Marx's London memorial vandalised for second time

Marx, a founding father of Communist political theory, called on workers to assume control of the means of production.

Marx memorial vandalised in London for second time in February

Al Jazeera World

The Algerian Revolutionary, Larbi Ben Mhidi

The Algerian is considered to be a national hero and symbol of the revolution that brought an end to French colonialism.

People & Power

The Forgotten Heroes of Empire

People & Power investigates the UK's scandalous neglect of its colonial-era African soldiers.

Al Jazeera World

Iraq's Dying Rivers

War and pollution plague the fertile crescent's Tigris and Euphrates rivers, leaving fishermen struggling to survive.

Special series

Iran 1979: Anatomy of a Revolution

A look at the events that triggered the Khomeini movement and led to Iran's Islamic revolution in 1979.


Why is Singapore marking 1819 arrival of UK settler?

Stamford Raffles landed 200 years ago. But not all welcome government plans to mark the start of colonial rule.

Pirate or hero? Raffles bicentennial fuels Singapore debate

Al Jazeera World

Independence and the Iraqi Kurds

Who are the Kurds and how did their bid for independence in Iraq appear to fail after such a resounding 'yes' vote?


'There were black Confederates too': Bargaining with US history

Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, shares her views on the Confederate Monument debate.


What the US needs to heal is MLK's radical revolution of values

On his 90th birthday, understanding Martin Luther King's real message is more crucial than ever before.

David A Love

by David A Love

David A Love

The Far Right

The German who fought fascism, to the death

The daughter of the German communist killed by the Nazis discusses her legacy in the modern fight against the far right.

Olga Benario Prestes: The German who fought fascism, to the death


How Britain stole $45 trillion from India

And lied about it.

Jason Hickel

by Jason Hickel

Jason Hickel


Museum of Black Civilisations aims to 'decolonise knowledge'

A large museum will open in Dakar, 52 years after Senegal's first president presented a post-colonial cultural vision.

Museum of Black Civilisations aims to 'decolonise knowledge'

War Hotels

How the Holiday Inn became a symbol of the Lebanese Civil War

A symbol of jet set prewar Beirut, the empty, shell-scarred building still towers above glitzy downtown.


It's time for Scotland to make reparations for slavery

Scotland should take responsibility for the major and highly lucrative role it played in the transatlantic slave trade.

Elliot Ross

by Elliot Ross

Elliot Ross


When Scotland hosted an abolitionist after profiting from slavery

Little known stories behind Frederick Douglass' speaking tour in Scotland, a country is now dealing with its dark past.

When Scotland hosted an abolitionist after profiting from slavery