Why Artists Are Standing Up for the Granville


Writers, artists and other community members are coming together to save London’s valuable public spaces from privatisation   On a chilly Friday evening last week, local...

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How David Attenborough Is Getting Planet Earth Wrong


The western environmental movement must stop dictating to the developing world and recognise its own complicity in the climate disaster Recently, my social media timeline has been...

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Saeed Taji Farouky: The Haunting Legacy of the Human Zoo


British Palestinian filmmaker explains how colonialism is always central to the stories he tells   Piercing looks of suspicion open Saeed Taji Farouky’s short film set in Victorian...

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Donald Trump on Repeat: Election Season for American Muslims


The emptiness of Trump's political performance is matched only by the unleashed violence of the ideologies he invokes   At the beginning of the summer, when I designed a course...

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Digging up Nostalgia: Archeology and Racism in Agatha Christie’s Poirot


Early-20th century nostalgia and romanticised archeology narratives ignore colonialism and exclude gender and race    Over the last few months of the U.S. presidential election,...

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Water Is Life: The Battle to Block the Dakota Access Pipeline


Why the indigenous campaign “Mni Wiconi” has put extractivism under question   Against a backdrop of the howling white noise generated by this year’s U.S. presidential...

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Trafficked and Trapped in Oman


Female domestic workers in Oman suffer extreme hardship with forced labour, abuse and little or no recourse to legal assistance    “She kicked me and I fell on my chest....

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