Athian Akec

Opinion

Don’t share videos of George Floyd’s death, do this instead

We need action.
Athian Akec
5.29.20
Opinion

This is why you should join a union

The UK government's coronavirus exit plan put working class people at risk. Here, youth MP and activist Athian Akec argues why now, more than ever, we need to unite to support each other through trade unions.
Athian Akec
5.12.20
News

The death of Ahmaud Arbery concerns us all

No one, anywhere, in any country should suffer such a needless, brutal, unjust death. 17-year-old activist Athian Akec calls for change and action.
Athian Akec
5.8.20
Politics

Zarah Sultana is shaking up left wing politics

Youth activist Athian Akec sits down with the trailblazing 26-year-old MP holding the Tories to account.
Athian Akec
4.15.20
Opinion

For so many in the UK, this lockdown is inherently political

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed countless weaknesses in the state and the injustices hidden from the privileged. 17-year-old inner city activist Athian Akec calls for change and action.
Athian Akec
3.25.20
Opinion

Vue pulling Blue Story from its cinemas perpetuates racist stereotypes

Youth activist Athian Akec calls for a boycott of Vue cinemas, following its the regressive reaction to an incident at one of its screens on Saturday
Athian Akec
11.25.19
Opinion

why the words 'minor gangsters' are so dangerous

Activist Athian Akec writes about how insidious and commonplace assumptions like these are for black Britons.
Athian Akec
11.4.19
Opinion

"i’ve seen the systemic causes of knife crime unfold before my eyes" says youth mp athian akec

The 16-year-old student and Camden Youth MP writes for i-D about why the government's new campaign is a coldhearted response to knife crime when the root causes, austerity and racist policy, prevail.
Athian Akec
8.22.19