No evidence pandemic is boosting xenophobia in Europe

by Rashmee

Posted on March 29, 2020 / The Arab Weekly


Post-coronavirus, both the left and the right may be increasingly in sync, albeit for different reasons. One might have thought the coronavirus pandemic would have been an instant and massive boost to xenophobia in Europe and this would be particularly true of Italy. For it is in Italy that the pandemic has taken its greatest … Continue reading “No evidence pandemic is boosting xenophobia in Europe”

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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 much of the Western world. It speaks to the tension of the moment that, when a car was driven into a crowd of people at a carnival parade in the small German town of Volkmarsen, the first thought was of … Continue reading “Xenophobia is stock-in-trade of Europe’s far right”

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‘She too’? Some may quibble but it’s been a good year for women

by Rashmee

Posted on December 26, 2018


Time was when someone like Pamela Anderson, a model and star of Baywatch, wouldn’t have been seriously credited with a serious political opinion. That she is – and her analysis of European xenophobia and the gulf between elites and the masses for Jacobin magazine – is considered rather good, is one of way of measuring … Continue reading “‘She too’? Some may quibble but it’s been a good year for women”

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Trickle-down racism? Why America’s children took up Trump’s ugly chant

by Rashmee

Posted on July 20, 2016


Just as well that US schools are closed for some of this political season of campaigning. Donald Trump had been radicalising America’s children. High schools and university campuses in some parts of America have been feeling the effects of Mr Trump’s campaign and his message. That is to say some have been spouting the same racism and … Continue reading “Trickle-down racism? Why America’s children took up Trump’s ugly chant”

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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