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We Spoke to the Author of 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'

Reni Eddo-Lodge's blogpost-turned-book is an unapologetic response to a tired conversation.
Wail Qasim
9.5.17
Deportation

Protesters at Stansted Stopped a Charted Flight Deporting 50 People to Nigeria And Ghana

It was the first time activists had managed to stop a whole plane-load of people from being shipped out of the country.
Wail Qasim
3.30.17
Stuff

The Fight to Save the Biggest Women's Prison in Western Europe

HMP Holloway recently closed its doors, and a community effort has risen to stop the former prison site becoming more luxury housing in a city where it's already impossible to find an affordable place to live.
Wail Qasim
11.14.16
Stuff

How the London Riots in 2011 Link Directly to Black Lives Matter Today

Five years since Duggan's death sparked riots across England, there are specific reasons why we need a Black Lives Matter movement in the UK, too.
Wail Qasim
8.6.16
BRITAIN = ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What Can We Learn About Prime Minister Theresa May from Her Time as Home Secretary?

Her six years as home secretary were characterised more by their brutality than their effectiveness.
Wail Qasim
7.13.16
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Here's How We Fight Racism Now That Brexit Has Won

The political class has given up, so we have to do it ourselves.
Wail Qasim
6.24.16
News

What Can Sadiq Kahn Do to Make London Suck Less for Ethnic Minorities?

It's great we have our first BME mayor. Now, he needs to actually make life better for us.
Wail Qasim
5.11.16
News

The Demonisation of Malia Bouattia Shows Exactly Why the NUS Needs a Muslim President

We need to be able to oppose Islamophobia without being smeared as terrorist-sympathisers.
Wail Qasim
4.26.16
The Day My Politics Changed

The Leaders of Black Lives Matter Showed Me That I Could Be Black, Queer and Fearless

The idea that Black social movements tend to be led only by men is being left in the past.
Wail Qasim
4.12.16
News

What This Leaked Training Manual Tells Us About the Government's Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Teachers and nurses are being turned into part-time spies with the bare minimum of "training".
Wail Qasim
2.23.16
News

Sarah Reed's Death in Custody Shows How Britain Treats Vulnerable Black Prisoners

The details of her death fall into a shocking pattern of callousness.
Wail Qasim
2.5.16
News

We Don't Need More Bombs to Defeat IS, We Need Less Bigotry

To really defeat ISIS we have to question an ideology that has killed over 1.3 million people.
Wail Qasim
12.8.15
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