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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.

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Dropping the word 'jihadi' won't fix UK police racism

04 August, 2020

Comment: Interrogating the impact of words means little if the policies which legitimise racist ideologies related to Muslims continue to exist, writes Malia Bouattia.

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

23 July, 2020

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than self-serving? Malia Bouattia considers the question.

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

16 July, 2020

Comment: Without essential workers, our society would collapse. They should use their power to rise up, writes Malia Bouattia.

Made in Europe: Saudi soldiers and weapons deals

10 July, 2020

Comment: The weapons deals and military training France and the UK provide to Saudi Arabia are killing civilians abroad, and harming workers at home.

Long-Bailey slipped up, but exporting Israeli violence is unacceptable

30 June, 2020

Comment: Sacking Long-Bailey for making a factual mistake about an otherwise verified practice is a low-down attempt to punish Labour's left, writes Malia Bouattia.

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

26 June, 2020

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, writes Malia Bouattia.

Coronavirus emptied detention centres, they should remain closed forever

19 June, 2020

Comment: The Tories' hostile environment was suspended just long enough to prove another world is possible. Now though, it's back to business, writes Malia Bouattia.

We need real solidarity, not Keir Starmer's empty gestures

12 June, 2020

Comment: Given Labour leader Keir Starmer's track record of complicity with repressive policing and state racism, taking a knee is an empty gesture, writes Malia Bouattia.

State-led austerity and racism are killing us, not Covid-19

05 June, 2020

Comment: The government's BAME Covid-19 review is wrong. It's not the ethnicity of a person that puts them at risk, rather the structural oppression they face, writes Malia Bouattia.

End complicity between UK universities and Israeli apartheid

30 May, 2020

Comment: An exciting new initiative leads the way on pressuring academic institutions into divesting from companies that are complicit in the continued colonisation of Palestine, writes Malia Bouattia.

A Ramadan like no other

21 May, 2020

Comment: Malia Bouattia contemplates what a Ramadan under lockdown can teach us about resistance to injustice, and resilience in times of adversity.

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

19 May, 2020

Comment: Through its face mask, Algeria's Hirak is still chanting for a free and democratic country, despite state efforts to stifle protests, writes Malia Bouattia.

Malia Bouattia
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.

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