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Charlotte Reads: The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth DickinsonBouvet Island: The Most Isolated Piece of Land on EarthThe second AskHistorians Conference Roundtable, 'Using Quantitative Data to Disrupt Historical Narratives and Archives' is now available on Youtube and as a Podcast episode!NOW OPEN—"Basma al-Sharif: Capital" In films and installations that move backward and forward in history, between place and nonplace, Basma al-Sharif confronts the legacy of colonialism and the experience of displacement with satire, doubt, and hope:OtD 23 Feb 2005 France introduced a law directing schools to teach "positive" aspects of French colonialism. France invaded places including Morocco, Algeria, Vietnam, Cambodia, Tunisia, Senegal, the Caribbean, US, Canada and others and enslaved 1.3m.After ditching its colonialist name, a Dutch art institution has renamed itself after a female working-class anti-hero:OtD 14 Oct 1894 Sail Mohamed Ameriane ben Amerzaine, an Algerian anarchist, WWI deserter, anti-colonialist, staunch anti-Stalinist, and anti-fascist fighter in the Spanish Civil War, was born in Kabylie in northern AlgeriaRepubliken Uddeland -- Settler Colonialism, the Swedish Way.OtD 23 Mar 1931 Indian revolutionary socialists Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru were executed by the British. They opposed British colonialism but advocated working class revolution against both British and Indian capitalistsDusky warriors decorated / Republic honours wild Spahis for bravery in Moroccean campaign ...(1931)Why is colonialism (still) romanticized? | Farish Ahmad-Noor"Life and freedom for Gizenge! Death to Colonialism!" Soviet poster, 1962.Book Review - A Master of Djinn - by P. Djeli Clark"Dirty Kitchen" On food, family, and colonialism: https://t.co/LW6OZSFiDs (@jillismaking,These "bad Beuys" stole an artwork by Joseph Beuys from Germany—and gave it to Tanzania as a comment on colonialism:Tomorrow at 2 pm, take a tour of "Julie Mehretu" at LACMA. The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mehretu’s career, it covers over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement.RISE OF NATIONALISM & COMMUNISM IN ASIA 1957 EDUCATIONAL FILM 52414Emma Goldman was a radical critic of capitalism, the state, patriarchy and colonialism during the fertile political years of the late 19th and early 20th century. More on her life and "anarchism without adjectives" here:Alternate end to French Colonialism in AlgeriaOtD 1 Mar 1919 the Samil, or March First Movement, began in Korea - a series of protests for independence from Japanese colonialism. Over the next 6 weeks, around 2m took part in 1500 demonstrations. Japanese authorities killed over 7500OtD 11 Sep 1986 violent protests by some 1,000 people in Oslo, Norway delayed a banquet in honour of Conservative UK PM Margaret Thatcher. Protesters were angry about her support of apartheid South Africa, colonialism in Ireland and pollution.OtD 5 Feb 1885 King Leopold of Belgium declared his new colony the Congo Free State. What followed was one of the most horrific examples of European colonialism, with 8 to 10 million killed. More on colonialism in the Congo here:European Colonialism (By @albanography)"Eastern Sports and Western Bodies: The 'Indian Club' in the United States", Daniel Elkind on the 19th-century exercise fad of club swinging and its links with the history of colonialism, immigration, and capitalist culture:Reverse Colonialism by Argentina (Tuesday)Mapping Colonial Empires, Part 3: Portuguese Colonial Empire.The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of @JulieMehretu’s career, "Julie Mehretu" will unite 40 works on paper with 35 paintings to examine history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement. Opening 11/3.OtD 3 Oct 1952 the Mau Mau campaign against British colonialism in Kenya escalated when they killed the first white European victim of the uprising. Despite only 32 white casualties, tens of thousands of Kenyans were butcheredNicola Lo Calzo explores the effects of slavery and colonialism on the African diaspora in several countries. His most recent chapter, set in Cuba, is the photobook Regla, published by @Kehrer_Verlag. Nicola Lo Calzo, image from Regla, 2017. Courtesy Kehrer Verlag.Ghost of Colonialism - African War(1969)Acknowledging the complex history of collecting and museums as intricately linked to colonialism and the oppression of non-White people: researching LACMA's Blackburn Collection of Photography.Meet Joanna de Silva. Painted at a time of rapidly expanding British colonialism, this portrait is an exceptionally rare representation of an identifiable Indian woman by an 18th-century English artist. Learn more:SWITZERLAND: GENEVA HOPES: (1954)OtD 31 May 1989, CLR James, Trinidadian Marxist and author of The Black Jacobins, the definitive history of the Haitian Revolution, as well as other texts on class, colonialism and cricket, died in London aged 88. Here are some of his works:"It feels as if culture is cracking open right now, and I'm thinking a lot about the amplification of public voices carrying histories of colonialism and feminism." —Ranu MukjherjeeHistory vs. Christopher Columbus - Alex GendlerMy indie debut Sweetness and Blessings is out today! I’m giving away five eBook copies, and all of my proceeds from the book will be donated to causes that are associated with the book's themesThe legal concept of “terra nullius” — meaning “no one’s land” — influenced European colonialism and continues to shape the practice of conservation. FromOtD 18 Sep 1963 a crowd of thousands burned down the British Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, in protest at the colonialism of the creation of Malaysia two days earlier, and also attacked the ambassador's residence.OtD 31 May 1989, CLR James, Trinidadian Marxist and author of The Black Jacobins, the definitive history of the Haitian Revolution, as well as other texts on class, colonialism and cricket, died in London aged 88. Here are some of his works:OtD 6 Dec 1961 Frantz Fanon, the Martinique-born psychiatrist, anti-colonialist philosopher, revolutionary and writer, died. Works include 'Black Skin, White Masks' and 'The Wretched of the Earth'. Learn more about his life in this biography:Colonialism's Impact on Africa | Big Think.Emma Goldman was a radical critic of capitalism, the state, patriarchy and colonialism during the fertile political years of the late 19th and early 20th century. More on her life and "anarchism without adjectives" here:Abushiri (in the middle) was Merchant of Omani origin who led a resistance between 1888 and 1889 against the German East Africa Company, uniting Arab traders, African and Swahili tribes against German colonialism,INDO-CHINA REFUGEES: (1954)Today I learned about Polish Haitians who date back to 1802 when they fought along side Haitian slaves during the Haitian Revolution which helped establish the world's first free black Republic. The Poles acquired Haitian citizenship for their support in overthrowing the French colonialists.Today in the US is #IndigenousPeoplesDay. Held in opposition to the federal govt holiday Columbus Day and celebrates Native American culture and resistance to colonialism as opposed to the genocide, murder, slavery and torture brought by Columbus.The first and last king of Haiti - Marlene DautHow 19th-century European colonial powers raced to scoop up the Benin Bronzes amid a program of imperial destruction:OtD 3 Nov 1929 trouble broke out between rival Korean and Japanese students in Gwangju. It spread into a nationwide movement against Japanese colonialism with 54,000 students across 194 schools going on strike.The life, legacy & assassination of an African revolutionary - Lisa Janae BaconOtD 3 Mar 1946 the East Sumatra revolution began when Indonesian nationalists, including the Communist Party, overthrew local Malay sultanates who were seen as allies of the former Dutch colonial powerNotice that Africa, South America, and the British Isles are absent while the "Middle Passage" expands infinitely. In 'Penumbra', artist Frank Bowling is shining the light on a long-reigning world view distorted by imperialism and colonialism.Map of the world, but Europe went full in colonialismThe Royal African Society | Big Think.OtD 26 Jul 1945 the UK Labour Party took office after a landslide victory. Though often mythologised as great socialists, within days they used conscript troops against a dockers' go-slow, and continued brutal colonialism overseas. More info here:January 1961 Belgrade, Yugoslavia pepole are storming Belgium's embassy when Patrice Lumumba was killed and screaming "Glory to Lumumba, death to Colonialism "From curator Hendrik Folkerts: "A very special day, installing Gordon Bennett’s “Notepad Drawings” (1995), presented for the very first time in the US. The work of this pioneering Australian artist confronts the history and psychologies of colonialism"...OtD 28 Sep 1907 socialist revolutionary and anti-colonialist Bhagat Singh was born in India. An advocate of working class uprising, he attacked Gandhi for his fear of the proletariat. He was executed by the British in 1931.A mid-career survey of artist Julie Mehretu that unites nearly 40 works on paper with 35 paintings, "Julie Mehretu" covers over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement.A Divergent Indian Subcontinent with Less-Intense European ColonialismOtD 17 Apr 1958 Belgium opened the world fair, and included a ‘human zoo' displaying Black men, women and children from the Congo. The people used were mocked by white spectators, until they left in October. More about Belgian colonialism in this book:OtD 14 Sep 1960 a US-backed coup took place in Congo against the country's first democratically elected PM, socialist independence leader Patrice Lumumba. He was tortured, shot and had his body dissolved in acid. Learn more about colonialism in Congo:

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