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1 URSULA OWEN Editorial
NEWS AND MEDIA 6 IAN MACDONALD The case for Mumia Abu Jamal
UK lawyers argue for the retrial of an innocent man 25 years on death row
OPINION 12 CHINWEIZU The colour of racism
The long arm of white supremacy
SMALL WARS 18 BRAM POSTHUMUS The making of Liberia . . .
. . . and its brutal unmaking in modern times
ON SLAVERY 28 FELIPE FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO A short narrative on a long history
Slavery is as old as humanity – and we haven’t kicked the habit yet
33 PHOTO GALLERY Instruments of Justice
Some familiar faces and some less well known in the fight for freedom
43 EDWARD LUCIE-SMITH Slavery for beginners
Myths and shibboleths re-examined
SLAVERY TODAY 49 MARK SEALY A road to be travelled
2007: celebrate abolition of the old trade and forget the rest
54 STRIPSEARCH Martin Rowson 56 PETER MOSZYNSKI A living history
Slavery has a long history in Sudan and continues to thrive
62 ADUT JEL Testimony 64 DENG MATHIANG Testimony 66 ABOUK DOUT DOUT AGING Testimony
68 EDUARDO MARTINO Little cats and big predators
Old habits and injustices die hard in Brazil
4 INDEX ON CENSORSHIP 1 2007 76 BARBARA ARVANITIDIS Don’t call it slavery!
How do you film child slavery without exposure and exploitation?
81 Bound by Debt
The persistence of bonded labour in South Asia
82 IRENA MARYNIAK The edge of the volcano
It’s illegal and rivals the scope of the drugs and arms trade but Europe doesn’t want to know
LEGACIES 89 ANTHONY GIFFORD Pipe dream or necessary atonement?
What exactly are the legal rights and wrongs of reparations for slavery?
97 REX NETTLEFORD Rex responds
Don’t regret, do something useful
99 DREDA SAY MITCHELL Mind forged manacles
Old attitudes continue to dog the education of Black children
105 ROSEMARIE MALLET To free the mind
The discrimination that stalks the British mental health service 107 FLASHPOINT PHILIPPINES 109 INDEX INDEX
CULTURE 133 LOLA YOUNG & NIMA POOVAYA SMITH Culture, resistance, freedom
Freedom and enslavement find their voices in art, music and literature
138 DANIEL BROWN Songs of slavery and defiance
The wealth of music born of slavery gets a new showcase
142 JOEL KARAMATH Shooting Black Britain
How to stay invisible without really trying
BABEL 148 FIVE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER In conversation
The inheritors of slavery’s old crimes exchange views on the present
INDEX ON CENSORSHIP 1 2007 5