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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 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.

France's nuclear colonial legacy in Algeria

12 February, 2021

Comment: President Macron's truth and reconciliation project will fail if it doesn't acknowledge the toxic legacy of France's nuclear projects in colonial Algeria, writes Malia Bouattia.

Elbit protest highlights the power of unity in action

11 February, 2021

Comment: This joint action to protest Elbit sends an important message about the links between fighting colonialism, structural oppression and for climate justice, writes Malia Bouattia.

60 years after Algerian liberation, France is distorting history

03 February, 2021

Comment: As long as France refuses to acknowledge its crimes in Algeria and the need for reparations, the report's empty gestures will count for little, writes Malia Bouattia.

A mass Covid outbreak that should have been avoided

26 January, 2021

Comment: Despite repeated warnings that the barracks were unsuitable, the government detained hundreds of migrants in close quarters. Now it's blaming them for catching Covid, writes Malia Bouattia.

Meagre food ration parcels make for a Dickensian reality

19 January, 2021

Comment: The shameful food parcels handed out to needy parents show once again how a privatised pandemic response puts profit over people, writes Malia Bouattia.

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

13 January, 2021

Comment: Debunking anti-vax conspiracy theories means taking an honest look at the profiteering and incompetence of Boris Johnson's government, too, writes Malia Bouattia.

The teachers were right all along

09 January, 2021

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a criminal display of incompetence, writes Malia Bouattia.

How capitalism is enabling China's Uighur repression

23 December, 2020

Comment: China is couching Uighur exploitation in Xinjiang's cotton fields in the language of counter-terrorism. Everyone in the supply chain should be held accountable, writes Malia Bouattia.

Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

21 December, 2020

Comment: Some said the Arab Spring would never reach Algeria, but as the people cheered on the regional protests, their own revolution was brewing, writes Malia Bouattia.

The uses and abuses of how we define antisemitism

04 December, 2020

Comment: The IHRA's definition of antisemitism is being used to attack free speech, repress social justice work and criminalise Palestine liberation, 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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