Welcome to Athens, you are 54,674 in the queue

Burn down Moria and all borders I arrived in Athens the day that David Graeber died and the same week that Moria camp on Lesvos went up in flames in a act of resistance against the brutality of Europe's carceral logic of inhospitability towards refugees fleeing war, violence and poverty across the Middle East and … Continue reading Welcome to Athens, you are 54,674 in the queue

How white is your reading list?

Academia can't go on like this. I'm starting a new job teaching security studies and political violence at a major university in the UK. In the first term I'll be teaching a Master's level course, Security Studies, owned by a senior academic who does important and critical work on security in the global south. I … Continue reading How white is your reading list?

A month in Palestine

A few from occupied Hebron   Nakba 70/Great Return March protests in Hebron (14th/15th May) soldiers invade Bab Azawieh and shoot live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas and stun grenades at protesters, injuring at least 7 in two days.   Below: Israeli military shot tear gas into two boys schools, both elementary schools, on first … Continue reading A month in Palestine

Not just a bicycle race

The Giro D’Italia opened last Friday in the occupied city of Jerusalem. The race is one of the biggest in professional cycling and despite being a cyclist, over-paid and over-drugged lycra-clad advertisements taking the form of cyclists is really not my thing, though I took a political interest in this race. Giro’s publicity material describes … Continue reading Not just a bicycle race