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Files that may shed light on colonial crimes still kept secret by UK
Cobain, Ian; Norton-Taylor, Richard
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Secret government files from the final years of the British empire are still being concealed despite a pledge by William Hague, the foreign secretary, that they would be declassified and opened to the...
5 of the worst atrocities carried out by British Empire, after 'historical amnesia' claims
Osborne, Samuel
Article
2017
Independent
A YouGov poll found 43 per cent of Brits thought the British Empire was a good thing, while 44 per cent were proud of Britain's history of colonialism. The Independent looks at five of the worst atroc...
A Marxist History of the World part 43: Colonies, slavery, and racism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
Capitalist contradictions were most evident in the 18th century, when the wealth of the merchant-capitalist class of Britain’s port-cities was contrasted with the untold human misery of the slaves, ra...
A Marxist History of the World part 46: The American Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
In 1764, Americans thought of themselves as British subjects of King George III. By 1788, they would, by their own decisions and actions, have made themselves the free citizens of a new republic forge...
A Marxist History of the World part 56: The Indian Mutiny
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The Indian Mutiny was the subcontinent’s first war of independence, with Indians of different ethnic and religious backgrounds fighting side-by-side despite the divide and rule fostered by the British...
A Marxist History of the World part 62: The Scramble for Africa
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The imperial competition to control Africa spawned a predatory colonialism of mines, plantations, and machine-guns and propelled humanity towards industrialised world war writes Neil Faulkner.
A Marxist History of the World part 94: End of Empire?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In spite of the imperialist powers' attempts to cling on to their colonies, formal empire was finished by the late 1970s. But this was not the end of imperialism.
A Marxist History of the World part 95: Oil, Zionism, and Western Imperialism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
British support for the Zionist movement led to the foundation of Israel in 1948. In conjunction with US imperialism, the Israeli state is an enduring source of oppression in the Middle East.
Tasmania's Black War: a tragic case of lest we remember
Clements, Nicholas
Article
2017
Green Left Weekly
Tasmania’s Black War (1824-31) was the most intense frontier conflict in Australia's history. It was a clash between the most culturally and technologically dissimilar humans to have ever come into co...
Who Could Ever Feel Pride in the Balfour Declaration?
Fisk, Robert
Article
2017
CounterPunch
Although the Balfour Declaration itself has been parsed, de-semanticised, romanticised, decrypted, decried, cursed and adored for 100 years, its fraud is easy to detect: it made two promises which wer...

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The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario
Schmalz, Peter S.
Book
1991
A history of the Ojibwa in Southern Ontario.


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