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Frederick Douglass on William Wilberforce

24 March 2007
"When Wilberforce came forward, public attention became directed to the matter.

The revolt against slavery

24 March 2007
Here are articles about the revolt against slavery including Adam Hochschild and Marika Sherwood, on the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire.

British companies continued to profit after abolition of slave trade

24 March 2007
Within days of the 1807 anti-slavery act coming into force, British slave traders were already deploying a number of ruses to circumvent it.

Radicals and rebels behind the abolition of slavery

24 March 2007
In the coming months, it will be hard to turn on the television or pick up a newspaper in Britain without seeing some mention of the 200th anniversary of parliament’s abolition of the slave trade. A flood of forums, lecture series, museum exhibitions and commemorative ceremonies are also marking this event.

Events commemorating the end of the slave trade

24 March 2007
Ms Dynamite in Search of Nanny Maroon Niomi Daley, the British hip-hop star better known as Ms Dynamite, travelled to her ancestral land Jamaica to make a TV documentary about slaves who fought back.

Map of the triangular slave trade

24 March 2007

Books on the fight against the slave trade

24 March 2007
Books on the fight against the slave trade

Slavery in precolonial Africa doesn't justify Atlantic trade

24 March 2007
Very few people these days would question the barbarity of the Atlantic slave trade. Nor can anyone easily deny that vast profits were made from slave labour in the plantations.

The role of the slave revolts in ending slavery

24 March 2007
Africans resisted slavery at every point. There were rebellions on board the ships that carried them across the oceans, which often resulted in the cruelest retaliation. But it was on the plantations that the most serious challenges to the slave economy took place.

Bloody price of the slave trade

24 March 2007
March marks the 200th anniversary of the act of parliament that officially ended direct British involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. The act of 1807 made it illegal for a British ship to transport captive Africans across the Atlantic for sale into slavery.

Olaudah Equiano: fighter for freedom

24 March 2007
The former slave Olaudah Equiano was a key figure in the British campaign to end slavery.

Inequality and poverty are the real causes of violence

24 February 2007
The government has been keen to assure the public that the recent spate of murders in London are about the behaviour of "particular" people in "particular" areas.

Gangs and capitalism

24 February 2007
‘The situation that we face today isn’t really new. Today we have school exclusions, but in the 1970s we were fighting "special education" – a means of giving black kids an inferior schooling in separate schools.

Gun crime: stop blaming victims

24 February 2007
The tragic murder of three teenagers in south London over the last fortnight has unleashed a wave of "soul searching" by the media and politicians alike.

The Black Panthers

06 January 2007
A new photographic history of the US Black Panther Party brilliantly depicts a high point in the struggle for black liberation. Yuri Prasad looks back at a period of hope and anger

Pictures of Babyshambles, Shane McGowan and David Okoro at LMHR Fabric fundraiser

09 December 2006

2,000 at Love Music Hate Racism fundraiser

09 December 2006
Around 2,000 people packed into top London club Fabric last Thursday for a massive fundraiser for Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR).

Are poor whites the most oppressed people in Britain?

02 December 2006
Poor and marginalised people living in Britain have attracted some false friends in recent weeks. The rebranded Tories sent the highly unlikely radical Iain Duncan Smith MP off to look at education, and he came back with the conclusion that the education system lets down white working people.

People’s Assembly on Islamophobia: standing together against racism

25 November 2006
Over 650 delegates from across the country gathered in central London last Saturday for the People’s Assembly on Islamophobia and the "war on terror", called by the Stop the War Coalition.

Playing the race card on campus

18 November 2006
The witch-hunt against Muslims continued this week with sensational allegations splashed over newspaper front pages that university campuses across Britain were being infiltrated by "Islamic extremists".

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