiquity, with the strongest impacts felt today in the countries affected by colonialism. Continue reading How the British Empire globalised transphobia
October 2020 will see the fourth independence referendum in French New Caledonia, whose results could potentially cause major changes in the geopolitics of the Pacific area. Continue reading New Caledonia: The French overseas territory that might soon become independent
Today marks 75 years since the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Continue reading Hiroshima, the Doomsday Clock and the ever present spectre of nuclear annihilation
The Supreme Court has taken the side of Native Americans against the State, granting Tribal citizens immunity to prosecution by the state of Oklahoma. Continue reading Half of Oklahoma is Native Land – What does this mean?
The Intellectual Dark Web (IDW) is a group of political commentators furious at the identity politics of our age – and they want you to be too. Continue reading The Intellectual Dark Web is winning on YouTube – for now
In the tumultuous history of the French Third Republic, among the Panama Canal Scandal, anarchism and corruption scandals, one stands among them. Continue reading The Dreyfus Affair: The anti-Semitism scandal that shook the Third Republic to its core
“I just hope that humankind will learn, but if they haven’t learnt from Auschwitz, why would they from Bosnia?” Continue reading ‘Bosnia should have been a lesson for us all’
History is contentious. It is happening now. To ignore that fact and react with shock when such installations are met with violence seems short-sighted at best, and sinister at worst. Continue reading Statues, hero worship and contentious pasts: Can Kenya save us from the seemingly inevitable culture war?