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Alexander Hamilton—an enemy of the working class

Alexander Hamilton—an enemy of the working class As the hit musical gets rave reviews in the West End, Anthony Hamilton looks at the truth behind the other Hamilton—a racist and a capitalist class fighter

Border controls mean slavery and death

Border controls mean slavery and death Tuesday marked one year since the demolition of the “jungle” refugee camp by cops in Calais.And one year on the refugee crisis is as bad as ever.

Capitalism—a system born of slavery

Capitalism—a system born of slavery People across the political spectrum acknowledge that racism exists, but its origins are shrouded in mystery—deliberately so.

Two hundred years since the heroic Barbados slave rebellion

Two hundred years since the heroic Barbados slave rebellion  April 2016 marks the centenary of the Easter Rising in Dublin. But this month also marks the bicentenary of an earlier and less well known heroic “Easter rising” - by slaves in Barbados in 1816.

More than arms—Britain's link with Saudi Arabia's despotic ruling family

More than arms—Britains link with Saudi Arabias despotic ruling family Saudi Arabia is notorious for its human rights abuses, its treatment of women and migrant workers. Yet it enjoys a cosy relationship with Britain’s rulers. Dave Sewell explains why

An empire bathed in blood: when Britannia ruled the waves

An empire bathed in blood: when Britannia ruled the waves In a desperate bid to head off a Scottish Yes vote, David Cameron evoked a mythical British Empire that had given democracy to the poor and freedom to the slaves. Here Ken Olende looks back at what life was really like when Britannia ruled the waves

Motley mutinies, popular pirates and slave revolts at sea

16 September 2014
Historian Marcus Rediker spoke to Ken Olende about the struggles that took place aboard the ships of early capitalism

John Brown: he fought for slaves' freedom

06 January 2000
SOME 140 years ago white enemy of slavery John Brown stood in the dock of a Virginia courtroom, knowing that Southern slaveholders were certain to pass the death sentence on him...

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