WWF, human rights abuses and the need to decolonise conservation

Recent allegations of human rights abuses by the WWF not only betray a colonial attitude to conservation abroad but also reflects attitudes to people of colour in conservation worldwide, writes Beth Collier Featured image: A Baka woman fishes in the forest near Lobéké National Park, Cameroon – Tom Warren/BuzzFeed In the latest controversy for the… Read More

As with wedding parties droned in Pakistan, the martyred souls in Christchurch are a result of a constant institutional diet of hate and islamophobia

In the aftermath of the white supremacist terrorist murders in Christchurch, there has been much discussion of violent far-right ideology, however as Cerie Bullivant writes, there’s been little critique of the mainstream Islamophobia in our politics,  mainstream media and academia From the outset of the War on Terror Tony Blair made sure to emphasise this… Read More

Femonationalism: White saviour feminism in Afghanistan

“Western” feminists often discuss and offer solutions for the position of women in Afghanistan, however as Munazza Ebtikar writes, these viewpoints are often stripped of the context of decades of military devastation and silence the voices of Afghan women who are fighting for change Featured image – member of Aghan parliament Fawzia Koofi Cheryl Benard… Read More

Accessing NHS treatment as a young Black woman forced me to self-diagnose online

Although doctors often warn of patients diagnosing themselves online, as Benita Barden writes, when you are a young Black women accessing healthcare, inequality can mean that is the only option It was a rainy Tuesday the day I received what I can describe as a formal diagnosis from my GP. The printer in the tiny… Read More

Race rewritten: Brown Gypsy erasure in British media

Cyrine Sinti, who self identifies as Gypsy, discusses how brown Gypsies in the United Kingdom face erasure and racism even within their own communities, and how it’s time to celebrate their contributions to culture Editor’s note: article contains an uncensored racist slur. I say ‘Gypsy Woman’ and too many people conjure up images of tumblr… Read More

No Outsiders: Why British Muslims must speak out for LGBTQ equality

The suspension of the No Outsiders programme that aimed to educate pupils about LGBTQ issues at Parkfield school following protests from parents has brought about the spectre of a return to Section 28. As Khalid Ibrahim writes, it is a state of affairs Muslim communities must resist The recent news regarding Parkfield school suspending the… Read More

Dimming her lights: The public shaming of Ilhan Omar

The condemnation of Ilhan Omar not only betrays hypocrisy at the heart of the US government, it also demonstrates how Black Americans are subject to disproportionate discipline and censure on a daily basis, writes Olivia Woldemikael The public humiliation and condemnation of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar by Democrats, Republicans, and the American media is all too familiar.… Read More

5 tropes that the media should avoid using when reporting on hate motivated violence

Calling out the overt bias we see in reporting is just one form of resistance that consumers can take. Saeida Rouass shares five tropes to be aware of that often appear in panel discussions, op-eds and other formats that covertly subvert and undermine our ability to talk about the mainstreaming of the far right. Many… Read More

Calling the attacks on the Mosques in New Zealand terrorist attacks isn’t enough to address structural Islamophobia | AN ALTERNATIVE LENS

Following the horrific white supremacist attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, there have been many calls for the media to label the attackers as terrorists. However as Basit Mahmood writes, this is only the start if we are to address structural Islamophobia To say that I’m devastated at the news of the mosque shootings… Read More

Institutional Islamophobia is far from the only problem with the Conservative Party

An inquiry into Islamophobia only addresses one symptom of a much wider problem. Afroze Zaidi-Jivraj details the Conservative party’s track record of harming the most marginalised and vulnerable groups in British society with their policies. I should start by acknowledging that Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has achieved much against the odds to get to where she… Read More