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Jamaica - a history of racism and revolt

Jamaica - a history of racism and revolt Mass deportations to Jamaica follow a long line of racist attacks on people of Caribbean descent—but that history also shows that people always resist, writes Nick Clark

The history of foreign aid is steeped in imperialism

The history of foreign aid is steeped in imperialism Right wingers are using revelations about Oxfam in Haiti for their own ends.

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.

Motley mutinies, popular pirates and slave revolts at sea

Motley mutinies, popular pirates and slave revolts at sea Historian Marcus Rediker spoke to Ken Olende about the struggles that took place aboard the ships of early capitalism

‘I’d rather die than be a white man's slave’ - the story of the Amistad Rebellion

‘I’d rather die than be a white mans slave’ - the story of the Amistad Rebellion The Amistad Rebellion tells the story of a group of slaves who rose up. Ken Olende looks at a revolt that caught the imagination of poor people everywhere—and showed slaves could win

The role of the slave revolts in ending slavery

The role of the slave revolts in ending slavery 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.

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