24 April 2016
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.
20 October 2015
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
23 September 2014
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
16 September 2014
Historian Marcus Rediker spoke to Ken Olende about the struggles that took place aboard the ships of early capitalism
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...