Event: Activists from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen speak out against UK complicity in human rights abuses and war crimes

Monday 19 November, 7pm Room SWLT, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) at SOAS University While the horrific death of Jamal Kashoggi has brought the UK-Saudi relationship under increased scrutiny, the death and destruction of the lives of millions in Yemen, and ongoing human rights abuses for those living and working in Saudi Arabia and those…

Feature: Inside the Cambridge military-academic complex

In this special investigation, Middle East Solidarity magazine explores how the drive by the Tory government to deepen links with industry and business across the higher education sector, combined with cuts to public funding for research and teaching, is making academic institutions complicit in war and human rights abuses across the Middle East through partnership…

Analysis: How Sisi’s real-estate salesmen are luring UK universities to Egypt

In this analysis article from Middle East Solidarity magazine, issue 9, Anne Alexander investigates how Egypt’s military dictatorship is hoping to entice UK universities to invest in its grandiose building projects. Meanwhile academics are challenging university managers’ bid to cosy up to a regime which systematically represses human rights and academic freedoms, reports Leon Rocha…

Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 9 – out now

Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 9 available from October 2018 Middle East Solidarity magazine is now available to buy from Bookmarks bookshop for £3 or can be downloaded as a pdf [MESM_9_FINAL_lowres]. Contact Bookmarks if you would like to make a bulk order for your trade union branch (discounts available). Cover story Resisting the Kingdom of…

Feature: Resisting the Kingdom of Fear

In the cover story for Middle East Solidarity issue 9, Ameen Nemer reports on resistance to Arabia’s brutal monarchy. Read the rest of the magazine online here In 2011, during the Arab Spring, Prince Talal bin Abd-al-Aziz predicted a dark future for Saudi Arabia after the death of his brother, King Abdullah. Across the Arab…