The Battleground / 09 Mar 2021

The George Floyd Echo

Zack Furness on America on Fire

American civil rights crises usually don't go global. National issues, in Europe their significance tends to be the monopoly of activists and academics, primarily, and leftist politicians.(...)
Preethi Nallu / 02 Dec 2020

Black Lives Matter Reaches Norway

Globalising Anti-Racism

As the latest anti-racism chants fade from Norwegian media headlines, rights advocates in the Scandinavian country are exploring ways of continuing the discussions that started on social media and led to protests.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 14 Oct 2020

Civil Rights Sounds

Sault and Black Lives Matter

It’s hard to imagine a more incongruous setting to hear the music of Sault than the one I found myself in this week. As I drove the unfamiliar streets in and around Salt Lake City, international capital of the Mormon religion and one of the most stereotypically white places on the planet, they provided the soundtrack.(...)

Josh White / 07 Sep 2020

After Corbyn

Labour and the UK Left

Dread has been the new normal since the 2019 election. The hopes of a generation were dashed in one night. Worse still, the lowest forces in politics came out on top. 12 December was a blowout for Britain’s far-right.(...)

Raz Mesinai / 14 Aug 2020

Sonic Politics

Sound is Power

Black Lives Matter is a human rights movement. It’s about the discrimination that people of colour experience today, in democracies that supposedly guarantee equal rights.(...)

Josh White / 10 Jun 2020

British History Matters

Racism is Always Wrong

It’s not every day that a statue of a human trafficker is torn down by an angry crowd. Perhaps that’s because there aren’t many statues to human traffickers. (...)