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The fall of Colston is not the erasure of history – it is history in the making

Professor David Lambert, a Professor of Caribbean History at the University of Warwick, comments on the bronze statue of Edward Colston, who profited from the Royal African Company’s trade in enslaved men, women and children, being toppled and tossed into the harbour in Bristol.

Thu 11 Jun 2020, 13:39 | Tags: racism, protests, History, protest

"I can't breathe" - expert comment on the Minneapolis protests

Protests have erupted across the USA over the death of George Floyd. Dr Lydia Plath, Associate Professor of US History, comments.


Xi Jinping's endorsement of Carrie Lam "indicates a lack of public accountability in Hong Kong politics"

Pablo A. Rodriguez-Merino, from the Department of Politics and International Studies and the Institute of Advanced Study, comments on the latest news that Chinese president Xi Jinping has expressed confidence in Carrie Lam, in her position as Hong Kong's chief executive.


Professor Franklyn Lisk on South Africa's xenophobic attacks

Professor Franklyn Lisk, of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, discusses the looting and violence in South Africa targeting foreigners in which five people have died.


Swiss women demand "more time, more money, more respect"

Dr Erika Kispeter comments on the news that women in Switzerland are taking a day of action in protest at the national pay gap between the sexes and other inequalities.


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