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Clash of the Worlds: Palestine

Posted by Dave on February 22, 2008

A BBC documentary looking at the British Mandate over Palestine and the betrayal of the Arab cause.

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Coolies – How Britain Reinvented Slavery

Posted by Dave (The Void) on August 18, 2007

The abolition of the slave trade should have put an end to the slave economies of Britain’s colonies.  Instead, as this BBC documentary (58 mins) shows, indentured Indian coolies were transported by slave-ship across the far-flung corners of the Empire. (h/t SmashingTelly.com)

Posted in british empire, capitalism, caribbean, colonialism, documentary, empire, history, india, slavery, trade, uk, video | 7 Comments »

Stealing A Nation

Posted by Dave (The Void) on August 2, 2007

In this award-winning special report (56 mins), John Pilger tells the story of one of the British Empire’s most inhuman and cynical postwar crimes: the dispossession and deportation of two thousand of its citizens from their tropical island paradise, to make room for the largest American airbase outside the U.S., and the sustained conspiracy to whitewash them out of existence.

See also the UK Chagos Support Association and Wikipedia.

Posted in british empire, conspiracy, documentary, empire, ethnic cleansing, human rights, hypocrisy, imperialism, john pilger, uk, USA, video | 3 Comments »

 
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