He fled Saddam Hussein’s atrocities in Iraq 15 years ago. Now, Alan Ahmad is happily settled in Hull and hoping to qualify as a black cab driver. But when the 28-year-old went to Calais and Dunkirk to help with the humanitarian effort last month, the horrors of being a refugee came flooding back.Read more "Refugee Crisis: ‘I tried not to cry in front of them, but I couldn’t hold it back’"
David Cameron has stormed back into power, reclaimed his place as Prime Minister and is wasting no time in making manifesto promises reality. His first move since re-election has been the appointment of his cabinet, particularly Michael Gove as Justice Secretary; who is tasked with the Tory pledge to scrap the Human Rights Act.Read more "The Human Cost of Justice and Human Rights"
Over the past few years – be it from recent developments in Ferguson, Missouri; the Hong Kong protests; or in Cairo’s Tahrir Square – we as a world community have witnessed case after case of social injustice or tension turn into collective action.Read more "In times of protest and resistance, let’s not forget lessons of the past."
Although I was born in the Middle East, much of my education and development took place in the West where it was instilled in me that success is measured by the status of your job and how much money you make.Read more "Why I Write."