Category: History

Bill Fletcher: The Algerian Revolution—60 years later

The victory of the Algerian Revolution was a beacon for Black revolutionaries and anti-imperialists around the world

Arundhati Roy: On Religious Nationalism, Dissent, and the Battle Between Myth and History

We are currently in that dangerous place where there is no set of facts or histories that we can agree upon, or even argue with

Harriet Mercer: Colonialism: why leading Climate Scientists have finally acknowledged its Link with Climate Change

What is already clear is that the links between climate change and colonialism are legion, and involve confronting an uncomfortable range of legacies

Matthew Rozsa: Sit-down strikes revolutionized the labor movement — could it happen again?

At the height of American labor, seizing control of the means of production was a strategy — not just a slogan

David Rovics: Refugee Ancestors

Which forms of slaughter were your ancestors escaping?  And what forms of bondage did they find here?

David Swanson: Hiroshima Is A Lie

The myth of redemptive violence links directly with the centrality of the nation-state

Glenn Sacks: What Our Schools Actually Distort

As a whole, the texts and materials give students a very misleading picture of the US and its interactions with the world

Jill Richardson: What’s the Point of Studying History, If Not to Learn From the Past?

What parts of the ugly side of our history have we retained, even unintentionally? Understanding these lessons is the whole point of studying history

Walden Bello: The Lockean Roots of White Supremacy in the U.S.

How John Locke’s theory of property — and its racist exclusion of Black and Indigenous people — explains U.S. history from 1776 to January 6

Jason Stanley: Movie at the Ellipse: A Study in Fascist Propaganda

Scholars on the Nazis and anti-Semitism have seen this before

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