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Jamaican campaigners call for colonialism apology from royal family

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Jamaican campaigners have accused the Queen of perpetuating slavery, in a letter urging the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to atone for colonialism during their Caribbean tour. As the country celebrates 60 years of ind...

Amitav Ghosh: European colonialism helped create a planet in crisis

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Amitav Ghosh can clearly remember his first interaction with the climate crisis. It was the early 2000s, and Ghosh, now one of India’s most celebrated authors and winner of its highest literary prize, was researching ...

‘Waste colonialism’: world grapples with west’s unwanted plastic

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One hundred and 41 containers filled with rotting plastic waste have been on a journey for more than a year. Scattered between Turkey, Greece and Vietnam, far from their origins in Germany, the containers’ voyage shed...

Equalities minister under fire for writing she does not ‘care about colonialism’

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The equalities minister, Kemi Badenoch, has been criticised after leaked messages revealed she claimed not to “care about colonialism”, amid warnings that Conservatives could haemorrhage support from the black communi...

‘Not in this town’: artwork about Britain’s ‘nuclear colonialism’ removed

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An Australian artist has accused a group of Conservative councillors of using “bullying strategies” to silence and censor her work after an installation she created to highlight Britain’s “identity as a colonial nucle...

Mandabi review – Ousmane Sembène classic about colonialism resonates today

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Ousmane Sembène, the “father of African cinema”, tells a tale of Jonsonian bleakness about human nature with his 1968 film Mandabi, or The Money Order, adapted from his own novella and now on rerelease. As with much o...

What is sovereignty? A conversation about American colonialism

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In 2014, the writer Jacqueline Keeler started the #notyourmascot hashtag, a social media campaign highlighting the way sports teams use Native Americans mascots to perpetuate racist caricatures. In her current work, s...

The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen review – challenging colonialism

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“We were the unwanted, the unneeded and the unseen, invisible to all but ourselves.” And with those words he is back, the “man of two faces and two minds” as well as many guises: Vietnamese, French, American, soldier,...