colonialism

colonialism

Britain Has Never Faced Up to the Shame of Empire

Nearly half of Brits think they should be proud of their colonial heritage.
Oscar Rickett
12.6.17
crime

Australia Really Was Colonised by a Bunch of Criminals—Here Are Five of Them

Back in 1788, stealing a roll of lace would get you sent over to Australia.
Hayley Morgan
9.27.17
LGBTQ

Should the Catholic Church Recognise a 'Queer Saint'?

A look inside the campaign to make the church recognise what may be the first homophobic execution in Brazil.
Kevin Clarke
9.27.17
TIME TRAVEL

Do We All See the Man Holding an iPhone in This 1937 Painting?

Wait for it.
Brian Anderson
8.25.17
Books

Australia’s Early Colonists Were Sex-Crazed Freaks

In his books "Girt" and "True Girt," author David Hunt explores Joseph Banks' passion for swinging, among other historical oddities.
Desiree Leong
6.23.17
Brexit Means...

Brexit Will Force the UK to Face Up to the Grizzly Truth About Empire

Theresa May can't get away with calling former colonies "old friends".
Yohann Koshy
1.23.17
column

Dear White People, Please Stop Pretending Reverse Racism Is Real

It's literally impossible to be racist to a white person.
Manisha Krishnan
10.3.16
News

Exclusive: The British Army's Secret Plan to Prop Up South Africa's Ruling Party

Also revealed: the Army's links to a controversial mining company.
Phil Miller
5.16.16
Stuff

Fuck Your Constitutional Recognition, I Want a Treaty

Even if every single black Australian was against recognition, we still wouldn't have the numbers to outvote the rest of the country.
Nayuka Gorrie
3.17.16
Stuff

Meet the Artist Who Doused a Montreal Statue in Blood in Protest of Queen Isabella

The anonymous artist says it's "shocking" that there's a statute of the woman who helped establish the Spanish Inquisition.
Brigitte Noël
12.17.15
News

The British Army's Secret Plan to Shoot Protesters in Hong Kong in the 80s

The British Army of the 1980s was willing to control riots by shooting people.
Phil Miller
12.15.15
Stuff

The Colonial Undertones of 'Terminator: Genisys'

The new Terminator movie picks up on sci-fi's imperialist dreams while jamming in as many winking references to the earlier two films as possible.
Noah Berlatsky
6.30.15