Wail Qasim

Europe: The Final Countdown

How the UK Will 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

How London's First Muslim Mayor Can Improve the Lives of the City's 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
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 male leaders of African-American churches is being left in the past.
Wail Qasim
4.12.16
News

What This Leaked Training Manual Tells Us About the UK'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

The Tories' Austerity Program for the UK Is Officially Racist

If you hold the budget to the standards of the UK government's own equality legislation, it looks like discrimination.
Wail Qasim
7.29.15
Vice Blog

The First British Cop Has Been Sentenced for Violence Against a Student Protester

Officer Andrew Ott hit a guy with his riot shield and accidentally recorded the rest of his day.
Wail Qasim
5.25.15
Stuff

UK's Non-White Voters Don't Have Much to Choose from in the General Election

Who's a black guy to vote for when politicians seem more concerned to pander to bigots than court the ethnic minority vote?
Wail Qasim
5.4.15
News

The UK Government's Willful Negligence Is Killing Immigrants in the Mediterranean

Anti-immigrant policies are causing the deaths of people desperately trying to reach better lives in Europe.
Wail Qasim
4.21.15
News

Mark Duggan's 'Just' Killing and the Battle Over Black Life and Death

It's been nearly four years since the killing of Mark Duggan, and in some ways it feels as though we are even further from justice now than we were in August 2011.
Wail Qasim
3.26.15