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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
why the words 'minor gangsters' are so dangerous
Activist Athian Akec writes about how insidious and commonplace assumptions like these are for black Britons.
"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.
politics for young people by young people: meet teenage mp athian akec
The future of British politics belongs to figures like Athian, the 16-year-old Youth MP for Camden taking the old guard to task to tackle the root of knife crime in the UK: austerity.