Is the U.N fit for purpose?

by Chimene Suleyman Who defines how the peace is kept? How can it ever happen without any bias? First you would have to remove any circumstance that shapes our understanding of race – the bits that make us like and trust some nationalities, then despise others. A well-varied group of internationals, gender and class. And so… Read More

The Sinister Abuse of Women at Yarl’s Wood

by Chimene Suleyman  I cannot understand it. The thought process behind taking vulnerable women and detaining them like criminals. Many of the women who have come to Britain to seek asylum have done so with great concerns. These are women who have taken political jobs and stances against countries who now seek to kill them. They… Read More

Black Lives Matter: International Decade for People of African Descent

by Patrick Vernon  With the ongoing state police killing of black youth, men and women in the USA; Ebola, climate change, and Islamic led terrorism in Africa; fragile economies of the Caribbean; and growing health, economic and political social inequality in the UK and mainland Europe we are starting to feel like an endangered species!!!… Read More

When characters of colour become two-dimensional in service of a ‘white saviour’

by  Dena Kirpalani and Kimi Goffe Warehouse of Dreams is a beautiful title – a lyrical analogy for a refugee camp where thousands of lives are stowed whilst conflict rages around them. This refugee camp is the backdrop where the people connected with the running, reporting on and occupying of the camp interact. The theatre… 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