Category: Solidarity

Why are anticolonial academics being accused of antisemitism?

An article I wrote for the left Jewish publication, Vashti Media looking at the accusations of antisemitism against major anticolonial thinkers, Houria Bouteldja and Achille Mbembe. I conclude, For white Jews, such as myself, we must also recognise the ways in which we benefit from racial…

A picture of the French Senate

Open Letter: the threat of academic authoritarianism – international solidarity with antiracist academics in France

In response to attacks on academic freedom against French educators working on race and decolonial issues, I drafted an open letter along with my friend and colleague Gavan Titley, and with the help of Professor Philippe Marliere, signed by over 500 people, and published in Open…

Houria Bouteldja at Place de la république

We are not at Place de la République because…

A speech by decolonial activist, Houria Bouteldja I translated appeared on Open Democracy. Read my preamble: “On 16 February the French ‘new philosopher’ Alain Finkielkraut was verbally abused by some protestors aligned with the Gilets Jaunes (‘Yellow Vest’) movement. They called him a ‘dirty Zionist’ and…