Category Activism

It’s time to talk about violence against women in Lebanon [Middle East Eye]

Comment piece on violence against women and the difficulties in tackling it in Lebanon. first published in Middle East Eye on 9 March 2018: Lebanon is a country of apparent contradictions. It’s relatively well developed but fares third to last in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region on the gender gap. And while […]

It’s time to get real about the death toll in Yemen [The New Arab]

Comment piece on civilian death toll and targeting civilian infrastructure. First published in The New Arab. 10,000 people have died as a result of the war in Yemen, over 5,000 of them have been civilians. Except we’ve been hearing that statistic for close to a year now, one that was conservative to begin with. Now, after […]

Changing The World, One Micro-Act At A Time [The Iranian]

Interview with philanthropist Joe Kiani for The Iranian: If you want to change the world, start with the person next to you. It’s a good saying – but when it’s put into practice, that’s when great things start to happen. That’s what Joe Kiani will tell you as he pretty much lives by this mantra. […]

Grenfell Tower: Tragedy grips victims six months on [Al Jazeera]

Report on recovery efforts six month after the Grenfell Tower fire. First published in Al Jazeera Online: At Notting Hill Methodist Church, six months after a deadly fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in West London, a young woman addresses the floor. “I lived on the 23rd floor of Grenfell Tower for 23 years,” the […]

People Are Protesting Outside The South’s Biggest Housing Event. Ask Why [Huffington Post]

Blog Post with Huffington Post UK on why residents of Notting Hill Housing and Genesis are protesting their merger, outside a major property event in London: Hundreds of exhibitors attended from across the whole spectrum of the housing industry. Social housing, commercial property developers, housing associations and local council representatives. This makes campaigners fear the […]

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle [Ceasefire Magazine]

Film review of Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle and interview with the filmmaker Paul Sng. The film is a documentary about the gentrification and social cleansing amidst the housing crisis in modern day Britain. First published in Ceasefire Magazine on 30 September 2017: In the east London suburb of Poplar looms Balfron Tower. A […]

Residents step up the fight to save their homes from a merger that should worry us all

In-depth report on action against Notting Hill Housing and Genesis merger, which are prompting fears of further social cleansing in the city. First published in The Canary on 15 September 2017: Protesters gathered outside the London offices of Notting Hill Housing (NHH) on 13 September. One of the organisers of the demonstration and NHH resident, […]