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Hil Aked
They/them | Researcher | Writing study of UK Israel lobby & anti-BDS movement | Views my own
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Dr Asim Qureshi Nov 27
So pleased to share ' beautifully written essay for our new book 'I Refuse to Condemn', published in full by . Read the essay for free here: Buy the book here:
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bat020 Nov 26
you may remember Rashan Charles, who died under police restraint in Hackney a couple of years ago. you may also recall that police were aided by a random "member of the public" who just happened to be around. well the CCTV tells a different story.
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Hil Aked Nov 26
. stop profiling journalists and blocking Freedom of Information requests. I’ve signed the petition >>
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Medact Nov 25
🚨 We're looking for a Communications Manager to join our team! 💪🏾 We're looking for someone with strong experience in effective communications who can help our comms do justice to the strength & power of our campaigns for health equity 📣 Please share!
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Medact Nov 25
To mark , we published this blog by Medact member Dr. Max Thoburn: "The long history of colonialism and dispossession has given rise to gross social disparities between Indigenous Australians and the rest of the population."
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#BlackLivesMatterUK Nov 25
The government are shamelessly planning to deport up to 20 people to Jamaica on the 2nd December - just before Christmas. *If this plane leaves, more than 30 British children will suffer the experience of being forced apart from their fathers.* Things you can do…
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CarolineJMolloy Nov 23
I think most good investigative journalists have *suspected* something like this is going on with recent FOI requests, but this new report blows it open. And we’re not taking it lying down!
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openDemocracy Nov 24
says it’s ‘certainly against the spirit of the FOI Act - and probably the letter too’. So do & Our new report ‘Art of Darkness’ reveals the disastrous consequences for press freedom – and the worst govt offenders
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openDemocracy Nov 24
Journalists & orgs profiled by this unit include , @ – and our very own Read her story here.
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openDemocracy Nov 24
Replying to @LeighDay_Law
The secretive 'Clearing House' collates lists of journalists that are shared across Whitehall. Departments have had to show drafts of FOI responses to the Clearing House – effectively centralising control within Gove’s office over what information is released to the public
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openDemocracy Nov 24
BREAKING: Gove’s Cabinet office is running an ‘Orwellian’ unit to ‘blacklist’ journalists & block sensitive FOI requests. What are they hiding? Today announces a legal bid w/ to challenge govt secrecy.
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Hil Aked Nov 24
This is WILD & confirms what 's Prevent report said, based on our research experience: there is "an attempt to undermine Freedom of Information legislation by imposing central government control on information held by a range of public authorities"
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Tarek Younis Nov 22
Read this, really chilling. One woman is killed by a man every three days in the UK–a figure unchanged in a decade "...in part, because each killing, is treated by various agencies as “an isolated incident” and “giving no cause for wider public concern”."
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Palestine DeepDive Nov 20
Replying to @hilary_aked @AJEnglish
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Palestine DeepDive Nov 20
THREAD on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS): Given the US government's announcement that it will label the global BDS movement as anti-Semitic, we at share this thread on what BDS is, what it calls for and what has been said about it: 👇
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Secret Manoeuvres Nov 18
'One hundred new political groups named as spycops targets' - updated list gathered from opening statements at the this month. Much more detail on 1968-1975, but still just a fraction of the total.
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Ilyas Nagdee Nov 14
Over half Muslim Labour members 'do not trust party to tackle Islamophobia' - story here from
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Newham Anti-Raids Nov 14
📢SAVE THE DATE 📅Monday 23rd November, 6:15-7:30pm We're having an introduction session for new members who want to get involved with Newham Anti-Raids and the campaign to ! Eventbrite link to sign up coming soon
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Tarek Younis Nov 15
Must-read by "Border violence becomes the final act of European colonialism. Narcissism of western colonialism is preserved in this turn inwards: other cultures no longer less evolved versions of ourselves, but contaminations of our purity."
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IWGB Nov 13
📢📢 BREAKING: We won our groundbreaking legal challenge against the government about extending health and safety rights to precarious workers! Workers' rights are a public health issue. The UK government must extend protections to ‘gig economy’ workers!
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