‘I am my own guardian’ Saudi women speak out

The above image is a mural co-created by Australia based Saudi artist Ms Saffaa. Photo courtesy of Ms Saffaa Feature article from the summer 2019 issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine. Download a pdf or order a print copy here Ghadeer reports on how women are challenging Saudi Arabia’s abusive male guardianship system on social…

Education unions condemn arrest of Sudanese teachers’ leader

The arrest and disappearance of Yassin Hassan Abdelkarim, president of the Sudanese Teachers’ Committee on 28 June has drawn strong condemnation from the University and College Union (UCU) and International Solidarity Officers in the NEU teachers’ union. Paul Cottrell, acting General Secretary of UCU wrote to the Sudanese ambassador calling for Yassin’s immediate release after…

Out now: Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 11

Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 11 available from July 2019 Middle East Solidarity magazine is now available to order from Bookmarks bookshop for £3 or can be downloaded as a pdf [Middle_East_Solidarity11_FINAL_WEB] Contact Bookmarks if you would like to make a bulk order for your trade union branch (discounts available). Throughout 4-7 July, the magazine…