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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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Algeria's Hirak has a secret weapon

13 May, 2021

Comment: After a year-long hiatus Algeria's Hirak is back on the streets, and this time is fortified by widespread industrial action and more ambitious demands, writes Malia Bouattia.

Why the local also matters this Ramadan

05 May, 2021

Comment: This Ramadan, let's address issues close to home, such as supporting victims of racist policies and policing, writes Malia Bouattia.

The Generals' Letter: playing with fire

04 May, 2021

Comment: The dangerous far-right Islamophobic rhetoric of the so-called Generals' Letter is unfortunately nothing new, writes Malia Bouattia.

What's in a flag?

19 April, 2021

Comment: The Algerian flag stands for freedom against the people's oppressors: colonial and domestic, historic and present. No wonder France doesn't like it, writes Malia Bouattia.

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

09 April, 2021

Comment: Today, just as in the 80s, communities of colour are being driven to protest, only to be met with a government that denies the painfully obvious, writes Malia Bouattia.

Race and Ethnic Disparities Commission ignores Britain's racist reality

02 April, 2021

Comment: A new government report concludes that the UK is a model for other white-majority countries. That couldn't be further from the truth, writes Malia Bouattia.

Kill the bill: Resisting a UK police state

25 March, 2021

Comment: A repressive new policing bill has been postponed, but anger over Covid failures, BLM and the Everard demonstrations points to the coming wave of collective rage, writes Malia Bouattia.

Sarah Everard vigil underlines a dangerous reality for women

19 March, 2021

Comment: Sarah Everard's murder and the repressive scenes at her vigil highlight exactly why women can't rely on the very people entrusted with their safety, writes Malia Bouattia.

Swiss face coverings ban reveals a racist, paranoid right-wing

16 March, 2021

Comment: The Swiss ban on the burqa and ski masks is a handy catchall policy that stirs up Islamophobic sentiment and targets protesters all at once, writes Malia Bouattia.

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

06 March, 2021

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace in the solidarity of the Hirak movement, and her own family.

Algeria's Hirak proves it never went away

25 February, 2021

Comment: Algeria's protesters returned to the streets this week, proving they haven't been weakened by the hiatus caused by the pandemic, or regime attempts to stifle them, writes Malia Bouattia.

Williamson's 'free speech champion' is a contradiction in terms

19 February, 2021

Comment: The education secretary has done more than enough to harm UK academia, the last thing we need is a Tory envoy policing free speech, 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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