Never give the European far right an inch; half-an-inch is all it can manage

by Rashmee

Posted on July 3, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… One of the more remarkable changes in the European political landscape is …

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#CoupKluxKlan. The headline that said it all came from India

by Rashmee

Posted on January 15, 2021


The nuanced way the world understood Donald Trump’s racially charged call to a mob to …

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What is the deal with ‘woke’ culture and writing letters?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 16, 2020 / The National


A battle of letters is under way on the broad and bitterly contested theme of …

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Xenophobia is stock-in-trade of Europe’s far right

by Rashmee

Posted on March 1, 2020 / The Arab Weekly


Until very recently, the threat posed by white supremacists was underestimated in Germany and across …

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Here’s how to re-make our world. First, find that visionary leader…

by Rashmee

Posted on June 21, 2019


Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz recently diagnosed neoliberalism as a spectacular failure. The free-market agenda, of …

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Europe just got less predictable

by Rashmee

Posted on May 31, 2019 / First Post


The Centre-right and centre-left took a beating in the EU elections. What else is in …

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A legitimating moment for European bigotry?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 19, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Opinion polls indicate a surge in support for the far right ahead of the elections, …

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A clutch of crucial elections this month, not least in the three I’s

by Rashmee

Posted on April 10, 2019


Lots of elections are coming up. The three I’s – Israel, India and Indonesia. As …

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A tale of two protests

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


What happened in Brussels and Budapest on December 18 was about immigration and its real …

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Concidisti populos nasum tuum. Brazil’s Bolsonaro spitefully cuts off his (& the poor’s) nose

by Rashmee

Posted on November 16, 2018


Is there anything more silly than Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro provoking Cuba to withdraw its …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK