Civilizations BONUS EPISODE: The case against the statues

Our kangaroo court finds every statue guilty.

Dave and I go over a very long list of the statues that have been torn down or come down over the past month, the historical figures behind them, and the case for tearing down each statue. From Columbus to Colston, from Jefferson to Roosevelt and many in between, we answer the question – why might people want to tear these statues down?

THE LIST:
Columbus
Edward Colston
Robert Milligan
Thomas Picton
Robert Clayton
Theodore Roosevelt
William Jefferson
Robert E. Lee
Ulysses Grant
Winston Churchill
Thomas Guy
John Cass
Edward Codrington
Cecil Rhodes
Leopold II
John Fane Charles Hamilton
Raphel Semmes
Sam Davis
John Castleman
Richard Dowling
Jefferson Davis
Henry Lawson Wyatt
John C. Calhoun
Stonewall Jackson
Williams Carter Wickham
Juan de Oniate
Junipero Serra
Diego de Vargas
Edward W. Carmack
Thomas Jefferson
Frank Rizzo
One Riot, One Ranger
Avery Brundage
Jerry Richardson
Philip Schuyler
Caesar Rodney
Josephus Daniels
John Sutter
William Clark

Justin Podur

Author: Justin Podur

Author of Siegebreakers. Ecology. Environmental Science. Political Science. Anti-imperialism. Political fiction. Teach at York U's FES. Author. Writer at ZNet, TeleSUR, AlterNet, Ricochet, and the Independent Media Institute.