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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

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".

The illusion of Britishness

18 November 2006
In the past few years a peculiarly old-fashioned - and sinister - set of phrases has re-entered the political vocabulary of the Westminster establishment. New Labour ministers and their Tory shadows are increasingly talking about "British values" and "our way of life".

Students oppose Islamophobia

11 November 2006
Thirty five students at Goldsmiths College in south east London came to a discussion on Thursday of last week against the attacks on civil liberties.

French unions resist after Muslims are sacked

11 November 2006
Islamophobia isn’t just taking place in Britain. Authorities in France have withdrawn the security clearances for 40 mainly Muslim workers at the Paris airport of Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, one of Europe’s busiest airports.

Serving police officer writes on prejudice in the force

11 November 2006
Britain's highest ranking Asian police officer, Tariq Ghaffur, recently spoke out frankly about issues of policing and race relations. It was clear from the outset that some within policing circles - the home office, the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), and the Police Federation - were keen to criticise his comments.

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