When it comes to UK foreign policy, is it devil in a blue tie, devil in a red tie?

by Robert Kazandjian On the 7th of May, British citizens go to the polls. The mainstream media is currently sweltering, overcome by election fever. We are bombarded by the false promises of white, privately educated men. Domestically, change in governance may signal a tiptoe left towards the centre ground or perhaps drag us ever further… Read More

What Will Nigeria Owe America Now?

by Atane Ofiaja Calamity befalling Nigeria is now the norm. Who could have envisioned regular bombings in Abuja, the nation’s capital? This is where we are, my Nigeria almost seems unrecognizable. New York City has been where I’ve lived for my entire adult life, but Nigeria is still home. Fond memories as a child in… Read More

The Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s ‘kill-list’

by Usaamah Khan and Taimour Fazlani Last year the New York Times ran an article reporting that Nobel Peace Prize winning US President Obama was armed with a ‘kill-list’. The article was carefully approved by the White House in a bid to improve the re-election chances of President Obama. The New York Times reported how… Read More

Drones: the international system of force and collusion is alive and well

by Dr Rohail Ahmad The BBC revealed on 24th October 2013 that Pakistan was fully aware of the drone attacks on its territory by America: “Secret memos show Pakistan endorsed US drone strikes”. This is a confirmation and continuation of the international system of force and collusion that is both the origin and perpetuation of the… Read More

The Black Clouds over Peshawar and the Inescapable Vulnerability of Life

by Sanaa Alimia For a while now I have been speaking to my friends and family about the ‘black cloud’ that hangs over Peshawar. When you enter Peshawar, I don’t know how else to describe it. There is something in the atmosphere: nervousness, an unspoken tension. This is not a simplistic attempt to romanticise Peshawar as… Read More

A Reply to: Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex

Editors’ note: We published Assed Baig’s article Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex with our additional quotes on October 8th 2013, since then it has had over 30,000 views. This level of attention deserved a reply and the opportunity to give a platform to opposing views especially by women. This article was first published… Read More

Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex

by Assed Baig When Malala Yusufzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen simply because she wanted to gain an education it sent shockwaves around the world. The Western media took up the issue, Western politicians and the public spoke out and soon she found herself in the UK. The way in which the… Read More

#Syria And The War Drums of the Western Nations

by Usaamah Khan The day UN inspectors were to arrive in Damascus to investigate allegations of use of toxic arms, reports emerged of recent chemical weapons use in Eastern Ghouta located on the outskirts of Damascus. The casualty  figures range from dozens to almost 1200 deaths. Soon we were told by the US and the… Read More

Bomb attacks and creeping shariah…

‘This Week in Islamophobia’ by Yasin Bangee Ramadan  Ramadan has started and hundreds of thousands of Muslims around the UK are spending their day in contemplation, abstaining, where possible, from eating or drinking. The days are long, the heat oppressive but it’s a way of life. To accompany the start of Ramadan, the BBC aired… Read More