Beautiful Resistance: Reducing the Impact of Violence on Palestine’s Refugee Children


20th June 2016 marks World Refugee Day. Here I write on the children living in Aida refugee camp protecting their community, the impact of violence and “Beautiful Resistance” – a philosophy which encourages non-violent expression and the pioneering of life through art. Levels of violence in the West Bank is at its worst since 2006. The… Read More Beautiful Resistance: Reducing the Impact of Violence on Palestine’s Refugee Children

TAKING SIDES: Abdul and Tim – Iraq – 911


27/03/2003 “Abdul is my world, my 3rd child. My first two children went straight to Jannah… heaven. Still born. That’s what the doctor called it. You see it’s difficult to raise children here in Iraq. UN sanctions are impoverishing our land, it’s been 13 years now. Children are malnourished…” I offer halwa to the Western journalist… Read More TAKING SIDES: Abdul and Tim – Iraq – 911

What happened to the anti-war movement?


Todays “Stop Bombing Libya” demonstration (organized by Stop the War Coalition and Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) held only a handful of protesters. Why? Okay fine, it’s a weekday, people may be working, making sure they do what they must to ensure their families’ survival in this capitalist society. But where were the students? Surely they… Read More What happened to the anti-war movement?

Obama’s UK visit leads to divided protest over Libya & the Middle-east


What do the people of the Middle-East and Libya really want? That is the question I found myself asking after protests took place outside of Buckingham Palace this evening. The simple answer is Freedom, and rightly so. But how they wish to get it is the debatable part. The protests organised by Stop the War… Read More Obama’s UK visit leads to divided protest over Libya & the Middle-east