Author: Alana Lentin

On Jo Cox, fascism and racism: Interview with Indymedia

On Monday June 20 I was interviewed by Raymond Grenfell on Indymedia on RTR FM (Perth) about the assassination of Jo Cox, the far right and racism in Britain and Australia. You can listen again here. I tried to talk about how mainstream politics nurtures the…

Rest in Power, Jo Cox

The racism of the Brexit campaign set the scene for the murder of Jo Cox. Her brutal killing is continuous with Breivik’s Utoya massacre. Then as now the peddlers of hate, from the those who ‘bravely’ spoke of the failures of multiculturalism, to those inciting hooligans…

I Stand with Roz Ward & Houria Bouteldja

Roz Ward, academic and co-founder of the Safe Schools Programme has been suspended from her post by La Trobe University. She called the Australian flag racist in a private Facebook post. Welcome to academia 2016. Of course, for many Muslim people accused of ‘terrorism’ for their…

On making refugees work for us

Two recent comments summarise the problem with responding to Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s base level Powellian dog-whistling racism with pictures of successful refugees. Somayra Ismailjee‘s Engaging with Dutton’s Rhetoric is a Slippery Slope. And this from Rise Refugee

State Murder – Updated

This post has had to have been updated to another death of a young man – a victim of state racism leading directly to the neglect of his health and ultimately the loss of his life – on Nauru on May 11 2016. Rakib – from…

Mainstream Media: Enemy or Ally?

I am delighted to have been invited to speak alongside Mehal Krayem, Oishee Alam, Lydia Shelley, and Widyan Fares by the Lebanese Muslim Association on Saturday May 14. All Welcome.