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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 […]

Ali Youssefi – Reinventing The Urban Lifestyle [The Iranian]

Interview and feature on Ali Youssefi, a property developer trying to bring more affordable housing to Sacramento, California in the most equitable way. First published in The Iranian on 10 May 2017: Sacramento, once known as a ‘staid government town,’ has been undergoing a gradual evolution. While retaining its historical character, a raft of regeneration […]

British Muslims give an extremely English response to an EDL march [The Canary]

Twitter story on the tea party at Birmingham mosque in response to the EDL march. The Union Jack came out in full force in the heart of Britain on Saturday 7 April as two very different events took place in Birmingham. The English Defence League (EDL) marched through the city centre. But Birmingham Central Mosque held […]

Victory as one woman faces down a housing giant and keeps her home [The Canary]

Report on Beti Mahari’s court victory against her Guiness’s action for rent arrears. she feared could lead to eviction amidst unfair housing policies. First published in The Canary on 7 March 2017: As The Canary reported on 3 March, housing association The Guinness Partnership was dragging Betiel Mahari, known as Beti, through an long ordeal. In the […]