Celebrating 1,000 years of global encirclement
It's a neat, random trick of history that the number is so perfectly round. But 2021 — a year in which the news has been dominated by a global pandemic and the increasingly dire prospects of climate change — also brought us news that an event that is possibly key in precipitating it all happened exactly 1,000 years ago.
Columbus statues are coming down – why he is so offensive to Native Americans
Over the summer, statues of Christopher Columbus have been beheaded, covered with red paint, lassoed around the head and pulled down, set on fire and thrown into a lake. Many of these protests have been led by Native American activists. But other statues have been defended by people with guns. A statue of Columbus in […]