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Malia Bouattia


Malia Bouattia is an activist, the former president of the National Union of Students, and co-founder of the Students not Suspects/Educators not Informants Network.

Standing against Tony Blair's knighthood is not only about holding him accountable for the death and suffering he has caused in Afghanistan and Iraq, it is also about confronting the imperialist endeavours he stood for, writes Malia Bouattia.

14 January, 2022

The Tory government's new plan to scrap the Human Rights Act is the latest in a series of flagrant attacks on basic civil rights that undermines our legal protections and ability to hold the powerful accountable, writes Malia Bouattia.

24 December, 2021

Opinion: Amid the Conservative party's concerted effort to target migrants and minorities, Priti Patel's latest citizenship amendment proves that the UK has always been a home for some more than others, writes Malia Bouattia.

25 November, 2021

Since its release in 1966, Gillo Pontecorvo's "The Battle of Algiers" still resonates in the present War on Terror era, writes Malia Bouattia.

19 November, 2021

As leaders continue to convene at the COP26 summit to address the globe's worsening climate conditions, the gulf in emphasis between the Global North and South continues to infuriate, with those in the Maghreb particularly enraged by their apathy.

11 November, 2021

Islamophobia Awareness Month is not only an opportunity to spotlight ongoing anti-Muslim hatred, it is also a moment for Muslims and their allies to defiantly proclaim that their struggle for equality and dignity continues, writes Malia Bouattia.

01 November, 2021

60 years on since the massacre of hundreds of Algerians in Paris, pleas for truth and justice have yet to be answered by Macron and the broader French society, writes Malia Bouattia.

25 October, 2021

Opinion: Macron’s gamble - through racist rhetoric and policies - to garner more rightwing votes in the upcoming April 2022 French elections will only worsen lives within France and outside it, writes Malia Bouattia.

08 October, 2021

Opinion: Despite being lauded, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest cabinet reshuffle will pave the way for more racism, lies, and profit over the people and the planet, warns Malia Bouattia.

29 September, 2021

Opinion: French politics is lurching markedly to the right in the run-up to the presidential election. Malia Bouattia asks what's stopping the progressive left from mounting a serious challenge.

17 September, 2021