Analysis: As April elections approach, Israel increasingly reveals itself as a racist endeavour
Israel, already a violent and racist state, is heading in an even more dangerous direction as April elections approach
THE decision by the state of Israel to ban two Arab parties, Balad and United Arab List, and to ban a Jewish candidate for a third major Arab party, Hadash, ahead of elections next month has made little impact on Western politics.
Analysis: Chagos ruling shows Britain won't hang on to its 14 colonial leftovers forever
The United Nations’ ruling that the UK is obliged to relinquish the Chagos Archipelago will not be the last problem presented by the ‘British Overseas Territories’
APOLOGISTS for colonialism – they’re never hard to find – are almost always willing to abuse history in order to mount their defence. Where colonialism and its mouldering leftovers endure however, the present as well as the past can become warped.
Analysis: As Belgium honours Patrice Lumumba, does the UK’s attitude to colonial memorials need to get with the times?
The renaming of an ancient Brussels square after a Congolese independence leader contrast sharply with how British imperialism is memorialised
WHEN the Congo finally achieved its independence from Belgium on June 30, 1960, following the electoral victory of the anti-colonialist Mouvement National Congolais, the occasion was marked by what – initially – appeared to be a carefully stage-managed compromise.
Black History Month 2017: Putting Scotland’s hidden history in the spotlight
Black History Month organisers tell CommonSpace what it’s all about
THIS OCTOBER will mark the 17th year of Black History Month in Scotland and the packed and vibrant programme is set to bring Scotland’s hidden histories into the open.
Black History Month has been coordinated in Scotland since 2001 by Campaign for Racial Equality (CRER) - formerly Glasgow Anti-Racist Alliance – almost a quarter century after the first Black History Month was launched in London, and 75 years since ‘Negro History Week’ was first established in the USA.
Indigenous groups in Canada call for National Museum of Scotland to return human remains
Indigenous leaders want Beothuk tribal remains stored in Edinburgh brought home
THE REMAINS of two tribal figures stored in an Edinburgh museum should be returned to their ancestral homeland, according to Indigenous leaders in Canada calling for government intervention.
Chief Nonosbawsut and his wife Demasduit died in Newfoundland in the early 19th century, at a time when the Beothuk tribe was being wiped out by colonial expansion.
UK responsible for creating tax haven 'secrecy regime' in the 50s says Green leader
Proposals to clean up 'colonial legacy' of UK's tax havens have sparked controversy
THE UK GOVERNMENT encouraged the creation of a network of tax havens and should now take drastic action to reform them, Green leader Natalie Bennett has said amidst an argument over the colonial legacy of offshore jurisdictions.
Over 50 per cent of the 215,000 offshore firms named in the 'Panama Papers' leak have a link to UK overseas territories and dependencies.
Cecil the Lion, hunting, and the legacy of colonialism in Africa: Q & A with leading academic
Colonial mentality still deeply influences western perceptions of Africa and Africans, Dr Angela Thompsell argues
CECIL THE LION, killed by a Minnesotan dentist on 1 July, was named after the infamous mining magnate, white supremacist and advocate of British colonialism, Cecil Rhodes, after who the former British colony of Rhodesia was named.
From the late lion's naming, to the factors that led to his death, the link between colonialism and white hunting in Africa is worthy of further investigation.