imperialism

3.15.19

Teens skipped school to get radical in the streets

In New York, the chants at the youth climate protest also focused on American capitalism, racism, and imperialism. ​

2.25.19

Spam Is 'Trendy' Now Thanks to Decades of American Imperialism

Ironically, Americans introduced Spam to countries abroad, only to then cast it off and eventually rediscover it.

6.21.18

These Rogue Foreigners Ruled the Streets of 1930s Shanghai

Gambling, drugs, you name it. "There was so much money being made that there wasn't a need to kill a lot of people."

2.4.17

Death from Above: How Aerial Bombing Changed the World

Viewing history from the skies.

1.18.17

Ashenspire's New Album Sets the Horrors of British Imperialism to a Black Metal Soundtrack

Stream the proggy black metal outfit's eclectic, poetic new album, 'Speak Not of The Laudanum Quandary'

11.10.16

Benedict Edwards's 'Barrack Room Ballads' Give Rudyard Kipling the Folk Treatment

Stream the London-based songwriter's new album, inspired by the famed writer's Victoria-era musings on India, army, and empire.

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11.5.15

How Vietnam's Colonial History Inspired My Menu

A lot of what people associate as traditional Vietnamese fare—things like banh mis, Vietnamese iced coffee, and even some of the spices used in curry—were all brought to the country when Europe invaded.

7.24.15

India's Prime Minister Praises Viral Argument For British Reparations

After an Indian politician laid out the case for British reparations to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it 'reflected the feelings of patriotic Indians.'

6.30.15

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.

5.11.15

​A New Generation Black Panther Talks About Baltimore and Black America

We spoke with General T.A.C.O. (which stands for "Taking All Capitalists Out") about Freddie Gray, gang truces, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

4.29.15

Investigative Journalist Matt Kennard Talks About America's Economic Stranglehold on the World

His new book looks at how the American government, banks, and intelligence agencies enforce a very covert and modern type of imperialism.

12.9.14

Are Britain's Pro-Gay Foreign Policies Actually Helping the Global LGBT Community?

I talked to human rights campaigners to discuss the UK's attempts to tackle homophobia around the world.

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