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Standing firm against BP sponsorship of British Museum’s ‘Troy’ exhibition on 8 February 2020. Hundreds of activists trying to end the artwash were also joined by a giant Trojan horse. IMAGEPLOTTER/ALAMY

UK arts had largely ditched fossil fuel sponsorships after years of activism. Danny Chivers reports on how...

An older man wearing a hat and scarf looks into the camera. The word Event has been added to the right of the picture.

Join us in Glasgow on Friday 15 September to explore what it could mean to reckon with the impacts of colonialism and why...

Performance by curator KV at the 'No Place like Home' exhibition by Vietnamese diaspora collective at the Museum of the Home in London, UK. Julio Etchart

Museums and colonialism are inextricably linked. Julio Etchart explores how projects in colonizing...

The bronze statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes is removed in Cape Town on 9 April 2015 as Rhodes Must Fall protesters film the event. DESMOND BOWLES/FLICKR

Musawenkosi Cabe speaks to activists who were part of the Rhodes Must Fall push to decolonize universities...

Activists from Debt for Climate and Extinction Rebellion shut down traffic in front of the IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Washington, DC on 13 October 2022, as part of decolonization demonstrations. CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES

If you want to build a more just world, we need to confront the legacies of empire, argues Amy Hall.

Playing dominoes in central Bridgetown, Barbados on 15 November 2021, a couple of weeks before the ceremony to swear in Sandra Mason as president. JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES

Amy Hall reports from Barbados on abolishing the British monarchy and the legacies of colonialism.

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Jason Hickel shines a different light on a catastrophe that killed three million Indians.

Yinka Shonibare sits in a wheelchair smiling

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The acclaimed – and playful – sculptor Yinka Shonibare impresses on Subi Shah his love for...

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As the UK hopes to open new military bases in the Caribbean, Phil Miller investigates the killing of a man by the British...

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Anu Shukla reports from Smethwick, where a statue has been unveiled that commemorates the...

Herero who survived the genocide after escaping through the Omaheke desert. Photo from the Galerie Bassenge via Wikimedia Commons.

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Communities that were decimated by Germany’s forgotten genocide are now demanding justice. Gouri Sharma...

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The British-Indian musician on colonialism, music and being ‘someone who gives a shit’. By Subi Shah.

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Without proper context, the new research can be mis-read to be against ethnic diversity, writes Alex Randall...

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UK aid is funding a ‘new wave of colonialism’ as Africa is carved up by big business, writes Chris Walker.

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Development – when forced onto poor countries – is a dangerous concept, argues Amit Singh.

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In the Adelaide plains, one Aboriginal language is enjoying an unlikely revival, explains Katrina Power.


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