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How America Underdeveloped Africa

Abstract from the paper that I am researching and writing on Preface:  When discussing development and the split between Global North & Global South, our language and our thinking sometimes errs us into believing countries that are struggling and their people living in absolute poverty are there due to their country’s inability to produce much, while …

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British Empire: Somalia

Dreams from my motherland Britain & Somalia: Ruins of Empire Examining Britain as more than just a place of exile by my parents. The difficulties surrounding accepting home to a country with its plague of hegemony throughout its sordid history and the lasting impacting it consequently had on my motherland. Understanding what it means to …

UK sovereignty from a different perspective

Short piece on sovereignty & the Special relationship For the past 5-6 years, throughout the discussion of Brexit, there has been this discourse on sovereignty. What it is? Why does the EU as an institution somehow starve us from it? Can having sovereignty suddenly remove the structural challenges that have plagued this country on the …

Americanisation of UK economy

ERG & this government's true intentions behind the cause of Brexit and all the smokescreens of EU's flaws When our now Home Secretary, Priti Patel, in 2011 went on Question Time and struggled to state a valid argument for her support of capital punishment, we dismissed it as her incompetence. We didn't think it would …

Brexit, sovereignty & The Special Relationship

UK foreign policy means tagging along to the US Empire and replicating their model of governance further Brexit in general and the issue of sovereignty comes down to what isn’t said more so than what is said in the negotiations and agreements. Media have narrowed the landscape of discussion advisedly. UK-EU political declaration in October …

Race, society & status quo

Getting to grips with the underlying problem while building the necessary tools to deal with it When, on 25th May 2020, the whole world saw a Minnesota police officer nonchalantly putting his knee on the neck of a civilian with his hands in his pockets, we found out that this wasn’t a moment of madness …

US & the power of the military-industrial complex: Part I

Looking into US foreign policy, its aggressive interventionist agenda and how its military has significant congressional and oversea's influences. On 17th January, 1961 during Eisenhower's farewell address he mentioned the now infamous military-industrial complex. The speech intention was to guard against it as he knew of its potentially corrupting influence. What isn't spoken about as …