Perspectives

nurses strike
Jaice Titus writes that the Tories are to blame for the economic crisis, not workers driven to strike because of low pay and poor conditions. We must show solidarity because their fight reflects the struggle of all working people, she argues.
France
The French state’s repressive response to Morocco’s glorious run during the World Cup showed how it is still re-living its colonial past, writes Nabila Ramdani as she recounts her experience in Paris during the tournament.
Trojan Horse scandal Policy Exchange report
The new report from the conservative think-tank into the Trojan Horse scandal and the podcast that exposed it as a hoax is riddled with anti-Muslim sentiments and dismisses evidence of state-sanctioned Islamophobia, writes Nadeine Asbali.
Salah Hammouri
Detained by Israel and threatened with deportation, Palestinian human rights lawyer writes from prison a letter of defiance, refusing to apologise for standing up to the occupation and colonisation of his homeland.
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To mark the international day of Arabic, Sania Mahyou writes about the power of a commonly used word in North Africa: Mektoub. The religious expression that refers to one’s destiny, has not always served people well in the region, she argues.
Shamima Begum Array
Despite evidence that Shamima Begum was a victim of human trafficking, she continues to be demonised in the British media and public, a testament to how precarious citizenship is for racialised minorities, writes Fatima Rajina.
Moroccans
Jokes about Morocco ‘taking back Al Andalus’ were shared on social media following the country’s victory in the match against Spain, but this raised important questions about Spain’s denial when it comes to its Muslim past, argues Steffani Garcia.
Perspectives
The imprisonment of Shukri Abu Baker and the Holy Land Five set a dangerous precedent for criminalising all support for Palestine in the US. Nearly two decades later, the call to free them and all political prisoners is growing, writes Hebh Jamal.
China
The easing of brutal Covid restrictions in China will not abate the government’s repression of workers and minorities, argues Liam Kennedy.
Harissa
Farah Abdessamad celebrates the inclusion of Tunisian Harissa in the UNESCO Heritage list by recounting her personal relationship to it having grown up in France. She argues that amidst global attention, the condiment's essence must be preserved.