Category Comment/Analysis

Rashan Charles’ Case Is Reminiscent Of Mark Duggan’s, But Not For The Reasons The Media Will Have You Believe [Huffington Post]

Blog post on the recurring trend in reporting around black deaths in custody or after police contact. Six years on from Mark Duggan’s death. First published in the Huffington Post UK on 6 August 2017: It turns out that Rashan Charles, a 20 year-old black man, who died after police contact, did not swallow an […]

The Real Refugee Crisis Isn’t On Our TV Screens [Huffington Post]

Huffington Post blog on the political stagnation and violence faced by refugees on the Greek Islands and hotspots. First published in the Huffington Post on 20 July 2017: After the listlessness of winter, summer is usually the antidote. Peak weather, renewed energy. Things start happening, people begin moving. For most of us this means enjoying life […]

Make no mistake. Kensington and Chelsea’s latest meeting about Grenfell was shameful [OPINION]

Opinion and account of Kensington & Chelsea’s first open meeting after the Grenfell Tower fire. First published in The Canary on 20 July 2017: This all showed that the new Conservative leader of the council, Elizabeth Campbell, will have a tough job ahead of her. She proved to be deeply unpopular among crowds and the […]

Muslim by label and British by happenstance [The New Arab]

Comment: A government report released this week pinpointed the counter-extremism Prevent programme as one of the main factors holding Muslims back. First published in The New Arab on 6 July 2017: This week the government released a report they commissioned from Citizens UK, which showed concern that they’re “losing Muslims” in civil and political life, […]

Dual nationals are paying a heavy price for UK-Iranian relations [Middle East Eye]

Opinion piece and overview of the case of Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe one year on from her detention, and other Iranian dual nationals in arbitrary detention, and the possible underlying motives. First published in Middle East Eye on 20 April 2017: One year. One year can disappear in the blink of an eye, or can feel […]

An equal-rights bi-national one-state solution is the only solution [The New Arab]

Did Trump just kill off the two-state solution? The time has come for a single-state, with equal rights for all, before Israel creates one without Palestinians. First published in The New Arab on 17 february 2017: In the three weeks since Donald Trump took presidential office, he has besmirched the White House with a tornado […]

If Trump keeps this up, Yemen’s quagmire could become a real proxy war [Middle East Eye]

Opinion piece on the White House’s clumsy meddling in Yemen that will inevitably worsen the conflict, benefitting al-Qaeda. First published in Middle East Eye on 14 February 2017: US counter-terrorism operations in Yemen are not new. Neither are foreign interventions, like the disastrous ones that thrived under Obama, whose administration managed to keep the body […]