Opinion: Why Should Chris Kaba’s Death Matter Less Than the Queen’s?
by Kehinde Andrews
Opinion: Queen Elizabeth Was Synonymous With Modern Britain – It May Unravel Under Her Successor
by Aaron Bastani
Opinion: The Jubilee Bank Holiday is the Worst Deal in the World
by Moya Lothian-McLean
Novara FM: Putin’s Philosopher and the Global Far Right
Analysis: The British Empire Wasn’t Just About Race
by Kojo Koram
Young people are waking up to the fact that the British empire was not just about identity and race, but about poverty and wealth, democracy and control, writes Kojo Koram.
Downstream: How the Mainstream Media Enabled Climate Denial
Aaron Bastani speaks to George Monbiot about COP26, which countries are climate change leaders and how the mainstream media enabled a culture of climate denial when it mattered most.
Downstream: Veterans: Rightwing or Radical?
They are claimed from all sides and by all parties. But who are Britain’s ex-service personnel? What do they want? And what do their politics – whether conservative, liberal or socialist – tell us about Britain as a post-imperial country? Aaron Bastani speaks to Joe Glenton, journalist and author of ‘Veteranhood’.
The Bastani Factor: Operation Legacy: How the British Elite Re-Wrote World History
Conservatives are obsessed with the idea that the left wants to erase Britain’s history. Yet that’s precisely what happened when its empire collapsed after 1945, as re-writing the past became a matter of state policy executed on an industrial scale. Here Aaron Bastani explains what was called ‘Operation Legacy’ and how those who care about […]
Long Read: Dismantling Britain is One Thing. Dismantling Britishness is Another
by Adam Ramsay
When we talk about breaking up Britain, we can’t just talk about the British state, argues Adam Ramsay. We also need to understand what gives the state its social license to operate: that is, British nationalism.
The Bastani Factor: What the British Really Did to India
From famine to deindustrialisation and paying for the world’s largest army, there were no advantages in being part of the British Empire. Aaron Bastani on what the British really did to India.
Novara FM: Get Free
Opinion: The Tories Think Decolonising the Curriculum Means Censorship. They Couldn’t Be More Wrong
by Ali Meghji
Opinion: Think the Tories Can’t Possibly Paint Britain’s Pandemic Response As a Triumph? Think Again
by Aaron Bastani
From the failures of WW2 to the horrors of empire, Britain is incapable of an honest reckoning with its history. There’s no reason to think that in a decade's time, Covid-19 won't just be another notch in a record of national self-delusion, argues Aaron Bastani.
Analysis: Unfinished Revolutions: What Were the Roots of the Arab Uprisings?
by David Wearing
Ten years ago today, thousands poured onto the streets of Egypt and the Arab uprisings began in earnest. In the first piece of a new series on what these events can teach us about Western imperialism in the twenty-first century, David Wearing takes a look at the roots of the uprisings.
Opinion: Evil Without Villains: How Does the Left Challenge Empire After Trump?
by David Wearing
Trump is out, and the world is demonstrably safer as a result. But the violence of liberal imperialism will return with a Biden presidency - and the left needs to work out how to fight it, argues David Wearing.