The #BlackLivesMatter movement has brought a new backlash against figures associated with the slave trade. The toppling of Edward Colston’s statue by protesters in the city of Bristol, has incited debate about other historical figures with monuments across the world, including founder of the scout movement Baden-Powell who was, amongst other things, a prominent Nazi sympathiser. However, should we be more concerned about the huge multinational corporations whose forerunners actively profited from the Holocaust and whose names still dominate their industries? I think the answer is yes. Here are nine major corporations, all still in existence in various forms, who profited from the Nazis.
Author Archives: thegeographerjournalist
After having seen this ‘Racist Britain?’ post shared by people on social media several times in the space of a few hours, I decided to deconstruct it its highly problematic (and racist) underpinnings…
Pondering the Pandemic from Pooh Stick Bridge
Here, Charlotte Crofts-Bolster, a 21 year old Durham University Geography Graduate, seeks to explore ‘the tip of the iceberg regarding the complex set of feelings and emotions we are experiencing in these unprecedented times’ from the home of Winnie-the-Pooh in East Sussex. Her village, ‘a place usually heaving with tourists on the weekend now lies quiet, with the gentle rustle of trees the only sound for miles.’
A Bulletin from Brazil
A personal commentary from a Brazilian about the country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic
STOP KILLING US
I am Kaito Allanso. I am 24 years old. I am of mixed-heritage, Nigerian and English and I am proud of both. I am currently finishing an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at Brunel University. I have been drawing my entire life. I draw to capture the beauty around me. I one day hope toContinue reading “STOP KILLING US”
Protesting during a Pandemic: Twelve Infection Control Measures
A comprehensive list of practical steps you can take to minimise the risk of catching and spreading Coronavirus when attending protests.
Contemplations on Corona I: Zoning in and out in London’s Zone Two
Sitting at my kitchen table looking out at the flower-potted garden, I contemplate my situation. My mum bustles by with a basket of freshly laundered clothes, ready to hang from our spindly little olive tree and the garden chairs. Dad’s voice, accompanied by the digitalised buzzing of his colleagues echoes down the stairs, zoomed inContinue reading “Contemplations on Corona I: Zoning in and out in London’s Zone Two”
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Travelling in Times of Fear
These photographs were all taken on an essential journey in May 2020, adhering to the UK Government’s regulations and recommendations. Photo Credit: @cocohuggins