Protestors Toppled Statue Of Canada’s First Prime Minister

On August 14, protestors in Canada toppled a statue of John A. Macdonald, the country’s first prime minister. Macdonald was responsible for some of the most atrocious crimes against Indigenous [...]

Statues Of Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II Toppled

By Joseph Guzman, The Hill. -

Demonstrators toppled statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II in Winnipeg Thursday as outrage grows in Canada over the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of Indigenous children. [...]

Colombia Removes Statues Of Columbus And Spanish Queen After Attacks

By Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Reports. -

Colombia’s culture ministry removed statues of 15th-century explorer Christopher Columbus and Spain’s late Queen Isabella amid fears they would be tumbled. Government workers removed the [...]

Monument To Colonialism Toppled On Indigenous Peoples’ Day

By Charles Davis, Business Insider. -

New Mexico - Visitors to the historic plaza in Santa Fe, a bastion of liberalism in northern New Mexico, will find a charming square in the Spanish colonial style, surrounded by shops selling [...]

How To Remember A Feminist Movement That Hasn’t Ended

By Erin L. Thompson, Tom Dispatch. -

Increasing outrage from critics over what the New York Times’ Brent Staples called the monument’s “lily-white version of history.” The proposed monument, wrote another critic in a similar vein, [...]

When Impossible Becomes Inevitable: The Fall Of ‘Petty Racism’

By Bill Mosley, Washington Socialist. -

The removal of Confederate statues around Richmond, Va., had a personal resonance for me, a Richmond native who once lived around the corner from the Robert E. Lee monument – the only one of the [...]

Toppling Statues As An Act Of Historical Redemption

By Onur Acaroglu, ROAR Magazine. -

The brutal murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police set off an unprecedented wave of protests. In a highly publicized, graphic execution, Floyd was killed in broad daylight for possession [...]

Pulling Down Statues: A Tradition Dating Back To US Independence

By Andrew Lawler, National Geographic. -

Fireworks, bands, and cookouts are essential ingredients of any Fourth of July celebration. What’s usually not on the menu is toppling statues, ripping down signs, or burning portraits. But in [...]

The US Should Stop Lying About Its History

By Jaisal Noor, The Real News. -

Well, it’s amazing how quickly we can not only respond, but call for the prosecution of people who are rightly tearing down and removing lies, because that’s what it is when we erect statues and [...]

Churchill, Columbus And Leopold All Fall Down

By Margaret Kimberly, Black Agenda Report. -

The perpetrators of crimes against humanity are often elevated to positions of respect and admiration. It all depends on who did the killing, and who was killed. Now the murderers are being [...]

Four Giant Reasons To Remove The Statues

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

I’m a descendant of General Robert E. Lee. My family also descends from George Washington and John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court. (The oligarchy was a rather small [...]

Four Charged For Trying To Tear Down Statue Of President Andrew Jackson

By Katie Warren, Business Insider. -

Four men have been charged with the destruction of federal property for allegedly trying to tear down a statue of US President Andrew Jackson in Washington, DC last week, according to [...]

DC Protesters Try To Pull Down Andrew Jackson Statue Near White House

Protesters tried to pull down a statue of President Andrew Jackson near the White House Monday night before being dispersed by police. Police used pepper spray to move protesters out of [...]

How To Effectively And Safely Topple A Statue Using Science

By James Stout, Popular Mechanics. -

From Bristol, England to Birmingham, Alabama, people all over the world have been grappling with the legacy of racism by tossing their grappling hooks around the heads of problematic [...]

Group Behind Confederate Monuments Also Built A Memorial To The Klan

By Greg Huffman, Facing South. -

It was a Saturday. The mailman never comes to my door, but there was his knock. A couple days earlier I had ordered a book on Amazon that I had seen before only in a library. "Sorry to bother [...]

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