Athian Akec

Opinion

There's a long history of radical Black labour organisation

From William Cuffay in the 1800s to Amazon's Christian Smalls, building collective power through unions has shaped history.
Athian Akec
8.22.22
Opinion

We must archive Black art for future generations

In a world where Black voices are often silenced, our art and our experiences will be a valuable resource for future generations to learn from.
Athian Akec
8.15.22
Opinion

Understanding Black British life before the Windrush Generation

The erasure of Black Victorians, Tudors, Stuarts and Romans from curriculums and culture means we know little about Black history before 1948
Athian Akec
8.8.22
Opinion

Why Black history is the blueprint to climate justice

Stories of empire, colonialism, slavery, and migration hold the truths to understanding the systems that brought us here.
Athian Akec
7.25.22
Opinion

The Haitian Revolution: Tracing a lineage of Black resistance

Learning about our history remind us that no matter how hopeless we feel in the present, we have the capacity to shape the future.
Athian Akec
7.18.22
Opinion

Why the government's latest immigration bill is so dangerous

As a second reading reaches the House of Lords today, Athian Akec breaks down how this new bill allows the government to create a second tier of citizenship.
Athian Akec
1.5.22
Opinion

Why voter ID is terrible for democracy

It’s about race, class and power.
Athian Akec
9.2.21
Up + Rising

Athian Akec: "Now is the moment to create a movement to bring about a new age of transformation"

The young activist and politician on how to make Britain, Europe and the world a better place.
Athian Akec
9.21.20
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
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